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Roasted Strawberry & Toasted Coconut Popsicles

After three years of humming and hawing, I finally decided to pull the trigger and get myself a popsicle mold. I know. Big things are happening here folks. Though the thought of spending $20 plus on a bunch of plastic and metal was hard to wrap my mind around, I figured, for the love of popsicles, it was high time to suck it up. And so I did. And I think you should too. Because there really isn’t much that beats a homemade popsicle in the heat of the summer (no, not even you rocket pop!)

I started out with Joy the Baker’s recipe for roasted strawberry and toasted coconut popsicles, and while they were good, I feel like they could be a little bit better (Joy, I will still love you forever and ever). As far as I’m concerned, the roasted strawberry portion stole the show. The coconut? Well it was delicious in its own right, but it palled in comparisson to the frozen roasted strawberries. SO, if you’re still reading my blabbering on over here, I insist that you make these, but double up on the strawberry portion*. And then thank me later.

*My recipe, below, reflects this alteration.

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1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
2 pounds fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
1 tbsp. coconut oil
4 tbsp. granulated sugar
juice of 1 and a half limes, divided
1 (15 ounce) can whole fat coconut milk, well shaken
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1. Place your oven rack in the upper third portion of the oven, and preheat to 350 degrees F.

2. Place shredded coconut in a thin, even layer on a baking sheet and toast until golden (3-5 minutes). Make sure to keep an eye on it because it will go from toasted to burnt in no time flat.

3. Transfer to bowl to cool.

4. Coat strawberries in coconut oil and place in oven to roast, 18-20 minutes. They should be soft and fragrant, their juices released.

5. Remove them from the oven and place them directly in a food processor or blender.

6. Add 4 tablespoons sugar, and the juice of one lime and blend until smooth.

7. In a small bowl, stir the coconut milk, 1/2 lime juice, 2 tablespoons sugar and vanilla.

8. Stir in the toasted coconut.

9. Drop two spoonfuls of strawberry puree into the bottom of each popsicle mold.

10. Add coconut milk, filling the mold 2/3 full.

11. Top with remaining strawberry puree.

12. Add lid, sticks, freeze for 6 hours or so, and enjoy!

lineRecipe Adapted from: Joy the Baker

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  • Reply
    July 11, 2013 at 7:31 am

    I succombed to the popcicle tray purchase a while ago….I love a good lemonade popcicle on a humid day. But these sound absolutely delicious. Will definitely try this recipe out….with the doubled up strawberries!

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      July 14, 2013 at 7:57 pm

      Good call ;) Love the idea of a lemonade popsicle!

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    July 11, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Oh man, these look to DIE for. Anything coconut is worth a try in my book!

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      July 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      A girl after my own heart!

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    Gaby [The Vault Files]
    July 11, 2013 at 8:25 am

    I saw those on her blog and drooled over the photos, that combo is the most fantastic ever! Yours turned out amazing, and if I ever decide to make them I’ll follow your recommendation ;)

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      July 14, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      I promise you won’t regret it. I MIGHT even make full blown roasted strawberry popsicles one of these days

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    Victoria | Haute
    July 11, 2013 at 8:34 am

    As a kid my sisters and I used to make Popsicles with my mom all the time in the summer. I haven’t in ages…that needs to change!

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      July 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      ME TOO!! Did you have those little red ones with the tray to catch the drips? I feel like it’s a childhood rite of passage

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    Alison Dulaney
    July 11, 2013 at 8:40 am

    These look delicious and guilt free!

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    Alyssa//Runway Chef
    July 11, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Wow! These sound delicious and so refreshing!

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    Mallory @ Kin
    July 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Okay these look amazing. Remind me of my drink of choice on my honeymoon, The Jamaican Smile. Half Pina Colada, Half Strawberry Daiquiri, with a splash of rum cream on the top. YUM.

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      July 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      oh dear – I do believe I’m going to have to try that!

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    July 11, 2013 at 11:51 am

    Yum, looks fresh & good!

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      July 14, 2013 at 8:00 pm

      haha thanks! There’s still one or two left in the freezer that I’m trying to make last. It’s pretty much torture

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    July 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    ok YUUUUMMM!!!!

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      July 14, 2013 at 8:01 pm

      haha I’m glad you like em!

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    July 12, 2013 at 12:20 am

    OMG these look SO good!!!

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