Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Lychee and Coconut Popsicles

Comparing with our last summer, I reckon that our current Aussie summer is pretty mild. Or maybe the worst of this summer hasn't arrive yet ...

Today is going to a warm day. Fortunately, today is not awfully warm but just the summery kind of warm. Good that I have prepared these tropical-style popsicles to enjoy this beautiful summer day.

lychee coconut popsicle
Mum, this lychee and coconut popsicle is yummy!

Before using the Tovolo Bug Pops mould, I was using popsicles moulds which are in an inseparable set of four. This means that I have to un-mould all four popsicles under the running water even I'm going to eat just one popsicles. I can leave the uneaten popsicles in the mould and re-freeze the popsicles again but there will be empty mould that is taking space in our freezer for invalid reason.

After trying this Tovolo Bug Pops mould, I gave my inseparable kind of popsicle moulds to my friend instantly. Glad that my friend doesn't mind :p

Tovolo Bug Pops that I was given to try and I love it!

Why am I loving this product?

1) The popsicle sticks have non-drip handles... This is a big "YAY" for mums like me who hate cleaning!

2) The popsicle cups can be individually used which means that I can make any amount of popsicle (even one!) that I want. This also means that I won't waste any freezer space with any unused mould.

3) These popsicle cups are attached into stands in twos and so it is not bulky to store in any freezer with those with limited or narrow freezing space.

4) I promise that you wouldn't need lots of muscles or pulling strength to un-mould these. These popsicles made with this product are extremely easy to un-mould. Just place the cup under running water for 1-2 mins and the popsicles can be removed from the cup easily.

5) As there is no pulling involved when removing the popsicles from the cups, the sticks can stay on the popsicles very well... Yeah. No worries at all as there won't be wobbly ices falling off the popsicle sticks!

6) These popsicle sticks, cups and stands are all very easy to wash as there are no inaccessible angles to reach. Too lazy to wash anything??? Then, you are like me! Just chuck these into a dishwasher because they are dishwasher friendly!!!

There are 6 of these in this product.
These are the stands that hold the popsicle cups in twos.
Making ice popsicles is super easy and this is all that I do.
Cover the cups with the stick handle and freeze until frozen like this!
Now, enjoy these icy lychee and also some brain freeze!!!

Here's the recipe that I have mostly adapted from Donna Hay Magazine, Issue 79 Jan/Feb 2015.

The original recipe uses the whole can of lychee plus 125g raspberries and extra coconut water to make 8 popsicles but my son said that he likes his popsicles to be all lychee and also with lots of lychee and so I have used the whole can of lychee to make only 4 popsicles. I have to say these not-too-sweet popsicles are sort of the coarse icy type but my son said they are very yummy :)

Makes about 4 popsicles
1 x 560g can lychees in syrup
1/2 cup (120ml) coconut water

Drain the lychees, reserving 1/2 cup (120ml) of the syrup. Chop the lychees and divide between the popsicle moulds.  Place the coconut water and the lychee syrup in a jug, mix to combine and pour into the moulds. Insert posicle sticks and freeze for 4-5 hours or until frozen. Remove from the mould and serve.

Enjoy the treats
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  1. Hi Joe , the popsicle looks delicious , I have separate molds and will be making these . It's winter here , but popsicles and ice cream is welcome year round . Thanks for sharing :) Nee

  2. I love these popsicles Zoe! Kam ngam, I made red bean popsicles last week too..I used to make fruit & yoghurt popsicles for the boys when they were young too..

  3. I don't know about you but I like durian so much, and I love making my durian coconut ice lollipops too! Check this : http://andresthehomebaker.blogspot.hk/2013/10/sugar-free-coconut-durian-ice-lollipop.html :D

    1. Hi Andre,

      I'm sorry that my son and I don't like durian. Nevertheless, thanks for your recommendation :D


  4. Love these pops I didn´t see here !
    We have had a really hot summer, only I want is the autumn coming Zoe!
    This look delicious!!

  5. Not only kids, adults too like popsicles especially with full of lychees in it. Cool!

  6. Hi Zoe!!!
    We sure could use a bit of that warmth here. Although, compared to last Winter I guess it isn't so bad:)

    Those Popsicle molds are so modern. I think I still have a few of those old-fashioned ones around here from the 60s, lol...

    Lychee and Coconut must taste yummy together. It may surprise you but I wouldn't mind having one now because it is so dry in the house with the heat on. (I guess I'm just never pleased, lol:)

    Thanks for sharing, Zoe...

  7. even if it's winter here, i so want to try one of these! lychee and coconut.. ooohhh.. goodness with no preservatives. too good to be true

  8. Its been 2 days without rain and the weather is getting hot. Would love to have these popsicles to cool down. Used to go to night market to get our popsicles of all types of flavour.

  9. I'm kicking myself because I didn't invent it! I dislike the juice dripping from popsicle stick and end up having sticky hands. This is neat and cute invention! It's still cold to have popsicle here but I will keep the recipe for warmer weather.

  10. This looks so tasty! I would love to have one!

  11. These popsicles look refreshingly yummy!! Great in both hot and cold weather for me! :)

  12. Love the combination of Lychee and coconut..... Wanna try it :)

  13. I recently discovered that my kids are crazy about lychees... got to try this for them... :)

  14. Well, we had out hotest night few nights ago :D so I guess these popsicles would have been perfect :)

  15. Love the Popsicle and the filling! So refreshing!

  16. Lol... I would love to be your friend, Zoe ..for obvious reasons! This popsicle looks yummy and refreshing. Would love this anytime of the day because it's so light and fruity. ^.^

  17. Oh, popsicles! I haven't had those for a long time. Zoe. This lychee and coconut combination sounds good and so cooling :)

  18. Hi Zoe,
    I like to make Popsicle for my kids every now and then.
    Never try lychees before, must try this for my kids.
    Love your Tovolo bug pops. It is a great tools for making Popsicle.