Yay, I am so excited for the 4th of July tomorrow! This time of year is my absolute favorite, I am a summer girl through and through. I look forward to the fourth of July festivities every year! Today I’m sharing one of my very favorite summer popsicle recipes. These are so refreshing and a healthier alternative on those hot summer days! We made these a few days ago and the kids just LOVED them, they are light and refreshing. This is a recipe your kids can join in on if they are like mine and love helping out in the kitchen.
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Fresh fruit/shredded coconut (we used mango, limes, strawberries, bananas, blueberries and pineapple
- Popsicle molds (this recipe made approximately 8 popsicles of the size we used of our molds)
- Popsicle sticks
Whisk the entire can of coconut milk into a small bowl. Stir in the chia seeds and let sit, stir a few times. Let sit for 3o minutes to allow time to expand and then drop a small amount of coconut/ chia seed mixture in the bottom of each mold. Drop some chopped up fruit to layer. keep adding more coconut mixture and then more fruit until the molds are almost completely filled up. Start wrapping the mold firmly against the counter so that the pudding fills up completely around the fruit.
Insert the popsicle sticks into the molds, they will easily stand up by themselves and do not need additional support. Top off the molds so the sticks are completely surrounded. Freeze for 2-3 hours until completely frozen. Remove the popsicles from the molds easily by filling a sink with hot water deep enough to immerse the mold up to and hold the mold in the hot water for about 15 seconds to loosen up the pops.
Pull the popsicles out of the mold and enjoy!
Happy 4th of July!