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DIY Easy & Healthy Gourmet Popsicles

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My Toddler was recently introduced to Ice Cream, and let’s just say it was a Love-Love relationship.  Now she begs for ice cream almost every day.  Great.  In general, I’m pretty good at making her believe things that aren’t true about her food (I think in some places they call this lying).  I’ve had excellent success by pushing the boundaries of truthfulness and explaining that something that may taste vaguely like a sweet treat is actually that sweet treat.  For example, the other day I got her to eat handfuls of roasted sweet potatoes by telling her it was cake. If you’re judging me, she totally bought it (which I feel like may be more her problem than mine), and ice cream has been met with a similar solution: POPSICLES! And not just any popsicles, but gourmet, yummy, colorful popsicles made with fresh organic fruit so they are basically like eating a salad! Team Mommy wins again! You can, of course, make popsicles out of nearly anything that can be frozen– so let your imagination run wild! I used these popsicle molds. 

These flavors are a couple of Lowie’s recent faves and are super easy to make.  I hope these put as many smiles on faces at your house as they do at mine!

 

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Kiwi & Coconut Coolers (makes 6)

  • 1 Can coconut milk
  • 7 fresh, ripe Kiwi fruit
  • 1 cup Water

Blend 5 peeled kiwi with the cup of water in a blender or food processor.  Pour in to the tip of your popsicle molds, and freeze for 1.5 hours.  When they are frozen, take two peeled kiwi and slice them in to thin rounds.  Pop a few in the body of each popsicle mold, and fill the rest of the way with coconut milk.  Freeze at least five hours or preferably overnight.  Enjoy!

 

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Strawberry Mint Lemonade Lollies (makes 6 )

  • 2 cups Lemonade
  • 1/4 cup fresh Strawberries, plus 4-6 more for slicing
  • handful fresh Mint leaves

Blend the lemonade, 1/4 cup of strawberries, and mint leaves in a blender or food processor until mint specks are teeny tiny.  Pour in to your popsicle molds, leaving a bit of room at the top.  Now, add a few sliced strawberries to each mold, and top with lemonade if there is any room still at the top.  Freeze for at least 5 hours, or preferably overnight.  Enjoy!

 

 

 

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14 Comments

  1. Shireen says:

    These look so yum. Question, is the coconut milk you use sweetened?

    05.19.16Reply
    • I use the unsweetened for Lowie (I’m mean) but the sweetened is probably lots more delicious. You could even mix coconut flakes in to the milk to make it extra yummy!

      05.22.16Reply
  2. Anne says:

    These looks delish! I think I may have to buy some molds and make them at home. One question, though. Do you think if you added some veggies to these (in small amounts) they would still taste good? I know, I KNOW! But my four year-old is what we like to call a “selective” eater and is not a big fan of vegetables. I blend some into tomato sauce and serve over pasta and want to try adding veggie puree to pancake batter but maybe this would work, too? And I’m not thinking broccoli or green beans – maybe sweet potatoes or spinach…thoughts? And we’re expecting our second baby in a few months so it would be good to have a little trick like this in my back pocket if this one turns out to be picky like our daughter! 🙂

    05.19.16Reply
    • Carrie says:

      Anne – I have made the strawberry lollies for my daughter and added a few handfuls of spinach. Thus far she has not noticed and still loves her “Pops”. Good luck!

      06.01.16Reply
  3. Sandy Frye says:

    Love these ideas. I would like for my grandkids to eat healthy and have good treats. This is perfect and my granddaughter & I can make these together.Thank you for sharing. Love the blog

    05.19.16Reply
  4. Kathy O says:

    I’ll definitely be making these for me! Thanks Eva!

    05.19.16Reply
  5. Regine Karpel says:
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  6. rachel says:

    What kind/brand of coconut milk do you use for this recipe? Thx! and, super funny about sweet potatoes being cake 🙂

    05.22.16Reply
    • I usually just buy whatever’s around honestly. I think Thai Kitchen makes a good one?

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  7. So helpful! Can’t wait to try it myself!

    05.25.16Reply