IT'S POPSICLE WEEK! That one week every year when Billy rounds up all of his closest, most elite food blogger friends (just kidding, everyone's invited) and we all post a kajillion recipes for popsicles and then we all eat popsicles and then you make popsicles and then you eat popsicles. It's total magic. Also, Billy is total magic. This year, to kick off #popsicleweek, he made an animated gif of Xtina eating a popsicle and asked us if we were team dirrty Xtina or team clean Christina. I said dirty.... so then I figured I better come up with a dirty pop.
Like...Monkey Lala Popsicles!!!!
A few years ago, I went to Honduras with Evan, Amanda, and our friend Mat. We stayed on Roatan and Utila, two paradise islands in the caribbean. We snorkeled, swam, ate nothing but baleadas, and on Roatan, drank nothing but Monkey Lalas. Every single bar in Roatan had their own Monkey Lala recipe, but the general idea is a cold, blended drink with vanilla ice cream, coconut cream, Kahlua, Baileys, Vodka and/or rum, and a swirl of chocolate sauce. It's basically dessert, and when you're sitting in the sun looking out over the bright blue caribbean, there's nothing better.
These popsicles are soooo creamy and coconutty. Instead of vanilla ice cream, we're using coconut milk with a little bit of vanilla. Plus coco lopez coconut cream, Kahlua, and Baileys. They're as fierce as Xtina in Lady Marmalade. But not quite as dirrty as black haired Xtina, because I was afraid adding rum and vodka would mess with the overall freezablility. But Maybe they're Xtina with platinum hair and black tips, because we have a little magic shell style chocolate swirl all up in there.
Visit the official #popsicleweek page for tons of popsicle recipes. Billy will be updating it every day this week with more fun and cool treats. And check out the official Popsicle Week Pinterest board by Munchies. PS. Remember last year when I made these coconut lemon bar pops? And the year before when I made these creamy coffee pops?
Monkey Lala Popsicles
Makes 8-10 popsicles
1 can full-fat coconut milk
3/4 cup coconut cream (like coco lopez)
2 tablespoons Kahlua (coffee liqueur)
1 tablespoon Bailey’s (Irish cream)
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil
Whisk together coconut milk, coconut cream, Kahlua, Bailey’s.
Combine chocolate and coconut oil in a small microwave bowl. Microwave for 20-30 seconds at at time and stir until melted.
Fill popsicle molds about 1/4 of the way full, drizzle in a little bit of melted chocolate, fill to about 3/4 full, drizzle in the rest of the chocolate, and fill with remaining coconut mixture. Freeze until solid.