Coconut water/ oil/ milk have been getting a lot of attention lately. This fruit does have lauric acid which is a wonderful antioxidant and also contains antimicrobial properties. Unfortunately, coconut is very high in saturated fat, the kind that can cause inflammation, increase your cholesterol, and lead to heart disease. So what is a person to do? Practice moderation.
That being said, these popsicles are perfect for your moderation practice. My husband loves coconut popsicles and he gave these a rave review (after a difficult hand-modeling session). So easy! Use your favorite popsicle forms or take a look at these:
These will not be my last popsicle post. I have some creations in my brain........... stay tuned. In the mean time these are fantastic.
Creamy Coconut Popsicles
Makes 7-8, depending on molds
12 oz low fat unsweetened evaporated milk
14 oz lite coconut milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup coconut meat, unsweetened and shredded
Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl with a spout. Pour into individual molds, insert sticks and refrigerate overnight. Enjoy!
Nutrition Info per 1: 133 calories, 5.6 g fat, 4 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates