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Coconut Lime and Raspberry Frozen Popsicle (raw, vegan, gluten-free)

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Coconut-Lime-and-Raspberry-Frozen-Popsicle-featureDo you know the history of the Popcicle… The Popsicle® brand is an American classic, with more than 30 creative variations of the original Popsicle® product. And believe it or not, it all started with an accident!

In 1905, 11-year-old Frank Epperson left a mixture of powdered soda, water, and a stirring stick in a cup on his porch. It was a cold night, and Epperson awoke the next morning to find a frozen pop. He called it the “Epsicle.”  It was a hit with his friends at school, and later with his own kids.

They constantly called for “Pop’s ‘sicle.” So in 1923, Epperson changed the name and applied for a patent. A couple of years later, Epperson sold the rights to the brand name Popsicle® to the Joe Lowe Company in New York. The rest is history!

When I was a little girl I use to visit my great grandparents in the summer.  On a regular basis great-grandmother and I would make popsicles.  I would stand on the kitchen chair and “help” grama make orange juice.  Truly she just used the frozen concentrate orange juice.  Back then we didn’t have fancy recipes such as Coconut Lime and Raspberry Frozen Popsicles.

We would make the juice and pour it into those old fashion ice-cube trays.  For some of you young whipper snappers out there an ice-cube tray is a plastic or metal tray divided into cubes. It is designed to be filled with water, then placed in a freezer until the water freezes to ice. Plastic trays are flexible, so that the frozen cubes can be easily removed by flexing the tray.  :)

She had one of those old fashion metal ones, an aluminum tray with a lever that raised the ice cubes, freeing them from the tray.  We would pour in the OJ and place them in the freezer.  When they were just about set we would pop toothpicks in the center of each cube and continue to let them freeze.  These were always such a special treat for my girlfriend Bonita and me.  We would sit on the front steps of the house, enjoying the shade as we devoured those yummy cold treats.

Ingredients:

Coconut Lime Layer:

Raspberry Layer:

  • 10 oz raspberries, frozen/thawed, organic
  • 1/4 cup raw almond milk
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar

Preparation:

Coconut Lime Layer:

  1. In the blender combine the coconut cream, almond milk, sweetener, lime juice, vanilla, and lecithin. Blend until creamy. Pour into a separate container so you can make the raspberry layer.

Raspberry Layer:

  1. In the blender combine the raspberries, almond milk, and sweetener. Blend until smooth.
  2. Fill the Dixie cups or molds by alternating the coconut and raspberry layer till the cup is full.
  3. Place a stick in the middle of each Popsicle and freeze 4-5 hours before serving.

Freezing Suggestions:

  1. For popsicle mold ideas and to see the ones that I use, please click (here).
  2. Freeze in popsicle molds or 3 oz Dixie cups with a popsicle stick inserted. Always use plastic Dixie cups, the paper ones stick and you have to tear them off of the ice cream.
  3. I sometimes use 4 oz mason jars or single serving ice cream containers as well.
  4. Store in the very back of the freezer, as far away from the door as possible. Every time you open your freezer door you let in warm air. Keeping these treats way in the back and storing it beneath other frozen-sold items will help protect it from those steamy incursions.
  5. Ice cream is full of fat, and even when frozen, fat has a way of soaking up flavors from the air around it—including those in your freezer. To keep your frozen treat from taking on the odors, use a container with a tight-fitting lid.

2 thoughts on “Coconut Lime and Raspberry Frozen Popsicle (raw, vegan, gluten-free)

  1. Jami says:

    These were one of the best things I have EVER tasted!!! Absolutely love these!!! :)

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