What do you do when your kid wakes up Friday morning and wants to be a superhero? You make him a cape!!
At first I toyed with the idea of giving him a towel, or a pillow case to tie around his neck, but I’ve been meaning to make him a cape and so I very quickly threw one together with leftover fabric from Halloween. Not my best work, but it was a fun 30 minutes.
Him: waiting patiently and giving me his cape requirements. Me: cutting and sewing and sweating Project Runway style to meet a fictitious deadline. He chose a square emblem and made me fix the velcro so it wasn’t so scratchy. Superheroes can’t have itchy necks, you know.
He had zero interest in superheros until we spent last Wednesday (I think? The days blend together) with his buddy and they ran around with towels pretending they were capes. It was pretty cute. It’s so funny how their interests change! Currently he is napping. With his cape on.
Is anyone else melting?! OMG. Major sticky, heavy, mugginess happening over here! Today has been a welcomed break from the humidity, but generally it’s just UGH. Mug city.
It seems like lately (if everyone is on their best behavior) I’ve been letting the kids have some ice cream after dinner. Can’t blame me because I am the self-appointed drip licker. “Oh, I’ll clean that up for you!!” I mean, the ice cream still gets absolutely everywhere. Little sloppy, sticky hands looove using mommy as a napkin. Everything gets a good coating of ice cream. Everything except Jaryd who magically remains perfectly fresh and clean. That would be his superhero power. The Evader! He avoids mess with superhero agility.
As a kid my mom used to buy fudgsicles for us. I thought I would try my best to recreate the chilly chocolate-y goodness. I am loving the dark richness and flavor of these! The coconut milk really gives it that thick and fudge-y feel but with a fun coconutty sweetness.
Anyway, here’s how you make these chocolate coconut ice cream pops:
In a medium saucepan, bring the coconut milk to a low boil. Turn down the heat, and whisk in the rest of the ingredients. Continue to whisk until completely combined and smooth.
Pour the chocolate mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze for at least 2-3 hours.
- 13.5 oz (1 can) unsweetened coconut milk, shaken up
- 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons peanut butter (optional but fun)
- 2 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- In a medium saucepan, bring the coconut milk to a low boil.
- Whisk in the rest of the ingredients and continue to whisk until completely combined and smooth.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into the popsicle molds, add a popsicle stick, and freeze for at least 2-3 hours.
Hope these beauties cool you off this summer!! xo