We have all heard the tune, "I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream," but what if you are dairy intolerant and can’t partake in those ice cream trolleys that drive around your neighbourhood?
Make your own popsicles and frozen dairy free treats, so when the day is hot and you are looking for a treat, they are a simple reach into your deep freeze.
Store-bought ice cream popsicles are loaded with unhealthy food colorings and sugar. Making homemade frozen treats with your kids is a fun and healthy activity for lazy, hot summer days.
Popsicle containers can be purchased at kitchen stores, large grocery stores, and even on Amazon. If you prefer not to use plastic, you can purchase stainless steel popsicle holders or even frozen treat moulds that are made out of silicone. Many come if fun shapes like lady bugs or spaceships.
Dairy-Free Milk Options: Rice, almond and coconut milk
Try blending these with your favourite summer fruit for a delicious frozen treat, layer chocolate almond milk with a layer of coconut milk in my popsicle moulds, or fresh fruit blended with almond milk or coconut milk.
Frozen chocolate peanut butter cups are one of my favourite summer time treats and are so easy to make. Not only can you control the sugar content, but they are full of protein and will keep you feeling full longer.
Indulge in a dairy-free frozen treat today
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
1 cup organic just peanuts peanut butter (i.e. no sugar or added salt)
2 tbsp pure cocoa powder
1/4 cup coconut milk
2 tbsp hemp seed
Mix all ingredients in your food processor.
Line your muffin tin with muffin liners and fill them about half to three quarters full, depending on how big you want your peanut butter cup to be.
Place in freezer.
Once frozen, store in an air tight container.
Strawberry Coconut Popsicles
10 fresh or frozen strawberries
1/4 - 1/3 cup lite coconut milk
1 tsp maple syrup
Mix all ingredients in your food processor until smooth.
Pour into popsicle moulds.
Freeze and enjoy.