Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Lychee Coconut & Raspberry Pops

Here's a recipe to brighten your week and it includes some of my favourite flavours - lychee, coconut & raspberry. These little treats are perfect to enjoy on weekends or as an after dinner treat. By using the light coconut milk you don't have to worry about your waistline either.


Lychee Coconut & Raspberry Pops
(An original recipe by The Food Mentalist)

Makes about 8 
Ingredients
2 cups of lychees
200ml light coconut milk
1 cup raspberries ( fresh of frozen)
1 tablespoon caster sugar
2 tablespoons of boiled water
Popsicle moulds with handles or 8 small ramekins and 8 paddle pop sticks.

Method
First, place empty popsicle moulds or ramekins in the freezer to chill. 

Combine raspberries, water and sugar in a small pot and bring to a gentle simmer stirring until it starts to thicken ( about 5 min) . Use a fine sieve to strain the raspberries, reserving the liquid and discarding the pips. Cool.

Remove popsicle moulds or ramekins from the freezer and spoon about 1/2 teaspoon of the raspberry sauce into each mould, making sure you swirl it around the sides of each mould. Place back into the freezer to set for 20 minutes.

Peel lychees over a bowl to catch the juice, pinching out the seeds. Place de-seeded lychees, juice and coconut milk in a blender and puree until smooth.

Fill moulds with lychee & coconut milk mixture and return to the freezer for approximately 4 hours or until set. You can insert the paddle pop sticks into the moulds after about 2 hours. 


The Food Mentalist was supplied with fresh lychees by Impact Communications - Thanks Guys!

8 comments:

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Absolutely gorgeous pops there Erin and I love your photos! If only I could reach into my screen and grab one-pretty please? :P

gaby @ lateraleating said...

I'm not a big fan of lychee but the coconut-raspberry combo sounds lovely.

Bizzy Lizzy's Good Things said...

Oh yummy, these look delicious and contain my favourite ingredients too! Well done!

julie said...

Yum its so good for summer ;)

Sara - Belly Rumbles said...

They look and sound delicious. You will win me over instantly with lychee :)

Maureen said...

Erin, you could make these for me every day. :) They are so pretty!

Martyna@WholesomeCook said...

Lovely combination of flavours - and that top photo looks great! Perfect for a day like today!

Farrah said...

This looks delicious!!!!!

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