Make Your Own Sweet Treats This Summer!

May 19th, 2014 | By Katie No Comments

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Most of these will make your tongue water,
and we’ve thrown in one recipe that may make you think “ewww.”  Have fun trying them all!

Smooth Strawberry Popsicles

  • 1/4 C diced pineapple, mango, or banana – whichever you like best
  • 3/4 C sliced strawberries
  • 1/4 C kale or spinach (optional)
  • 1/4 C milk, kefir, or yogurt
  • 1/4 t cinnamon – add a pinch more if you love cinnamon
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • 1-2 packets of stevia or agave nectar OR 1-2 T of maple syrup – experiment to find out what works best for your taste buds

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor.
Blend until very smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds paper cups, insert spoons, and freeze.

 Blueberry Popsicles With a Sour Cream Twist

  • 1 C frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 C sour cream – do not use low fat
  • 3/4 C unsweetened vanilla almond milk – use regular milk if you prefer
  • Stevia to taste

If using frozen berries, let them soften before using them.
Whisk together the sour cream and milk, then gently fold in the blueberries.
Sweeten to taste.
Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds, tapping them gently on the bottom of the mold to release air bubbles, and freeze.

Picklesicles

  • 7-10 large dill pickles, sliced or diced
  • 1/4 C pickle juice, straight from the pickle jar
  • 1/4 C water

Combine all in a blender or food processor or blender until you have 100% liquid.
Pour into popsicle molds or small paper cups and freeze.

Juice the pickles with a juicer or blend them in the blender. If you use the blender you will have to strain the juice to remove seeds and pulp. Add the pickling juice and water to the juice from the actual pickles.
Fill popcicle molds or Dixie cups with the juice.
Freeze overnight.

Famous Fudgsicles

  • 2 T cocoa powder
  • 1/2 C canned coconut milk – do not use low-fat
  • 2 small to medium overripe bananas
  • 1/2 t vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt
  • Stevia or agave or other sweetener of choice – to taste

Combine all items in a blender or food processor.
Pour mixture into popsicle molds and freeze.

 

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