These delicious vegan Strawberry Cream Popsicles are so refreshing and easy to prepare with simple ingredients. Plus they're dairy-free and naturally sweetened! (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free.)
These homemade strawberry popsicles are a refreshing frozen treat for both kids and adults! They're the perfect combination of sweet and creamy.
Plus they're quick and easy to prepare right in the blender. Then you just pour the mixture into your favorite popsicle molds and let the freezer do it's thing.
Making your own popsicles at home is not only easy, but allows you to control the ingredients. This way you can avoid any unwanted fillers or additives often found in store-bought versions.
Enjoy these pops year-round, and especially in the summer when the sun is shining (and strawberries are in season)!
Ingredients for Strawberry Cream Popsicles
For this recipe you'll blend together in a high-speed blender then freeze:
- Coconut milk: You'll need a 13.5-ounce can of full-fat coconut milk for this recipe. I use full-fat to help create a creamy texture. Give the can a good shake before opening to help combine the separated layers. (I haven't tested this recipe with anything else, but vegan yogurt or dairy-free Greek yogurt could possibly work as a substitution.)
- Frozen strawberries: I use frozen organic strawberries, but fresh can work too. If you're using fresh strawberries, just be sure they're ripe and flavorful for best taste.
- Pure maple syrup: This adds a nice natural sweetness to the pops. Feel free to add more or less to your liking. You can also substitute with another liquid sweetener such as agave nectar or vegan honey to taste.
- Fresh lemon juice: Just one tablespoon adds bright flavor and a little zing to the pops.
- Pure vanilla extract
Extra lemon: For an extra-bold taste, you could include a half teaspoon of lemon zest or more lemon juice for tartness.
Other fruit: Change it up with other fruit or berries such as blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, mango, peaches, or a combination. I haven't tried these versions yet, but I'm thinking they'd work great!
Sliced fruit: Add thinly sliced strawberry pieces in your popsicle molds to accompany the blended mixture. Place the slices at the bottom or sides of your molds before pouring in the liquid mixture.
Fresh herbs: For a different flavor profile, add a tiny amount of chopped fresh mint or fresh basil. (Or if you're feeling adventurous, try a splash of balsamic vinegar with the fresh basil!)
Tips for Success
Pouring into molds: This recipe yields about 3 cups (24 ounces) of the liquid strawberry mixture pre-frozen. So a 12-cavity popsicle mold with 2-3 ounce cavities works great. (I fill 10 cavities with about 2.5 ounces each.) You may find the servings vary depending on the mold you're using.
Freezing: You'll want to freeze these popsicles for at least 5-6 hours (or until completely solid) in your freezer before enjoying.
Removing the pops: To remove from the molds, set them out on the counter at room temperature for several minutes. Or you can also run them under warm water for several seconds until they slide right out.
More dairy-free popsicles! Check out these creamy, fudgy Chocolate Banana Popsicles. (They taste like banana fudgesicles!)
Strawberry Cream Popsicles (Vegan!)
- 13.5 oz. can coconut milk, full-fat
- 2 cups strawberries (I use frozen)
- 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender. Blend for about 20-30 seconds until smooth.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds (leaving a little space to allow for expansion). Add popsicle sticks, then place in freezer for about 5-6 hours, or until completely solid.
- To remove from the molds, leave them on the counter for several minutes, or run under warm water for a few seconds to help them slide out.
Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)
Sodium: This is omitted as I cannot provide an accurate number. I encourage you to calculate your own to provide a much more precise reading based on the exact ingredients, brands, and amounts you're using.
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