Frozen Coconut Peach Bites

These frozen coconut peach bites are an easy, adaptable icy summer treat.

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.

Frozen coconut peach bites

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.

Coconut peach bites

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.

Coconut peach ice cream bites

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.

Frozen coconut bites

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

Serves 8-10     adjust servings

Frozen Coconut Peach Bites

Prep Time
Preparation 2 hr, 5 Cook Time
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These frozen coconut peach bites are an easy, adaptable icy summer treat.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk (from a can)
  • 1 peach, chopped
  • 1/4 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.

 

42 Comments

  1. Barbara

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

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  2. Kathryn

    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.

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  3. katie @KatieDid

    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.

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  4. claire @ the realistic nutritionist

    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.

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  5. Heather (Heather's Dish)

    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!)

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

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

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  6. Jacqueline

    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.

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  7. Megan {Country Cleaver}

    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!

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

      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!

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  8. Amanda @ Binks & Franny

    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…!!

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  9. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    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 ;-)

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  10. Baking Serendipity

    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 :)

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  11. Julie @ Table for Two

    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!

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    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author

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

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  13. Rachel (teacher-chef)

    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!!

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  15. Amy

    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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