I already knew I loved them. I was licking the blender when I made them.
But any kid-friendly recipe I create goes through a stringent phase of ‘testing’. I stand patiently (not really…more like a dance mum…’try it, you’ll like it!’) and watch in anticipation to see if it passes the toddler test.
The test where I see if the food I make gets smeared over the table or thrown on the floor (FAIL) or if it is devoured by my little man. I actually think toddler testing is probably one of the strictest quality control testing food bloggers can get (unless you catch them on a bad day, you may as well not bother).
Well lovelies, these dairy free frozen yogurt popsicles passed the toddler test!
Refreshing dairy free treats that aren’t packed full of sugar or SOY are hard to come by. In fact, I am yet to find a pre-packaged refreshing dairy free ice-cream/popsicle that doesn’t list ‘liquid sugar’ as one of the first ingredients (see my post on what you need to look for on food labels here).
When you make your own frozen yogurt popsicles you know EXACTLY what is in them. No marketing tricks.
SOOOO simple to make and they contain only the best ingredients.
They make for the perfect afternoon treat as they contain no added sugar, no dairy, no artificial flavours or colours, and no gluten.
They are like a dream for anyone with food intolerances.
So what do you need?
I am a huge fan of stick blenders but if you don’t have one don’t stress. Any blender-type-contraption will work. My only advice – if you are not using a high powered blender then you might want to blend a little longer to ensure no lumps.
You will also know that I am a huge advocate of eating seasonal produce. If pomegranates aren’t in season or available wherever you are (or if your toddler hates them, because, you know, TODDLERS) then try swapping them for the following:
- Blueberries (fresh or frozen)
- Cranberries (no added sugar)
- Gogi berries (probably not the best for kids though as they can get a little chewy once frozen)
You can also puree the fruit before adding it to the popsicle mould if you prefer no lumps. Like I did here with blueberries:
Recipe time? Here you go!
Oh wait, one more tip. If you don’t have moulds with a popsicle stick sitting nicely in the middle I would HIGHLY recommend that you use frozen banana and blueberries. They will create a thick and creamy texture for the popsicle stick to stand upright and in the middle. No one wants a wonky popsicle!
Dairy free frozen yogurt popsicles | Kid friendly
Prep time: 5-7 minutes
Freeze time: 4 hours minimum (4-8 hours best)
- 170ml natural coconut yogurt (I used the Nudie brand)
- 130ml unsweetened almond milk/milk alternative (e.g. rice milk, coconut milk, etc)
- 2 tbsp blueberries (frozen or fresh)
- 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
- The seeds from 1 pomegranate
- Add 1 tbsp pomegranate seeds to each popsicle mould;
- Add to a blender the coconut yogurt, almond milk/milk alternative, blueberries and banana and blend on high until smooth and creamy (you can absolutely taste-test at this point);
- Pour the mixture over the pomegranate seeds into each mould and place a popsicle stick into the middle of each mould;
- Place in the freezer and allow to set for at least 4 hours.
Do you toddler test? Would your toddler approve of these dairy free frozen yogurt popsicles?
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