Dairy-Free Delicious Vanilla Strawberry Popsicles — Meal Prep
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We ate our way through one bucket of fresh strawberries from Hurricane Creek Farms and got another bucket from Sandy Flat Berry Patch down the road from us. It’s time for me to get the last of my Costco berries out of my freezer!
These vanilla strawberry popsicles make a great dessert to have on hand.
I love having popsicles around in the summer to bring to a last minute dinner or picnic. And making them dairy-free with coconut milk gives you a gluten-free vegan dessert that everyone can enjoy!
We’ll roast about a pound of strawberries in a 400 degree oven. Roast for 15-20 minutes, checking every now and then.
They’re done when they’re very soft and juicy and you’re kitchen smells like strawberry jam. Who needs candles and essential oils when you’ve got this deliciousness making your house smell heavenly? (Just kidding. We still need all the yummy smells.)
Puree the strawberries with a regular or immersion blender. The jam fumes are for real. And amazing. Enjoy.
Stir in a can of full-fat coconut milk, a teaspoon of vanilla extract, and 1/4 cup of sugar. So easy. You don’t really need a recipe. Just a reminder to make popsicles.
I like to use a big liquid measuring cup or something with a pouring spout to pour the mixture into my popsicle molds. I still make a mess, but it’s faster. If you need a popsicle mold, this one looks good!
Stick the popsicles in the freezer overnight or for at least six hours. I like to fill the sink with hot water and dunk the mold in order to loosen the popsicles. Then I wrap the popsicles in parchment paper and put them in a ziplock bag in the freezer so they’re easy to grab. Make ahead dessert, done!
Dairy-Free Delicious Vanilla Strawberry Popsicles
1 pound frozen or fresh strawberries (a little more than a pound is fine)
1 15 oz can of full-fat coconut milk
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Roast the strawberries in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, till soft and jammy. Blend the strawberries till smooth. Stir in coconut milk, sugar, and vanilla extract. Pour into ten 3oz popsicle mold cavities or equivalent. Any extra makes great tiny popsicles in a kid mold or ice cube tray. Freeze for at least six hours or overnight.
What popsicles did you grow up with? What are your favorites?