Fairytale Sweet Fruit Popsicles. Miniature plant-based popsicles so creamy and sweet, like chilled fruity fudge – it’s hard to believe just how healthy they are! The plant-yogurt can be bought or homemade, berries, mango and kiwi are in there, and so is red cabbage. What? Red cabbage? Yes! See that touch of blue? It’s actually heavier on the popsicles’ undersides, and it is created by a natural food coloring using red cabbage – get the recipe from Feasting on Fruit here. This collection of ingredients and colors create the best fairy tale dessert ever! When you wish upon a star….
makes 8 mini pops
- 2 cups plant yogurt
- 1/4 cup plant milk
- 6 strawberries
- 1/4 cup mangos
- 1/4 tsp natural food dye (See this recipe)
- 1 fresh kiwi, peeled
- 2 Silicon mini-pop molds & sticks (I used this brand)
1. Blend 1/2 cup with 6 strawberries for the pink.
2. Blend 1/2 cup with the mango for the yellow.
3. Blend 1/2 cup with 1/4 tsp of the natural blue dye you created using Feasting on Fruit’s recipe.
4. Keep the last 1/2 cup plain white.
5. Take a popsicle stick or spoon per color and paint the inside of the mold as you want it – I just streaked colors on the surface, then filled the mold with more blue, pink, white and yellow.
6. Last, I took the peeled kiwi, put it in a plastic bag, and squeezed it into a pulp in the bag. Then I snipped the corner and squeezed dollops of kiwi into corners of the popsicles, then pop in the freezer for at least 2 hours. Later, my family said they wished I had added more kiwi, that it was like smooth candy, so next time! There certainly will be a next time with these whimsical healthy pops.
One note, they melt SO fast…maybe it was my yogurt, not sure, but I do advise you don’t remove them from the freezer until you are ready to eat. The pops are like cold fudge, so creamy and such a modest size, and the colors are so festive and fairytale-ish, you might find yourself humming “”it’s off to work we go, off to work we go…”
Dee Dine is founder of Green Smoothie Gourmet, a plant based recipe blog, and author of the recent cookbook, Crazy Healthy with 4 Ingredients . On this blog you’ll find incredibly easy recipes with hidden veggies for anyone wanting to eat healthier, regardless of diet. Dee has graduate degrees in sciences and journalism. More about Dee Dine here.