Popsicles are fantastic for:
- Staying cool
- Satisfying your sweet tooth
- Savoring deliciousness - you can take your time as long as it's not too hot out!
- And soothing those pesky incoming toddler teeth
But we've found that it's incredibly hard (or impossible) to find popsicles at the store that don't have a lot of sugar and other additives.
And so, we're making our own. You may have been doing this for awhile already, but they're a new addition in our family. And there's no turning back now!
My hubby Tony recently made a batch of healthy popsicles that are super easy to make and delicious. Given that he's a former chef, he's not one for following recipes. A pinch of this, a bit of that, and some tasting along the way to see what's needed.
But here's the "cliff notes" directions for these simple healthy coconut raspberry popsicles:
- Mix a can of full fat coconut milk with a dash of vanilla and some honey to taste, then set aside.
- Blend some raspberries (fresh are great, but frozen work too) to a smooth consistency. You can add a bit of honey if you'd like.
- Pour in some of the coconut mixture into your popsicle molds, then add some of the raspberry stuff. Layer on so they look pretty.
- Remember to leave a little room at the top so your molds don't overflow once they freeze
- Put them in the freezer for several hours.
- When you take them out of freezer (after several hours), you can run your popsicle mold under hot water to loosen it up.
Now back to summer fun!