Spring is in the air; the temperature is rising, and there is nothing better than a cold sweet treat to keep you cool. My favorite kind of treat is ice cream. I LOVE ice cream. Like I love it so much, I would marry it. Seriously, I wouldn’t even need a ring. The problem is ice cream is all about that dairy. At least, the flavorful, good ones are. Since dairy is pretty much my arch nemesis, I needed to find an alternative. Something a little healthier without sacrificing taste. Enter coconut cream. Fluffy and smooth just like a pillow. Now, I have used coconut cream for many things, yet for whatever reason it never dawned on me to use it for a delicious frozen treat until now.
I started rummaging around my kitchen and found the following in my cupboard and freezer.
It was a sign; I needed to make peaches n’ cream popsicles.
I kind of did everything by taste and eyeballing it… with that said here is an estimation of the actual ingredient measurements.
I like using maple syrup to sweeten things because it is healthier and vanilla extract is pretty much a no-brainer since it makes everything taste better. You can also use stevia or agave syrup.
I chopped up the frozen peaches so that they were more bite size.
I then put everything except for the peaches into a bowl and mixed it all up.
After that, I started spooning the delicious mixture into my nifty dollar store popsicle holders.
After a few spoonfuls of the coconut mixture, I dropped a few pieces of peaches in and repeated the spooning, peach dropping process until the popsicle molds were full.
Place the tops on and freeze overnight.
I was super excited to wake up and try out my delicious treat the next day. I’m not going to lie; they were a little tough to get out. (maybe I should have invested in popsicle molds that were more than a dollar) I had to let them sit on the counter for a couple of minutes to loosen up. I tell you what, though, they were worth the wait!!
This recipe is totally customizable. I think strawberries, pineapple, kiwi would all be awesome choices as well.
Give them a try and let me know what y’all think in the comment section below!