A Healthy Red, White, and Blue Popsicle Recipe for 4th of July!
Popsicles are having a moment right now. I seriously woke up this morning to at least five Instagram posts about them, but I'm not complaining--popsicles are awesome! Since they're the perfect summer treat, I decided to order a set of popsicle molds so I can start making my own frozen concoctions. (These are the molds I got.) First up, red, white, and blue popsicles just in time for 4th of July!
I scoured Pinterest to find a recipe that met up to my requirements--dairy-free and processed sugar-free. I finally found a winner with this recipe from on Gluten Free on a Shoestring. It uses coconut milk as the white color, blueberries as the blue color, and strawberries as the red color. The sweetener in it is honey. I adjusted the recipe slightly from the original, but for the most part it's the same. Check it out below!
2 cups blueberries, rinsed and dried
2 cups strawberries, rinsed, de-stemmed, and sliced
2 14 oz. cans full-fat coconut milk
3 tablespoons honey
A few pinches of salt.
1. Rinse the berries and prepare as directed above.
2. Add the blueberries, one tablespoon of honey, and a pinch of salt to a small sauce pan. Cook on medium-low heat until the berries are broken down--it usually takes about three minutes. After they're broken down enough, turn off the heat and move them into a heat-safe bowl to cool.
3. Rinse the sauce pan and return to heat. Add the strawberries, one tablespoon of honey, and a pinch of salt and cook on medium-low heat until the berries are broken down. After about three minutes, turn off the heat and move them into a heat-safe bowl to cool.
4. While the berries cool, spoon out the top, thicker layer of coconut milk into a mixing bowl. (Tip: if you refrigerate the cans of coconut milk beforehand, it's easier to scoop out the thicker layer.) Mix on high until the coconut milk starts to thicken. Add the last tablespoon of honey and continue to mix until the mixture resembles whipped cream.
5. Next up, assembly time! Start by adding a couple of spoonfuls the blueberry mixture to the bottom. Follow with a few spoonfuls of the coconut cream. Top with a couple of spoonfuls of the strawberry mixture.
6. Insert the popsicle sticks and pop them into the freezer for about three hours. I only had six molds, so I had a lot leftover which means more popsicles later on!
7. Remove the popsicles from the molds and enjoy!