Let me begin by telling you that these are, by far, the best popsicles (paletas) that I've ever made! Plus, the recipe ranks among my easiest, consisting of just two ingredients, and requires very little kitchen effort.
I have a passion for dulce de leche and I can actually spoon my way through an entire jar (not all in one sitting, but still...). If you’re not familiar with dulce de leche, check the Latin aisle of your local grocery store and you’ll probably find it there. When you do, grab a couple of jars from the shelf, take them home (pay first, of course...), and spread one or two tablespoons on a saltine cracker, and tell me what you think! Here's what I think: Dulce de leche is one of the best culinary creations, a simple mixture of milk and sugar that almost defies words.
Dulce de leche is made by simmering whole milk and sugar for several hours while stirring the mixture regularly. The result is a decadent, smooth, sweet, and thick syrup akin to caramel with a similar beautiful golden color!
Last week, while eating dulce de leche with a spoon from the jar, I became inspired to make this Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicle recipe. These popsicles were incredibly yummy and had a strong dulce de leche flavor that didn't overpower the coconut milk -- a combination tasted sinfully good!
So now, I pass on this delicious summer recipe to you. I hope you enjoy making and eating these Dulce de Leche and Coconut Popsicles as much as I do.