Since July is National Ice Cream Month, it only seems fitting that everyone should celebrate. So in addition to the dairy ice cream recipes we’ll be posting throughout the month, we have quite a few non-dairy nice cream recipes, too. Or, in this case, creamy, vegan freezer pops.
Enjoy! These recipes are simple, delicious, and a decadent way to cool down, without jeopardizing your clean diet.
Recipe # 1: Vegan Blueberry Coconut Popsicles
This recipe, from Beaming Baker, calls for only three ingredients! Full-fat coconut milk, fresh blueberries, and pure maple syrup. It takes only five minutes to prep ten popsicles, and these summer treats pack a nutrient punch, including vitamins C, E, B3, and B6, as well as iron, selenium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and manganese, and magnesium. The only question seems to be, why aren’t you in the kitchen right now, whipping up a batch?
Recipe # 2: Vegan Dark Chocolate Popsicles
Loving It Vegan brings us this recipe for dark chocolate freezer pops. Five ingredients: coconut milk, cocoa powder, dates, bananas and maple syrup (or date honey), and – boom! A rich, dark chocolate popsicle, with just the slightest hint of banana. Running late for work? These pops have all the ingredients to make a fun (but healthy! and substantial!) out-the-door, on-the-go breakfast (it’s like a smoothie, but on a stick!).
Recipe # 3: Dulce De Leche Popsicles
The magic in these pops, from Minimalist Baker, is the caramel. But see, there is no actual sugar in the recipe, ergo no actual caramel. The silky-smooth flavor and texture comes from dates. Dates that get blended with coconut milk. It’s just like milk caramel, but without the sugar spike or toxins! Vegan, gluten-free, but the flavor and texture of something naughty? We recommend you double (or triple) the recipe.