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Roasted Strawberry Coconut Milk popsicle

It’s that time of year. The evenings are stretching out and I find myself relaxing with the knowledge that it won’t be dark at 6 pm, or even 7. This lends itself to long walks with Beach House on repeat, mental reminders to appreciate that shade of blue Joan Didion was so enamored with, glasses of rose with friends before the sun has set. All kinds of awesome, in short.


There’s a sense of anticipation: I know that I’ll wind up somewhere hot and dry and bright, buzzing with the sounds of insects at night, relishing the welcome rituals of swimming, popsicles, American rock, campfires and other trappings of summer that make the season complete. The latest Pictory showcase, a dreamy overview of last year’s Phootcamp in Marfa, Texas, perfectly encapsulates everything that makes summer perfect. And it makes me want to get out to Marfa immediately. Who’s in?


If you saw Sprouted Kitchen’s lovely Roasted Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream a few weeks back, then you’ll know exactly where the inspiration for these popsicles comes from. The flavor is perfect: it’s decadent and creamy without any dairy, and it’s rich, with edges of concentrated jammy sweetness, caramelized sugar, and a whiff of cardamom. It is what I’d like to have in hand on any given warm night at any given moment this summer.


inspired by Sprouted Kitchen
Yield: 8 popsicles

8 ounces small strawberries, hulled and quartered
1 (15) ounce can coconut milk (not light!)
1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon cane sugar
1/4 teaspoon cardamom

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Toss strawberries in one tablespoon sugar. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the strawberries on paper. Roast until tender and caramelized, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, warm the coconut milk in a small pan over a low flame. Add the 1/4 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cardamom and stir until sugar is just dissolved. Remove from heat.

When the strawberries are ready, remove from heat and let cool for at least 5 minutes.

Combine the strawberries with the coconut milk.

Using a glass measure with lip, carefully pour the strawberry coconut milk mix into 8 popsicle molds. You may need to stir them just a little so that the fruit is distributed.

Chill for a minimum of four hours.

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  • Stephanie @ okie dokie artichokie - May 1, 2012 - 5:59 pm

    This looks pretty damn perfect on a summer’s eve. Light and refreshing and gorgeous to boot! Love everything about it. BTW, people buy light coconut milk? lol…ReplyCancel

  • Brian @ A Thought For Food - May 1, 2012 - 6:00 pm

    First of all, I was on your site maybe 5 minutes ago, wondering if you had written a new post. And now here it is! Thank goodness for Facebook, otherwise I probably wouldn’t have checked back for a few more days.

    I did see the post on Sprouted Kitchen and I’ve been anxious to make it ever since I came across it. I’ve been on a coconut milk kick recently and I just know that it would make for the most wonderful popsicle (or ice cream) base. And, from the look of these pictures, it was a huge success.ReplyCancel

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - May 1, 2012 - 6:25 pm

    These look so awesome. I’m seriously going to try these this week!ReplyCancel

  • Heather @opgastronomia - May 1, 2012 - 7:05 pm

    I’m melting. These look amazing!ReplyCancel

  • sarah - May 1, 2012 - 7:11 pm

    Oh! Beautiful! They look incredible. {and you added cardamom. my heart is yours.} I can’t wait to make these.ReplyCancel

  • Cookie and Kate - May 1, 2012 - 7:24 pm

    Oh man, these popsicles look so perfect for a warm, muggy day like today. Brilliant! This may be the final nudge I needed to buy a popsicle mold. I love me some warm summer nights with Beach House!ReplyCancel

  • leela - May 1, 2012 - 7:29 pm

    oh baby these look good!ReplyCancel

  • charlotte au chocolat - May 1, 2012 - 7:39 pm

    these look so gorgeous! I must get into making popsicles ASAP.ReplyCancel

  • Stacy - May 1, 2012 - 7:54 pm

    These are gorgeous, and sound delicious… Like summertime itself.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanine - May 1, 2012 - 8:01 pm

    so pretty, I can’t wait to make these! I heart summer…ReplyCancel

  • sara - May 1, 2012 - 9:48 pm

    it always comes to this. I am painfully reminded that i do not have a popsicle mold and I NEED one! They look so delicious and I feel like they’re easier to eat in popsicle form. Gorgeous photos, my friend!ReplyCancel

  • Sharyn Dimmick - May 2, 2012 - 7:00 am

    Mmm, cardamom. Great addition to coconut popsicles. I’d mix the strawberries in though — don’t like chunks in my ice cream.ReplyCancel

  • Katherine - May 2, 2012 - 7:02 am

    These have me wishing for hot summer days! New York has been weirdly chilly! Delicious as always!ReplyCancel

  • Iris - May 2, 2012 - 7:12 am

    These look so good! I desperately want to start making popsicles, but it’s still cold here in NY arghhhReplyCancel

  • NicoleD - May 2, 2012 - 7:26 am

    Gorgeous!! I am all intoxicated with spring right now, but this is making me long for summer! I HAVE to roast some strawberries. I’m so behind on that trend.ReplyCancel

  • la domestique - May 2, 2012 - 8:13 am

    I can’t wait to try these- and there’s cardamom, my favorite spice! I will never turn down ice cream.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Gordon - May 2, 2012 - 9:30 am

    Holy beauties. These look wonderful! I feel like we’re not quite in popsicle mode here in Seattle yet, but I’m really, really sensing that it’s on its way. xox!(and why have I NEVER made roasted strawberries? What’s wrong with me?)ReplyCancel

  • Melissa // thefauxmartha - May 2, 2012 - 9:58 am

    Roasted strawberry anything, I’m game. These look perfect for summer!ReplyCancel

  • SG - May 2, 2012 - 2:59 pm

    oh man. i wish i was eating one right now. and then another.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - May 2, 2012 - 4:33 pm

    Roasted strawberries seem to be all the rage this spring! These look amazing. Photo inspiration at its finest!ReplyCancel

  • kickpleat - May 2, 2012 - 5:43 pm

    I roasted berries last summer and spooned them over yogurt (all berries are great roasted!) I love the look of these beauts!! So making these…you know, when popsicle weather heads north.ReplyCancel

  • kale - May 3, 2012 - 12:46 am

    What a great product of inspiration! Love that photo of the roasted strawberries.ReplyCancel

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  • Cara - May 3, 2012 - 6:23 am

    I knew there was a reason I needed to buy some popsicle molds! These are gorgeous :)ReplyCancel

  • One of my culinary school chefs said “we eat with our eyes.” He would have loved your scrumptious popsicle. As do I!ReplyCancel

  • Marissa | Pinch and Swirl - May 4, 2012 - 12:11 pm

    Yay summer – almost here! Love this idea – thank you.ReplyCancel

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  • Julia - May 6, 2012 - 9:38 am

    Yummy, yummy, yummy! And nice glitter on your nail, by the way!ReplyCancel

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  • Michelle - May 10, 2012 - 3:27 pm

    Roasted strawberries! Would have never thought of doing that. I’m going to have to try this one out :)ReplyCancel

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  • pj brown - May 18, 2012 - 4:50 am

    these look delicious, and so simple. can you tell me where you’ve found popsicle molds this shape? i’ve not seen them. and, any reason you couldn’t substitute, say peaches?ReplyCancel

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  • Candace - May 24, 2012 - 11:03 pm

    These look amazing! Which popsicle molds did you use? I am looking on amazon and a lot of reviews complain about having a hard time getting them out of the molds.ReplyCancel

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  • shirley cox - June 24, 2012 - 2:54 pm

    looks delisiciousReplyCancel

  • becky - June 27, 2012 - 6:01 pm

    okay 2 things….1st why not “light” coconut milk? I have a can I bought @ trader joes. 2nd where did you find that popsicle mold? Im looking for that shape & its impossible to find! thanks!ReplyCancel

  • becky s. - June 27, 2012 - 6:02 pm

    okay 2 things…1st why not light coconut milk? I ahve a can I bought @ Trader Joes. 2nd where did you find those popsicle molds? I have been looking for that exact shape & its impossible to find! thanks!ReplyCancel

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  • Kari@Loaves n Dishes - January 29, 2013 - 4:44 pm

    I almost don’t know what to say about these popsicles they look A-maze-ing! Love, love, love that you roasted the strawberries!ReplyCancel

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  • Dwayne Carter - March 26, 2013 - 11:58 am

    Hello, I work at Yoga Journal magazine. We are doing a story on fruit popsicles for our June issue. We love the 4th photo of this post. The one with the dark background with the popsicles stacked. We would love to use this for our popsicle page. Could we use this photo? We can pay for it. We would need the hi res version as soon as we can get it to us as we are on deadline. The one we lined bp before fell through at the last minute. Thanks so much!


  • Su - May 14, 2013 - 11:59 pm

    I added a touch of rose water too. Thanks for the recipe!ReplyCancel

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