Welcome back to #HotSummerEats – an awesome blog link-up thought up by the amazing Cam. So far I’ve done two savory treats but let’s be honest, summer is really all about cooling down with sweet treats. Today’s sweet tonight is on the healthier side and as a bonus: gluten free AND vegan! When I saw the teaser list of recipes go up for BenBella Vegan I knew that I had to do one of their recipes, and on the front page they had a refreshing picture of blueberry popsicles. A quick stop at the store to get some (more) blueberries and I was in business – until I remembered that I don’t own any popsicle molds. So a quick run to Target (bust) and Home Goods (success!) before returning back home and actually getting down to business. I made a slight tweak, the original recipe calls for fresh lemon juice but due to my allergy I subbed with a bit of amchur powder to give it a bit of a tart taste.
1 c. blueberries
2 tbsp. sweetener of your choice (optional)
11?2 c. coconut cream
- Stir together the blueberries and the sweetener (honey in my case) in a small bowl and pour the coconut cream in to a medium bowl.
- Add the blueberries to the coconut cream a spoonful at a time and whisk in, allowing some of the blueberries to break open. Continue whisking until mixture thickens
- Pour in to molds and freeze for 2-5 hrs. Release from mold by running warm water along the outside for a few seconds.
- Serve and enjoy!
Whisking the coconut cream made a bit of a mess but otherwise this recipe was quick and easy! They were perfect with the Indian food we had for dinner and there are still two left for an after (or before) work treat. This has been such a fantastic experience – I’m oh so thankful that I was healthy enough to join in and enjoy all these fantastic recipes. A HUGE thank you to all the fantastic sponsors and don’t forget to enter the contest to win some of these goodies for yourself!!!
Disclaimer – Thank you to #HotSummerEats sponsors BenBella Vegan, Caribeque, Casabella, Gourmet Garden,
Intensity Academy, Not Ketchup, Out of the Weeds. Pirate Jonny’s, Quirk Books,
Spicely Organics, T.Lish , and Voodoo Cheffor providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for#HotSummerEats without additional compensation.All opinions are my own.