Adult popsicles. That’s what these are. And they are sooooooo good!I’ve recently taken a couple of weekend getaways and one of them involved a lazy Saturday spent by the pool with pina coladas and daiquiris. Inspiration for a delicious popsicle was born.
I made these popsicles while waiting for my second weekend getaway and then coincidentally my second getaway involved awesome jackfruit popsicles from a place called Hyppo! My vacation buddy, K, had the pineapple cilantro version and said it was amazing.That was just one of the yummy things I ate. Other yummy things include a berry laced sangria, herb crusted trigger fish, peanut butter pie, and these. . .Grilled fish tacos from a cute place called Casa Maya. An honorable mention goes to this drink. . . The cucumber martini from Coquina Beach Surf Club!
This is K and I visiting the historic Castillo de San Marcos which is the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States. It’s very old, sort of spooky and, I imagine, SUPER haunted. So back to these pina colada pops. They are filled with pineapple, coconut and rum! They taste like heaven and they stay very creamy. The alcohol keeps them from freezing too hard. It won’t matter though because you will eat them so fast they won’t have time to melt much!Now that I have finally had a taste of warm weather and gotten some popsicle inspiration, my plan is to try my hand at some others. I’m thinking peach? Pineapple? Basil? Other thoughts?
All this popsicle talk makes me wish I were still in St. Augustine and had a popsicle from Hyppo in my hand right now!
Pina Colada Popsicles
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 8 oz can crushed pineapple, undrained
1/2 tsp coconut extract
1/4 cup rum (I used Captain Morgan)
1/2 cup lite coconut milk
2/3 cup toasted coconut
pinch of salt
Toast the coconut and cool. Stir all the ingredients together in a large measuring cup. (I used my 8 cup glass measuring cup. It makes it easier to pour into the popsicle molds.)
Pour mix into the popsicle mold. I love my popsicle mold. You can find it on Amazon. Buy some extra wooden sticks while you’re at it. You’ll need it once you get into popsicle making! Freeze overnight and enjoy! Makes 8-10 popsicles.