fig + honey coconut pops

Happy (long) weekend friends! It really is starting to feel like Fall, isn't it? The leaves are turning colour and there's that caramel smell in the air (never really sure how to describe that smell, but you know what I mean, right?). Despite these changes, I'm still not ready to pull out the chunky knit sweaters and indulge in pumpkin flavoured this and that. I will, however, slooowwly start to make the transition and these ice pops are my first step. Frozen coconut milk with fresh figs and sweetened with honey is to me the perfect end of summer treat. So happy to see figs are back in season and there really are so many things you can do with them. My mind keeps whirling with ideas but for now, here they are in frozen pop form!

Fig and Honey Coconut Pops
makes ten 3oz pops (I use this mold)

2.5 cups full fat coconut milk (about 1 ¼ cans)
½ cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 fresh figs, finely sliced

1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, honey and vanilla.

2. Place two fig slices into each pop mould, pressing one into each side. I found using a popsicle stick helped with this.

3. Fill each mold ¾ of the way and then place one more fig slice into each mold.

4. Continue filling the moulds, making sure to leave a little bit of room at the top for expansion when freezing.

5. Insert sticks and place in the freezer for 5 hours or overnight. If you find the sticks are sinking when you insert them,  let the pops freeze for an hour then insert the sticks.

6. To remove the pops, place the mold in a bath of hot water for a couple seconds without getting the tops wet. Carefully pull them out and enjoy!

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