Sugar Free Dairy Free Orange Coconut Popsicles

Cool down with Sugar Free Dairy Free Orange Coconut Popsicles at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Now that summer’s here I was eager to try out some of the coconut milk and orange popsicles I’ve been eyeing in the freezer section of my grocery store. Then I saw the prices (so expensive!) and decided to make my own ice pops!

Cooling down with healthy, stevia-sweetened fruit popsicles

I did a little recipe hunting and was shocked at the sugar use in most popsicle recipes. Just because it’s a popsicle doesn’t mean it has to be filled with crap!

So I decided to sweeten my orange coconut popsicles with little bit of liquid stevia. The kids loved it! I thought it was as delicious (and way cheaper) than the store bought ones, too.

Easy to make Sugar Free Dairy Free Orange Coconut Popsicles at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

You can use vanilla soy milk instead of coconut milk, just leave out the vanilla extract. If you don’t have food sensitivities or allergies to milk, go ahead and use skim or low fat milk.

You can find liquid stevia at your health food store or online, and Tovolo popsicle molds on Amazon. (I also have the rocket ones – so cool!)

Valencia orange tips

  • Fresh Valencia juice may be squeezed and refrigerated overnight. If tightly covered and immediately chilled, no loss of flavor or Vitamin C will occur.
  • Fresh juice packs nutritional power and great taste into all kinds of fruit smoothies. Start with 1/2 cup of juice and 1/2 cup of diced orange in a blender. Add a peeled banana, some frozen berries and 1/2 cup of yogurt.
  • Valencias are especially good to eat when cut into "smiles." Cut fruit in half crosswise; then cut 3 or 4 wedges from each half.
  • Peeling Valencias is easy. Just trim a thin slice from each end of the fruit, then set orange on one end. Cut away strips of peel from top to bottom, until all peel is removed
Cool down with Sugar Free Dairy Free Orange Coconut Popsicles at This Mama Cooks! On a Diet - thismamacooks.com

Sugar Free Dairy Free Orange Coconut Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 2 Sunkist Valencia oranges, peeled, segmented and seeds removed
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (gluten free)
  • 1/4 teaspoon teaspoon liquid stevia extract

Directions

  1. Combine ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze overnight (at least 8 hours).
  4. To release popsicles, place molds under running hot water until popsicle releases.
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Total Time: 30 Minutes
Servings: Makes 6 to 7 popsicles depending on the size of molds used
  • Serving size: 1 popsicle
  • Calories: 104
  • Calories from Fat: 61
  • Total Fat: 6.7g
  • Saturated fat: 5.9g
  • Unsaturated fat: .8g
  • Sodium: 4mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 11.2g
  • Sugar: 8.6g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1.4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

5 thoughts on “Sugar Free Dairy Free Orange Coconut Popsicles

  1. Anne-Marie Nichols Post author

    I had no idea until Sunkist approached me that “green was good.” So glad to get the word out and to let people know not to throw out good oranges. I hate wasting food!

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  2. Anni

    i was actually wondering why the skin on the orange i bought today was slightly greenish in places (i bought it anyway)… thanks for the info! and welcome to the kitchen reader. 🙂

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