It’s summertime and here in western Washington we’ve been feeling the heat. This weekend was actually the first in likely a month that it’s gone down to normal temps and we’re supposed to get some rain. But that doesn’t stop me from craving a popsicle. Once the sun starts shining and the apartment gets hot enough to bring out the fans, it’s popsicle time! Last year I was all about popsicles specifically as post-dinner dessert, and this summer I’m craving popsicles all day. But more than that, I am craving a deliciously creamy dessert other than ice cream.
Technically I’m lactose intolerant but I remedy that by picking and choosing my dairy products wisely. That means I still eat way too much cheese but basically avoid milk, ice cream, and most cream based food. Almond milk has been a huge help with this, especially after finding Whole Food’s 365 unsweetened almond milk which is the best one I’ve tried (and I’ve tried a lot). I figured, as someone who avoids milk, others would appreciate some creamy, delicious dairy free popsicle recipes.
Many of these recipes use coconut milk but others use almond milk and/or almond yogurt. Don’t worry, almond milk doesn’t have a strong taste so it won’t overpower the other flavors of the popsicle, but I still advise buying unsweetened almond milk. Coconut milk on the other hand, can have a very strong flavor and for some of these recipes that’s exactly what you’re going for. Coconut lovers unite! I’m really excited to try some of these recipes, especially the fig popsicles. Yum! Do you have a dairy free recipe you love? Let us know in the comment section.
Coconut Fig Popsicles | Into The Gloss – The use of sliced figs in this recipe makes these popsicles look absolutely decadent and yet they’re really easy to make. Just coconut milk, honey, vanilla bean, and gorgeous, gorgeous figs.
Key Lime Pie Ice Pops | Freutcake – A true dessert pop! Turning key lime pie into a cold popsicle sounds amazing and you gotta love the dusting of graham cracker crumbs.
Vanilla Bean Coconut Popsicles | Blossom to Stem – These vanilla bean coconut popsicles are said to be quite rich with vanilla and coconut flavor so the recipe suggests a smaller popsicle mold.
Banana Blueberry Almond Popsicles | Sugar et al – A smoothie popsicle. Actually, I make banana, almond milk, and honey smoothies for hangovers but add in the blueberry and it makes it a really special popsicle full of antioxidants.
Coconut Lime Popsicles | Anja’s Food for Thought – Talk about one of the simplest popsicle recipes. It only calls for three ingredients: coconut milk, lime juice, and honey or agave syrup or maple syrup. Simple and incredibly refreshing.
Dairy Free Strawberry Banana Smoothie Pops | Sugar and Charm – Of all the popsicles featured today this feels the most breakfast smoothie-like especially with the granola sprinkled on top. Mmm.