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Solstice Treats: Vegan Creamsicles

What’s coming up soon? Summer Solstice! Hot weather, blue skies and the moss drying out 😉 My popsicle molds have got a work out lately – well worth the small investment for them.
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Want to make small children happy? Let them help you make a batch of creamsicle pops to enjoy outside after lunch.

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Vegan friendly, and you can sneak organic tofu into their dessert 😉 Walker loves, loves these ice pops and won’t stay out of them! 4 ingredients whirled in the blender and frozen. Very little effort and a lot of rewards. Kirk claims I spoil/pamper/indulge Walker because I make him fresh OJ when he asks. If that is pampering, I can live with it, ha!

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The two youngest playing in their “park” and Walker enjoying his dessert…..

Vegan Creamsicles

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup soft silken tofu
  • 1 1/3 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

Directions:

Add the ingredients into a blender, process until smooth (if using a high-speed blender, such as a Vitamix, process on about 5). Pour into popsicle molds or paper cups and freeze. If using molds, insert sticks as directed, if using paper cups, freeze for an hour, then insert wooden sticks. Let freeze for best results overnight.

To remove from molds, run under warm water for a few seconds, pop out.

How many? Depends on your molds. I used two styles and got 9 pops total.

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So I gotta brag! I found this really cool sand box at a garage sale over the weekend for $10 and they even delivered it for me! Walker is in toddler bliss with it….

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More so, it fits perfectly into the end part of their playset we built this winter/spring. The blue part comes off (which there was no way I’d have an open sand box with all the cats around here!) and the sandbox is in the base. But even better? The blue top is a pool, with a drainage port (the base has one as well), it came with a bunch of sand tools and well, it has a steering wheel and is a TRUCK. Can I say I am soooo glad we happened to be in the area and drove by?

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I actually found even more things they wanted – paint smocks, a new unopened set of finger paints, new crayons, a car racing system and a lot more. It was one of those rare garage sales full of cool stuff 😉 And having got out for $23 in the end, I didn’t feel too broke 😉 Though, I ended up spending another $10 at Safeway this morning for more sand tools. Those two can convince me they need it so well.

~Sarah

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Comments

  1. This is all so true! You don’t taste the silken tofu & it adds protein in your ice pops! Yummm!

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