It is so hard to “keep your cool” in the summer when you live in the desert! Here in Phoenix, I am always looking for cool summer treats and activities for the kids when they want to spend their time inside in the air conditioning. It is not always easy coming up with easy treats that everyone likes, but this one is a winner!
I think you will agree, this recipe is not only easy, but a cool idea for the kids to make on their own on those hot days. Just a few ingredients and best of all, no oven is needed! After the creamy base is made, you simple spoon the mixture into ice cubes trays and sprinkle with toasted coconut. After a few hours in the freezer, you will have cold and refreshing frosty bites, bursting with the taste of summer.
If you are feeling the heat this summer, you can be the cool Mom with this recipe! Gather the ingredients and get the kids started. Let them learn how to make treats for the whole family to enjoy!
- 1 cup coconut cream, refrigerated
- 8 ounces Challenge Cream cheese
- 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons lime zest
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅔ cup drained crushed pineapple
- ⅓ cup shredded and toasted sweetened coconut flakes
- Non-stick spray or coconut spray
1With a mixer, combine coconut cream and cream cheese until it is light and fluffy. Mix in lime juice, lime zest and sugar. Fold in crushed pineapple.
2Spoon cheesecake filling into ice cube or mini muffin pan.
3Sprinkle Coconut flakes on top of cheesecakes.
4Place cheesecakes in freezer until firm and frozen solid, about 2 hours.
5Let cheesecake slightly thaw, about 5-10 minutes before serving.