When you get a chance, take a look here at all the darling ways to use paper straws and repurpose plastic ones. You will be charmed at the super cute ideas people have come up with for kids parties and more.
I know I have already posted a great vegan recipe today but just couldn’t wait to tell you about these. I love homemade. You know what’s in it. And I am wondering how many of you, like me, had some popsicle molds tucked away and (mostly) forgotten. Let’s go!
“ADVOCATE FROM YOUR PLATE” VEGAN(ized) RECIPES — HOMEMADE POPSICLES!
Blackberry Coconut Lime Popsicles Makes 6 small/4 large pops
1 can full-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp agave nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups blackberries, rinsed and drained
1 lime, zested
1/4 cup lime juice
In a medium bowl, combine coconut milk, 1/4 cup honey, salt, and vanilla extract, and whisk to combine.
In a blender, puree blackberries, then pour through a fine-mesh strainer to remove seeds. With the back of a spoon or spatula, press berry pulp and seeds against the strainer to help extract all of the liquid. Discard the seeds. Add 1/2 cup of the coconut milk mixture and 1 tablespoon honey to the strained berries, and whisk.
Add the lime juice and zest to the remaining coconut milk mixture, and stir to combine.
Pour alternating layers of the coconut milk mixture and the berry mixture into popsicle molds. Freeze for about 30 minutes, then insert sticks and freeze until firm.
If you’re in a hurry, you could just strain the berries and throw everything together. You won’t have the pretty layers, but you also won’t get as many bowls dirty.
Strawberry Lime Yogurt Popsicles Makes 6 small/4 large pops