Whether you’re rooting for the U.S. in the world cup or preparing for the 4th of July, it’s bound to be a patriotic time of year. My mind jumps to “a man on the moon and fireflies in June and kids sellin’ lemonade,” aka: Rodney Atkins’ description of America. But, for most Americans, it’s a time to bring out the red, white, and blue decorations, host some barbecues, and even enjoy some firecrackers.
Firecrackers… the explosive ones can be funny in cartoons, but I’ve never tried the popsicle version. Seriously, never. So, when I bought popsicle molds to make some cookie dough pops earlier this month, firecrackers were the furthest thing from my mind.
Then, I found So Delicious’ Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Ice Cream in the grocery store! It’s harder than you would expect to find gluten and dairy free ice cream that doesn’t contain tapioca (my pesky allergy). The ice cream is absolutely delicious, and I love the vanilla bean flavor. But, since not all fatty products rest well in my stomach, I enjoyed a few small bites before making my own version of a “firecracker popsicle.”
This creation isn’t necessarily “recipe worthy,” but a recipe format is the best way to share my popsicle experience! I cannot wait to enjoy a few more this weekend with all the hot weather we’ve been having. What are you making in the next month that is red, white, and blue?!
- Popsicle Mold
- Blueberry (& Blackberries)
- Hemp Milk
- Vanilla Bean Coconut Milk Ice Cream
- Make three mixtures in a blender. Each mix will use 1.5-2 scoops of coconut milk ice-cream. Combine with a handful of strawberries for one, handful of blueberries for the next, and a dash of hemp milk for the last. Make sure all mixtures have a similar consistency.
- Fill the third of each popsicle mold with either the blueberry or strawberry mixer. Place in the freezer until frozen (1 hour). Place the other mixtures in the fridge.
- Add the white layer for the next third, then let freeze for another hour before adding the remaining layer. Add the popsicle stick when you reach the layer.
- Let the popsicles freeze overnight.
- Remove the popsicles from the freezer, and pop them out by running lukewarm water over the mold. Eat frozen, and enjoy!
Tips and Tricks
- Adding blackberries to the blue mixture will darken the blue if it’s too light or purple.
- Taste all three mixtures BEFORE putting them in the mold. The strawberry might be too tart, in which case you can add some coconut sugar (or any kind). The same goes for any other layer as well.
- Making all three layers at once allows you to compare their consistency to make sure they are similar BEFORE freezing the popsicles. This is also a time saver because you can clean up your kitchen before the first layer is done freezing. But, be sure to refrigerate the other layers while you wait.