Summertime calls for refreshing drinks and ice-cold treats…so why not have both? These easy coconut popsicles are a spin on the classic golden milk latte, so you can have something sweet while keeping it healthy. No guilt!
Why this recipe works
Chances are, you’ve heard about the medicinal benefits of “golden milk”, but if you haven’t, here’s the run-down of this healing beverage:
Golden milk is essentially a hot drink blended with anti-inflammatory herbs, such as turmeric and ginger. Sometimes folks add other healing spices, such as freshly ground black pepper (for proper digestion) and/or cinnamon (also anti-inflammatory + high in antioxidants). Personally, I like adding cardamom, which helps with digestion and is actually believed to help with depression, according to Ayurvedic medicine.
Since summer is fast approaching though, I wanted to take this wintertime treat and turn it into something you can enjoy as the days grow longer and the weather gets hotter.
It’s the best way to cool off while taking in all these potentially healing foods!
- Coconut cream. Coconut keeps this popsicles creamy and delicious. However, if you can’t do coconut for some reason, another dairy free milk will do, such as oat, almond, or soy milk.
- Maple syrup or honey.
- Turmeric powder. If you want to use a small fresh knob of turmeric root, you can, but please keep in mind that it could stain your blender.
- Cardamom powder.
- Fresh ginger. You can substitute with ½ teaspoon of ground ginger, if needed, but fresh ginger is the best!
- Ground black pepper.
How to make it
Add all ingredients to a small blender and mix until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4-5 hours, overnight is best.
Run popsicles molds under warm water momentarily, to remove popsicles easily.
Golden Milk Healthy Popsicles
- 13.5 oz full-fat coconut cream or another dairy-free milk of choice
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup or raw honey
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
- 1 small knob fresh ginger approximately 1 tsp
- Dash of freshly ground black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a small blender and mix until combined well (coconut cream may separate at first– just continue to blend until smooth).
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 4-5 hours. Best if chilled overnight.
- Run popsicles molds under warm water momentarily, to remove popsicles easily.
- To spice these up a bit, add a dash of cayenne pepper for a kick.
- If you can’t find coconut cream, a can of full fat coconut milk will do.
- Don’t like coconut? Try substituting with another dairy free milk of choice, such as oat, almond, or soy. Just keep in mind that it may not be as creamy.
- If you don’t have fresh ginger, using 1 teaspoon of ground ginger will work, but fresh is best.