It was supposed to be an attempt to recreate Gemma Stafford’s Homemade Disneyland Dole Whip. I had my ingredients ready: my coconut milk and my frozen pineapples.
It was my first time to try canned coconut milk. I was surprised that most of the canned coconut milk and cream in the grocery I went to were products of Thailand. It was weird to me because coconut production is an important part of the Philippine economy. Hmmm. Maybe it’s because we focus more on young coconut and its refreshing juice/coconut water?
Anyway, I had no trouble finding the ingredients. I got the canned coconut milk and it saved me from having to get it from fresh coconuts. Pineapples were not difficult to find either. We have loads of pineapples in the country!
So I froze my pineapples and chilled my coconut milk. Placed them in a blender and got ready to whip.
But for some reason, my frozen pineapples were not frozen enough to get the consistency I wanted. The summer heat seemed to be too much for the pineapples to take. Therefore, I ended up with a pineapple-coconut milkshake.
Of course I was disappointed. But, I refused to let my efforts be wasted. I remembered that I had popsicle molds in the house so I decided to freeze my concoction into ice pops!
Tada!!! It was so delicious and a perfect summer treat to beat the heat! I think it looked cuter too as an ice pop rather than if it had been a dole whip because my piping skills are non-existent just yet.
What are your favorite ice pop flavors?