It’s time for our last recipe from the third annual ice cream party! And this one is definitely the healthiest. The flavours of coconut and cherry play together perfectly, and with chunks of cherries in these popsicles, it almost feels like a deluxe fruit salad. Not only is it dairy free, but if you so choose, it’s also sugar free.
I originally added maple syrup for sweetening, but I found the cherries added all the sweetness needed, so it’s up to you to decide just how sweet you want these treats to be, or if you’re on a sugar reduced diet, then enjoy the heck out of two simple ingredients! Yep, coconut milk and cherries is all you need to whip up these summer treats.
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 3 cups cherries
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
- If you want sweetened popsicles, add coconut milk and maple syrup in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Pit and chop 1 cup of cherries into halves and quarters. Fill your popsicle moulds halfway with cherries.
- Add coconut milk to the popsicle mould until it's ¾ full. Take a spoon and mush the cherries a bit to release some colour and break up the fruit.
- Place popsicles in the freezer for approximately 45 minutes.
- Meanwhile, pit the remaining cherries and thoroughly blend to make cherry juice. If you choose to have it sweetened, you could add another tablespoon or two of maple syrup, honey, or sugar.
- Top the popsicle moulds with the cherry juice and place back in the freezer. Allow to freeze for another 3 hours or more, until completely frozen
As I mentioned above, most of my ice cream recipes are no where near sugar/dairy free (bring on the cream and refined whites!). But it’s fig season, and I do have one more favourite coconut based popsicle from a few years back – Coconut Fig Popsicles. I’ll definitely be making these again with the figs waiting in my fridge!
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