Purple Dragon Frozen Pops (vegan, gluten free)
We went to the farmer's market last sunday and Genevieve was very excited to get one of the fancy popsicles that one of the vendors sells. For some reason he didn't show up and I had a very cranky, hot, crying 3-year old. Not good! I promised her that we would make popsicles at home.
I bought some frozen pitaya (otherwise known as dragon fruit) awhile ago and I was looking for an opportunity to use it. It was perfect for a fun, colorful frozen treat. Dragon fruit is a really beautiful pinky purple color naturally...no scary dyes or chemicals needed. It's also high in antioxidants, magnesium, iron, fiber and low in sugar. Not bad for a popsicle!
In addition to the dragon fruit, I used frozen acai puree which is another super food! Acai is incredibly high in antioxidants and is sugar free. I normally buy the unsweetened acai puree but I accidentally bought the original so it has a little bit of cane sugar added in. Both dragonfruit and acai are easy to find in the frozen fruit section of Sprouts or Whole Foods.
Both of my girls love frozen blueberries so we threw some of those in too. I used coconut milk for the base so the pops would be nice and creamy. Genevieve and Magnolia love these popsicles and I think your kids will too!
Purple Dragon Frozen Pops
1/2 of a can of full fat coconut milk
1 package of frozen acai puree (You may want to add a Tbs of honey or maple syrup if your acai is unsweetened.)
1 package of frozen pitaya (dragon fruit)
1/2 cup + 2 Tbs of frozen wild or organic blueberries
Popsicle molds, dixie cups or silicone baby food containers (I used a baby food container)
Popsicle sticks or straws cut to size (I used straws)
Add the coconut milk, acai puree and dragon fruit to a blender. Blend until the mixture is smooth. If it's too thick to pour, add a little more coconut milk. Add a 1/2 cup blueberries and pulse a few times to incorporate. I left chunks of blueberries in my pops. Sprinkle the 2 Tbs of remaining blueberries into the molds or cups. Place the straws or sticks in the molds and fill with the popsicle mixture. Freeze for 2 hours or until the pops are set.