Frozen coconut peach bites

Saturday we bought a newer car for me. Sunday we sold my old car to the first person that came to see it off Craigslist (how did we even function before Craigslist? Also, someone please explain to me how Craigslist makes money. This has been a dinner time discussion more than once in our house with no conclusion). You would think that’s perfect timing and it would be if the car we bought wasn’t in Manheim, Pennsylvania sitting on the auction lot. Ulysses’ job doesn’t have many perks but one of them happens to be access to wholesale cars. Great for the price, not great for convenience as I wait for it to be inspected and shipped to me.

In the meantime, I’m driving my father in law’s old 2000 Hyundai Accent because Ulysses also happened to sell his truck the day before we sold my car. Impeccable timing. I’m usually cool with driving whatever, but let’s talk about this car a bit.

The exterior has seen better days. I don’t know what he hit, a guardrail, a deer maybe? But the driver’s side has a nice big horizontal dent that is now rusting across 80% of it, the inside might never have been cleaned in it’s entire lifetime (I had to sit on a towel yesterday for fear my white pants would’ve been black when I got out if not), it’s stick shift, no power anything and the kicker?

No air-conditioning.

Besides the embarrassment factor of this car (coincidentally, every stoplight I’m suddenly flanked by hot men in pickup trucks) and wanting to plaster a sign to the windshield that says NOT MINE, TEMPORARY LOANER, the A/C part is killing me.

I’m totally that person that drives with the windows down and the air on in the summer just to enjoy the “summer breeze” but when it hits 95-100 degrees like it has every day since selling my car, the windows part becomes overrated. Give me air of the conditioned variety please.

So after 4 separate trips to and from a conference yesterday, I arrived home with my pants sticking to my legs from sweat, my foot cramping from driving stick shift in heels, my hands tacky from dirt caked onto the steering wheel and popped one of these frozen treats in my mouth.

They almost make me forget the horror that is that car.

They’re good, but I’m ready for my car to get here.

5.0 from 3 reviews

Frozen Coconut Peach Bites
 
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A quick and simple frozen treat to cool off during those hot summer days.
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Recipe type: dessert, frozen treats
Serves: 8-10 treats
Ingredients
  • 1 cup coconut milk (from a can)
  • 1 peach, chopped
  • ¼ cup currants (optional or substitute blueberries)
Instructions
  1. Combine coconut milk and chopped peaches in a food processor and pulse a few times until blended but a few chunks remain.
  2. Pour mixture into a small bowl and add currants or blueberries if using.
  3. Pour coconut mixture into either and ice cube tray or a mini muffin tin.
  4. Either leave as is and freeze for a couple of hours until frozen or, freeze until just starting to set and insert popsicle sticks in the middle for an easier handheld treat.

 

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  1. 1
    Barbara says:

    Just bought coconut milk and peaches , this is simple enough for me to do ,minimal time in kitchen
    think Ill add some shredded cocunut!

  2. 2

    Your coconut peach bites look delish!! I love simple, healthy frozen treats! Beats the crap they have at the store! Have a great day!

  3. 3

    These look nice and refreshing. Hope you get your new car soon!

  4. 4

    These look delicious. I’m sure they’re prettier than that car. Could we get a photo of it, please? ;)

  5. 5

    What a great little idea, love the combination of the coconut and peach and these must be the perfect snack to have on hand when it’s sweltering outside.

  6. 6

    Love this idea. I need to get my hands on some more coconut milk asap.

  7. 7

    um yes i understand the embarrassing car, the one i have left in KC for when i travel back is in sad shape, but I need it every other month so I let it be

  8. 8

    they’re like mini popsicles only cuter and you can eat 10 of them, I like it! My car died on the side of the highway at night in the middle of a vermont winter. I’ve been carless since but luckily everything I need right now is biking distance. No AC for this girl either ha.

  9. 9

    Look fabulous and refreshing…perfect for a summer day. (And cute, too!)

  10. 10

    Aren’t you just obsessed with that mini muffin pan? I’m finding a way to use it all the time now. It just makes such stinkin cute food.

    I love these, Gina! they look so very refreshing. I’d probably add booze to them though. Don’t judge me.

  11. 11

    so it’s a little different story, but when i was in college there was a guy i worked with who cut his hand and had to be driven to the ER…and i was the only one who knew how to drive a stick shift. and his truck? exactly the same as your FIL’s. and you KNOW we hit every light on the way there and at EVERY LIGHT i saw at least one car of hot guys. awesome.

    at least it was just for one night (thank goodness!)

  12. 12

    Adorable Gina! Just adorable. And I must say, your mini-muffin pan is quite clean! I wish mine still looked like that. No AC… I don’t think I coulda survived. :(

    • 13
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      haha, I know. I have no idea how it’s remained so un-stained b/c my normal muffin pan is atrocious!

  13. 14

    I need to make some frozen bites, but my roommate takes up our freezer with his fish sticks and frozen pizzas! :)

  14. 15

    Yum! These look so delicious, and I just love how easy they seem!

  15. 16

    Haha, my favorite part is that you have to sit on a towel. That’s a car with character. These peach bites make everything look a little better! Can’t wait to try them.

  16. 17

    Easy, fabulous, perfect for summer! Great job, Gina.

  17. 18

    My sister’s old car is somehting like the one you’ve been driving…she’d been in three accidents (although “minor”) in that thing in the three years she had it. I couldn’t get into it if I tried – let alone drive it for fear that the hood was going to fly up on the highway if the bungycord strapping it down had failed! *shudders* Now that she just got a newish car – I’m hoping this doesn’t face the same fate!

    It’s bad enough for me to have Huck in the car with his hair sticking into every possible crevasse and I still vaccuum it out and Armorall the hell out of it once a month!

    • 19
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      the dog hair thing is exactly why I’m getting an SUV. I just refused to put Ginger in my car before because her hair would stick to EVERYTHING!

  18. 20

    You crack me up! And your description of the car…let’s just say I’ve so been there. The husband is a biologist and often trades his car for a “field vehicle” if he’s got a survey heavy week ahead of him (to keep the miles off his own car). You can imagine how caked with grime and mud and dirt and dust and full of plant samples and rogue silverware (eewww!) the things are. Totally have the towel and the sign on the ready for those weeks.

    In other news, the recipe looks awesome and perfect for my teething one-year old and her so-over-the-teething-thing mother. Can’t wait to try…!!

  19. 21

    This looks awesome, Gina! Hope you get your new car soon ;)

  20. 22

    These look absolutely amazing! and your car sounds HORRIBLE. I think you should totally make a sign.

  21. 23

    Wow! What a simple recipe. I simply love it. I can’t wait to make it – I love coconut milk :-)

  22. 24

    What a perfect summer recipe. And so easy! I’m going to try it.

  23. 25

    I have been wondering FOREVER how in the world Craigslist makes money??? I just don’t get it.
    Stick shift in heels…painful but sexy?
    “air of the conditioned variety” – classic.
    oh and the frozen bites are awesome too ;-)

  24. 27

    Mmmm! Love this! I have some coconut milk, too.
    And Gina – I totally do the air on, windows down in the summer too :)

  25. 28

    After living in Phoenix, I know that ugh, I just sweated through an entire outfit because of my car, feeling. I hope yours arrives soon! In the meantime, I think these frozen bites could fix an awful lot of bad :)

  26. 29

    ugh, no AC in a car like the past few days have been? that’s just horrible. i feel bad for you :( that loaner car will hopefully be long gone soon! great idea to cool yourself off with these coconut peach bites..love the combination of fruit flavors you used in this one!

  27. 30

    genius- love this recipe!

  28. 31

    Ugh, I hope you get your new car soon! My husband’s car’s air conditioning went out and he’s been melting! These frozen bites sound amazing! He would appreciate these when he gets home from work!

  29. 32

    my bra sweat yesterday? holy shite.

  30. 33

    Love the idea! Especially with popsicle sticks stuck in them(otherwise my kids would be covered in them instead of actually getting to eat them, lol)

    • 34
      Running to the Kitchen says:

      I know, I really wish I had popsicle sticks for these. Even as an adult it got a little messy!

  31. 35

    Again – seriously – you have the exact recipe at the exact right time to cover the things I have in my fridge!! Just got about 10 pounds of beautiful fresh peaches from the CSA – yum, thanks again for another perfect treat Gina!!

  32. 36

    I love this. So quick and easy!

  33. 37

    Its 40 degrees (104 F) in Melbourne Australia right now so I was looking for a quick healthy frozen sweet treat recipe and found yours! Amazing! I added 1/2 a mango and 1/4 tsp cardamon – DELICIOUS!!!

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