Monday, 22 April 2013

fruit popsicles with coconut milk


Simplicity is vital for happiness, and deliciousness. That is why this delicious recipe is going to make you so happy. They are almost too easy to make and almost too good to eat. Of course, I made and ate them anyway. You should too. 


The ice cream is just coconut milk and raw cane sugar. You can use whatever sweetener you like; I am sure date paste, raw agave, maple syrup or bananas would all work. You can use the canned coconut milk found in stores or make your own, using this recipe I found. I was really excited to learn that you can make your own raw coconut milk at home (although when you actually think about it - it shouldn't be a surprise). I will be doing this next time. I am probably going to drink the entire concoction right away, self-restraint thrown out with the coconut husk shavings...

I just cannot resist coconut. 


I poured the sweet coconut milk into popsicle molds filled with frozen fruit and thyme (I have since learned that it was not thyme I picked, nor rosemary, but lavender. You can use whatever herb you like.) The combination is an explosion of wholesome goodness in your mouth, and I mean that in the best way imaginable. I'm learning that my favourite herbs like basil, rosemary and thyme, pair wonderfully with my other favourite foods like berries, citrus, and other fruit. I suppose I shouldn't be shocked; these raw plants are all best friends in nature so it makes sense that they taste magical together.


Today was a perfect day for photographing (and gobbling down) these popiscles. The sun is still shining and soon I plan to march into the garden and start planting for the summer! On the agenda: tomatoes, basil, kale, spinach, lettuce, beans, potatoes, cilantro, rosemary, oregano, cucumber, bell peppers, eggplant, and more. Elsewhere in the yard we have goji berries, figs, strawberries and blueberries all tentatively growing. There is nothing like a salad fresh picked by you from your own soil. You realize that food is not just something we put in our mouths - we are meant to have a relationship with it. You and your plants grow together and then become one when the time is right. 

Hurrah for symbiosis.


fruit popsicles with coconut milk: makes twelve

Ice cream:
400 ml fresh raw coconut milk (or 1 can of store-bought) 
1/4 cup raw cane sugar (or preferred sweetener, to taste)

Other ingredients (use however much you need):
Frozen fruit
Finely chopped thyme, rosemary, basil or other fave herb (optional) 

To prepare the popsicles: fill popsicle molds with small pieces of fruit and chopped herbs (don't forget the popsicle sticks!) leaving room for the ice cream to fill in. 

To make the ice cream: blend the coconut milk and sweetener until smooth. Then carefully and slowly pour into your popsicle molds until they are full. Set in the freezer overnight or until frozen solid - then take them out and lick them clean in the warm sunshine. 

50 comments:

Anonymous said...

You say this is made with Thyme, but the pictures all show Rosemary. Which did you use? They sound yummy!

Anonymous said...

This looks like rosemary..

Emily von Euw said...

I know haha! My bad. I am correcting it now... garden confusion ><

Emily von Euw said...

hehe yes, there was some misunderstanding in the garden . fixing it now.

Katy @ Katy's Kitchen said...

Love this! Not only would the flavours be fantastic, but the white coconut milk is such a nice colour combination with the berries and fruits :)

Emily von Euw said...

you got it, girl!

Anonymous said...

LOVE how you used branches from trees.

annemi said...

Oh wow, this looks SO YUMMY. I'll definitely try these :)

therawfoodsisters.com said...

You totally made it! Beautiful and looks absolutely divine. You are AMAZING!!!

envirodiet said...

Dang, these just look beautiful. And love the twigs.

The Vegan Cookie Fairy said...

Wow, these look scrumptious! It's so funny, I made popsickles yesterday too, although they're a bit different :)

Anonymous said...

hey, what happened to my comment? What is can sugar?

Ellen M. Gregg said...

Yum! However it is you come up with these delectable recipes, I thank you! :-) I'm itching to plant the vegetable garden, but we're not quite there yet. Hopefully next week, with May Day, New Hampshire will veer away from freezing temps. :-)

Anonymous said...

Yea Emily I noticed isn't very good at answering comments sometimes. I have a question for you Em: do you follow a 80/10/10 diet? How is a typical diet day for a raw vegan like you????? Thanks. :) oh one more thing, in the directions you weren't very clear as to sticking the branch into the Popsicles? Where did you get the branches from. Great pics & recipes btw:) ???????????

villarosa said...

Stunning photography of these simply decadent popsicles! I'd love to know that branches you used as popsicle sticks! Just AMAZING creativity here! Thanks for sharing with us!

Emily von Euw said...

=( Ah! I don't have time to respond to every comment (I love them all though! Keep sending love!) but if there is a question - I will answer it. I didn't do anything to your comment or see it, so there must have been a glitch or something ><

My diet is mostly fruit, lots of green smoothies, lots of water, with whole food cooked meals for dinner sometimes, and of course my raw desserts (where I get basically all my fat intake for the day). I workout pretty much everyday and get about 9 hours of sleep at night.

I picked the branches from bushes in our yard =) Cheers!

Emily von Euw said...

Yay! Glad to hear that, Ellen. Our soil is tilled and seeds will be in the ground on Thursday =D

Emily von Euw said...

Oh and I meant CANE sugar lol... *must proof read more effectively*

Elka said...

woow.. niceeee!

Anonymous said...

If using store bought cocnut milk is it the can type (typically in the ethnic food aisle) or the carton type (for cereal, etc.) ?

Amelia said...

I couldn't sleep at 3AM this morning and looked at your blog and made this... best zombie-like decision I've made in a while. :)

I really really like the combination of berry with pepper for some reason... I saw cherry with pepper on the food network and really need to try that!

Emily von Euw said...

Ahahaha! That's just great. Thanks!

Emily von Euw said...

Right the 1st time - in the can =)

Emily von Euw said...

Thanks so much! I just found some in our yard and broke them off ><

laurasmess.me said...

Gorgeous popsicles Emily. Love the flavour combination... amazing photography as always! And you know what? Lavender is a beautiful aromatic to add to desserts of all kinds. I love using both dried lavender flowers and leaves in all sorts of ice-creams, cakes and drinks. It works especially well with orange blossom, rosewater and definitely coconut! I reckon these popsicles would be beautiful with some dried rose petals and lavender flowers in them also. A complete Summery experience! Oh, and I also thought it'd be worth mentioning for your readers... you need to check which tree or shrub you've picked branches from BEFORE inserting them into your popsicle molds. Many trees have slightly (or very) toxic sap and if this leaches into your coconut mixture you could get very sick. Especially common plants like Oleander, Manchineel and Jimson weed. Anyway, on a brighter note, thanks for sharing your gorgeous recipe and photos xx

Gina said...

It's summer here in our country and this is a good and healthy idea to beat the summer heat!

Sabina@Slip Stitches & More said...

I've made raw coconut milk a few times before and now I have this yummy recipe of yours to try. Thanks!

Michele said...

I wonder if the fruit would just sink to the bottom (top)? How did you get the fruit to be so evenly spread? And for the record, I think you're amazing at answering so many comments- most bloggers barely do. You respond with such positivity and grace.
Thanks for the awesome recipes! Your potato salad is in my fridge right now. :-)

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you! I used my nose to guide me so yes, fortunately it was fine haha >< Oh thank you for those flavour ideas! Delicious.

Uh oh :S thanks for sharing that as well! Wouldn't want to poison anyone...

xox, em

Emily von Euw said...

Nope, because you're stacking the fruit pieces on top of each other =)
Thank you VERY MUCH! I really appreciate that! Hope you like the salad.

xox, em

Lynneta said...

does it have to be a granulated sugar or could you use like agave or dates chopped up with some water.. i only have white sugar which is use little as possible of and brown sugar.. dates anad agave.. what do you suggest

Emily von Euw said...

Good idea - that would work just fine =) In fact, if you use 1 or 2 cups of dates, it will make it creamier!

Susanne Drazic said...

I've made something like this before. I'll have to share some of my recipes for popsicles once the weather is warmer around here. Can't wait to start planting the garden, but I've got at least a few more weeks to go.

Marit said...

Looks amazing:)!

Lynneta said...

I have to respectfully disagree. she answers more questions than most bloggers.. i dont know where she finds the time making all the scrumptious food she does.

keep going girl.. your amazing

i love cocnut but for those that dont.. could you use like almond milk?

thanks

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you! Hmm that could work, but you'd have to make it yourself to make it thick and creamy. And maybe add some dates =)

Em

Chirimoya Alegre said...

YOU ARE AWESOME!
Thanks so much for sharing all this. It gives me so much inspiration.
Im a rawfood educator in Chile and found your site some weeks ago. AMAZING.
Keep doing what you do, cause you are doing it great.

Blessings <3

ArizonaBorn said...

I love the use of rosemary stems for the popsicle sticks! Rustic and natural as well as providing flavor to the pops.

Yum!

Melina said...

AMAZING and delicious and so so soooo simple to make... they won my entire family over (the same people who have given up trying any of my 'healthy' treats because they say they are never satisfying to them). Thanks! Tried the lemon bars after this (commented there too) so now am going to make my rounds of your stuff. I'm neither vegan or a raw food eater- I'm a vegetarian who avoids cow's milk and eggs, and looking for yummy healthy options that also fit in my current weight-loss attempt. thank you for these great treats. Mel

Lyuba @ Will Cook For Smiles said...

This sounds absolutely perfect!
I would love it for you to submit this to the food fight featured next month! http://willcookforsmiles.com/2013/05/food-fight-party-submit-your-ice-cream-and-fruit-pops.html
Bring any ice cream or fruit pops you have :)

Emily von Euw said...

Hey - I'd love to! Thanks :)

Marlene @ Jade and Fern said...

Wow, could these popsicles be any more beautiful?? I am really excited to make them. Just shared them in a roundup on my blog: http://jadeandfern.com/2013/05/31/friday-finds-cravings/

Anonymous said...

Love everything you do but can't believe you haven't dipped them in raw chocolate and crushed nuts yet!!! Maybe just the ends like a Fab and different layers of fruit. Ahh you are SO inspiring, good work XD x

tina @ colourliving said...

These are so inspiring, amazing, beautifully photographed. I saw them in Sister Mag and haven't stopped dreaming about them. Tomorrow is the day.

I will experiment without sugar and see whether using the fruit is sweet enough. I think Mango would work well.

Thank you for this.

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you, Tina! I am so happy to be featured in SisterMag :) Mango would be divine!

x

CJ Montezuma said...

These look totally awesome... and yummy too!

Anonymous said...

Really late comment but, did you give permission for this recipe to be used over at OneGreenPlanet (http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-food/recipe-raw-fruit-popsicles-with-coconut-milk/)? I found credit to you in the top right corner, but it was tiny and I just wanted to make sure you know that your recipe is being used!

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you! I know :) I collab with OGP from time to time.

x

Anonymous said...

I love the sound of this recipe, and the photos are stunning - I've a question although I know it's months since this blog entry; do you have to freeze the fruit before you put them into the moulds, or can you put fresh fruit in? I didn't understand which you meant there. I was thinking of fresh mango, perhaps.

Emily von Euw said...

You can use frozen or fresh fruit :)

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