Making the super yummy coconut berry delights made me want to play around with other ways of enjoying coconut oil. I love lemon, so the next thing that sprang to mind was lemon coconut delights. They did not disappoint! If you like lemon, you absolutely must give these a try. Tart and flavorful, these are another delicious way to get in your daily coconut oil.
I use expeller-pressed (also known as refined) coconut oil in this recipe because I don’t care for the strong taste of virgin coconut oil when not countered by an equally strong flavor such as chocolate or mint. So, although these are lemon coconut delights, they do not taste like coconut. If you do want your delights to taste coconutty, however, feel free to use virgin coconut oil instead of expeller-pressed.
I like tart lemony flavors, so this recipe is rather sour (although not overwhelmingly so). If you prefer your lemon treats sweeter you can easily add extra honey to taste before cooling in the freezer.
Lemon Coconut Delights
1 cup expeller-pressed (refined) coconut oil (find quality coconut oil here)
2 1/2 teaspoons lemon zest (about one medium lemon’s worth)
1/4 cup lemon juice (about one medium lemon’s worth)
2 tablespoons honey
Gently melt about half of the coconut oil on the stove.
While the oil is melting, zest your lemon. Add the zest to your food processor.
Use a reamer to juice your lemon, then add lemon juice (minus any seeds) to your food processor.
Add melted and unmelted coconut oil to your food processor, then add the honey.
Process until all ingredients are evenly mixed.
Scoop finished mixture into molds (such as these Silikomart molds, or even ice cube trays). If you don’t have/don’t want to use molds, you can also let mixture firm up in the refrigerator for a while, then spoon out morsels onto a parchment-paper lined surface such as a cutting board.
Put molds or parchment paper-lined surface into the freezer to firm up the delights. After half an hour or so, or whenever they have become solid, remove from the molds/parchment paper and store in a container in your freezer. Enjoy whenever you feel like you need (or want!) some coconut oil.
I wouldn’t eat more than one or two of these at once (at least starting out), as eating too much coconut oil all at once can cause intestinal upset. (Something I’ve experienced firsthand.) How much is too much seems to vary from person to person, so I recommend experimenting gradually if you don’t yet know your own tolerance level.
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How do you eat your coconut oil?
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