Coconut Pops

Coconut Pops

Ingredients: Makes six 8-ounce pops or eight 6-ounce pops

•1 1/2 cups milk
•1/2 cup sugar
•1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
•3 cups coconut milk, homemade or canned; or 3 cups coconut water (see note below)
•2 cups fresh (best) or dried shredded coconut

Step 1: In a saucepan, combine the milk and sugar and stir over low heat for 5 minutes to dissolve the sugar; be careful not to scald the milk. Stir in the vanilla extract and let cool to room temperature.

Step 2: In a bowl, combine the coconut milk or coconut water, the shredded coconut, and the milk and vanilla mixture.

Step 3: Pour into the pop molds. Insert the sticks. Freeze for at least 6 hours.

Step 4: Remove from the freezer; let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before removing the pops from the molds. Enjoy this coconut delight.

Variations:

Coconut & Banana Pops: Replace 1 cup of the coconut with 1 1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas. Add the mashed bananas in step 2.

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