Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Milk Popsicles – sweet, tart, creamy, and refreshing – these dairy free frozen treats will keep you cool all summer.
I got pretty lucky a couple of weeks ago when a friend gifted me a huge bag of fresh rhubarb. It was also pretty lucky that I had just purchased some popsicle molds a few days prior. The universe was clearly trying to tell me something.
Strawberry rhubarb popsicles themselves would have been great, but I upped the deliciousness factor by adding in some coconut milk, too. Coconut milk is so naturally creamy, freezes up beautifully and balances out the sweet and tart flavors of the strawberry rhubarb perfectly!
Your summer is screaming for some Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Milk Popsicles!
The first batch I made had more coconut milk than strawberry rhubarb and while the kids all gave them a thumbs up, they said they would prefer the ratio to be the other way around.
Lucky for them, when I was unmolding the popsicles by placing the molds in a bit of warm water, I left them in there just a little too long. When I took the pops out of the molds, they were pretty drippy and messy. Oops! While that didn’t affect their flavor, obviously, it did affect pictures. Soooo, on to batch two with more strawberry rhubarb and less coconut milk.
These new pictures might not be masterful either, but they turned out much better than the first ones. You’ll have to trust me on that. And the kids declared these ice pops winners all around!
Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Milk Popsicles
Stay cool this summer with these sweet dairy free treats! I hope you love these Strawberry Rhubarb Coconut Milk Popsicles as much as we do! If you try them, please come back and leave me a comment below with your feedback and star rating. You can also find me on social media. Be sure to tag @veggie_inspired and #veggieinspired so I’m sure to see it. [email protected]
- 6 rhubarb stalks (chopped) (about 2 1/4 cups)
- 1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
- 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
- about 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (I used a little less)
- 10 serving popsicle mold
- 10 popsicle sticks
Place chopped rhubarb, strawberries and maple syrup in a small pot on the stove over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, turn heat to low and continue simmering for about 15 minutes until the rhubarb is tender.
Meanwhile, pour about 1 tsp of coconut milk into the bottom of each popsicle mold, place the top on the molds and put the sticks in place in each one. Stick the molds in the freezer to freeze.
Once the strawberry rhubarb mixture is completely cooled, take the pops out of the freezer and layer 1 tbsp onto the coconut milk. Place the pops back in the freezer and the strawberry rhubarb mixture back in the fridge.
Once the first two layers are frozen, repeat with 1 tsp of coconut milk and 1 tbsp of strawberry rhubarb mixtures, freezing after each layer.
Once the pops are completely frozen, you can unmold them by placing them in a shallow bath of warm water. I just filled up rectangular baking dish a few inches for this. You can also fill your sink a few inches. It only takes about 20 seconds or so in the water bath for the pops to become loose, though you will have to tug a bit to get them out.
Relax and enjoy!
~You don't have to wait for each layer to freeze if you are in a hurry or just impatient. The layers won't come out quite as perfect, they might mix together just a bit, but they will still taste fabulous! I'm not gonna lie, I didn't let my last layer of coconut milk freeze quite long enough and you can see the two layers closest to the stick merging a bit!
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