Coconut ice cream

Coconut ice cream

Coconut ice cream has always been one of my favorite desserts, actually anything with coconut in it: from sweets like cocada coconut candies to coconut flan and coconut cake, to savory dishes like coconut fish stew (encocado de pescado), and of course, any drink or cocktail with coconut: batido de coco, chicha de coco, piña coladas, etc. One of my favorite memories of coconut ice cream is of these coconut popsicles that they used to sell near the San Sebastian park in my hometown of Loja, Ecuador. They had a small layer of strawberry gelatin on each one and the coconut part itself was full of grated chunky coconut pieces – so good! [read more]

Mango yogurt popsicles {Helados de mango y yogurt}

Yogurt mango smoothie popsicles

En Español
It’s time for a refreshing summer popsicle recipe, these simple mango yogurt popsicles are made with plain yogurt, ripe mangoes, and honey to taste. These creamy fruit popsicles are inspired by the traditional batidos de yogurt that you find in Ecuador, and you can easily make them with any fruit or mix of fruits that you prefer. I used plain yogurt and honey to sweeten the popsicles, but you can also use sweet vanilla yogurt instead – no need to add additional sugar or sweetener in that case. For a an option with no added sugar or honey, you could add ripe bananas in place of the honey or sugar. [read more]

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