Sweet, creamy, and ideal to help cool you off in the summer heat, these Blueberry, Peach and Basil Cream Pops are simple to make, are a healthier alternative to cakes and ice cream, and use fresh ingredients from your local farmers’ market or grocery store.
Homemade popsicles seem to be growing in popularity each year and rightly so since it now is so easy to combine favorite flavors into an all-natural, summertime treat. While many of the pops the girls and I have made this summer resemble what you may find in a traditional morning smoothie (strawberries, banana, yogurt, and maybe some juice), I decided to step it up a notch to make a layered treat that uses not only fresh fruit but also fresh basil and simply sweetened coconut cream.
To make these pops, you’ll need a blender or food processor to puree the produce as well as some molds and sticks. The size of your molds will determine the yield of this recipe. We have quite a variety of shapes and sizes at our house so it is hard to give an exact measurement for each layer. Just make sure you’re distributing each of the ingredients evenly to achieve the look you want.
If you haven’t made frozen pops before and are feeling a little less than confident, just make your favorite smoothie, pour it into a mold (or even a paper bathroom cup), add a stick (popsicle, straw, sucker, etc.) and freeze! Here’s my favorite equation of late:
Smoothie for breakfast = frozen pops made from leftover smoothie =
sweet and creamy dessert or guilt-free breakfast
Do you have a favorite frozen pop recipe? If so, please share! You can find dozens more popsicles from my favorite bloggers on my Frozen Pop Pinterest board.
If you’re looking for more information about fresh, seasonal produce, make sure to check out the Produce Bites blog and Facebook page! It’s brand new so make sure to check back often for updates and new recipes.
Love peaches and blueberries? Check out this dreamy Summer Berry Galette!