Blueberry Honey Lavender Coconut Popsicles
Need an easy dessert recipe that beats the heat and uses up those blueberries in your fridge? I’ve got you covered with my easy Blueberry Honey-Lavender Coconut Popsicles that are made with a delicious blueberry lavender compote, honey, coconut milk, and these popsicles will literally melt your troubles away. Make these today and have an easy, healthy dessert in a few hours!
This summer has been a whirlwind of trips, hard work, nose-to-the grindstone plotting and plugging along like no other. I’m blown away by how fast this summer has flown by and just like that we are already at the end of August. Can we start summer over? No way is it nearly Labor Day weekend. This summer has been filled with many transitions and lots of changes. I had to make some hard decisions this season and let go of some really toxic people in my life. Sometimes, in the small, quiet moments of the day, I find myself missing them, but then I remember how constantly stressed out I was around them. Everything felt like work and relationships should never be that hard. When your heart palpitates when you see them calling, that is not a friend or person you need in your life.
Transitions are hard. Letting go is hard. Moving on is hard. But all worth it, if it means your life will be lighter and less stressful. I’m at a point in my life where I need to eliminate most if not all stress in my life. My journey has for some reason landed me here and I’m going all in. I’m excited to see what happens, but also naturally nervous. I’m really doing my best to move forth with the attitude of it’s meant to be, it will be. And no amount of stress is going to change that. Less stress means more happiness and I’m all about happy days.
Enough about me, let’s move onto these delicious popsicles. These gems are perfect for these last, hottest, dog days of summer. Does anyone know why they call it the dog days of summer? I’ll have to Google it. These bright popsicles are a cinch to make and you only need 4-ingredients. All you’ll need to make these popsicles are culinary-grade lavender, fresh blueberries, honey, and coconut milk. You’ll also need Popsicle molds, which I’ve linked below.
First, stash your Popsicle molds in the freezer to get cold while you make these juicy popsicles. Next, we are going to make blueberry compote. This is super easy to do. All you’ll need for this is a saucepan, 1-tray of fresh blueberries, culinary-grade lavender oil, and a cup of honey. Use more or less honey, depending on your sweetness preference. See instructions for making the compote in the recipe description below.
For the various layers in the popsicles, get creative with it. For some, I added the coconut milk layer first, and then added a layer of the blueberry compote. Then, add another layer of the coconut milk. If you want layers with straight lines, you can freeze each layer separately for a half hour in the freezer before adding the second layer. This is somewhat time consuming and I recommend letting the layers do their thing. Plus, by letting each layer mold into the next, you get these really cool tie-dye looking popsicles, which I personally love.
What are you looking forward to in these last toasty days of summer? I’m excited to decorate my house for fall and looking forward to new beginnings. Need to take a moment to yourself? Grab one of my delicious blueberry honey-lavender coconut popsicles, sit outside and prop your feet up, and let your worries and stress melt away.
Blueberry Lavender Coconut Popsicles
By Genevieve Jerome | Fitty Foodlicious
Need an easy dessert recipe that beats the heat and uses up those blueberries in your fridge? I’ve got you covered with my easy Blueberry Lavender Coconut Popsicles that are made with a delicious blueberry honey lavender compote, coconut milk, and will literally melt your troubles away. Make these today and have an easy, healthy dessert in a few hours!
Makes: 4-6 servings
- 1-set of popsicles molds. I’ve linked mine in the blog post.
- 2-cups unsweetened coconut milk.
- 2-cups fresh bluberries
- 1-cup honey
- 2-tablespoons culinary grade lavender syrup
- 1-cup water
- 2-tablespoons culinary grade lavender buds, optional
- Put your popsicles molds in the freezer for 10-minutes before making the recipe. This will help everything get cool faster.
- In a saucepan combine the bluberries, honey, lavender syrup, lavender buds, and water.
- Simmer the compote on low for 15-minutes.
- Once the compote is done, remove from heat and let cool for 5-minutes.
- Add 1-layer of unsweetened coconut milk to each popsicle mold.
- To make the second layer, add in the blueberry compote and repeat this process until your popsicle molds are full. You can get super creative with it like I did, and add as many layers as you want. You could also do a full blueberry popsicles if you like.
- Freeze for 6-hours or preferably overnight. Soak the popsicle molds in warm water for 10-15 when ready to eat seconds and enjoy!