Coconut ice lolly

Coconut ice lolly

1 h
Let our coconut ice lollies transport you with their tropical flavours. Creamy coconut and rich dark chocolate blend in these frozen treats, offering a cool break any time of the day. Made with rich coconut milk and just enough coconut sugar, they're a luxurious treat you can feel good about. Whether shared with friends or enjoyed as a sweet moment to yourself, our coconut ice lollies bring a refreshing taste of paradise, simple to make at home.
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Instructions

  • Beat the egg yolks and coconut sugar into a fluffy eggnog.
  • Stir the coconut milk, skyr and coconut flour into the eggnog.
  • Divide the ice cream mixture into ice cream moulds, insert sticks and place the ice creams in the freezer for at least 6 hours – preferably until the next day.
  • Decorate the popsicles with melted chocolate and coconut.
Enjoy!

Questions about coconut ice lollies

Transport your senses to a tropical paradise with our coconut ice lolly recipe. Curious about perfecting these frozen treats? Our FAQs will guide you. Discover how to get that ideal chocolate coating, transform the recipe into scoop ice cream and more with our straightforward tips.

Can I use different chocolate for the coconut ice lolly coating?
Definitely! Experimenting with different types of chocolate for the coating can add exciting flavour dimensions. While the recipe typically calls for dark chocolate, you can customise the drizzle to suit your taste preferences. Milk chocolate offers a creamier and sweeter option, complementing the tropical flavours of coconut beautifully. White chocolate brings a rich and buttery sweetness, creating a decadent contrast to the coconut notes. For a sophisticated twist, consider using flavoured chocolates like salted caramel or mint-infused chocolate for a unique and indulgent treat. Ultimately, the choice of chocolate is a personal preference, so feel free to get creative and experiment with different varieties to enhance the flavour profile.
Can I make scoop ice cream instead of individual lollies?
Yes! While the recipe is designed for making individual coconut ice lollies, you can easily adapt it to create a delicious scoopable ice cream. After preparing the coconut and skyr mixture according to the recipe, instead of pouring it into individual lolly moulds, transfer it into a freezer-safe container. Smooth the surface with a spatula, cover tightly with a lid or plastic wrap to prevent freezer burn, and freeze until firm, typically for at least 4-6 hours or overnight. Once frozen, remove the container from the freezer, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften slightly, and then use an ice cream scoop to portion out creamy portions. Serve in bowls or cones for a delightful and refreshing alternative.
Can I use coconut cream instead of coconut milk for making ice lollies?
Yes! Coconut cream is thicker and richer than coconut milk, which can result in a creamier and more indulgent texture. When substituting coconut cream, also keep in mind that it has a higher fat content than coconut milk, so you may need to adjust the proportions of other ingredients to achieve the desired consistency. Coconut cream tends to be sweeter than coconut milk, so you might want to reduce the amount of added sugar in the recipe or adjust it to taste. Overall, using coconut cream can add a luxurious touch to your ice lollies and enhance their coconut flavour.

Ingredients

Arla® Skyr vanilla
250 ml
Coconut sugar
50 g
Coconut flour
35 g
Egg yolks
4
Coconut milk
1 can
To garnish
Dark chocolate, melted
50 g
Coconut flour
2 tbsp

How to create the perfect chocolate drizzle

Drizzling chocolate is an art that can take the presentation of your coconut ice lollies to the next level. Gently melt the chocolate using a double boiler or microwaving in short bursts, stirring frequently to prevent overheating and ensure an even consistency.

Once melted, let the chocolate cool slightly: it should be warm enough to pour easily but not so hot that it melts the surface of the lolly. For a glossy finish, you can temper the chocolate by melting two-thirds, then stirring in the remaining chocolate off the heat until fully melted.

For flawless results, use a piping bag or make one by cutting a small hole in one corner of a plastic bag. This tool gives you precise control over the chocolate flow. Keep a steady hand to pour the chocolate in a thin, even stream. This careful method adds an attractive look and a new texture layer. Let the chocolate fall naturally, tapping off any extra drops before it sets to avoid a thick layer that could overpower the lolly's flavours.

Skyr blending techniques

When blending the skyr into the eggnog, achieving a smooth and creamy consistency is key. Begin by allowing the skyr to come to room temperature, which helps it blend more easily and prevents lumps.

As an extra step, consider using a high-speed blender or food processor to whip the skyr into a lighter, creamier consistency. Pulse the blender in short bursts to avoid over-blending, which can introduce too much air and affect the texture. Incorporate the coconut milk and coconut flour gradually, blending between each addition to ensure even distribution and a homogenous mixture. For an extra creamy texture, you can also strain the skyr through a fine mesh sieve or cheesecloth before blending to remove any excess whey.

Expert tips for a silky-smooth eggnog

Begin by whisking the egg yolks and sugar together until the mixture is pale and creamy, ensuring the sugar is fully dissolved. This step is crucial for achieving a smooth texture. Gradually combine with the skyr mixture, whisking continuously. To further refine the texture, consider straining the eggnog through a fine mesh sieve to remove any lumps. Once blended to perfection, chill the eggnog thoroughly before using it in your ice lolly mixture, ensuring a luxuriously creamy result.

What can I use instead of coconut sugar in this recipe?

If you don't have coconut sugar or prefer a different taste, you can easily use honey, maple syrup, or agave nectar as a substitute. Use the same amount of these sweeteners as you would coconut sugar to get the sweetness level just right.

Creative toppings for your coconut ice lollies

To add visual appeal and a mix of flavours to your coconut ice lollies, top them with a variety of ingredients. Crushed nuts like walnuts, almonds or pistachios will add a satisfying crunch. For a playful twist, sprinkle them with cookie crumbs (here’s a collection of our top five cookie recipes to get you started) or fresh berries. Alternatively, add a touch of sophistication with matcha paste or citrus zest. Finish off with a sprinkle of colourful sprinkles or edible glitter for a whimsical touch.

What can I add to enhance the coconut flavour?

To enhance the coconut flavour, you can incorporate a variety of complementary ingredients that intensify and accentuate the tropical taste. One option is to add coconut extract or essence, which provides a concentrated burst of flavour without adding additional moisture.

Alternatively, toasted coconut flakes can be folded into the skyr mixture to impart a subtle nuttiness and texture, enhancing the overall coconut experience. For an extra layer of richness, consider stirring in a spoonful of coconut cream or coconut milk powder, which adds depth and creaminess to the lollies.

A pinch of coconut sugar or drizzle of coconut syrup can further enhance the sweetness and complexity of the ice lollies’ flavour profile.

Transform your leftover coconut ice lollies into new snacks

Transforming leftover coconut ice lollies into new snacks offers a creative way to repurpose these delicious treats. Remove the sticks and scoop the coconut ice cream between two cookies (our matcha cookies or banana cookies are great options that will work beautifully with the ice cream’s coconut flavours). Roll the edges in shredded coconut to give your ice cream sandwiches an extra flair.

Coconut ice cream bites is another option: scoop small portions of the coconut ice cream onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze until solid, then dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with chopped nuts or shredded coconut before freezing again. Serve them with similar sized date balls, a fun and interactive presentation that is sure to keep your guests guessing every time they select a snack.