Blueberry CocoCreamsicles

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So, blueberries are one of our favorite summertime fruits. And yes, I did just say fruits. 🙂 My husband likes to point out that fruit is already plural, but I like to say fruits. We have about 25 pounds of freshly picked blueberries in our fridge, which does take quite a bit of time to process. But we managed to get them all flash frozen and bagged to hopefully last until next year! They probably won’t, but one can always hope! Because I am such a blueberry fanatic, you might see lots of blueberry recipes coming up! In fact, I need to make a blueberry pie for my husband, since he’s never had one! Must be a Southern thing….

However, we did make blueberry popsicles, and these are one of our favorites! I had to make them twice to perfect the recipe, but it was totally worth it! Two batches of blueberry-coconut popsicles didn’t last long here!

Blueberry CocoCreamsicles

2 cups blueberries, washed and any stems removed

2 tablespoons evaporated cane juice

1/4 cup coconut milk**

4 drops of Young Living Citrus Fresh Essential Oil

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1 1/2 cups coconut milk (which is the rest of the can)

3 tablespoons evaporated cane juice

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

 

In a food processor, combine the blueberries, cane juice and coconut milk. Pulse until blended, but still a little “chunky”. Pour into a glass bowl and add the Citrus Fresh essential oil. Stir to combine and set aside.

In another bowl, combine the rest of the coconut milk (1 1/2 cups), the cane juice and vanilla. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved.

To assemble the popsicles, pour the coconut milk mixture until the popsicle molds are about 1/3 full. Add a few spoonfuls of the blueberry mixture. Pour in some more coconut milk, then layer again with the blueberries. Do this one more time, or until your popsicle molds are full. Ours took about three layers of each. Put the tops on, and freeze for 4-5 hours, or until frozen and set! Then run under some warm water until the popsicles slide out and enjoy!!!  You will definitely be making these again and again!!!

Makes 6 popsicles.

** We tried this with both regular coconut milk, and lite coconut milk (which was purchased on accident). If you do not like a very coconutty flavor and don’t mind your popsicle being a bit icier (it’s still pretty creamy, but not as creamy as it is with the cream still in the milk), use the lite coconut milk. However, if you do enjoy a nice coconut flavor and would rather have a creamy popsicle, use the regular coconut milk.