By Coach Mel
Summer is here! Perhaps you’ve been to POINT lately and can feel it. :) I don’t know about you but when I get home I feel like... eating a popsicle! Here are a few alternatives to the store bought variety. Get yourself some molds and go forth!
Cherry Lime Popsicles or Creamsicles
1 cup water OR full fat coconut milk for creamsicles
1/4 cup raw honey (maximum)
2 cups cherries
1/3 cup lime juice (from fresh squeezed limes)
In a sauce pan, combine the water and honey. Heat on medium while stirring until most of the honey has dissolved (some foam might occur). Stir and set aside.
Pit the cherries and juice the limes. Combine in a food processor or blender with the water and honey mixture. Process until smooth and almost no cherry pieces remain.
Pour into cup or a popsicle mold and add wooden sticks. Freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight. Carefully remove from molds using hot water along the outside. Enjoy or store in freezer.
1 1/2 cups lime juice (from fresh squeezed limes)
2 1/2 cups club soda
1 cup cold water
1/3 cup fresh mint leaves
1 lemon, peeled and cut into wedges
3 limes, peeled and cut into wedges
Pour lime juice, soda, and water into a large pitcher and let sit for 5 minutes.
Add the mint, lemon and lime wedges to the pitcher. Mash all the ingredients together with a muddler or wooden spoon.
Pour into pop molds, insert sticks and freeze for at least 12 hours.
Remove from freezer and Carefully remove from molds using hot water along the outside.
Chocolate Coconut Fudgesicles
2 tbsp cacao powder
1/2 cup canned full-fat coconut milk
2 small, very ripe bananas
Pinch of sea salt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tbsp shredded coconut
Optional sweetener of your choice, to taste (raw honey, pure maple syrup, etc.)
Optional - feel free to add your favorite nut butter!
Chocolate Fudgsicles Recipe: Combine all items except for coconut in a blender or food processor. Stir in coconut shreds after all other ingredients are combined. Pour into popsicle molds, add sticks and freeze. Carefully remove from molds using hot water along the outside.
Enjoy! Take picture and tag @point_kitchen on Instagram to be featured.