Red, White and Blueberry PopsiclesJuly 3, 2017
We have to admit, here at Alice's Table we just love Summer. With all the flowers in bloom, how can we not? Of course with the summer flowers, come summer temps that can leave us sweltering. Chicago-based lifestyle blogger Rachel Geeser of An Eventful Life is sharing three recipes to cool down when the summer heat starts to really heat up. These red, white and blueberry popsicles are simple to make and best of all, no oven required!
"I first had the idea to make popsicles when I was in Fort Worth over Memorial Day. It was hot, hot, hot so we stopped at Steel City Pops for some popsicles one afternoon. The flavors rotate seasonally and are made from all natural, organic ingredients. We picked out a variety of different pops (they come in the cutest to-go containers!) so we can sample them all. We thought they were all great, but the winner by far was the creamy coconut. I knew I had to make my own version at home and I was surprised by just how easy they are to make.
Making your own popsicles is so simple.
"The hardest part of making your own popsicles is waiting for them to freeze. Each of these recipes only calls for four ingredients or less. Most popsicles you buy at the store are full of sugar and unnecessary ingredients. These popsicles are made with just a few ingredients and very little sugar. In fact, the strawberry popsicles are the only ones with sugar and even then, it’s only a tablespoon. And you’d never guess by tasting them, but the blueberry popsicles are packed with spinach. You could have one for breakfast and not even feel guilty!"
Casual summer entertaining.
"I made these popsicles for a BBQ I hosted and everyone was so impressed they were homemade! Place your frozen popsicles on a pretty, freezer-friendly platter and let your guests choose their flavor.
I like to keep floral arrangements pretty simple in the summer so I picked up a bouquet of white gerbera daisies and arranged them in a vase I spray-painted navy blue. In keeping with the red, white and blue theme I tied a red ribbon to the neck of the vase."
Creamy Coconut Popsicles
- 400 ml can coconut milk
- 250 ml can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup half and half
- toasted shredded coconut
- In a medium bowl, mix together all of the ingredients until fully incorporated.
- Pour into popsicle moulds and freeze until firm (at least 4 hours).
- Once frozen, dip the tip in shredded coconut and enjoy!
Fresh Strawberry Popsicles
- 1 lb fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup orange juice
- In a large mixing bowl, sprinkle the sugar over the sliced strawberries.
- Gently stir until dissolved and allow to macerate for 10-15 minutes to release the strawberry juices.
- Take half of the sliced strawberries and orange juice and blend together using a food processor or blender.
- Spoon the whole sliced strawberries into the popsicle molds, dividing them evenly.
- Next, pour the pureed strawberries into the molds, filling the molds until nearly to the top to allow room for expansion.
- Freeze for a minimum of 4 hours.
Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles
- 1 banana
- 1 cup fresh blueberries
- 1 1/2 cups fresh spinach
- 1 1/2 cups vanilla greek yogurt
- Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until completely smooth. If necessary, add a splash of milk to help the mixture blend.
- Pour the mixture into your popsicle mold.
- Place the popsicle sticks into the mold, and place in the freezer until completely frozen.