Paletas de Coco, Limón y Kiwi (Coconut Lime and Kiwi Mexican Popsicles)

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My daughter is a summer baby. She was born in late August while we lived in Pennsylvania and all I craved those last few months was coconut. Coconut sorbets, coconut ice cream, coconut ice… I was addicted. Something about it’s sweet nuttiness made me feel like I was on a cool, tropical island instead of that hot, sweaty east coast town. Fast forward almost 6 years later, and somehow LA is getting a little humid and I am craving that tropical island feeling again. I recently got inspired to start making paletas, thanks to Fany Gerson’s Paletas book. That (and my tropical craving!) is what inspired this week’s paleta post. I wanted a variation of a traditional pina colada, and came up with this sweet yet tangy Coconut Lime and Kiwi popsicle. Try it out and let me know what you think!

Coconut Lime and Kiwi Paletas

Paletas de Coco, Limón y Kiwi (Coconut Lime and Kiwi Mexican Popsicles)

Makes 8-10

Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz can condensed milk
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 Kiwis, skinned
  • Pinch of Salt

Directions

  1. Pour shredded coconut onto a baking sheet evenly, bake for about 5-7 minutes at 350 degrees. Make sure you stir every couple minutes and remove when you start to smell the nutty aroma and see a light browning of the coconut. Set aside to cool.
  2. Once cooled, put in blender with all remaining ingredients and blend on high for about 4 minutes.
  3. Strain into a pitcher.
  4. Pour into paleta molds (popsicle molds). Insert popsicle sticks (tip: wet ends in warm water for about 30 seconds and insert. These help weigh the sticks down to stay put!) This made 10 for me.
  5. Freeze about 5-6 hours.
  6. Remove from freezer and run room temperature water on mold to remove one by one, place into sandwich bags (I can fit 2 per, and fold them over so they don’t stick)
  7. Enjoy when you like!

Paleta de Coco Limon y Kiwi

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Comments

  1. Richard Hicks says

    want to give this a try. I am sure these are FAR tastier than anything you get at the grocer

  2. Tammy S says

    These sound so refreshing. I am going to have to make these if we ever get a summer.
    Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Ari T. says

    The combination sounds so wonderful. I love the mix of coconut, kiwi and lime! It will definitely take me away from the humidity and transfer me to a nice, breezy island.

  4. Lilyana Cruz says

    Se ven riquisimas!! Con este calor ahora me an toja hacerla ya!! y a mis hijos seguro les encantaran.

  5. Sarah L says

    I think I’ll make it without the coconut since I don’t like the texture of it but I like all the other flavors.

  6. M.Clark says

    This sounds delicious, I would love to try this recipe. Thank you for sharing this recipe, I love coconut!

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