Tis the season to enjoy cold, sweet treats. Tis the season to find refreshment in a frozen snack after a hard day of work or play. Tis the season to drip syrupy red or blue food dye down the chin, staining the teeth, the tongue, and the swim shirt in the process.
No, wait. Not that last one. Let’s skip the food dye and syrupy fake sweetness of high fructose corn syrup, and instead enjoy a real food treat. Although do feel free to let this Strawberry Creamsicle melt and drip down your chin. After all, what’s summer without messy, sticky chins and swim suits? Seriously, you should watch me eat a slice a watermelon. It’s like I’m a three year old, slurping and grinning and ignoring the watermelon juice as it runs all the way down my neck while I stand at the kitchen sink taking bite after bite. Hey, there’s no shame in enjoying a treat while ignoring the napkin.
Sometimes you just really don’t know what to say or do with the things I tell you about myself, do you? Oh c’mon. Live a little. Grab some watermelon and make some Strawberry Creamsicles. Grin and slurp. Be a kid again.
2 cups frozen strawberries
2 cups whole milk (or coconut milk)
2 Tablespoons real maple syrup (or about 10 drops liquid stevia)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy. Pour mixture into popsicle molds or 3-ounce cups. If using 3-ounce cups, place a popsicle stick into the middle of each. Freeze for about 2 hours before serving.
Nothing fake – all natural sweetness, just perfect for a summer treat! I can’t think of anything I’d rather have running down my chin.
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