Coconut Lime & Cilantro Paletas
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Serves: 6-8 popsicles
 
These popsicles are on the tart side, which makes them super refreshing for summer. Feel free to add more of the simple syrup to the lime and cilantro mixture if you like things on the sweeter side.
Ingredients
Simple Syrup– makes ½ cup
  • ¼ cup honey, light flavoured, such as clover or wildflower
  • ¼ cup water
Paletas
  • 400 ml light coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • ½ tsp lime zest (zest of 1 medium lime)
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup lightly packed cilantro
  • ¼ cup simple syrup
Instructions
  1. Place the honey and water in a small pot. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a simmer and stir until the honey is dissolved. Remove the mixture from the heat and cool to room temperature.
  2. In a blender, combine the coconut milk and sugar and blend until combined. Pour into a liquid measuring cup, stir in the lime zest and set aside. Rinse the blender and add the lime juice, cilantro and ¼ cup of the cooled simple syrup. Blend until smooth. Taste and add more simple syrup if you like your popsicles sweeter.
  3. To assemble the popsicles: start with the coconut milk mixture and fill molds ⅓ full. Freeze for about an hour, or until lightly set. Add a layer of the cilantro lime mixture and freeze again for about an hour. Finally add the remaining layer of the coconut milk mixture. Using a wooden skewer or chopstick, swirl the layers together. Freeze for 4 hours or overnight.
Recipe by The Bounty Hunter at http://thebountyhunter.ca/coconut-lime-cilantro-paletas/