coconut water and berry popsicles 1.4

Coconut Water and Berry Popsicles

These Healthy and delicious popsicles are simple to eat and loaded with nutrition.  These were another creation that was made with input from Sue Chef.  Cool and refreshing, these frozen treats are perfect for a hot summer day, and there’s no guilt involved because they are made with fresh fruit, lemon juice, and coconut water.  If you want, you can add a little sugar, but if your berries are sweet enough, it’s completely unnecessary.  berry and coconut water popsicleYou begin by slicing your strawberries and mixing them, along with the blueberries with lemon juice and sugar or honey.  The addition of sugar or honey is optional.  Our fresh berries were very sweet, so we didn’t need additional sweetener.    Once you have the fruit tossed with the lemon juice, spoon the fruit into popsicle molds, filling them to the top.coconut water and berry popsicles 1.2Once the molds are filled with fruit, pour coconut water over the fruit until the mold is filled.  Put the tops on the molds and  place them in the freezer.  If you are using a mold that requires the use of wooden sticks, make certain that the sticks you use are food safe.  coconut water and berry popsicles 1.3Two or three hours later, the popsicles will be frozen solid and ready to  eat.  Once again, we have the same problem of the end of my popsicle mysteriously disappearing as it is being held for photos.    I really wonder what could be happening while my back is turned. coconut water and berry popsicle being eatenHere’s the recipe.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.  These popsicles are loaded with fruit and the goodness of coconut water.  We know you’ll like them.  coconut water and berry popsicles 1.6

Thanks for visiting Patty Cake’s Pantry.

Healthy Popsicles
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Prep time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
This recipe is very simple to make. The types of fruit can be switched to create a different flavor sweet treat. These are a great way to upgrade your frozen treats. If you don't have a popsicle mold, use paper cups and cover them with plastic wrap before inserting pieces of a cut straw or wooden sticks.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries leaves removed and sliced or chopped
  • ½ to 1 cup whole blueberries
  • 1-2 tablespoons fresh Lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or honey (optional and to taste)
  • 1 - 1½ cup Coconut water--either get the water from a thai coconut or buy a good quality one that is already out of the coconut.
Instructions
  1. Mix together blueberries and strawberries.
  2. Sprinkle with lemon juice.
  3. Add sugar or honey if you are using it.
  4. Stir together until lemon and optional sweetener are thoroughly mixed with the berries.
  5. Fill popsicle molds with berry mixture.
  6. Pour in coconut water to fill in the spaces
  7. Place sticks into mold
  8. Pick the mold up about two inches above the table and drop it back onto the table surface, making certain that it remains upright. This removes any air pockets that might be in the popsicle. (See our first photo for what can happen if you don't do this step.)
  9. Place in freezer for 2 - 3 hours or until frozen solid
  10. To remove from mold, dip the base of the mold into warm water for a few seconds 10 - 30 until the popsicle releases itself. Alternately, you can wrap your warm hand around the popsicle mold and hold it for several seconds then pull up on the stick. The popsicle should slide out easily.

These are the nutrition facts without added sugar:

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 46
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.4g
1%
Saturated Fat 0.0g
0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 10.9g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g
9%
Sugars 7.3g
Protein 0.8g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 86%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4%

These are the nutrition facts with the added sugar:

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 57
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.4g
1%
Saturated Fat 0.0g
0%
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 0mg
1%
Sodium 3mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 13.9g
5%
Dietary Fiber 2.3g
9%
Sugars 10.3g
Protein 0.8g
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 86%
Calcium 1%
Iron 4%

2 thoughts on “Coconut Water and Berry Popsicles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rate this recipe: