Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
It's summer again and the heat is hitting hard (in some parts of the country, anyway). One of our favorite treats around here is a good, old-fashioned popsicle. What better way to cool down than with something frozen?
Popsicles are so easy to make that there is no excuse not to have them in the freezer at all times. You have a few options here. You can use molds or squeeze pop molds or you can just make your own with a paper cup and popsicle sticks. It's completely up to you.
The easiest way to make a quick popsicle is to use your kids' favorite fruit juices. I like to mix a couple together, but you can easily just dump 100% orange juice into the molds and freeze them. Nice and simple. If you want to get more creative, however, here are a few other ideas.
Creamy Orange Avocado Pops
These creamy, citrusy treats are crazy healthy for you and they taste great, too! This recipe makes 8-10 popsicles, depending on mold size.
2 avocados 1 c. orange juice 1/2 c. coconut cream 1 Tblsp. vanilla extract
Blend the flesh of the avocados with the remaining ingredients until smooth. Pour into the popsicle molds and freeze. You can add a sweetener if you prefer.
Peaches and Cream Pops
Who doesn't love this flavor combo? When the cream comes from a coconut, it's a vegan paradise! This recipe makes 10-12 popsicles.
1 can coconut milk 2 c. frozen peaches, cut into chunks sweetener of your choice, to taste 1 tsp. cinnamon
Mix the coconut milk, cinnamon and sweetener until smooth. Divide the pieces of frozen peaches into the molds and then pour the milk mixture over them. Add sticks and freeze.
Peanut Butter and Banana Popsicles
This classic combination works really well for frozen treats. You can even dip these in hard shell chocolate sauce for a really delicious dessert. Makes 8-10 popsicles.
1 c. peanut butter 1/4 c. stevia or other sweetener 2 bananas 1 c. coconut milk
Blend everything together and pour into the molds. Freeze. If desired, dip in chocolate and crushed peanuts.