Make these coconut milk popsicles for healthy frozen summer treats. This tasty fruit popsicle recipe is made with kiwi and strawberries, coconut milk and chia seeds. It is low sugar and dairy free.
Kiwi Strawberry Popsicles With Coconut Milk
In the summer, I prefer to eat my fruit in the form of tasty homemade popsicles. Since I (try to really hard to be) dairy free, I make coconut milk popsicles. These kiwi strawberry popsicles are easy to make. They only require about 10 minutes of prep time and you can save leftovers in the freezer for up to three months.
These yummy fruit pops are a tasty way to enjoy the flavors of summer. As they are both low sugar and dairy free, they make a healthy treat for kids. However adults will love these kiwi strawberry popsicles as much as the kids!
Keep reading to learn how to make this vegan strawberry popsicle recipe as a low calorie dessert for your family.
What Are Coconut Popsicles Made Of?
Coconut popsicles can be made from coconut milk or coconut water. Coconut milk popsicles tend to be creamier than coconut water fruit popsicles. I also added chia seeds to make them creamy without using milk or yogurt.
How Do You Make Popsicles Creamy Not Icy?
If you use just juice and fruit to make your healthy frozen treats, then you will have icy frozen summer treats. In order to have a creamy kiwi strawberry popsicles recipe, you will need to use yogurt or a milk based product with more fat.
However, I want to make a vegan strawberry popsicle recipe because I don’t eat milk. I used coconut milk and also chia seeds. Chia seeds turn gelatinous in liquid, which makes these coconut milk popsicles very creamy.
Coconut Milk Popsicles Variations
You can easily make substitutions to these coconut milk popsicles with kiwi and strawberry. Some variations include:
- You can use any fruit that you’d like to make tasty homemade popsicles. I like strawberry and kiwi, but you can use just one of those fruits or use your favorite fruit.
- Use soy milk or almond milk for the coconut milk.
- Try raw honey, coconut sugar or your favorite sweetener instead of stevia.
What Can I Use for a Popsicle Mold?
I recommend using a silicone popsicle mold to make fruit popsicles. Popsicles can be hard to remove from hard plastic, but you can use these molds.
If you don’t have silicone molds, then you can use one of the following:
- Use mini muffin tins to make this kiwi strawberry popsicles recipe. They are the perfect size for popsicle recipes for kids.
- Use small disposable paper cups to make tasty popsicles. You can then peel it away from the popsicle when it’s time to eat it.
- Pour this kiwi strawberry popsicles recipe into a loaf pan. Then place wooden popsicle sticks in the pan evenly spaced across the pan. When it’s set up, slice into individual fruit popsicles.
- Use an ice cube tray to make small strawberry coconut milk popsicles.
- Reuse yogurt containers or other small containers to make healthy frozen treats.
No matter how you make your vegan strawberry popsicle recipe, make sure that you use food grade popsicle sticks. You can also use plastic spoons in place of sticks. Younger children may find them easier to hold, too.
Alternately, these ice pop molds come with reusable sticks with drip guards and are easy to get out of the mold.
How Do You Keep Popsicles From Sticking to the Mold?
I find that silicone molds are best for making tasty homemade popsicles because they are easiest to unmold. However, any mold that you use for these frozen summer treats can be difficult to unmold.
What I usually do is fill a pan or a bowl with warm water. Then I dip the frozen coconut milk popsicles into the warm water for about 20 to 30 seconds. Remove from the water and try to unmold the fruit popsicles. If they don’t unmold easily, dip them in water again and repeat.
You can also remove these strawberry popsicles from the freezer and let them sit at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes. They will start to thaw, and you can unmold them easily. However, this may cause the tasty popsicles to melt quicker and make a mess.
Tips for Making Fruit Popsicles
Here are some tips for making tasty homemade popsicles:
- Don’t overfill the popsicle molds. These coconut milk popsicles will expand as they freeze, so leave room for expansion.
- Cut the fruit ¼ inch or smaller. If it’s larger than that, your fruit popsicles may break as you eat them.
- You can also blend the fruit to make this kiwi strawberry popsicles recipe. You could blend the fruit together or make layers.
- Read the manufacturer’s directions for unmolding. Some molds have different tips and tricks, and they usually work best.
Kiwi Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles Ingredients
To make this kiwi strawberry popsicles recipe, you will need these ingredients:
How to Make Kiwi Strawberry Popsicles With Chia Seeds
Follow these steps to make coconut milk popsicles with kiwi and strawberries:
1. To make kiwi strawberry popsicles, combine the coconut milk and chia seeds in a large bowl. Add the stevia sweetener, then stir to combine. Let the chia seed mixture to sit for 30 to 40 minutes. This allows the chia seeds gel as a necessary to make chia seed popsicles.
2. While the chia seeds gel, peel the kiwi fruit and cut it into ¼ inch slices. Then wash and hull the strawberries by cutting off the tops, then slicing them into ¼ inch slices.
3. Next, place two kiwi slices and two strawberry slices into each cavity of your silicone popsicle mold. You can add additional fruit, or use different fruit, if desired.
4. Now fill each cavity filled with fruit with the prepared coconut milk and chia seed mixture. Once the popsicle mold is filled, place the top on the popsicle mold and add a food grade popsicle stick to each cavity.
5. Next, put the kiwi strawberry popsicles in the freezer. Allow them to freeze for four to five hours, or until frozen through. You may also leave the homemade popsicles in the freezer overnight.
6. When you’re ready to unmold these healthy popsicle for kids, simply dip the mold into warm water for 30 seconds. Then unmold the homemade fruit pops and enjoy.
You can store leftovers from this vegan strawberry popsicle recipe in a freezer bag for three months.
- 2 Fresh kiwis
- 6 Fresh strawberries
- 17 Ounces coconut milk
- ¼ Cup chia seeds
- 2 Teaspoons stevia sweetener
- In a large bowl, combine the coconut milk and chia seeds. Add the stevia and stir to combine. Let sit for 30 to 40 minutes to let the chia seeds gel. This is necessary to make chia seed popsicles.
- Peel the kiwi fruit and cut into ¼ inch slices. Wash the strawberries, cut off the tops and cut them into ¼ inch slices.
- Place two kiwi slices and two strawberry slices into each popsicle mold. You can add more if you want.
- Fill each mold with the coconut milk and chia seed mixture. Place the top on the popsicle mold and add a popsicle stick to each cavity.
- Place the kiwi strawberry popsicles in the freezer for at least 4 to 5 hours. They can also sit overnight.
- When you’re ready to unmold your popsicles, dip the mold into warm water for 30 seconds. Then unmold.
- You can store leftovers from this vegan strawberry popsicle recipe in a freezer bag for three months.
You can store leftovers from this tasty homemade popsicle recipe for kids in a freezer bag for three months.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 130Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 2g
More Fruit Popsicle Recipes
If you like my recipe for healthy kiwi strawberry fruit pops, then be sure to try my other fruit popsicle recipes:
This recipe for kiwi strawberry popsicles originally appeared on Becca Ink.