There is nothing better than an Ice pop during a hot summer day. These homemade coconut ice pops recipe will absolutely quench your thirst and sweet tooth simultaneously without the guilt. Not only are they refreshing and delicious– they are dairy, and sugar-free because they are made with swerve sweetener.
So let me ask you this when was the last time you had an Ice pop that:
1. Is not only delicious but at the same time can boost your immune system.
2. Helped your brain do its job to protect you from Alzheimer’s disease (oils in coconut)
3. Provided one of the best sources of fiber (from the raw coconut chunks)?
5. It’s dairy free because it is made with coconut or even almond milk.
Now that is what I call a “Healthy Pop”. You can add berries, nuts I love brazil nuts, or whatever your little heart desires to make this your own.
How is it possible to make a low carb, low glycemic load ice pop? Glad you asked.
When you use a low glycemic, low-calorie sweetener, and ingredients with a low glycemic load your sugars won’t spike — unlike using sugar or even honey. I have used liquid stevia (alcohol-free), lucuma, yakon, and even coconut palm sugar. However, swerve is what I use on ice pops and it works really well.
What is swerve? Swerve is a great tasting, natural sweetener that measures cup-for-cup just like sugar! Made from a unique combination of ingredients derived from fruits and vegetables, Swerve contains zero calories, it has a low glycemic index making it a diabetic friendly and sugar-free without chemicals. Here is the super quick and easy recipe.
You can make this recipe in an ice cube tray, any size dessert bowls for a fancy dessert or as a palate cleanser after a meal. These pops were a staple growing up so whenever I make these I think of my mom. However, this time I am not using dairy or sugar so I truly hope that will make an impact on our overall future health.
Coconut Berries Pops Gluten and Dairy Free
- 2 cups of coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
- 1/2 cup fresh shredded coconut chunks
- 1/4 cup swerve sweetener or to taste
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- If you purchased a fresh coconut, poke the softest hole then drain its water into a glass. You may drink it now or store it in the fridge for later.
- If it is your first time make sure to pour it out and into a glass and watch for mold floating, or cloudiness.
- The easiest way for me to crack open a coconut is simply to smash it against a hard surface such as concrete or use your favorite (safest) technique.
- Get a few pieces of coconut and put them in a food processor to make them into chunks. I like chunky pieces but you can do flakes.
- In a medium bowl mix pour the milk, then add the sugar and mix.
- Next add the fresh coconut flakes, and mix some more.
- Get your ice pop molds ready
- With a spoon get some of the coconut chunks into your first mold
- then pour milk and repeat until each mold is full
- refrigerate for about six hours or until they have the consistency of pops.