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Pine-lime coconut pops with passionfruit sherbet

Australian Gourmet Traveller recipe for pine-lime coconut pops with passionfruit sherbet.

By Alice Storey & Emma Knowles
  • Serves 12
  • 20 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking plus cooling, freezing
Pine-lime coconut pops with passionfruit sherbet
Pine-lime coconut pops with passionfruit sherbet

You'll need to begin this recipe a day ahead.

Ingredients

  • 250 gm caster sugar
  • 500 ml pineapple juice (2 cups)
  • 25 ml lime juice
Coconut ice
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 100 ml young coconut water
Passionfruit sherbet
  • 60 gm pure icing sugar, sieved
  • 2 tbsp freeze-dried passionfruit powder (see note)
  • 1 tsp citric acid
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda

Method

Main
  • 1
    Stir sugar and 250ml water in a small saucepan over medium heat to dissolve sugar. Bring to the boil, then set aside to cool. Combine 300ml syrup (reserve remaining) with pineapple and lime juice and divide among twelve 80ml popsicle moulds, filling to 1.5cm below rims. Freeze until firm (2-3 hours), insert sticks and freeze until frozen (4-6 hours).
  • 2
    For coconut ice, whisk ingredients with 150ml reserved sugar syrup (there may be some left over) in a bowl to combine. Top up popsicle moulds and freeze until frozen (2-4 hours). Pops will keep frozen for 2 months.
  • 3
    For sherbet, combine ingredients in a dry bowl and scatter on pops just before eating.

Notes

Note Freeze-dried passionfruit powder is available from select grocers and online from fresh-as.com.