Our usually mild California weather has been a bit schizophrenic the past few weeks. Wilder than usual winds and record breaking heat waves one day, and then chilly temps that have you wearing a sweater the next. I can’t make heads or tails of it, and the other day I felt a cool after school treat was in order, after the big kids had come home from school the previous day limp from the heat. Rather than drag Hayden out to the store with me, we just did a little fridge raid and came up with the perfect ingredients to make our own creamy berry popsicles. I whipped them up in just a few minutes and had them ready for the kids when they got home. To say they were excited was an understatement.Because these were a last minute throw together treat, I did a little winging it in the ingredients department. I started off with just a plain strawberry mix, using fresh strawberries I had on hand, but then quickly realized there wasn’t enough mixture to even fill up 3 popsicles. So then I dug through the freezer and a bag of frozen berries and blended those up. We were getting there, as we now had enough mix to fill up about 6 popsicle molds. Since we have a 9 piece set of molds, I mentally felt like I just had to fill them all up, so I then just added plain almond milk to top off some of the molds, hence the reason why we have a few different variations. It made for fun when choosing their flavor of choice though, so it all worked out.In the photo of Hayden above you can see how dusty our pool got from the crazy wild winds. We were feeling a bit caged in, stuck inside the house and classrooms (kids didn’t even take recess that day it was so hot), so we ventured outside under the shade of our Chinese Elm and enjoyed our pops. All 9 are all gone and the kids are asking me to make them again. They loved the coconut flavor addition, and I think next time I’ll try to be a bit more prepared and have some blueberries on hand to make red, white and blue pops. Or maybe some mango and banana for a more tropical flavor combo. To get the layered look, just freeze the first layer for about 20 minutes, enough for it to slightly set, but not freeze so much you can’t get the stick in, and then add the other flavor layer. Set a time and go about your business. Seems like a pain but really it wasn’t. Also, the molds are from Cuisipro if anyone is interested.
For the rest of the recipes I created with Almond Breeze Almond Milk this month, visit these Instagram posts below:
Cacao Oatmeal Topped With Figs, Bananas & Qia and the snappy video I also created for this recipe
Easy Homemade Nutella
Overnight Oats with chia,mango & goat’s milk yogurt
Thank you Almond Breeze for sponsoring these posts!
- 2 cups fresh or frozen fruit of choice. If you want to vary the colors of your popsicles, I suggest using strawberries and some sort of darker berry like blackberry or blueberry.
- ½ cup Almond Breeze Almond Milk
- 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1 tbsp added sweetener if desired, such as maple syrup or honey
- Blend all ingredients in a powerful blender, and freeze in popsicle molds. To achieve layered effect, freeze in layers for about 20 minutes, before adding another flavor.