Dairy-Free Strawberry Creamsicles
Updated: Jun 18, 2020
My newest favorite thing to do with Hudson is make popsicles and creamsicles. I have a few different sets of popsicle molds so it makes it a little more fun for Hudson to choose which ones he wants to use. Some of them are characters from movies and others are just a traditional popsicle mold, but he loves to make them and help me put the popsicle sticks in. This recipe probably has the shortest prep time of any treat so we can always squeeze it in our day. Just grab some berries, pop them in a blender, add some liquid, and into the freezer they go. You don't even have to add sugar to it if you are using really ripe berries because the fruit is so sweet!
It's been reaching near 100° here this week and the kids get hot and sweaty so quickly when they play outside. I always have several popsicles in the outside freezer so he can have a treat after playing outside on these hot summer days, and it's perfect for days when the neighbor kids bring their own ice cream or popsicles outside. He never feels left out because he has something that looks just like their treat and I love that! I also love that any drippy popsicle mess is outside instead of in the house - always a plus!
Popsicle and creamsicle recipes are super forgiving so it makes ingredient substitutions extremely easy. I've made these without the milk, using water instead, and they turned out perfectly. You can also add a little bit of lemon juice to the water and it will be a nice, tart popsicle instead.
Get creative with your popsicle and creamsicle recipes depending upon what your family likes and what you have in the fridge, and it will be so much more affordable than stocking popsicles from the store, and you know there is no risk of allergen cross-contamination, which is always comforting! Prep Time: 5 minutes Freeze Time: 8 hours Yields: 11 medium popsicles INGREDIENTS: 1 lb fresh strawberries, leaves and stems removed 1 cup canned full-fat coconut milk 1/4 cup honey 1. Put all ingredients in a Vitamix, or other high-speed blender and blend on high for 45 seconds - 1 minute, until completely smooth. 2. Pour creamsicle base into popsicle molds and freeze for 8 hours, or overnight, preferably. 3. To eat after freezing, run popsicle mold under hot water for 5-10 seconds to loosen the mold and gently pull the popsicle out. Enjoy! Recipe Notes: 1. You can omit the added sugar if desired - it will just be more tart. 2. Honey can be substituted with agave nectar to make it vegan. 3. Any plant based milk or cow's milk (if no milk allergy) can be substituted, but without a creamy, higher fat milk, it will not be as creamy/creamsicle-like. 4. I was able to make 11 medium-sized popsicles with this recipe, but the yield will depend on how big your popsicle molds are. 5. If you have leftover popsicle base put it in the fridge and you can add it to a smoothie another day!