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Strawberry Popsicles

Jam-packed with fresh strawberries and a hint of cardamom, these 4-ingredient fresh strawberry popsicles are a deliciously refreshing, dairy-free summer treat!

Vegan strawberry popsicles dipped in ruby chocolate

I’m sitting here with my daughter, re-listening to Trevor Noah’s message. If you haven’t heard it, I strongly urge you to listen in as Noah employs his brand of thought provoking logic and heartfelt empathy to discuss and tie together the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the Central Park altercation between a dog walker and Christian Cooper, and the shooting death of jogger Ahmaud Arbery here in Georgia.

This is a food blog and I usually keep things light around here.
But I simply cannot not say anything. 

I was gutted when I heard of Ahmad Arbery’s murder, of Christian Cooper’s encounter, and of George Floyd’s last 9 minutes. All this abhorable disregard for another human being is soul crushing. And, I have learned that  these are just the tip of a large iceberg.

I’m not black. I did not grow up in this country. I have heard of racially charged incidents from friends but I’d be lying if I said I’ve walked in their shoes. I don’t know what it was like or what it is like. With that said, I have no right to condone or condemn the actions of those outraged. 

My heart hurts for those lives lost and those wronged. These past few weeks have helped me see clearer how much more needs to be done. I want to learn more and do more. I want to support those fighting systemic inequality and racism.

Some of the organizations that I’ve learned from and support are listed below. My daughter has shared several other ways to get involved on her IG and IG stories.
Black Lives Matter
NAACP
Black Visions Collective
George Floyd Memorial Fund

I hope and pray God shows up ~ amidst all the gut wrenching pain. I pray hearts are softened and change happens. I pray for a future where each of us treats each other with more understanding and love.

Now, like I said before, this is a food blog, so I have a recipe for you.

Before we watched Trevor Noah’s message for the third time, my daughter and I grabbed one of these strawberry popsicles from the freezer.

Ingredients to make strawberry popsicles

These are super simple to make. You just need 4-ingredients: fresh strawberries, coconut milk, cardamom, and coconut condensed milk. Just put all the ingredients into a blender, blend until smooth, pour into popsicle makers and freeze!

As I am lactose intolerant, I like to have a variety of these dairy free popsicles on hand.  However, if you have no issues with dairy, then feel free to use fresh strawberries, condensed milk and heavy cream. 

I came across ruby chocolate at Sprouts recently and brought a bag home. A while back, I had watched an episode of Sugar Rush in which ruby chocolate was an ingredient and I have been hoping to looking around for it ever since.

Delicious and easy dairy free strawberry popsicles dipped in ruby chocolate

What does Ruby chocolate taste like?

As ruby chocolate is said to taste a bit like berries, I figured I would melt a bit of it and dip the strawberry popsicles into it – and I gotta say, that combination was delicious.

However, if you cannot find ruby chocolate at your local grocery store, then you could dip these popsicles in some melted milk chocolate for a tasty summer treat!

Delicious and easy dairy free strawberry popsicles dipped in ruby chocolate

Easy Strawberry Popsicles

Yield: 6 popsicles
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 10 minutes

Jam-packed with fresh strawberries and a hint of cardamom, these 4-ingredient fresh strawberry popsicles are a deliciously refreshing, dairy-free summer treat!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced strawberries (about 1/2 a 1 lb container)
  • 3/4 cup coconut condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/2 cup ruby chocolate chips

Instructions

Rinse and dry strawberries and cut off the leaves. Then, roughly slice them and drop them into a blender.

Add in the coconut condensed milk, cardamom, and the coconut milk and blend well.

Pour into a popsicle maker and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.

At the 30 minute mark, add in the popsicle sticks into the popscicle maker and let freeze for 3-4 hours.

Remove popsicles from the popsicle maker by placing the popsicle maker in a a container with some warm (not hot) water for 10 seconds or so or until the popsicles slide out when you pull firmly on the popsicle stick.

If dipping into ruby chocolate, melt the ruby chocolate before removing the popsicles out of the popsicle maker.

Melt the ruby chocolate by placing it in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving on high for 30 seconds, Stir and repeat as necessary. Ruby chocolate melts quicker than milk chocolate, so after the first 30 seconds, you might want to microwave it at 10 second intervals until it's melted.

Dip the strawberry popsicles into the melted ruby chocolate, let sit for a minute or two and enjoy.

Notes

*Cardamom is optional, you can leave it out or add in cinnamon as an alternative.

**Ruby chocolate melts quicker than milk chocolate, so after the first 30 seconds, you might want to microwave it at 10 second intervals until it's melted.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 176Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 2mgSodium 42mgCarbohydrates 23gFiber 3gSugar 18gProtein 2g

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Lauren Vavala

Friday 12th of June 2020

The flavor in these strawberry popsicles are perfect for a cool summer time treat! The kids will love them!

Jen

Friday 12th of June 2020

These were so good! I didn't have cardamom so thanks for the cinnamon recommendation. Such a nice summertime treat!

Adrianne

Friday 12th of June 2020

Oh yum!! These are bright, sweet and look very refreshing. I love the colour and they sound like they would taste so delicious. I can't wait to give them a go, thanks for sharing!!

Alice | Skinny Spatula

Friday 12th of June 2020

These popsicles look so refreshing! I love, love the ruby chocolate on top.

David @ Spiced

Thursday 4th of June 2020

These popsicles look amazing, Shashi! Truthfully, I picked up a box of Whole Fruit strawberry popsicles the other day as I love biting into a popsicle and finding chunks of fruit. Now I can just make my own instead! And that ruby chocolate is a fun touch, too!

And I agree with you about the rioting and unrest. These are crazy times for sure. Stay safe down there, my friend. Hopefully we can hang out again sometime soon(ish)!