Such a cooling sensation with the summer's heat blazing down.
Why I never thought to make them as my child grew up is beyond me, I'm a bad popcicle loving mom. Modern conveniences of running to the store to buy them as a treat just seemed more feasible doesn't it?
Now that I think about it, it never entered my mind to make my own.
Until last week.
I was on the hunt.
I even changed my facebook status to request ideas on where one could locate some wonderful containers (reusable is key).
I know they exist, I am positive I have walked numerous times past them in stores yet when I wanted to get them I was lost.
"check Kitchen Stuff Plus", "Amazon", "Home Outfitters" and the "Dollar Store" were the top 4 responses.
Dollar store, you are my friend, my sanity, my thrifty confidant. I will check you first because cuteness doesn't mean better.
Thank you for carrying these wonderful holders for frozen goodness for a mere $1.50 Dollarama.
Now time to make some treats!
I have some fresh strawberries
and some leftover coconut milk from the Orange/Coconut Dressing I made for some wonderful Chicken Salad Pitas, this should pair nicely with the strawberries to make a creamy popcicle that is not only lactose free but also vegan! Here we go!
So simple with only three ingredients, so flavorful and a great after dinner snack (or beforehand but don't tell).
Vegan Strawberry Creamsicles
1 pint washed and hulled strawberries
3/4 c. coconut milk (approx. could have been closer to 1 c.)
1/4 c. vanilla sugar
In a blender combine all three ingredients and blend for about 1-2 minutes.
Pour into your containers
Freeze for a few hours, run under some hot water to loosen and remove.