Last updated on April 8th, 2019
Summer 2016 introduced itself like a warm hug from that one friend who holds on just a little too tight, too long. At first it feels awesome, but then you’re like “C’mon dude – too much!” And now I want to curl up and live inside my freezer with these coconut lemongrass ginger popsicles forever. Zoella and I legit escaped the heat by opening the freezer to look at them several times today. It’s our happy place.
We spend most of her awake time cycling between opening all the windows in the house, deciding it’s still too hot, and closing them again to go for a breezy stroll. Maybe this house-sized sauna is the real reason the cat keeps sneaking out.
IT’S #POPSICLEWEEK!!! I love popsicles so much I dressed up as one for Halloween in high school. Screw slutty ___(fill in the blank)___, I went as Louie-Bloo Raspberry with a homemade blue velvet floor-length maxi skirt with tankini that read “Otter Pop” in glow-in-the-dark puffy paints across the chest. Okay, so it wasn’t exactly modest with its high slit and bare midriff, but really, melty popsicles don’t seem all that demure, amiright?
My high school Otter Pop obsession (the cooler cousin of Fla-Vor Ice for those of you on the East Coast) ran deep. I have it on good authority that if you write fan mail to the Otter Pop Band (yup), they’ll send you Otter Pop scented markers and stickers.
Okay, it was me. I did that.
I also didn’t get asked to prom. But…POPSICLE SCENTED MARKERS. So, we’re good.
I can unequivocally say that these coconut lemongrass ginger popsicles are infinitely better than my high school pop passion. They might even be – dare I say – my favorite popsicles I’ve made yet. And they taste like the sweet start of a Thai curry.
Lemongrass comes at you first, offering a fragrant herbal citrus subtlety that makes you go, “omg what is that?” Next comes the creamy coconut and now you wonder if you imagined the first flavor…except there it is again – what is that? Ginger rounds it all out with a light spice that accentuates that mystery note. And when you figure it out, you can’t not taste sweet vegetal lemongrass with every melty bite.
Wait: Do you lick or bite your popsicles? What about lollipops?
I bite them. I have no patience.
Now excuse me while I go snuggle up with these popsicles.
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