Note from Mommypotamus: For just a few magical days a year, the potamus orchard is bursting with bright red sour cherries. While I’m out gathering them for cobblers, jams and other goodies, Taesha from The Natural Nurturer has graciously agreed to share a delightful warm weather treat with us. It’s sure to be a hit with kids both big and small. Thanks, Taesha!
The sun is shining. The birds are singing. Spring is here and summer isn’t far behind. This means it is officially ice pop season! Like many of you, I am a busy mom who is just trying to feed her family nourishing, yet easy, food. I feel so strongly that “real food in real life” can be done by anyone that I started my blog, The Natural Nurturer. Over there, I focus on making healthy, family-friendly recipes and offering up tidbits of advice for living a healthy balanced life with a family in tow. Today, I’m here on Mommypotamus sharing a simple, delicious and kiddo friendly treat for the hotter weather: Coconut Blueberry Bliss Ice Pops.
When the sun starts blazing and temperatures start rising, we all start craving cool treats. Ice pops are my favorite healthy frozen treat to refresh my little clan during those hotter months. They can be as healthy (or not healthy) as you want them to be, made with just about any ingredient, and tweaked to fit even the pickiest of eaters’ preferences! Plus, ice pops are about as easy peasy as healthy “cooking” gets. Just mix your ingredients and stick in the freezer until they are done!
These Coconut Blueberry Bliss Ice Pops are super creamy and sweet. They remind me of those frozen ice cream bars I used to buy off the ice cream truck in the summer when I was a kid (only these are much healthier). They are made with 3 simple, real food ingredients that might already be kicking around your kitchen and you can whip them together in mere minutes! Give them a few hours to freeze and you have a simple, healthy frozen treat to kick back with this evening while the kids run through the sprinkler.
Coconut Blueberry Bliss Ice Pops
Makes about 7 ice pops
- 1 1/2 cups coconut cream
- 3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (if using frozen, thaw first so that juices are released to naturally sweeten the ice pops)
- 2-3 tablespoons honey or maple syrup or to taste
- Combine all of the ingredients in a blender. Pulse until the mixture is smooth and all of the ingredients are evenly blended.
- Taste for sweetness and add more honey/maple syrup if desired and blend again.
- Pour into popsicles molds and insert stick. Freeze for 4-6 hours or until set.
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