Homemade Popsicles can be a wonderful clean eating dessert. Almost all store-bought popsicles are loaded with trans fats, sugar and artificial colors and flavors. You can easily cut fat and sugar down if you make them at home. You can make so many fantastic flavor variations and they take just a few minutes of your active time to make. It is really not necessary to consume toxic synthetic food flavors and coloring if all you need to do is to blend your favorite fruit, pour it into a popsicle mold and freeze it.
The other day I craved something sweet with coconut and I decided to make coconut popsicles. I try to avoid sugar as much as possible, but sometimes the craving wins. I usually substitute white sugar with honey, which is a slightly healthier option, but honey is still sugar. As I am completely sugar-free for a while now, and I didn’t want to spoil my diet. So I used stevia for my coconut popsicles. Stevia and natural whey protein are the only food substitutes that I use from time to time. Stevia is known as a generally safe supplement in low dosages, but I still limit my consumption to once or twice a month.
- 1 ½ cup (about 50 grams) of coconut flour, shredded coconut
- 5 oz (about 150 grams) of coconut milk
- 7 oz (about 200 grams) of milk of your choice
- Stevia to taste
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 3 oz (about 80 grams) of dark chocolate
- Combine coconut milk, coconut flour, milk, stevia, and chia seeds in a medium bowl and stir together until all ingredients are fully combined.
- Pour the mixture into 6 popsicle molds and place a wooden craft stick into each. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
- Take out of the freezer and molds and drizzle with melted chocolate.