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Jump into Spring with Orange Coconut Cardamom Ice Lollies

Jump into spring with orange cocnut cardamon ice lollies

I have decided to stop wearing black, gray and dismal colors from this point forward.

Have you ever noticed how people's reaction change when they speak with someone who is wearing light and bright colors verses dark and drab colors? It brings a smile to their face. It is like a glimmer of sunshine. It is time to shed the depressing months of winter and move on to some delightful happy bright and fun experiences.

Jump into spring with orange cocnut cardamon ice lollies

The flowers are blooming and spring in the air. This week was Hong Kong's Flower show and amazing sites for all to see. I much rather go to the beautiful flower show than deal with all the drunken crazy people as the Hong Kong Sevens any day, but that was going on as well.

Jump into spring with orange cocnut cardamon ice lollies

Jump into spring with orange cocnut cardamon ice lollies

I was so going to wear this very same outfit but I was stuck on what shoes to pair with my attire.

Jump into spring with orange cocnut cardamon ice lollies

Jump into Spring with orange coconut caqrdamom ice lollies

I saw the sun for the first time here in Hong Kong in about 60 days so very excited to make something to celebrate the coming of spring. My dear neighbor came over bearing a huge car load of oranges from the USA and just seeing the bright orange colors laying on Bam's Kitchen counter, brightened my day. I wanted to make something that could help us all jump into spring with some very fresh flavors and healthy alternatives for desserts. After all, we are soon embarking upon bikini weather...

Jump into Spring with orange coconut caqrdamom ice lollies

Jump into Spring with orange coconut caqrdamom ice lollies

I ventured on the wild side by looking in Bam's Kitchen pantry for some inspiration.  I started thinking about all my adventures around the world, I have coconut milk from Thailand, sweet juicy oranges from Florida and whole Cardamon from India. Now this was much more like my style, a blend of cultures all combined in one lovely ice pop.

Jump into Spring with orange coconut cardamom ice lollies

An ice pop, frozen ice lolly, Popsicle or frozen treats are popular in almost every culture we just have different nick names for this yummy frozen treat.

Jump into Spring with orange coconut cardamom ice lollies

Orange Coconut cardamom ice lollies have the creamy richness of the coconut milk, light and fresh flavors of the oranges and some exotic flavors with the spice of the cardamom which make this ice lolly very unique and refreshing.

Jump into Spring with orange coconut cardamom ice lollies

My ice lolly pop containers are made of bright orange, red, blue and green colors and are just ready to help us jump into spring. So go ahead and strip off those black and drab colors, don some bright and fun clothes, and grab yourself a cool and refreshing Orange Coconut cardamom Ice Lolly.

Orange Coconut Cardamom Ice Lollies

Makes between 12 and 16 ice lollies depending on the size of your containers.

  • 1 tin of light coconut milk (240 grams or 1 cup)
  • 3 large oranges (you can substitute 1 tin canned mandarin oranges or other citrus fruits available to you)
  • 6 whole cardamom seeds or 1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamom (crush whole cardamom seeds with mortal and pestle and then outer shell removed and then continue to grind inner fruits/seeds of cardamom until very finely grated)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (I substituted Stevia or you can use agave nectar or whatever your little heart desires) I do not like my desserts too sweet, so please adjust sweetener to your liking and it also depends on how sweet your oranges are.  FYI: bikini season is in about 8 short weeks....
  • Ice lolly containers (you can also use paper dixie cups with popsicle sticks, or any small containers  that you don't mind putting in the freezer)

Step 1: Remove the peel and section the oranges. Set aside.

Step 2: Place coconut milk, oranges, ground cardamom and sugar into the blender. Blend until very smooth.

Step 3: Poor Orange CoconutCardamom cream into ice lolly containers and put in popsicle sticks.

Step 4: Freeze for about 8 hours. Run the ice lolly containers under water to loosen from container and remove ice lollies.

Step 5: Jump into spring by donning your flip-flops, putting on your sunnies, bask in the sun while enjoying a light and delicious Orange Coconut Cardamom Ice Lolly.



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Jump into Spring with Orange Coconut Cardamom Ice Lollies

By HWC Magazine  , , , ,

March 26, 2012

  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yields: 8 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager


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  • Wow, I could really use one of those right now!!

    • Don’t tell anyone but I just ate one for breakfast. After all it does have oranges in it! LOL

  • These are flavors I’m not accustomed to using in a frozen treat — but I sure do want to try one. I’m going to come back to this recipe once our weather warms.

    • I love the use of exotic flavors in the ice lollies. Here is Asia we have so many unique flavors and fruits. Have you ever had a sweet red bean ice lolly? They are quite nice. Take Care, BAM

  • I love bright colours, anything between yellow and red……my favourites……what a beautiful pictures, I’m speech less….and about the lolly pop, a great idea, coconut and cardamon….yummy:)

    • Hola Katya! Maybe the bright colors are a bit of Spanish influence from you! As always, thanks for your inspiration. Take care, BAM

  • I love the way you combine all the flavours 🙂

    • This ice lolly had many experiments with different spices and flavors before I was able to finalize the post. Some things that did not meet Bam’s Kitchen’s expectations is adding orange zest to the mixture- bad texture. In Bam’s test kitchen I tried many different kinds spice combinations into my ice lollies. After all the test trials, this last combination of coconut, orange and cardamom was given a thumbs up by my teenagers so this one I posted. Take Care, BAM

  • Ah, orange and cardamom.. I love this spice so much. Some people really dislike it 🙁 I think the flavour is absolutely amazing… I know I’d love these, with the delicate coconuttiness (ha, that wasn’t a word, but it sure is now! :D)

    • “Coconuttiness” is a very useful, dynamic word and I am sure it will really take off in the blogging world! Most people either love or dislike cardamom, usually there are no fence sitters regarding this spice. I think that the cardamom in this dish is what really makes this ice lolly special. I tried other spices first but this one really was unique. Have a great day. BAM

  • These delicious lollies are exactly like Indian kulfi – with such delicious flavours you certainly can do no wrong 😀
    I am falling in love with this delicious light refreshing dessert!

    Choc Chip Uru

    • Wow, just looked Indian kulfi dish up. If we switched out the coconut milk with sweetened condensed milk and added some crushed pistachios on top we could make it like an ice cream. That sound super delicious. I might have to give that a try after my ice lollies run out. Take care, BAM

  • {Main St. Cuisine}

    I’m so happy the sun has finally come out. My husband is from Washington state and talks of going weeks without seeing the sun, but 60 days…wow! Your flavor combination sounds delicious. You’re reminding me that I don’t use cardamom nearly as much as I should. A perfect warm weather recipe!

    • I know is that not crazy, 60 days without sun- But today only slightly overcast and of course polluted. Cardamom is not a spice that everyone has on their shelves but there are very many savory and sweet dishes it can be used in. Take care, BAM

  • How fun! And I love the photos from the flower market!

    • Thanks the flower market is really beautiful. Far better than the drunken fest at the rugby sevens this weekend. Take care, BAM

  • Wow Bam, I really want one of those pops! I absolutely love cardamom 🙂 that outfit is crazy by the way, I wonder where she got it….

    • A cardamom lover, oh yeah! I have to have my camera ready at all times, while living here in HK, as you just never know when that special kodak moment will occur. Take care, BAM

  • There’s nothing like an iced lollie to usher in spring! Lucky you!! We have a snow warning now. ps love those leg warmer shoe/booties!

    • Aww Smidge ! Your new gravatar photo is adorable! I am sorry you still have snow. You know we used to have a saying in Michigan that if we have a mild winter we are sure to have snow in June. Hope that is not the case in Canada. Bookmark the recipe for a warmer day. Spring really is on the way. Take Care, BAM

      • Thanks.. I’m hoping we don’t get the June snow.. but that has been the case here before as well! Have a great day!!

  • I love all the colors in your post. And, the cardamom in the ices sound delicious.

    • Thank you Yummy Chunklet. How did you come up with the name for your blog? So interesting. Take care, BAM

      • Thanks! The name of my blog is a play on my niece’s nickname “Chunklet” and the fact that the blog is a food blog “Yummy”.

        • A tribute to your niece, how very kind and yummy. I am on my way to your blog now. Take Care, BAM

  • Would you look at that outfit!
    What a great use of flavours Bam, sounds lovely.
    🙂 Mandy

    • Mandy, what is your size and I will send one out straight away? I know how you just adore sequences. Thanks for your kind comment Mandy. Take Care, BAM

      • Hee hee, um, well, you see, it’s just that I could not expect you to pay for the post and packaging. 😉

  • Oh Bam, no doubt the recipe looks delicious, but what really got me is your caption about that lady’s outfit, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAH, what a great way to start my Monday!

    • No doubt, that outfit is just a “BIT” on the edge. I do not think I could have come up with the color and daring combo even for halloween. LOL

  • Some really great pictures here! That outfit is . . . different. But really fun. And I love the idea of using cardamon in the ices – I don’t use enough savory flavors in my sweets. Fun post – thanks.

    • I am glad you enjoyed the pictures. When living in the States, I would have never ever thought to put these flavor combos together but now it just seems like the perfect thing to do. My culinary practice is becoming more and more diversified living in an international place. Take care, BAM

  • Lovely lollies…a must try! And the flowers in the terrific photos are equally as colorful as the people. Nice!

    • Thank you. Do you also call frozen treats ice lollies? Or do you call them popsicles, other names? Have a great day. BAM

      • This Missouri girl calls them popsicles but when in Rome… 🙂

  • Oh, these look fabulous! What a perfect combination of ingredients, mmmmmm! 😀

    • Thanks Sibella. When the temperature and humidity starts to rise I want an alternative to using the oven for my sweet treats. Take Care, BAM

      • Refreshing treats like this are perfect for the summer. I also try to go ‘light’ with my baking and use a lot of fruit and yogurt.
        Have a wonderful week! 🙂

  • A bright and beautiful post, and I’m all over these pops! My husband loves frozen treats of any kind, and we’re big fans of orange, coconut and cardamom, so this has inspired me to go get a pop kit so we can add this to the repertoire in the freezer. Thanks!

    • If you do not have the frozen pops containers ,you can even use shot glasses, dixie cups or other small cups with a popsicles stick. Take care, BAM

  • I’ve just started using coconut milk and cardamom in the past year and love them. Can’t wait to taste them combined with orange juice. When you say 6 whole seeds, Bam, I assume you are referring to what I call the pods (the large green things in your picture). Is that correct? You’ve hit the jackpot again with today’s recipe. Yum!

    • Oh yes, I mean the pod. 6 whole pods like my picture. Thanks so much for posting on pin Interest. Your a sweetheart. Take Care, BAM

      • Kathleen Richardson

        I made them, BAM, and they are delicious. An ideal blend of all three flavors ~ coconut, oranges, cardamom.

  • Just look at all those beautiful flowers in bloom. I know I wouldn’t mind having one of these lollipops while taking in the view :). Love this

    • Thanks Kay. So many beautiful flowers. Have you ever been to the fresh flower market in Mong Kok, HK? A must stop for visitors. Take care, BAM

  • Oh, I can’t wait until we have nicer weather! I agree, bright colors are a must – and that outfit, um, Wow. lol. I so want popsicle weather ASAP – and I love the blending of all those flavors.

    • Have no fear spring really is on the way…. and soon it will be so hot and humid we will all be complaining about the heat. Enjoy the transitional weather. I will be sure to send you a special outfit just like the one in the photo, just let me know your size. LOL, Have a great week. BAM

  • Yes, that lady is rocking her style:) Thanks for sharing!

    • I am glad I brought a little HK humor to your day. I know you so were going to where that outfit today. It always make me laugh when I see the HK guys carrying the purses for their ladies. There is no way my hubby would ever do that for me, especially if it had sequences on it.

  • Jo-Lyn

    I want one of those elephants! =) Those lollies sound lovely, too! 😉

    • I can see about shipping the elephant but it might be a tad difficult to get that big elephant through customs. You know how those customs officers are about that whole fresh fruit and flower thing. LOL Have a great day. BAM

  • The flower show is truly beautiful! Wish I was there to see it! And I really need one of those lollies right now! The weather is kinda hot here!

    • Dear Jasline I am sure it is steamy in Singapore. What is the temperature there today? I will save you an ice lolly….

      • The weather’s actually quite cranky here these days! It would be super hot in the early afternoon, about 30 degrees Celsius and then it would start to rain in the evening, dropping to about 25 degrees Celsius! Thanks for saving one for me! 😉 Take care!

        • We did not have sun for 60 days in HK and it is very polluted. Poor weather on all parts of the globe. Stay cool!

          • I’m glad you managed to catch the sun after 60 days, global warming is getting worse these days. Do take care and stay healthy! 🙂

  • Oh goodness yes, I must try this. It sounds like the perfect antidote for a hot day.

  • Cardamum is such a neat new thing to add!

    • Cardamum really adds a special something to these frozen treats. Just be sure to really grind up this spice well before adding to your frozen treats. A little goes a long way.

  • Really! How fun are these!! Love the combination of flavors. Great job! And I’d too have a problem picking out shoes to go with that outfit!! Happy Spring Days ahead!!

    • Thank you for your lovely comment. Maybe flip flops with that outfit? Take care, BAM

  • So much to enjoy – the flavours of the lollies ( a fan of Cardamon in sweets here!), the wonderful photos (I loved the woman’s outfit) and yes to colours, one thing with skiing is that it’s a great opportunity to wear bright colourful clothes – and to mix the colours up – so bright blue jackets, red trousers etc – you get the picture 🙂

    • Another cardamom lover, glad to hear. We do not have snow or skiing here in HK so I guess she just wanted to show her fun side. I am sure she is a blast to hang out with.

  • I love these Bam, I bought an ice lolly pan a few months a go and did not get a chance to try it.We are having a few cold and rainy days here but as soon as the sun comes up I am trying these

    • Spring really is on its way. I promise! I hope it comes soon with some beautiful sunny days for you. Take care, BAM

  • GREAT idea! And lovely cheerful photos too.

    • I just signed up as a follower of yours. It looks like you really are going full steam ahead on your blog. Nice Job! Take care, BAM

      • Thanks! I’m enjoying blogging and being part of the community – it’s taken me this long to figure out that you have to put a lot in to get a lot out…

  • When we were little my mom used to make us popsicles and that’s what immediately came to mind!

    • I have some of the same warm memories. I think my mom used to use koolaid and other juices and always used these bright and smart little ice lolly containers. It brings back some warm memories of our childhood.

  • Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Hi Bobbi! I’m so going to try this one. I love coconut, orange, and cardamom too! ALL in one here… MUST TRY! Thanks for sharing this recipe so I can make my own… =D

    • Konnichi wa Nami-san. It is so easy to make and your little ones will love it. Ja Mata, BAM

  • Wow 😀 That looks yummy. We’re a new summer blog, and we’d like you to come and have a look at our popsicle recipe! I’m sorry we haven’t posted the pics yet. But they’re super-refreshing! We’ll be making white chocolate ganache and chocolate cake tomorrow! for the recipe – go follow! 😀

    • Thanks for stopping by. I’m on my way to your new summer blog now to check it out. Take Care, BAM

  • Mm, what a refreshing combination! These sound so wonderful, I want to whip up a batch of my own right this minute!

    • Thanks Hannah! It is super refreshing and a little bit of creamy decadence as well. I hate to admit but eating them for breakfast. “The breakfast of champions”

  • I love those elephants and those tulips! wow.. it really is spring over there.. iced lollies and all! I have to get back out into the garden but just had to pop over first.. and here I am am just about last on your comments.. why am I always last!!! c

    • Spring is here in full bloom and a very lovely site. I am dreading summer in HK as it is unbearable with heat and humidity factors but now it is beautiful weather just perfectly comfortable.

  • Dolly

    OMG please donate me a popsicle!!

    • Sure would if I knew it would stay frozen from Hong kong to your destination. Thanks for stopping by my website so I could find yours. Take Care, BAM

  • What a cool combination of flavors (pun intended!). Love the cardamom. The Hong Kong flower show looks like it was fantastic…the elephants are exquisite! Just today, I made a mental note to wear less black now that it’s spring. So I popped on a coral blouse today and light grey slacks and you know, I do feel a little lighter and brighter. Let’s see if I get treated differently…

    • So how did it go at work today? Did people treat you a little different with your light and bright springy clothes on. Geni you would have had a field day at the flower show with your camera! Great photo opportunities. Take Care and happy spring to you. BAM

  • These pops sound lovely! What an interesting Summery flavor combination. I’ve always wanted to make homemade ice pops!

    • These little pops would be a great refreshing treat after one of your hard runs. Take Care, BAM

  • So true about wearing bright colors! I definitely wear too much black 🙂 These ice pops look delicious! Good reminder that it’s nearly time for me to take out my popsicle molds!

  • Beautiful colourful post!… and love anything with cardamom

    • Thank you City Hippy Farm Girl! So how did you come up with your website name it is very unique? Happy Spring to you! BAM

  • OK, I have forgotten everything I’ve just seen, because that one image obliterated them. That poor guy having to hold his wife’s sequined purse. Or wait is that his? Either way it’s just wrong. I think there was something about a tasty dessert. I’ll brave going back.

    • Oh Greg, you make me laugh so hard!!! Just the thought of “Man bags”, satchels, or men carrying their wives purses is just one good reason to get the “%^^#^” knocked out of you in the USA. But here in China, it is just the way of life… My husband still would never, ever, hold my purse as a matter of fact he always gives me his stuff to put in mine. Take Care, BAM

  • Bam,
    I just started using cardamon, cloves, and a tea bag in my hot tea. lovely. That is why I googled the internet to find a recipe. thank you. Where are you buying your lovely cardamon? I bought mine in TST, Kowloon. But yours look so good. I will be making some ice treat without milk, Ihave your recipe saved too. Dawn

    • Thanks for stopping by Dawn. My favorite place to get Indian Spices is at the Indian Provisions store in Wanchai. 18-20 Bowrington Road Wanchai, Hong Kong Tele: 2891-8324
      Take Care, BAM

  • Kathleen Richardson

    BAM, found this on your FB page. Just had to see it ’cause I took leftover coconut milk out of the freezer this morning wanting to use it for “something”. I have the cardamom, too, and will run to the store for oranges in the morning. Who cares if it’s not spring, I want these!

    • Hi there Kathleen you really can use any fruit you like I just used oranges as my neighbor brought me over like a million of them so had to use them up. I think mango, Jack fruit , banana or even pineapple would be quite nice. Take care, BAM

      • Kathleen Richardson

        I did them this morning with oranges, BAM. Yummy! Now I’ll have to try all the other flavors. Jack fruit ~ that’s a new one on me, will have to look that up. Wish I had a neighbor who would bring me a million of something!

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