Healthy Vegan Creamsicles, Two Ways

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on

Healthy Vegan CreamsiclesToday everything is behind schedule.  This morning we decided to go on a quick road trip to get my husband some much needed new work boots which ended up taking most of the day even though we only did a little shopping.  It was nice to get out and do something out of the ordinary 🙂  And it was even nicer to drive through the beautiful mountains this time of year.  The summit we went over is one of the highest summits you can drive over in Canada.  It was fun to see the snow and an icy lake surrounded by fog at the very top of the summit but it’s even nicer to come back home where everything has been thawed for a while.

In other news, I was so excited earlier this week to find out I’ve been featured on the Women’s Health Magazine website.  It’s such an honor to be featured in the What We’re Reading This Week section.  Thank you so much to Women’s Health for the link!

Healthy Vegan CreamsiclesLast week I made some popsicles to distract my toddler from the brightly – artificially – colored popsicles he sees.  I actually only made 6 of each which you can do by halving the fruit layers and making the full coconut layer for one recipe.  We also make popsicles out of the green smoothies we make or any kind of smoothies, which you can find at the bottom of my recently updated recipe page.

Healthy Vegan Creamsicles

Vegan Creamsicles
Ingredients
Banana Coconut Cream Popsicles:
Coconut Cream Layer:
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4-1/3 cup sugar or slightly less honey
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
Banana Layer:
  • 2 over ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut mixture
Mango Coconut Cream Popsicles:
Coconut Cream Layer:
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4-1/3 cup sugar or slightly less honey
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
Mango Layer:
  • 2 large ripe mangos
  • 1/4 cup water to puree
  • 1/4 cup sugar or other sweetener such as honey optional
Instructions
For the Banana Cream Popsicles:
  1. To make the coconut cream layer, mix the can of full fat coconut milk with the sugar and vanilla, making sure to mix in the coconut cream part at the top of the can.
  2. For the banana layer, add the two bananas and 1/4 cup of the coconut mixture(or to reduce the sweetness and amount of sugar used, use plain coconut milk before blending the coconut layer together and reduce the sugar in the remaining coconut cream layer) to a blender and blend until very smooth.  If you continue to blend for a minute or two you can actually incorporate some air into the banana mixture which will make it even softer once frozen.
  3. To freeze add a layer of whichever flavor you want to start with to the bottom of your popsicle molds.  Place it in the freezer for 30-60 minutes before pouring the second layer and adding the popsicle stick.  If you wish to do more than two layers, fill the molds less full with each layer and freeze for a shorter period of time before pouring the next layer making sure the layers don't completely freeze before adding the stick.   When all the layers are done freeze for 1-2 hours or overnight to ensure that all the layers are completely frozen.  To remove from the mold pour hot water over the underside of the mold until the popsicles are easier to remove
For the Mango Cream Popsicles:
  1. To make the coconut cream layer, mix the can of full fat coconut milk with the sugar and vanilla, making sure to mix in the coconut cream part at the top of the can.
  2. For the mango layer place all the ingredients together in a blender and blend until very smooth.  The sugar is optional, if you have very sweet mangos and wish to avoid using a lot of sugar, omit the sugar.
  3. To freeze add a layer of whichever flavor you want to start with to the bottom of your popsicle molds.  Place it in the freezer for 30-60 minutes before pouring the second layer and adding the popsicle stick.  If you wish to do more than two layers, fill the molds less full with each layer and freeze for a shorter period of time before pouring the next layer making sure the layers don't completely freeze before adding the stick.   When all the layers are done freeze for 1-2 hours or overnight to ensure that all the layers are completely frozen.  To remove from the mold pour hot water over the underside of the mold until the popsicles are easier to remove.

 

Healthy Vegan Creamsicles

 

Healthy Vegan Creamsicles

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1 sally June 23, 2011 at

Congrats on the magazine feature! I love the idea of these vegan popsicles! The mango creamsicles look especially tempting!

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2 Spicie Foodie June 21, 2011 at

I am really loving your creamsicles. Going to bookmark and try your recipe sometime soon. Thanks for sharing.

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3 Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} June 20, 2011 at

Congrats on the magazine feature! That’s so exciting!

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4 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 21, 2011 at

Thank you!

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5 Maris (In Good Taste) June 20, 2011 at

Congratulations on your honor! That is so wonderful to be in a magazine! This pops looks like perfect summer treats!

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6 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 21, 2011 at

Thank you!
Yes, we’ve been needing something nice and cold 😀

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7 Charissa June 20, 2011 at

Yay, we`re friend on Food Buzz now…

This recipe looks like such fun. My nephews and nieces would loooove this!

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8 Maria @ Scandifoodie June 20, 2011 at

Congrats on the feature! These treats sound so perfect and guilt-free!

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9 Michaela June 18, 2011 at

congrats on the feature! that is wonderful 🙂
and thanks for this recipe, I have been thinking of making my own popsicles for ages, but haven´t had a recipe that convinced me- until now 🙂

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10 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 21, 2011 at

Thank you! I hope you enjoy them as much as we have 😀

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11 Bonny June 18, 2011 at

Congrats on the Magazine Heidi! If you don’t have the issue already, you should snag one fast, keep it as a keep-sake 🙂

MMM, Your niece/nephew really wants one of those mango ones now… Hey where did you get those molds? The only ones I’ve seen come out round, and I find are hard to hold onto…

Hey would you like some raspberries to try this with? I blended up a bunch this morning still frozen, and got a ice-cream like consistency, with just the frozen fruit… Which I promptly added to pancake batter!

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12 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 18, 2011 at

Thanks 😀 It’s actually just on the website, it’s not in the magazine.
I actually got those molds from Extra Foods last year. I’ll let you know if I see them again. Raspberries would be awesome in these. I’ll have to come grab some because I have a couple other ideas too 😀 Mmm raspberry + pancakes? Yum!

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13 Bonny June 19, 2011 at

I have to come to town later today, I’ll drop some off at your house. I’ll bring you some blueberries and saskatoons too… mmm I can’t wait until the weather warms up, so I can pick some more saskatoons off of the bush behind the shack!

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14 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 19, 2011 at

OK, sounds good. If you get this message beforehand you don’t need to bring saskatoons, I don’t like them very much and I don’t really know what to use them for so they might be wasted on me. See ya later and thank you!

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15 Felicia (Natural+Balanced) June 18, 2011 at

when i have kids i really want to make them homemade treats like this, its so perfect! and congrats on being featured in WH mag- that is so exciting!!

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16 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 18, 2011 at

And kids love them 😀 Actually, I love them too. I’d probably make them just for myself if I didn’t have kids, haha.
Thank you!

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17 Emma June 18, 2011 at

Oooh these look super tasty. I might just have to buy myself some lolly moulds 🙂 Thanks for the recipe.

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18 Lauren at Keep It Sweet June 18, 2011 at

Congrats on the magazine feature!!

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19 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 18, 2011 at

Thank you!!

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20 Rawkinmom June 17, 2011 at

CONGRATS!!! That is a huge thing to be mentioned in that magazine!! 🙂
I am all about making cool ice pops for the kiddos too!!!

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21 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 17, 2011 at

Thank you!!
I love making them too! My son freaks out with excitement every time I say I’m making popsicles. I love it 😀

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22 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli June 17, 2011 at

Oh, these look like the perfect treats for summer! Whenever I make a trek to Whole Foods in Nashville (about an hour drive for me), I always get a “Chilly Pop” to go. They are locally made yogurt pops and come in about 723 different flavors…ok, so I am exaggerating a teensy bit here! 😉 I really need to get a popsicle mould of my own so that I can have these anytime I want them!

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23 Heidi @ Food Doodles June 17, 2011 at

Oooh yum 😀 Even when there’s only a few options I always make it seem like there’s a ton. I can never decide even if there’s only two! Haha. I think we’re popsicle mold obsessed, we have a whole bunch of different ones. I love them! I’m making a note in my notebook right now to make some with yogurt next 😀

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