Mix coconut milk or cream in blender with vanilla and sweeten to taste.
Add in the optional toasted coconut if desired but omit if texture is an issue with your family. My children prefer their popsicles smooth.
Place popsicle mold on quarter sheet baking tray to prevent spills while transporting to the freezer.
Pour 2.6 oz of liquid into each of the molds. Popsicle mold sizes may vary, please do not overfill. Leave ½" of space at the top for expansion.
Place lid to cover mold and insert popsicle sticks leaving 1½" exposed for a handle.
Let freeze for at least 2 hours. Overnight is ideal if you can plan ahead.
To remove from mold, run warm water over the bottom and popsicles should release easily. Serve immediately.
For a more decadent dessert treat - dip frozen popsicle into melted dark chocolate (or drizzle with chocolate) and roll in toasted coconut flakes.
Store in gallon sized freezer bags or package in plastic serving bags for easy transportation.