DF Real Food Ice Pops

July 8, 2012 · 16 comments

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Are you frustrated with commercial ices that have toxic colorings and additives? It is so easy to make your own ices from fresh fruit and homemade ice cream. There is no need to expose your kids to the additives and neurotoxins in store bought ices. Here is a quick, child (and adult) friendly treat for a hot summer day that can be prepared in minutes.

With just a little planning  you can make these incredibly refreshing treats that are dairy free, additive free and added sugar free. While there is a little naturally occurring fructose in the berries and the ice cream has a little honey, they are not overly sweet.

The popsicle molds are also a good way to exert control over snack size. The molds I used actually held only 1.5 ounces and yet the snack was still very satisfying.

These can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer.

Ingredients

Equipment

Instructions

  1. Puree the berries separately with a stick blender or regular blender and set aside
  2. Take out the ice cream and soften slightly
  3. Alternatively, you could use homemade coconut yogurt (how to make coconut yogurt) or regular yogurt if you eat dairy
  4. Using BPA free ice pop molds, pour a little of the strawberry puree into 1/3 of the mold
  5. Pour the yogurt next — about another 1/3
  6. Pure the blueberry into the last 1/3 of the pop molds
  7. Cover the molds with the covers that come to it or if you are using wooden sticks, insert them into the molds
  8. Place in freezer for a few hours until frozen
  9. When frozen, carefully pull out and serve!
  10. The molds you have may be a little different and may hold more or less of the ingredient amounts
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: a few hours to freeze

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1 Steph (The Cheapskate Cook) July 9, 2012 at 9:34 am

This sounds great! Right now we make pops with leftover real food smoothies, but there’s something appealing about the red white and blue pops :-) Thanks for the recipe!

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2 Winnie July 9, 2012 at 10:41 am

It sounds very easy-to-make, but you definitely made it super beautiful!

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3 mjskit July 9, 2012 at 10:33 pm

These are absolutely gorgeous treats! I love the layering of the berries with the coconut ice cream, something I love! Beautiful treats!

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4 Elsa July 10, 2012 at 8:26 am

I agree! Why expose kids to chemicals? Especially since the fruits already add color! Your recipe looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul!!

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5 Mich - Piece of Cake July 11, 2012 at 5:33 am

HI, I am visiting via Recipe Box. These look so beautiful and very delicious! Love the colors.

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6 tanya July 11, 2012 at 6:53 am

These look beautiful! I love how fresh and natural they are. The colors are gorgeous!

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7 France @ Beyond The Peel July 11, 2012 at 1:52 pm

These look wonderful. I love the naturalness of the ingredients. Even Joshua and I could eat these! Thank you for the inspiration and the great idea.

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8 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food July 11, 2012 at 2:47 pm

These look so good! I’m looking to make ice pops for my daughter, she’ll love these!

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9 Peggy July 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I would love it, if you would share this, & any others you may have, on my recipe link up. http://goodrecipesonline.com/organized-linkup-for-all-your-recipes-goodrecipesonline-com/.

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10 Erika @ HomesteadSimple July 11, 2012 at 6:43 pm

Looks prefect for a HOT summer treat! We’d love it if you’d share this at our link party – Home is Where the Heart is! http://www.homesteadsimple.com/home-is-where-the-heart-is-link-it-up-wednesdays-1/

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11 Erin @ A Crafty Cook July 12, 2012 at 12:24 pm

I have friend with a newborn and the baby has a dairy intolerance, just like her other 2 kids did when they were babies. My friend can’t eat any dairy because it upsets babies tummy when she breast feeds. She refuses to make anything for her family that she can’t eat herself. I’ll have to pass this recipe along. I’d love it if you stopped by my link party to share. http://acraftycook.blogspot.com/2012/07/1-month-of-fun-july-link-party.html

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12 Miz Helen July 13, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Your recipe looks awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

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13 April @ The 21st Century Housewife July 16, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Your real food ice pops look delicious, and it’s wonderful they are dairy free as well. There’s nothing like natural ingredients to make a delicious summer treat!

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14 Swathi July 17, 2012 at 10:48 am

Delicious ice pops, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. I am highlighting this pops on this week Hearth and Soul blog hop at my blog.

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