You need to have all sorts of frozen goodies ready for summer cravings that may strike at any given moment. Yes, I know that it easy to run out to the store and have boxes of ice cream sandwiches and popsicles at the ready. But, for the fruity treats you crave, please please please make something healthy and happy – which you can also customize to perfectly fit your personal palette preferences. 🙂
If you are not a fan of coconut, you can still make this recipe. Sub in your favorite dairy (or how about vanilla pudding!?) instead of the Coconut Milk. The coconut and peach are the primary flavors here but those blueberries add a nice pop of surprising flavor. You can sub in pineapple or strawberry or any other delicious fruit combinations. Yum – frozen sweets are so easy to make and adapt. You can also make these as big or small as you like, just by freezing them into your favorite sized mold.
I love that I can have a variety of frozen goodies at the go-to for those cravings. If you don’t make healthy treats to keep in the freezer, your chances for a craving leading to a bowl of ice cream are much higher. NOW – before you attack me with pitchforks and ice cream cones, I am not saying that a bowl of ice cream is a bad thing! I am just personally trying to make the most healthy choices that I can and these frozen sweet treats are a much more health-conscious choice for me and my daily sweet/cold craving!!!!
- 1 cup coconut milk - (canned or from the refrigerator section)
- 1 peach, chopped
- ¼ cup blueberries
- Combine coconut milk and chopped peaches in a food processor and pulse a few times until somewhat blended - but you want a few chunks to remain.
- Dump in your blueberries and just pulse once or twice to get some of the berries slightly chopped - its ok if they are still all whole!
- Pour mixture into an easier-to-pour-from container if needed.
- Pour into Ice-Pop Molds or small paper cups or Ice Cube Tray or Mini Muffin Tin. If you want to add a stick to your chosen mold (and it is not a self-contained mold/stick set) after about an hour, push a stick into the center of your pop.
- Allow to set for a few hours to be fully frozen. Un-Mold by running the outside in some warm water to allow for a no-fuss frozen removal. Then store in a zip-top bag for easy snacking any time you need a healthy cool treat.
As originally found in 2012 on Gina’s beautiful site – Running to the Kitchen
Also – if you like PEACH and have not checked out my Ginger-Peach Popsicles, than you can be sure that you are missing out! Those pops are of my Top 5 most-clicked recipes here on Teacher-Chef, so be sure to check ’em out!
And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What frozen treat do you like to always have in the house?