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Springtime is for… Popsicles!

Want to know how I know it’s officially springtime in my house? 

My freezer is full of POPSICLES! 

Every year, when the weather warms up, I start making popsicles. The kids love to play outside while enjoying their (very messy) popsicles, and I love that I get to really easily get them lots of great fruits, greens, and coconut milk! 

My usual popsicle “recipe” is just making a thick fat-filled smoothie, with a bit of extra sweetness from honey or sweet fruits.

Then, I freeze them in Dixie cups (little paper cups if you’re not in the South) with a sheet of aluminum foil over the top of the entire batch as a temporary lid. The foil helps hold the popsicle sticks I poke through into each cup, so they remain upright as the popsicles freeze. 

But the foil thing isn’t really a huge deal… the kids enjoy the popsicles even if they’re “crooked.” 

The ones in this video (our inaugural Spring 2015 ones) are:

Green layer:

Blend together in a high-speed blender, and pour into cups, leaving room for the pink layer if you want to do it later. Cover the whole batch loosely with foil, and poke popsicle sticks through into each cup. Freeze.

And if you want to add the pink-red-purplish layer:

  • Frozen cherries
  • A splash of almond milk

Once the green layer is frozen, blend these in your high-speed blender and pour a bit of this mixture into each cup, freeze again. (The foil isn’t necessary any longer.)

To easily get the popsicles out of the paper cups, just dip into hot water for a few seconds. They’ll slide right out! 

 

 

Thanks so much to Aquafresh® toothpaste for sponsoring this post full of springtime goodness. 🙂

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Emily Chapelle: SAHM & Navy Wife blogging grain-free real-food recipes, cloth diapering, babywearing, breastfeeding, co-sleeping, crafts, decor, & more.

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