It’s so nice and hot out lately that I’m only inspired to make delicious, refreshing popsicles! It’s hard to come up with hot, baked meals when you don’t even want to turn on your oven. I’m so ready for beach days, camping and spending all day outside! Speaking of camping, my mom and I have gone crazy planning for our late september camping trip. We’ve already went on a little road trip scouting a location for it! I think we may have found a spot, too! We just have to make sure there’s fish in the water. We couldn’t really see any when we were there, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t any! It’s about a 40-minute drive away from where I live, and its a beautiful, wooded, secluded area.
We both went online yesterday and purchased ourselves some nice hunting knives. Don’t worry, it’s not actually for hunting. Well, we will be using it on the fish we catch, but it’s mostly for cutting things like tall grass, thin pieces of wood for kindling, plants and food, and anything else we need to cut! If you’re at all curious, this is the knife mom ordered and this is the knife I ordered. We’ve been obsessively watching YouTube videos of wilderness survival and different people’s techniques of catching and cooking fish! I think we’re having more fun planning our trip than we’ll have when we’re actually there (haha, just kidding).
I bought a few camping and wilderness survival books at the thrift store. One had a chapter on edible plants and flowers, which I’m excited to experiment with! It’ll be fun to find natural herbs or edible flowers and use them in our cooking! It’ll be a challenge because of the limited things around us, unlike when I’m at home and I have access to all kinds of stuff to make things like these kiwi popsicles! Which by the way, are delicious. I’m totally eating on one as I write this! I love the mint and kiwi paired together, and then the flavor of the coconut milk totally smooths it out and makes it creamy and delicious! You can probably tell by now I’m obsessed with coconut milk!
With this recipe I made 4 popsicles. Depending on your size of popsicle mold you may be able to make more or less. I also had coconut milk remaining, so you may as well. You could make coconut milk ice cubes with the remaining milk for things like iced coffee or adding to smoothies, so you’re not wasting! And I hope you enjoy these popsicles as much as I do!
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