Creamy Blueberry Coconut Popsicles

by Rachel Lacy

blueberry coconut popsicles

I am not sure about the rest of North America, but in Houston, Texas … summertime is HERE.

It’s hot.  Humid.  And we’re just barely into May.  (sigh)

With children who want to play outside all day long, I have been trying to keep my sweaty kids hydrated and fueled for playing in the summer sun.  The perfect solution showed itself in the dark recesses of my pantry, where I discovered a popsicle kit long forgotten.

My two year old — the only child awake and ready to “help” Mommy – was eager to see try out all the parts and pieces … especially after I told them the purpose behind these exciting looking contraptions.

Popsicles.  It’s a magic word for toddlers, preschoolers and mommies alike.  Armed with a variety of healthy ingredients pulled from our fridge and freezer, my son and I began to experiment with some of our favorite flavors.  I talked aloud to my boy as I started pureeing and blending blueberries, greek yogurt, and coconut milk — explaining I wanted a popsicle that would cool us off AND be better for us than the old dyed water ice-pops of my childhood.

The result?

The perfect, edible way to enjoy the heat of summer… and a sure way to utilize that old popsicle kit again.

It’s even healthy.  Win, win, my fellow Mommies!

5.0 from 4 reviews
Creamy Blueberry Coconut Popsicles
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Recipe type: snack
Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Cup of Frozen Blueberries
  • ½ Cup of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • ½ Cup of Coconut Milk*
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 2 Tablespoons of Protein Powder (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a blender, puree the greek yogurt and coconut milk. Once a smooth consistency is reached, add the frozen blueberries and blend.
  2. Add one tablespoon of honey and puree. Taste the mixture to see if it is sweet enough. If not, add another tablespoon of honey.
  3. If desired, add two tablespoons of protein powder (vanilla) and blend.
  4. Pour the liquid into prepared popsicle molds, leaving at least ½ inch of room at the top of each mold. (the popsicle liquid will expand as it freezes).
  5. Place upright in the freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours.
  6. Remove from the molds and enjoy!
Notes
Coconut Milk is found in the refridgerated dairy section, next to Almond Milk and other non-allergen milks.

 

 

Written By 5 Minutes for Food Contributing Editor Rachel Lacy.

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1 Athena May 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Yum! Adding to my list to make this weekend :)
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2 Theresa May 17, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Beautiful pictures and these look so good!!

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3 Jenn May 17, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Yay! I am so happy to see Rachel here! And these pops look yummy!
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4 Susan (5 Minutes for Mom) May 18, 2012 at 1:34 am

Brilliant! I have to try those. My girls are crazy for popsicles.
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5 Megan May 18, 2012 at 8:03 am

Wow, those look fabulous!! I know what we’re doing this weekend!!!
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6 Kiersten May 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm

Oh yes, summer is here in North Carolina too and I have definitely had popsicles on my mind. These look so creamy and delicious and SO much better than the store-bought ones!
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7 suf May 19, 2012 at 1:34 am

Very excited if had many children. They just too fragile and we as parent should take precaution if they play without parent observation.
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8 Melinda May 20, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Wow, these sound DELICIOUS! I love the suggestion of adding protein powder. Will definitely be trying this very soon. :)
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9 Donna May 21, 2012 at 9:12 am

Not only would my son love this, but so would I! :)
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10 Sally May 30, 2012 at 5:45 am

These do look so yummy. Would it be possible to replace the coconut milk with another product. Ive have heard it is a little unhealthy, no worries if not….Thanks – Sally!!
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11 Rachel Lacy June 20, 2012 at 11:37 pm

Absolutely — any milk or even more yogurt would work! My son is lactose intolerant (and we avoid soy products) so almond and coconut milk are always in our fridge.
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