Carrot-orange coconut creamsicle

Rhylies coconut creamsicles with carrot orange and dates.

These popsicles are really tasty! They will remind you of an orange Julius, but these are NOT bad for you in any way. The ingredients are simple and affordable. There are a few variations you can do with this recipe. You can skip the orange juice altogether and just make a carrot coconut puree if you have a baby to feed. You could add in some greens or superfood supplements to make it extra healthy for the little ones. If juicing oranges does not sound fun, then just go buy some fresh-squeezed juice at your local market. I usually make these when I have a bunch of tangerines or oranges that are not going to be eaten. If you don’t have time to make the popsicles at that time, just freeze the juice and thaw before you start the popsicle recipe.

Equipment list

Ingredients

  • 10 large carrots
  • 15 dates ( add another sweetener if needed)
  • juice from 20 oranges or 2 cups
  • 1 cup coconut milk – full fat is the best ( used this brand when possible)

Step 1-2

  • Prep ingredients
  • Cook carrots
  • juice oranges
  • prep dates
  1. Prep the carrots. Peel and chop all carrots and set aside. Open the can of coconut milk & add to the pot. Sautee carrots in a sautee pan in coconut oil for 5 min then add sauteed carrots to the warm coconut milk.
  2. Cook carrots until soft, then let cool off for 15 min- while carrots cook to make sure the dates are deseeded. Toss dates into the pot of the hot coconut milk and let them steep for a few minutes before you blend.
  3. Meanwhile, you will need to juice your oranges if you did not buy some from the store. You can never have enough fresh squeezed OJ!

Step 3-4

  • Once carrots are soft and the coconut milk is not as hot but still warm, you can add the dates, once everything is soft you add them all to the blender.
  • While blending slowly, you can start adding the orange juice. Blend on high until you have a perfectly creamy and silky texture. Taste the mixture and adjust it based on your taste buds. If you want more sweetener I recommend honey or maple syrup.

Step 4-5

  • Pour the puree into popsicle molds of choice. If I have extra sometimes Ill just put it in a cup for my toddler or save it until the popsicles are frozen and make one more batch. Popsicles are always good to have on hand for when you have other kids over to play!
  • Enjoy the fruits of your labor!

 

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