I'm back from a beautiful, indulgent whirlwind of a week in NYC, and easing back into reality with none other than these popsicles. Really. I made a big batch to shoot and save before I left, and I'm enjoying one now as I work. They're coconut cream based, making them full of the brain-boosting fats we need for energy production, hormone stabilization, and mood elevation. The notes of infused lavender to have a calming, re-centering effect on the mind, and the subtle flavor and sweetness of blackberries and honey is undeniably uplifting. Truly the perfect summer treat and snack that will leave you feeling lighter and brighter than before.
BLACKBERRY LAVENDER CREAM POPS
- 1 cup organic blackberries
- 2 tbsp dried lavender
- 1 BPA-free can of full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened milk (dairy, nut/seed, light coconut, etc.)
- 2 tbsp raw honey (possibly more, to your taste)
- Blender, or hand-held mixer
- Rubber popsicle mold
- Wooden popsicle sticks
TO MAKE | In a small saucepan, combine blackberries, lavender and milk (I used almond but any variety will do). Over medium heat, bring to a simmer, then cover and reduce heat to low. Allow mixture to cook for about 10 minutes, before turning heat off and leaving covered to sit for another 10 minutes (or more).
With a fine mesh sieve, separate the infused milk from the blackberries and lavender flowers. Combine the blackberry and lavender milk in a blender with the full-fat coconut milk and honey. Blend on high for about 30 seconds. Taste, and adjust sweetness to your liking.
Pour the mixture into rubber popsicle molds, place a popsicle stick in each, and allow to freeze for at least five hours. Popsicles will keep in the freezer for a few months. Allow to thaw at room temperature for a few minutes before enjoying.
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