It’s SUMMER! If you didn’t already know this about me I am a first grade teacher (by day, avid runner and kale connoisseur by night)! And it is finally here, summer in all of its glory. I have just barely been off for two weeks now and I have already filled up my days with so many coffee dates, girls nights, running, yoga, aerial classes, paddle boarding you name it, I’m doing it! I don’t mess around when it comes to summer. I’m one of those crazy people that tend to speed up in the summer as opposed to actually slow down. But I can’t help it; this is my time to see everyone and do everything and I LOVE it! Last summer I spent all of my time training for Ironman MontTremblant (click on the link to read my story), and I feel like I didn’t get to see and do as much as I would have liked. But this summer I am ready. Bring it on adventures. Bring it on friends. Bring it on life.
To kick off the summer some of my friends came over with their adorable kiddos and we ran around and played in the pool. But of course when you’re out in the hot Texas sunshine for more than 5 minutes, really, your ready to cool off with with a tasty treat. What better summer treat that Popsicles!
So I made us all up some scrumptious coconut key lime and mango ginger pops! May sound a little fancy for kiddos but they certainly seemed to love them. And let’s be real, if you can get the kiddos to like them, that I’m pretty confident everyone else will.
Coconut Key Lime and Mango Ginger Pops
Coconut Key Lime layer:
1 14 oz. can Coconut Cream (or full fat coconut milk will work)
1 cup Coconut Milk Yogurt
Juice of 6-8 key limes depending on how limey you want it
Zest of 2 key limes
3-4 fresh mint leaves finely diced
Mix all the ingredients together. Poor into your popsicle molds and chill in the freezer for about 30 minutes. It doesn’t need to be completely frozen, you just want it solid enough so that the two layers don’t mix, if you want that nice clean line.
Mango Ginger Layer:
2 1/2 cups fresh diced mangos (about 3 mangoes)
1 cup coconut milk yogurt
a thumbnails worth of fresh ginger
Put all the ingredients into your blend and blend until smooth.
Pour the final layer on top of the remaining frozen portion , put your popsicle stick in (make sure it goes all the way to the bottom more frozen layer to hold it in place) and put back ing the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until solid.
Enjoy with friends outside on a hot summer day!