Cherry Blast Popsicles are the perfect answer to the heat of summer. This vegan recipe is dairy-free and sugar-free, and great for a healthy frozen treat.
How to Make Dairy-Free Popsicles
It’s been so hot already this summer, so I decided to make some super easy popsicles. I just blended together a can of coconut milk with some defrosted frozen cherries, dates, plus some dried vanilla bean powder (or vanilla extract). I put some frozen wild blueberries in for extra flavor and nutrition.
Ideally, you’d have some molds in which to pour the mixture and make a traditionally shaped popsicles:
Otherwise, feel free to pour the blended ingredients into cups with spoons as the sticks!
This Recipe is Really Versatile!
This treat is so perfect for a hot summer afternoon or evening. You can use whatever berry or fruit you like! Honestly, coconut seems to work with most any sweet flavor. I have made these several times using varying amounts of cherries and blueberries, but I’m sharing my favorite version in the recipe card below.
If you use blueberries, you’ll definitely have more texture. If you want a smooth consistency, then be sure to blend everything really well.
Questions about making homemade vegan popsicles using coconut milk
Can I use lite coconut milk instead of full-fat? Yes, that is actually a great way to lower the fat and calories!
Can I use a milk other than coconut milk? Well, yes, but coconut milk has a nice amount of fat in it that help create a creamy texture.
How long will these take to freeze? Ideally, at least four hours, but you might be able to get away with three hours of freeze time.
Can I use a different sweetener besides dates? Of course! I like to use dates since they’re a whole food, but you can use maple syrup or whatever sweetener you like.
Are these popsicles kid-friendly? I think so! I don’t have kids so I haven’t kid-tested them. I assume if your kids like fruit-flavors, then they will like these!
Here’s the printable recipe with nutrition info for this dairy-free, vegan, and paleo Cherry Popsicle treat.
This Cherry Blast Popsicle recipe is dairy-free and sugar-free, and great for a healthy frozen treat.
- 1 13.5-ounce can of full-fat organic coconut milk with no added fillers or ingredients
- 2 cups frozen sweet cherries (defrosted in the fridge overnight or microwaved until soft)
- 1/2 teaspoon organic vanilla bean powder or vanilla extract
- 4 Medjool dates
- 1/2 cup frozen wild blueberries (optional)
- Combine coconut milk, defrosted frozen cherries, vanilla, and dates in a blender and process until smooth.
- Divide the frozen blueberries into the popsicles trays and then pour the cherry/coconut mixtures into the trays. Freeze for at least four hours.
- You can also pour the mixture into plastic or paper cups with a spoon or wooden stick.
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