Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Halos. All thoughts are my own.
It was wintery good here in Southern California for a couple weeks and today, it was an ugly 85 degrees. I was kinda mad about it because 11 months out of the year we’re melting. I wanted to actually enjoy our short Winter, it doesn’t even feel like Christmas when our temps rise and the heat makes me cranky. To stay cool today, I made one of my favorite light treats – Coconut Pudding with Fresh Mandarin Oranges! Wait, what? Yep, coconut or vanilla pudding with mandarin oranges – it sounds funky and weird, right? But it is so refreshing. The haupia (coconut pudding) is slightly sweet and the mandarins are juicy and sweet. What is your favorite mandarin orange recipe?
I learned some fun facts about mandarin oranges:
- Halos mandarins are from California
- Halos mandarins are non-GMO verified!
- Mandarins are sometimes put in Christmas stockings in Canada
- During Chinese New Year, mandarin oranges are traditional symbols of abundance and good fortune
- Japanese mandarins signaled the real beginning of the holiday season
Coconut Pudding Ingredients (recipe courtesy of Food.com)
1 (12 ounce) can coconut milk
4 -6 tablespoons sugar
4 -6 tablespoons cornstarch
3/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon coconut extract (or vanilla extract)
Coconut Pudding Directions
Pour coconut milk into saucepan.
Combine sugar and cornstarch; stir in water and blend well.
Stir sugar mixture into coconut milk; cook and stir over low heat until thickened add coconut extract.
Pour into molds of your choice.
Peel and slice a Halos mandarin orange and eat!
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