Friday, July 20, 2012

DIY Dreamsicle-Creamsicles

Just when you think your kids might just melt from the heat try making (then eating!) this refreshing smoothie-creamsicle hybrid we call a Dreamsicle. With two kids I had two tastes: one tropical, the other, height of summer berry. Both were yummi-liscious. For detailed recipe please scroll all the way down.

Simple ingredients for the Berry...

Ingredients for the Coconut-Kiwi-Lemon

If you do not have popsicle molds you can use plastic spoons and cups (these are small.)

Blend yo' berries!

Place the spoon in the center of the cup then pour in the mixture. Doing it the other way around will displace the liquid then your child might think to lick it off the counter. Probably not a good idea.

Blend some more.

Arrange on a baking tray. Place in the freezer. After about twenty minutes carefully shift any crooked spoons to the center. Then freeze again.


And enjoy some more.

Green Tip: The cup should come right off, if not place a warm hand around it for a few moments then remove. The cups can be rinsed and reused for water or craft projects.

Very Berry Dreamsicle
by Deirdre
Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes
 Freeze Time: 3 Hours
Ingredients (5-6 small)
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 Cup Mixed Berries (I use Trader Joe's Frozen)
  • 1 Cup Water
  • 1 Cup Ice Cream or your favorite non-dairy substitute

Toss everything in the blender except the banana peel, whiz, then after placing a spoon into each cup, pour the mixture in evenly right up to the rim. Place on a baking try and carefully place in the freezer.
After 20-30 minutes straighten the spoons so they are in the center then continue to freeze for three hours or overnight. Toward the shorter time they were like Italian Ice....toward the longer side they were perfect Popsicles.
Best enjoyed on a hot summer day.
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Coconut Kiwi Lemon Dreamsicle
by Deirdre
Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Freeze Time: 3 hours
Ingredients (5-6 small)
  • 2 Bananas - peeled
  • 2 Kiwis - peeled
  • 1 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp (or more!) shredded coconut
  • 1 Cup SoDelicious Coconut Milk Frozen Dessert
  • 1 Cup Water
Pop everything into your blender and mix.
Then (with help or if like me you have two extra hands) place the spoons into the cups, pour an even amount of the mixture into each then place each cup on a tray for their future in the freezer.
After about 20-30 minutes setting up, carefully adjust the spoons so they are in the center of the cup. Then freeze for up to 3 hours or overnight.
We could hardly wait so our first batch was eaten more as a slushy out of the cup, but the next day they were perfect pops.
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Bon Appetit,



  1. OMG those look fantastic!!! I live in AZ and our air conditioner is currently broken, so all my husband and I can stand to eat is Popsicles!! I will have to try these!Stopping by from the Aloha Friday blog hop and am now your newest follower:) Hope you can come check out Crazy Mama Drama !

  2. I am now following you from a Friday blog hop. Please visit me at and do the same.

    My mom use to make us these with grape juice. I also make an apple juice version for my dog in the summertime.

  3. The coconut lemon kiwi one sounds amazing! So many great flavors together.

  4. Yum!! these look great! Thanks so much for linking up!!

  5. They look really good! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime's TIOT party!!