Lavender Vanilla Popsicles are the perfect summer treat. So easy to make and so, so tasty, these vanilla popsicles are going to become your new favourite paleo and vegan dessert. When it’s hot outside these popsicles will be the perfect way to cool off.
Why you will love this recipe:
- These vegan vanilla popsicles are so good! They have the most rich vanilla flavour with just hints of lavender.
- It’s really easy to make.
- These popsicles are dairy free, vegan and paleo.
- These popsicles are refined sugar free making them healthy compared to most store bought popsicles.
- They store well in the freezer so you can have them on hand whenever you want a refreshing treat.
- Coconut milk – full fat coconut milk forms the base of these dairy free popsicles. It’s really rich and creamy to give this dessert the perfect texture. Be sure to use full fat and not low fat coconut milk.
- Vanilla extract – to give this frozen dessert that rich vanilla taste.
- Fresh lavender – this adds the perfect hint of lavender flavour. If you don’t like lavender you can simply omit this from the recipe and make vanilla popsicles instead. You could also use dried lavender flowers.
- Honey or maple syrup – either of these natural sweeteners can be used to sweeten this recipe. If you are vegan just be sure to use maple syrup.
- Sea salt – just a pinch is all you need to contrast the sweetness of this dessert.
- A blender – this is the Vitamix blender that I use and LOVE! You will use this to blend the ingredients so they have a perfectly smooth texture.
- Popsicle mold – you’ll need a popsicle mold to shape these popsicles. This is the one I use and love.
- Popsicle sticks – these are needed so that you can hold onto these popsicles. Simple wooden popsicle sticks will do!
How to make this recipe:
Step one: first, place all the ingredients into your blender and blend well until smooth.
Step two: next, transfer the blended ingredients to your popsicle molds.
Step three: place the molds in the freezer and freeze for approximately 3 hours, until the popsicles are frozen.
Step four: when you are ready to eat the popsicles, remove the mold from the freezer and run it under hot water for a few seconds to make the popsicles easier to remove from the mold. Then enjoy!
Chef’s tips and recipe variations:
- If you are vegan use maple syrup instead of honey to sweeten these popsicle.
- If you like a sweeter popsicle, add an extra 1-2 tablespoons of honey or maple syrup.
- If you don’t like lavender, leave it out to make vanilla popsicles instead.
- Store these popsicles in the freezer for up to 1 month. Just keep the popsicles in the mold until you are ready to eat them.
Frequently asked questions:
Why do you recommend using full fat and not low fat coconut milk?
Low fat coconut milk has more water in it, whereas full fat coconut milk has more fat, which gives it a more rich and creamy texture which is what you want for making these popsicles.
Are these popsicle paleo?
Yes! This vanilla popsicle recipe is paleo friendly.
Can you have popsicles on Whole30?
You cannot have popsicles when you are doing a Whole30. The Whole30 program does not allow any desserts to be eaten when on the program.
Other recipes you will love:
- Vegan berry ice cream bars
- Tanghulu recipe
- Avocado brownies
- Paleo Strawberry Vanilla Popsicles
- Raspberry Coconut Popsicles
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Lavender Vanilla Popsicles
These lavender vanilla popsicles are the perfect summer treat. With a rich vanilla flavour and hints of lavender you'll love this healthy dairy free dessert.
Place all the ingredients into your blender and blend well until smooth.
Transfer the blended ingredients to your popsicle molds.
Freeze for ~3 hours (or until fully frozen).
Remove from the freezer and run the molds under hot water for a few seconds to make the popsicles easier to remove.
Serve and enjoy!
- This recipe yields 6 popsicles.
- If you are vegan use maple syrup instead of honey.
- Store these popsicles in the freezer for up to 1 month.
- If you don't like lavender, leave it out to make vanilla popsicles instead.
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