brown butter popsicles

really, just saying the name brown butter popsicles inspires a feeling of naughtiness. these aren’t the critters we bought from the truck with the never-ending-jingle that rolled through our neighborhood as kids. these things are a flashback to childhood fantasies with a grown-up feel that’s worthy of date night at a fancy restaurant  (or at the very least, date night at the local park, after the kiddies have all gone home for the evening).


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oh, and if you’ve never visited the blog a beautiful mess, you must.  they inspired us to make this recipe with their original version.  go say “hi,” tell ’em i sent you, try not to stay there forever (you’ll be tempted – they’ve got all kinds of DIY magic!), and promise to come back!

brown butter popsicles


brown butter popsicles


  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons coconut milk yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups salted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream (or use full-fat canned coconut milk, refrigerated, just the cream)
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 tablespoons maple sugar
  • 1/4 cup crushed toffee candy (like Heath)


  1. Melt butter in a large pan over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until it begins to brown.
  2. Allow to cook an additional five minutes or until butter begins to brown, stirring bits from bottom of pan.
  3. Remove from heat and cool.
  4. Pour browned butter into a separate container, reserving the bits in the pan and scraping them up.
  5. Add milk, yogurt, cream, and sugars and heat and stir till blended.
  6. Refrigerate mixture for 1 hour (we found this helps with separation).
  7. Pour chilled mixture into popsicle molds and freeze.
  8. Before serving, sprinkle slightly softened pops with toffee and press into pops.


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do you have a favorite grown-up version of a childhood fun food?  leave a comment and share!


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4 Comment

  1. Reply
    July 12, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    I neeeed these. Like I’ve never needed anything else before 😉

    1. Reply
      July 13, 2014 at 12:51 am

      jordyn, YOU DO. come get some – i will make them.

  2. Reply
    Jillian Babbel Mendioro
    July 13, 2014 at 12:13 am

    Holy moly! These seriously look incredible. My mouth started instantly drooling when i read through recipe. I can’t wait to try these!

    1. Reply
      July 13, 2014 at 12:50 am

      yes, indeed, jillian! 🙂 🙂

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