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Ready to think summer? This no mixer required bananas foster ice cream is sure to help! So easy to make and free of grains, eggs and nuts.

No Mixer Required Bananas Foster Ice Cream (gluten free, grain free, egg free, nut free)

Ready to think summer? This no mixer required bananas foster ice cream is sure to help! So easy to make and free of grains, eggs and nuts.

Ready to think summer? This no mixer required bananas foster ice cream is sure to help! So easy to make and free of grains, eggs and nuts.

Summer is just around the corner. I keep telling myself that so when it’s forty degrees in May I don’t get too discouraged. A couple days of eighty degrees before the forty sure helped too.

One great way to start thinking summer is with ice cream! If you’ve followed me very long you know ice cream is my absolute favorite food. At least these days I don’t eat nearly as much as I used to and most of the ice cream I do eat is homemade. It’s all about the baby steps!

Ready to think summer? This no mixer required bananas foster ice cream is sure to help! So easy to make and free of grains, eggs and nuts.

Make it Real

I recently bought some ice cream for my husband – a limited edition flavor – bananas foster. I tasted it. Wow, was it sweet!! Good, but sweet. It reminded me of egg nog.

My kids (and I) were a bit jealous, so I made our own version. This homemade bananas foster ice cream is loaded with banana flavor – because it is mostly pureed bananas! Then I swirled in some homemade caramel sauce for the “foster” taste. You could really bump up nutrition and save time by using this metabolism boosting caramel with liver!

Ready to think summer? This no mixer required bananas foster ice cream is sure to help! So easy to make and free of grains, eggs and nuts.

You can add homemade vanilla wafers for great texture. I didn’t have any on hand…but I can’t wait to try it some time!

A little pinch of nutmeg really makes this bananas foster ice cream stand out.

Feel free to make your version with as much or as little sweetener as you like. The bananas add plenty of sweetness on their own as long as they are really ripe. But a tablespoon or two of maple syrup added to them is just right for us.Ready to think summer? This no mixer required bananas foster ice cream is sure to help! So easy to make and free of grains, eggs and nuts.

Quick and Easy

One of the best parts of this ice cream is that there is no ice cream mixer required. You do have to make the caramel and freeze the bananas in advance. But once you’re ready the ice cream comes together in minutes and is ready to eat.

Are you thinking summer already? Give this bananas foster ice cream a try. What’s your favorite flavor?

Ready to think summer? This no mixer required bananas foster ice cream is sure to help! So easy to make and free of grains, eggs and nuts.

No Mixer Required Bananas Foster Ice Cream
Serves 6
A creamy banana ice cream with swirls of caramel.
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Ingredients
  1. 6 very ripe bananas
  2. 2 - 4 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey (optional)
  3. 1/4 - 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  4. 3 - 4 Tbsp. caramel sauce
  5. 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg (optional)
  6. 1/4 cup vanilla wafers, crumbled (optional)
Instructions
  1. Prepare the caramel. Refrigerate.
  2. Slice the bananas and freeze on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer.
  3. Combine the frozen bananas, maple syrup, salt and nutmeg in a food processor. Blend until smooth (this will take a few minutes and you may have to scrape down the sides multiple times).
  4. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe container.
  5. Gently mix in the caramel and vanilla wafers.
  6. Serve or freeze.
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In search of a sweet treat without any food dyes or chemicals? This Unreal Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt will blow you away!!

Unreal Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt

In search of a sweet treat without any food dyes or chemicals? This Unreal Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt will blow you away!!

In search of a sweet treat without any food dyes or chemicals? This Unreal Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt will blow you away!!

*This post is sponsored by Stonyfield Yogurt and Unreal Candy. I was compensated for my time commitment but I was not paid to publish positive reviews. All opinions expressed are my own.*

My oldest has been begging me to make frozen yogurt for about a year now. The only reason I haven’t obliged is because three out of five of us can’t eat it. And I have so many other things to make from scratch to keep us fed.

I don’t often take the time to make a special treat for just one child.

In search of a sweet treat without any food dyes or chemicals? This Unreal Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt will blow you away!!

The Right Time.

But when we got some Unreal candy to try I decided it was the perfect time for both – frozen yogurt as a special treat just for my daughter (well…my husband has been getting plenty of it too).

This is an easy, healthy version of traditional moose tracks ice cream.

I used Stonyfield plain whole milk yogurt combined with some of our fresh raw milk cream as the base. Pastured egg yolks added extra creaminess. And a healthy dose of maple syrup and vanilla for a sweet flavor. Don’t forget the unrefined sea salt to really bring out the sweetness.

In search of a sweet treat without any food dyes or chemicals? This Unreal Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt will blow you away!!

Then comes the star of the show – bits of Unreal dark chocolate peanut butter cups. I also added some mini chocolate chips for extra chocolate (because you can never have too much!).

There is no cooking involved. You can have the frozen yogurt in the mixer (this is the one I use) in about five minutes. I actually let my eight-year old make it herself!

In search of a sweet treat without any food dyes or chemicals? This Unreal Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt will blow you away!!

Unreal moose tracks frozen yogurt maintains a little tang from the yogurt. But it is nicely balanced with the sweetness of the maple syrup and candy.

It makes the perfect treat any time of year!

In search of a sweet treat without any food dyes or chemicals? This Unreal Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt will blow you away!!

More To Love.

Unreal candy has some other great options besides the peanut butter cups. I think my favorite is the basic – candy coated chocolates. But these aren’t colored with dyes that will make my kids go crazy. They are colored with foods like cabbage and beets!

If you’re craving something sweet and a bit indulgent but want to skip the processed junk food, make a batch of Unreal moose tracks frozen yogurt. Use peanut butter cups, almond butter cups or whatever candy you like.

What is your favorite flavor of frozen yogurt?
 In search of a sweet treat without any food dyes or chemicals? This Unreal Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt will blow you away!!

Unreal Moose Tracks Frozen Yogurt
Serves 10
A creamy frozen yogurt filled with peanut butter cups and bits of chocolate.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 1/2 cups plain, whole milk yogurt
  2. 1/2 cup whole milk
  3. 1/2 cup cream
  4. 3/4 cups maple syrup and/or organic cane sugar
  5. 2 pastured egg yolks (optional)
  6. 1 Tbsp. vanilla
  7. 1/2 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  8. 5 - 8 Unreal dark chocolate peanut butter cups, cut into pieces
  9. 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Combine the yogurt, milk, cream, syrup, yolks, vanilla and sea salt in a blender.
  2. Blend on high for 30 seconds to mix well.
  3. Process in an ice cream mixer according to manufacturer's directions (this takes about 20 minutes using my Kitchen Aid attachment).
  4. Transfer the frozen yogurt to a freezer-safe container.
  5. Gently fold in the candy and chocolate chips.
  6. Cover and freeze until firm.
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No need to sacrifice nutrition on busy mornings. In less than the time it takes to pour a bowl of cereal you can have this nutrient packed blueberry spinach smoothie on the table!

Blueberry Spinach Smoothie: Jam Packed With Nutrients!

No need to sacrifice nutrition on busy mornings. In less than the time it takes to pour a bowl of cereal you can have this nutrient packed blueberry spinach smoothie on the table!

No need to sacrifice nutrition on busy mornings. In less than the time it takes to pour a bowl of cereal you can have this nutrient packed blueberry spinach smoothie on the table!

School is under way. That means two things.

  1. Mornings are busy.
  2. The germs are spreading.

That doesn’t mean throw in the towel, buy boxes of cereal and say a prayer your child stays healthy.

No way! Now is the perfect time to get smart and start the day with a nutrient boost that supports the immune system. It also provides critical vitamins and minerals for focus and energy.

No need to sacrifice nutrition on busy mornings. In less than the time it takes to pour a bowl of cereal you can have this nutrient packed blueberry spinach smoothie on the table!

The Ultimate Energy Drink

Kids need fuel for both their minds and bodies. Get it all in this nutrient packed blueberry spinach smoothie. Fruits, vegetables and loads of vitamins and minerals.

I serve smoothies for breakfast several times a week. They are easy. And you’d be amazed how much good stuff I pack in there. This blueberry spinach smoothie is no exception.

Don’t worry – even with all that good stuff it still tastes great! All of my kids approve.

No need to sacrifice nutrition on busy mornings. In less than the time it takes to pour a bowl of cereal you can have this nutrient packed blueberry spinach smoothie on the table!

What makes it so nutritious?

I’m over at Kitchen Stewardship sharing this fool-proof way to get your child’s day started right. Bonus – it’s great mama fuel too! I make a blenderful in the morning and have some for my breakfast. Then when the kids get up I just puree for a few seconds again and their breakfast is ready. It really doesn’t get any easier.

Check out the full recipe here!

No need to sacrifice nutrition on busy mornings. In less than the time it takes to pour a bowl of cereal you can have this nutrient packed blueberry spinach smoothie on the table!

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These chocolate filled frozen banana bites make the perfect allergen friendly cold summer treat.

Chocolate Filled Frozen Banana Bites

Sweet, creamy and a little taste of chocolate added in. These chocolate filled frozen banana bites are allergen friendly, easy to make and even great for teething toddlers!

These chocolate filled frozen banana bites make the perfect allergen friendly cold summer treat.

With summer in full swing it’s nice to be able to give the kids a cold treat without loading them up on sugar. I do my best to make sure we have lots of time outside instead of spending a bunch of time inside the kitchen preparing food!

These frozen banana bites are fun to make and fun to eat. But so, so easy.

Knife skills.

Let your kids practice their knife skills by slicing the bananas. Then use a straw to make holes. Add a sucker stick or popsicle stick if you like and you’re halfway done with the preparation…and a three-year-old can be in charge!

These chocolate filled frozen banana bites make the perfect allergen friendly cold summer treat.

A Safe Sweet.

My favorite part about chocolate filled frozen banana bites is that they are allergen friendly. Well…mostly. My son is allergic to both bananas and cocoa. But those allergies aren’t as common. Just be sure to use dairy free chocolate chips if you have dairy allergies (this is the brand I use).

Also use caution if you have a latex allergy as bananas can be cross-reactive.

Ready to get your kids in the kitchen and make a delicious, healthy treat? Check out the Kids Cook Real Food eCourse where your kids will have so much fun learning knife skills (among many other skills!). And whip up a batch of chocolate filled frozen banana bites together.

Now click here to head over to Kitchen Stewardship where I’m sharing the recipe!

These chocolate filled frozen banana bites make the perfect allergen friendly cold summer treat.

Looking for more cool summer treats? Try one of these:

Black Forest Popsicles

Blueberry Cheesecake Pops

Nectarine Squash Pops

Grain Free Peach Cobbler Creamsicles

Neapolitan Ice Cream Cake

Dairy Free Thin Mint Cookie Ice Cream

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Peppermint Stick Ice Cream | Just Take A Bite

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

Celebrate Christmas with the traditional flavors of peppermint and chocolate in this homemade version of peppermint stick ice cream topped with hot fudge.

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Mint and chocolate. Chocolate and mint.

It is a match made in heaven. And it is a favorite of my entire family.

One of my husband’s requests every Christmas is peppermint stick ice cream with hot fudge. I usually buy some. A little holiday indulgence.

But this year I wanted my kids to enjoy it too.

So I created my own version of peppermint candy and used it to make peppermint stick ice cream.

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It tastes great as is. But it is even better topped with gluten free hot fudge or chocolate sauce. Or you can add chocolate right into the ice cream with mini chocolate chips.

It only takes about three minutes to prepare the ice cream batter. Then the hard part begins – waiting for it to churn and freeze!

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Peppermint stick ice cream can be dairy free by using coconut milk. The eggs are also optional, so it is very allergen friendly.

There really isn’t much more to say about this delicious Christmas treat. Run to the kitchen and get a batch started. The taste will speak for itself.

Creamy mint ice cream with little bits of crunchy peppermint candy scattered throughout. Your whole family is sure to love it.

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What Christmas goodies do you make every year? Sugar cookies? Gingerbread men? Apple pie?

This year give peppermint stick ice cream a try. Maybe you’ll make it part of your Christmas tradition!

Get the peppermint candy recipe here!

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Peppermint Stick Ice Cream
Serves 12
Mint ice cream with homemade peppermint candy pieces.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 1/2 cups cream (preferably raw) (or coconut milk)
  2. 1/2 cup whole milk (preferably raw) (or coconut milk)
  3. 1/2 - 3/4 cups choice of sweetener (organic cane sugar, honey, maple syrup)
  4. 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  5. 1 Tbsp. organic vanilla or vodka (note that some vanilla comes from corn)
  6. 2 egg yolks (optional)
  7. 1 Tbsp. tapioca or arrowroot (optional)
  8. 1/2 recipe peppermint candy, broken into small pieces (see post for recipe link)
  9. 1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a blender combine all of the ingredients, except candy and chocolate chips.
  2. Blend until well mixed. Adjust sweetness and peppermint flavor if needed.
  3. Process in an ice cream mixer according to manufacturer instructions.
  4. Transfer ice cream to a freezer safe container.
  5. Stir in candy and chocolate chips.
  6. Freeze until firm.
Notes
  1. The batter should be slightly sweeter than you want the ice cream to taste. The sweetness will go down as the ice cream churns.
  2. Serve with hot fudge.
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Spiced Apple Ice Cream

It is fall!! That means apple season is definitely here! Celebrate with a dish of spiced apple ice cream. Warm spices, cooked apples, cold cream. Perfection.

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Fall is a special time in Michigan. There are orchards all around and apples of every variety.

If you have a child in school they will likely have a field trip to an orchard. Facebook is full of family apple picking photos.

Apple goodies abound. Apple cider. Apple donuts. Apple crisp. Apple pie (the Dutch variety too!). Applesauce. Apple pie parfaits. Apple pie cake. The list goes on.

Something new.

This year I created a new way to enjoy apples – in ice cream!

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Spiced apple ice cream is a mix of sauteed, sweetened apples (think apple pie filling), warm spices and thick raw cream.

Start by sauteing chunks of apples in butter, honey and your favorite blend of spices. Then make a rich cinnamon ice cream. Mix in the apples and let it freeze.

For the spice you can go simple with just cinnamon. Or you can add nutmeg and cloves. I actually used a cinnamon spice blend from Ground 2 Table. It worked really well.

Enjoyment all around.

Spiced apple ice cream was definitely a winner with my family. Even my in-laws got to sample some and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Of course it tastes great plain. But spiced apple ice cream is really good served on vanilla cake or apple crisp!

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Maybe you’re like me and need a little crunch? Crumble some homemade pumpkin spice graham crackers over the ice cream. It’ll taste like crust so you get the full apple pie effect.

You can also add crunch with chopped crispy pecans. Sprinkle them on top or mix them right in the ice cream. You’ll really bump up the flavor by using sugar coated pecans!

If you want to add to the creaminess and nutrition you can use pastured egg yolks. But if you don’t have access to quality eggs or you don’t tolerate eggs you can leave them out.

For sweetener cane sugar, maple syrup and honey all work. I like to use a combination of two or all three of them to create a more neutral flavor.

No guilt.

Does this sound too indulgent for you? Check out this amazing resource to learn how to Stop Fighting Food and enjoy what you eat. Then dig in!

Now that apple season is in full swing it’s time to create some fall treats. Grab your favorite variety of apple and fresh cream. You’re well on your way to a dish of rich spiced apple ice cream.

What is your favorite way to enjoy fall and the abundance of apples?

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Spiced Apple Ice Cream
Serves 12
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Ingredients
  1. 2 medium apples, peeled and diced
  2. 2 tsp. butter (or coconut oil)
  3. 1 tsp. cinnamon
  4. optional: nutmeg, cloves or a cinnamon spice blend
  5. 1 Tbsp. honey
  6. 2 1/2 cups cream (raw if possible) (or coconut milk)
  7. 1/2 cp whole milk (raw if possible) (or coconut milk)
  8. 2 egg yolks (optional)
  9. 1/2 cup cane sugar, maple syrup and/or honey
  10. 1 Tbsp. vanilla or vodka
  11. 1 Tbsp. tapioca flour or arrowroot
  12. 1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  13. 2 tsp. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Sautee apples in butter, spices and honey over medium heat about 5 minutes, until tender but not mushy. Set aside to cool.
  2. In a blender combine the remaining ingredients. Blend until well mixed.
  3. Process the ice cream in an ice cream mixer according to manufacturer's directions (it takes 15 - 20 minutes in my Kitchen Aid ice cream maker attachment).
  4. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer safe container.
  5. Stir in the apples.
  6. Freeze until firm.
Notes
  1. You can add 1/4 cup chopped crispy pecans or sugar coated pecans when you stir in the apples.
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Nectarine Squash Pops | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Nectarine Squash Pops: Sugar Free First Birthday Popsicles!!

When your summer baby turns one you need a safe, sugar free treat. Nectarine squash pops are the perfect solution! Two ingredients, lots of flavor and no allergens.

Nectarine Squash Pops | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

First birthdays definitely require a celebration.

You made it! You made it through the first year.

The first year of sleepless nights, crying and dirty diapers.

The first year full of firsts! Smiles, coos, laughs, rolling, crawling and maybe even walking. First foods, first teeth, first words.

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Let them eat cake.

A birthday celebration requires a special birthday treat. Usually that means cake.

I LOVE decorating cakes. I look forward to our family birthdays each year because I get to create new cakes.

I’ve done Dora, monkeys, dinosaurs, cars, arts and crafts, Legos, cows, Frozen, bulldozers, April showers and princesses for my kids.  I’ve even done airplanes, sports and Cat in the Hat for my nephew, basketball and Calvin Knights for my dad, a fall cake for other family members and a neat recital cake for my sister-in-law.

I wanted to continue that tradition with my third child. With the challenges we’ve faced over the last year we are all certainly ready to celebrate.

Of course I set to work experimenting with new recipes that were free of her allergens.

I made a couple batches of cupcakes (that she loved!)…only to find out more foods that bother her.

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Who needs cake?

My daughter’s allergies combined with my preference to keep her at least gluten free for now (she’s been grain free up to this point) make birthday cake almost impossible. We can’t use:

  • wheat
  • rye
  • barley
  • oats
  • rice
  • sorghum
  • amaranth
  • buckwheat
  • tapioca
  • potato
  • arrowroot
  • coconut
  • almond
  • nuts
  • quinoa
  • millet
  • beans

Add to that no coconut oil, palm shortening, butter or egg whites and you’re not left with much.

Birthday Pops.

I gave up on the idea of birthday cake and opted to do popsicles! They make a perfect summer treat.

Since these popsicles are for a one year old I made them without any added sweetener.  I even added some vegetables to keep them mild and nutritious.

Nectarine squash pops make a birthday dessert you can really feel good about serving to the whole family.

Nectarine Squash Pops | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Eat in season.

I chose fruit that is in season here in Michigan in late August. Nectarines are so sweet and have such a bright color. They make a great base for a popsicle.

You can use peaches instead if you prefer the flavor.

I ended up making a second batch since we ate the first batch before the birthday! I added some watermelon to the second batch for extra color and sweetness. Watermelon is another late summer fruit that almost everyone enjoys.

Nectarine Squash Pops | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Fun and Fast.

Nectarine squash pops are the easiest birthday dessert you’ll ever make. Puree cooked squash and cut up nectarine with an immersion blender or in a regular blender and pour the puree into the popsicle molds. Done!

They are also easy to serve. Simply take them out of the molds a few minutes before serving to take the chill off. Pass them out and enjoy.

For older kids you can add chunks of fruit like cut up strawberries, whole blueberries or raspberries to the puree before filling the molds. Then you’ll really have a fruity, colorful treat.

You can also add a tablespoon or two of honey for big kids. It really covers up any hint of squash flavor. My oldest is pretty picky about flavors and textures. She said she couldn’t taste the squash at all when I added a bit of honey.

I was very disappointed that I couldn’t make a cake for my baby’s first birthday. But I’m so happy with how these nectarine squash pops turned out! I’m even happier that my daughter likes them…and that they are so healthy and free of allergens.

Do you celebrate any summer birthdays?

Instead of cake try nectarine squash pops. They make summer celebrations delicious and healthy.

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Nectarine Squash Pops
Serves 4
A fruity, sugar free summer birthday treat.
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Ingredients
  1. 3 medium nectarines, peeled and pitted
  2. 3/4 cups cooked butternut squash
  3. optional: 1/2 cup watermelon (seeds removed)
  4. optional: 1 - 2 Tbsp. honey
Instructions
  1. Puree the nectarines and squash (and watermelon and honey) with an immersion blender or in a blender.
  2. Fill popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
Notes
  1. You can replace the nectarines with peaches.
  2. For little ones let the popsicles sit out for a few minutes to soften before serving.
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Grain Free Peach Cobbler Creamsicles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Grain Free Peach Cobbler Creamsicles

Nothing says summer like fresh peaches! Enjoy them in a frozen treat with these simple grain free peach cobbler creamsicles that have no refined sweeteners.

Grain Free Peach Cobbler Creamsicles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

If you want to know what summer tastes like all you have to do is bite into a fresh, juicy peach. There is nothing quite like it.

Peach cobbler creamsicles transform that summer flavor into a frozen treat you can’t resist.

Start with a simple grain free crumble that only has three ingredients! A quick mix by hand and it’s in the oven.

While the cobbler is baking you can mix up the rest of the creamsicle. Whole milk yogurt and raw milk are combined with pure maple syrup for a sweet, creamy base.

Then cut up fresh peaches right over the bowl so you don’t miss a drop of the juice.  Stir them in to create peach cream.

Once the cobbler is done you can mix it into the creamy mixture, pour it into molds and freeze.

Grain Free Peach Cobbler Creamsicles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

The taste buds don’t lie.

My kids went crazy for these peach cobbler creamsicles! In fact my husband did too.

I happened to make them when it as about 90 degrees here. Talk about a refreshing treat when it’s hot!

Peach cobbler creamsicles are very allergen friendly. You can swap coconut milk and yogurt for the dairy. They are naturally free of grains, gluten, eggs, nut, corn and soy.

If you can’t have or don’t have tapioca you can substitute for it with cassava or rice. Note that it will not be grain free if you use rice. But it will still be gluten free.

Grain Free Peach Cobbler Creamsicles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Smooth it out.

If your child doesn’t like food with chunks simply puree all of the ingredients before filling the molds. You’ll still get the peach cobbler flavor in a smooth form. Go with whatever texture works!

When I think of summer I envision sitting on the porch, soaking up the sunshine with peach juice dribbling down my chin (because there is no other way to eat a fresh peach!). Now that summer vision is kicked up a notch with peach cobbler creamsicles (you can let them dribble down your chin too).

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Choose your shape.

When it comes to popsicles I’m kind of old fashioned.  I like to use cups and popsicles sticks instead of fancy molds (though these certainly would be a great gift!!!). It reminds me of how I made them as a child.  These creamsicles work with whatever you’ve got.

You can use a traditional mold or even these silicon molds to make them more like push pops.

Peach cobbler creamsicles are so refreshing and bursting with flavor, yet full of healthy ingredients.  That is an essential part of a great summer.

If you are celebrating a summer birthday these would also make a great birthday treat.

Are you a peach fan? What is your favorite peach treat?

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Grain Free Peach Cobbler Creamsicles
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Nothing says summer like fresh peaches! Enjoy them in a frozen treat with these simple grain free peach cobbler creamsicles.
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Cobbler
  1. 1/4 cup tapioca flour (or cassava or white rice)
  2. 2 tsp. butter (or lard or coconut oil)
  3. 2 tsp. pure maple syrup (or honey)
Creamsicle
  1. 3/4 cup plain whole milk yogurt or coconut yogurt
  2. 1/4 cup whole milk (raw if possible) or coconut milk
  3. 3-4 Tbsp. pure maple syrup (adjust to your liking)
  4. 1/8 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  5. 1 large peach, cut into small chunks, juice reserved
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350*F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl combine the flour, butter and syrup until crumbly.
  3. Spread on the parchment paper. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. Allow to cool and crumble into small chunks.
  5. In a bowl combine the yogurt, milk, syrup and salt.
  6. Cut the peach over the bowl so the juice drips into the yogurt.
  7. Stir in the peaches.
  8. Stir in the cooled cobbler.
  9. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
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Blueberry Cheesecake Pops | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Blueberry Cheesecake Pops

When the weather is hot and blueberries are fresh it’s the perfect time for blueberry cheesecake pops!  Not too sweet but what a treat.

Blueberry Cheesecake Pops | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

We go crazy for blueberry season here.  Blueberries are an all around family favorite fruit.  We mostly freeze them and eat them fresh.

But of course we use them for a few treats too.

Simple is best.

One of the easiest ways to use blueberries is in blueberry cheesecake pops.  It only takes about five minutes to get them to the freezer.  As a busy mom of three the faster the better!

We almost always have homemade gluten free graham crackers in the cupboard, which makes treats like blueberry cheesecake pops a cinch.  This time I used gluten free pumpkin spice grahams!  Any homemade or store bought version that you tolerate will do.

Then all you have to do is blend, crush and pour.

Blueberry Cheesecake Pops | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Cheesecake flavor.

Slightly sweetened whole milk yogurt blended with blueberries gives the flavor of blueberry cheesecake.  The crushed graham crackers mimic a graham cracker crust.

If you want some variety try swapping the blueberries for strawberries or raspberries.  Or use all three for a mixed berry cheesecake pop!

Coconut milk or coconut yogurt can be used in place of the dairy yogurt as well for variety or for allergies.

Blueberry Cheesecake Pops | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Not just a treat.

Blueberry cheesecake pops really are a treat.  But you can also pack them with nutrients.  They already have maple syrup and sea salt.  Both contain lots of minerals.

Then there is the whole milk yogurt with healthy fat.  Plus blueberries are bursting with vitamins.

If you really want to load up these popsicles with good stuff you can add egg yolk to the mix.  I like to do this for my kids that sometimes struggle with focus.  All of the B vitamins really help.

Blueberry Cheesecake Pops | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

A quick snack.

If your kids are like mine they don’t want to wait for the popsicles to freeze.  Blueberry cheesecake pops can be eaten as blueberry cheesecake yogurt if you are really in a hurry.  Just blend, pour, stir and serve.  Then you can serve this for breakfast!

Use a few of your fresh blueberries to make a treat the whole family will love.  Blueberry cheesecake pops are dessert with nutrition packed inside.

What is your favorite way to enjoy blueberries?

Blueberry Cheesecake Pops | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Blueberry Cheesecake Pops
Serves 4
A fun way to use your fresh blueberries in a sweet frozen treat. Yogurt, blueberries and graham crackers create a cold version of blueberry cheesecake.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup blueberries, divided
  2. 3/4 cups plain, whole milk yogurt, coconut milk or coconut yogurt
  3. 2 Tbsp. maple syrup or honey
  4. 1/2 tsp. organic vanilla
  5. 1/4 tsp. unrefined sea salt
  6. 1/2 cup graham crackers, crushed
  7. optional: 1 pastured egg yolk
  8. optional: 1 tsp. lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Blend 1/4 cup blueberries, yogurt, maple syrup, vanilla, salt, egg yolk and lemon juice until pureed.
  2. Layer in the popsicle molds half of the yogurt mixture, fresh blueberries and graham cracker crumbs.
  3. Repeat with a second layer.
  4. Freeze until firm.
Notes
  1. Any graham cracker will work.
  2. You can replace the blueberries with any other fruit.
  3. If you don't want to do layers or your kids don't like chunks you can simply puree all of the ingredients and pour into the molds.
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Black Forest Popsicles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Black Forest Popsicles

The sweet flavor of fresh cherries is combined with a hint of chocolate in these black forest popsicles for a unique summer treat.Black Forest Popsicles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

The ice cream truck has driven by for the tenth time.  The kids are begging for a treat.  It’s been hot for days.

Enter super mom with black forest popsicles!

This is the perfect way to use some of your fresh cherries for a unique summer treat.  Black forest popsicles are creamy, fruity and chocolaty!

What’s really great is that they only take a few minutes to prepare.  The hard part is waiting for the popsicles to freeze!

Black Forest Popsicles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Most of the popsicle is simply pureed cherries.  A touch of honey can be added to boost the sweetness.

The real secret is the hint of chocolate.  Chocolate chips, carob chips or cacao nibs are blended right in for a burst of flavor.  Leave little chunks of chocolate to get the full effect.

Sweet cherries, tart cherries or both work well in black forest popsicles.  Simply adjust the amount of honey added depending on which variety you choose.

I like to use these silicon popsicles molds. They are easy to fill and easy for kids to use.

Black Forest Popsicles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

But what about that ice cream truck?

If your kids are like mine, they love to pretend.  Mom can be the ice cream truck driver while the kids order their black forest popsicles and “pay” for their treat.

Everyone has fun.  Everyone stays healthy.

Black forest popsicles do contain dairy.  You can swap the yogurt for coconut yogurt, coconut milk or any other milk you tolerate.  So they are a very allergen friendly snack.

Black Forest Popsicles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

We are blessed here in Michigan to be able to go cherry picking every summer.  We pit and freeze a ton of cherries to use all year in smoothies and yogurt.

I also like to use fresh or frozen cherries for:

This year I’m saving some of our cherries for black forest popsicles.  My kids go crazy for them.  Yours will too!

Don’t forget mom and dad deserve a treat here and there too.  Black forest popsicles are for everyone.

This summer be the hero of the day with black forest popsicles.

Black Forest Popsicles | Homemade Dutch Apple Pie

Black Forrest Popsicles
Yields 6
The sweet flavor of fresh cherries is combined with a hint of chocolate in these black forest popsicles for a unique, low sugar summer treat.
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Prep Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups sweet or tart cherries, fresh or frozen
  2. 4 Tbsp. chocolate chips, carob chips or cacao nibs
  3. 2 Tbsp. honey (increase if using tart cherries, omit if you don't want them as sweet)
  4. 1 cup plain whole milk yogurt or milk or coconut yogurt, coconut milk, almond milk or rice milk
Instructions
  1. Blend the cherries, yogurt/milk and honey until smooth.
  2. Add the chocolate chips.
  3. Blend well, leaving small bits of chocolate.
  4. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
Notes
  1. You can use 4 tsp. cocoa powder or carob powder + 2 Tbsp. cane sugar in place of the chocolate chips. You will get the chocolate flavor but will not have the chocolate bits.
  2. You can replace the cherries with raspberries.
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