Anything that involves a berry and cream, is a guaranteed hit, and this chilly treat is no exception.  With summer coming, hopefully soon, my freezer is going to be packed with sweet treats made with real, tasty, ingredients.  Remember frozen fruit pops?? They were the healthy alternative to popsicles in the early 90’s, and I couldn’t get enough of the coconut flavor.  Long before real food was fashionable, my mom would make homemade popsicles using fresh squeezed orange juice in frozen 70’s popsicle molds.  I can still remember running outside on hot summer days, with those popsicles in hand, like it was yesterday.

Although this was originally supposed to be another delicious smoothie, I decided instead, to turn this yummy recipe into a popsicle.  In anticipation of warmer.. much warmer, weather.  Plus, I finally needed an excuse to put these adorable rocket popsicle molds, that I picked up from Costco.. ages ago, to good use!

Trust me you guys, these are the perfect hot summer day treat.  They are so sweet and creamy.. they are the type of popsicle, you can really sink your teeth into because they are so dense with flavor.  I, myself, almost ate two yesterday because they are just so incredibly delicious.  Of course, you could also use this receipe to make the most delicious strawberry smoothie ever.. it’s totally up to you.

You can also use another type of berry that you have on hand.. I just had some strawberries that I was looking to use up, and this was one of those recipes that came out perfect.. on the second try, but who’s counting??!!

Strawberry & Cream Popsicle Sticks

serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 can full fat coconut milk (I used Thai Kitchen)
  • 2 cups strawberries, hulled
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon gelatin
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Combine ingredients and blend in blender or Vitamix
  • Pour into popsicle molds and place in freezer until frozen
  • Remove from freezer, run mold underneath hot running water for about 20 seconds to help remove popsicle from the mold. Enjoy!

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