Monday, June 23, 2014

Coconut Lemon Bar Popsicles

It's summer! And it's popsicle week! 

Coconut Lemon Bar Popsicles// Loves Food, Loves to Eat #popsicleweek The always awesome Billy is hosting popsicle week, which is basically just a big, giant internet popsicle party, wherein 37 bloggers (including yours truly!) post a bunch of really fun frozen treat recipes all week long. I'm so excited for you guys to make these coconut lemon bar pops, and to try all the other cool creations (cool… get it? like… frozen. but also like…rad. oh. you did get it?). Head over to Wit and Vinegar, where Billy's updating the popsicle page with the latest recipes as they come in. 

Coconut Lemon Bar Popsicles// Loves Food, Loves to Eat #popsicleweek So, about this popsicle. Remember that one time when I didn't care about lemon bars, and then my friend Genevieve begged and begged, so I finally made them? And I threw a whole bunch of shredded coconut into the shortbread crust? And then I discovered that lemon bars are amazing and I'm silly for not caring about them? Remember that? Well, these popsicles are the frozen summer version of those lemon bars! They're so creamy and coconutty and lemony! With little bits of buttery crumbled cookie chunks! 

Coconut Lemon Bar Popsicles// Loves Food, Loves to Eat #popsicleweek I asked for some popsicle flavor ideas on the ol' FB, and I heard a whole lotta coconut. And a whole lotta lemon. And a few lemon-coconut. So you people who said lemon or coconut or lemon and coconut? These are for you. And all you other people, who said things like boozy pops and Thai iced tea-sicles? You just head on over and check out all the other popsicle week posts! There's something for everyone. Except for Biscuit… she asked for a Fancy Feast popsicle, but I said no. You have to draw a line somewhere, ya know?

Coconut Lemon Bar Popsicles// Loves Food, Loves to Eat #popsicleweek These are easy breezy. I used store-bought cookies and crunched 'em up, because it's summa and i'm not trying to be in front of an oven all day. I tried three different variations on the mix-ins: coconut and cookies mixed evenly in the liquid, coconut and cookies at the top end, and coconut and cookies at the bottom end. I think mixed evenly throughout works best, because you get cookie flavor in every bite, but if you want to try the other options, go for it! 

Coconut Lemon Bar Popsicles// Loves Food, Loves to Eat #popsicleweek Coconut Lemon Bar Popsicles
Makes about 10 big popsicles

1 can full fat coconut milk (for full creaminess)
1 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup honey
1/3-1/2 cup desiccated coconut (depending on how textury and coconutty you like it)
1/2 cup shortbread cookie crumbles 

Whisk together coconut milk, lemon juice, and honey until smooth (or whiz up in a blender). Stir in coconut and cookie crumbles. Pour into popsicle molds, and freeze until solid. Release from molds (I like running warm water over the outside of the mold) and enjoy! 

Coconut Lemon Bar Popsicles// Loves Food, Loves to Eat #popsicleweek

23 comments:

  1. Awesome flavor combination! Glad to have found your blog through Popsicle Week. :)

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    1. WOO! three cheers for popsicle week!!

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  2. These are incredible Amber, love 'em!

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  3. Oh I love me a little lemon bar action! Yay for Genevieve bringing you over to the dark (tart?) side too!

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    1. I can't believe I lived that long without them!

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  4. Shut the front door. And then the back door. And then the screen porch. Because if these are in my house, ain't nobody getting inside. Except let's go outside and eat them because it's summer and it's fuggin' hot in here. (PS - hi and nice to meet ya, #popsicleweek is the radsies!)

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    1. Yayer! Nice to meet you too, fellow popsicler!

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  5. Coconut and lemon is such a boss combo - these look awesome! And I have to say, I can't wait to see how that fancy feast pop turns out!....oh you're not making those. Never mind.

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    1. Maybe for next year's popsicle week??

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  6. All I have to say is, YUM. That and cookies in popsicles are my jam. Adding these to the list--I'm pretty sure I've got a new popsicle recipe to whip up for every week of summer thanks to #popsicleweek (not complaining)!

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    1. I love that my summer popsicle lineup is already decided, no thinking required. I'll save the thinking for ice cream...

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  7. ooh, coconut and lemon together are already winners, but add in those shortbread cookie crumbles too!?! SO GOOD!

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    1. Yep, I try to work in the daily recommended serving of cookies in creative ways. You know, for the kids. By kids I mean me.

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  8. These look insaahaaaaane. Cookies in pops is definitely the right thing to do. I love popsicleweek - so glad for new blog friends!

    ps I just moved to Seattle, so maybe let's hang out and eat pops in real life?

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  9. OMG I love coconut lemon. Just so so good. And these are gorgeous! Yay Popsicle Week!!

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  10. These look and sound amazing!!! :D I`m so excited about this popsicle week!!

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  12. hey, i love your popsicle molds. where did you get them?

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  13. I love me a little crunch in my popsicle, these sound awesome!!

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  14. Thank you for showing us this ice cream bar. It is three great things in one.

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