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Just in time for summer in Texas we’re making popsicles!

These are better for the kids than the sugar water tubes you can buy.  Less waste too!  It’s as easy as blend, freeze, eat.

Here are two variations to get you started.  Oh, and I found the mould at the dollar store.

Tropical Popsicle

  • banana
  • mango
  • organic coconut milk

Piña Colada Popsicle

  • banana
  • pineapple (I used left over crushed canned pineapple)
  • organic coconut milk

Berry Banana Popsicle

  • 1 banana
  • about 6 large strawberries, hulled
  • organic coconut milk

You shouldn’t need any sweeteners if you use really ripe fruit.  Bonus is that these are gluten and dairy free treats!  Berry blends would work too.  Get creative.

Add the ingredients you wish to use in your popsicle to a blender.  Pureé until very smooth, add little more coconut milk if needed.  Pour into moulds, place sticks in the moulds and freeze.  We found our small popsicles were ready in 2 hours.  The time will depend on your freezer setting and thickness of the popsicle.  To be sure they are frozen leave them overnight in the freezer.

Dip the mould in hot water or under hot running water to release the popsicles.

The kids absolutely loved these, I’m sure we will keep our freezer stocked with popsicles to keep cool in the coming months!

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