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Last week, I posted 3 easy and inexpensive wedding gift DIYs.
Today, I'm sharing a dessert you can enjoy all year long!
I've only visited Thailand once so far but the trip was absolutely unforgettable. We stopped at Bangkok mainly for shopping, then island-hopped to other cities to hit the beaches. What surprised me the most was that it's not the cheap finds and pristine shores I fell in love with—it's their food.
I was about 18 years old during that visit and since then, you'll find Thai food high up in my list of favorite cuisines. Using intense flavors such as spicy, salty, bitter, sweet, and sour, the food in Thailand is much like its culture—rich and full of life.
Out of respect for their cuisine, I don't think I'll attempt to recreate their dishes for this blog. I did, however, come up with a dessert inspired by my favorite dish from there—Khao Neow Ma Muang or Mango Sticky Rice with Coconut Milk.
Surprise, surprise, my favorite dish is a dessert. But this dessert is sooo good that it's the only dish I've memorized its name in their language (because I knew I'd order it again and again!). Also, I love mangoes. I'm not even talking about the ones here in the US because for some reason, the mangoes here lack the flavor and sweetness you find from those in Thailand or the Philippines. Note: If you haven't tried fresh mangoes from these countries, you should. It will change your life!
2-Ingredient Mango Coconut Popsicles
- 1/2 cup Mango Preserves (I used Randall Family Organic Mango Preserves from Costco)
- 1 cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk (I used Thai Kitchen brand)
Carefully mix both ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. No need for a blender. Pour in popsicle molds (I got mine from Ikea - $2 for a pack of six) and freeze overnight. Run the mold under warm water to loosen the popsicles. Slide them out and enjoy!
This recipe makes about six small popsicles but if you want to make more, simply add more of the ingredients according to the ratio above. In case you find this too sweet, simply lessen the mango preserves.
I can't decide the best thing about this popsicle recipe—the fact that it reminds me of Thai Mango Sticky Rice... or that it only needs 2 ingredients... or that this recipe doesn't need fresh fruit or in-season produce so you can definitely enjoy this all year long!