Eat Pretty: Coconut Fig Popsicles


Popsicles don't quite count as cooking, do they? Which is fine because it's hot and cooking is probably the last thing on the agenda anyways. Freezing, though—freezing is perfectly doable. Encouraged, even! And with the hydrating coconut milk in these popsicles, they could probably double as super-cold face masks should you find yourself on a deserted island with nothing but pre-made, still-frozen treats.

-2 cups coconut milk
-1/2 cup honey
-1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
-pinch of salt
-4 fresh figs, thinly sliced

Combine all ingredients except for the figs in a large bowl and whisk to combine. Place fig slices into the popsicle molds and press against the sides. Pour the mix into the molds and freeze. If you don't have popsicle molds, paper cups work well too. Makes 6 popsicles.

—Chelsea Hunter

Chelsea Hunter creates weekly recipes on her blog, The Naked Fig, for the love of good health and good food. Follow her on Instagram @thenakedfig.

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  • Kelsey

    Yum!! I want to make these today!

  • Emma Hager

    These look amazing. I have a good friend -- she is also named Emma -- and we have made a summer hobby out of replicating (well, almost, but not as pretty) the delicacies we read about here on ITG. So far, so good. I'll make this as the dessert to a Lily Kunin noodle bowl. X

  • Leandra Guillet

    Making these tonight!!! YUM!

  • Victoria Larroque

    looks delicious!

  • Clever Girl Reviews

    Black figs! I just saw some fresh lovely ones at the market but I wasn't sure what I'd use 'em for right now. Now I know!

  • Mademoiselle nature

    Looking really nice :-) x

  • Vanessa Ruiz

    Love this!!! Silly question but... for the coconut milk is it the drinkable kind that's refrigerated next to the soy milk or is it the one that's think and in a can?

    • Chelsea

      Either one works, but the canned coconut milk will be creamier.

  • Eliza

    These look gorrrgeous, but how does the honey mix with the coconut milk? Whenever I put honey in something cold (e.g., iced tea) it sort of just solidifies or floats to the bottom? Do you use warm coconut milk?

    • Chelsea

      I just whisked it in and it didn't separate. The coconut milk was room temperature to start.

  • Haiku Jew

    I love popsicles
    they're a sweet treat for summer
    coconut & figs!

  • Rebecca

    I've never made popsicles before (not even as a child!) but I'll be sure to attempt these.

  • Denisse

    My two favorite things put together! Going to make these this weekend.

  • Danielle

    Wow they look incredible

  • The Minx

    ahh these look amazing!! I want these every day of my life

  • Cindy Maze

    Yummy! Looks good - I want to make these next week! Thanks for sharing.

  • Kyra C

    My roommate loves coconut and fig! We'll have to make these. thanks for the recipe!

  • Emily

    so tasty, will be making these soon !

  • Marie

    This looks absolutely delicious. Pinning to my pinterest for future reference. What happens if you substitute coconut water instead of the milk?? Would it still taste as good?

  • Katherine

    What kind of Popsicle molds do you use?