Coconut Mocha-Nut Pops

Hey-oh!  SO…we were going to have this blog start up a little earlier.  As in before baby earlier, and then chronicle all of her first few months here.  It would have been the most adorable blog ever and everyone would have loved it.  But, alas, that was not meant to be.  You see, babies take up a lot of time and energy, so this is where we are now.  Below is an exclusive, never-before-seen, pre-baby blog post.  Enjoy!

Ok. So I have basically been in an “eat all the frozen fruity or cononutty things” mood for several weeks now. I guess that is what the third trimester in August will do to you. Since then, my frozen obsession has manifested itself in several different forms including eating lots of frozen tropical fruit, freezy pops, and more recently, homemade pops.

Coconut Mocha-Nut Pops [sans nuts]

I had made some coconut milk pops that I found on Pinterest, and those turned out so refreshing. After those ran out, I was thinking that it would be delicious to try my hand at a chocolate version. Because chocolate and coconut. Then I started thinking about how disappointed I was that Starbucks didn’t have the Mocha Coconut Frappucino this summer which led me to create these freezy pops.

Coconut Mocha-Nut Pop Ingredient Pic

For all of my coffee snob friends, please pardon the Maxwell House instant coffee. It is used exclusively for cooking.

Coconut Mocha-Nut Pops

10 mins prep plus freezing time
Makes 4 pops

1 c coconut milk (the canned kind)
1T cocoa powder
1T instant coffee plus 1t or so water to dissolve it. You could use a shot of espresso, but I didn’t feel like making any
About 1/4 c shredded sweetened coconut
About 1/4c powdered sugar or to taste

Combine the coconut milk and cocoa powder. Then add the coffee and powdered sugar, and finally the shredded coconut to the milk. Stir it up and pour into Popsicle molds or a nice cube tray. Freeze until solid. Try not to eat all at once.

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