Vegan Strawberry Popsicle Recipe with Yogurt
Healthy vegan Strawberry Popsicle Recipe with Yogurt. Create refreshing vegan popsicles with strawberries that are healthy summer snacks for kids too.
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In the middle of the hot summer, there is nothing we all crave more than a cooling piece of deliciousness. We have created a vegan strawberry popsicle recipe for you, which is easy to make any day and is healthy with no added sugar that is also gluten and dairy-free.
We have different variations for you in case you would like a very simple and easy recipe or willing to work slightly more and get a more nutritional popsicle. In either case, you are about to create a memorably delicious and healthy treat for children and adults as well.
Making homemade vegan yogurt is actually much simpler than most may think. The more nutritional, fiber-rich version is made with almonds or cashews. They are both perfect for creating the texture, while they are low in carbohydrates and taste fairly neutral. If you prefer to make it without yogurt you should consider making them as an avocado ice cream.
Almond and cashew have plenty of positive qualities; they are high in magnesium, vitamin E and they contain healthy fats and fibers. So they aren’t just delicious but help you maintain a healthy vegan diet, while also having shiny hair and smooth skin. For more quick and healthy dessert recipes check out our vegan meal prep ideas post that’s perfect for beginners.
Creamy & Icy Strawberry Popsicles
Depending on your taste you can easily make these healthy srawberry popsicles more creamy by adding more cream or turn them into super cold icy strawberry popsicles by skipping the cream altogether and adding water instead. you can even mix the two by first adding the creamy texture to the popsicle mold creating a barrier with a spoon and then adding the watery version to the top of the popsicle mold.
Healthy Strawberry Popsicle Recipe Without Sugar
2 cups fresh strawberries
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, or coconut cream, or vegan yogurt
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon of shaved almonds (to decorate)
1 tablespoon of strawberry powder (to decorate)
Optional: 1-2 tablespoons of natural sweeteners like stevia (make sure that your natural sweetener is sugar free)
Or if you want to make it with crunchy strawberry coating:
1 cup strawberry powder (or dried/frozen strawberry shavings)
1 cup white chocolate chips (no added sugar)
1 cup of shaved almonds
2 tablespoons coconut oil or vegetable oil
1 Cut the strawberries and banana into small chunks and place them and the almond milk, and lemon juice into a blender or food processor.
2 Blend the ingredients until you have a smooth mixture. Taste the mixture and add natural sweeteners like agave syrup or stevia if desired. – Keep in mind that the natural sweetness of the strawberries and banana might be sufficient for you.
3 Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a small gap at the top for expansion. If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can use small paper cups and insert popsicle sticks.
4 Place the popsicle molds or cups in the freezer and let them set for at least 4-6 hours, or until completely frozen.
5 Once the popsicles are frozen, remove them from the molds by running warm water over the molds or cups for a few seconds. Gently pull out the popsicles.
Option one for the homemade vegan yogurt, which is much simpler but takes longer time to be ready with:
17 Oz (500ml) full fat coconut milk.
2,5 vegan probiotic capsules.
It is pretty simple, once you poured the coconut milk in a glass or jar, just empty the capsules into the milk.
Stir it up to make sure the powder dissolves and cover it with a clean cloth and leave it to rest in room temperature (80F/27C) for about 24 hours. You can leave it a bit longer if you like your yogurt sour.
Then you can use it for the popsicle.
Tips: Make sure the glass container is spotlessly clean, so the probiotics can work properly. Also, do not use metal spoons to mix the powder in, it can kill the probiotics.
The quicker way to make vegan yogurt for the strawberry popsicle:
0,5 Oz Vanilla extract (you can leave this out if you prefer)
10 Oz Full-fat organic coconut milk (Add 3 more ounces if you soak the cashews or almonds in milk)
1 tablespoon of shaved almonds and dried strawberry powder (to sprinkle)
First, soak the cashews or almonds for about four hours in lukewarm water. You can use coconut milk to soak them, it will make them a little sweeter.
After they became soft, you can pour all the ingredients in a blender and go at it until it becomes a smooth paste.
Tips: You can also add a little hazelnut to change the taste a little, however, with almond or cashew it’s going to be pretty neutral.
If you want to make it quick you can also buy ready made organic vegan yogurt.
*Once the yogurt part is done, you can turn the whole thing into a strawberry paste.
10 medium-sized strawberries (washed and hulled)
Half a lemon (depending on your taste, you can squeeze more or less)
You can add extra sweetener if you like your popsicles sweet, although if you are making cashew or almond paste, it is going to be fairly sweet anyway and usually full-fat coconut milk is sweet enough as well.
You can use frozen strawberries too, the result will be mostly the same, with frozen fruits you are going to get a thicker paste.
Pour the yogurt, lemon juice, and the strawberries in a blender and make a nice, red paste. If you like chunky popsicles, then go easy on the blending. Once you are satisfied, pour them in your stylish molds and place the tray in the freezer, they are ready in a few hours! 🙂
You can easily find fun reusable posicle molds online.
Total prep time:
With probiotics-yogurt: 28 hours (made by you)
With Cashew or Almond paste: 8-9 hours (made by you)
Enjoy it and let us know how you liked our recipe!
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