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With all this talk of pumpkin lattes and apple crisps, I’m hanging on to summer for dear life. Not ready to let it go. Not one bit. So we’re making summery desserts nearly every night. This week it’s been peach cobbler and these dairy-free creamsicles.

Creamsicle | The Fauxmartha

I’m not one to skip out on dairy. If you knew the amount of ice cream I consumed this summer, you might be embarrassed for me. There’s no doubt, it’d do me some good to skip the half and half sometimes. Sometimes…

Creamsicle | The Fauxmartha

I bought this little Zoku popsicle maker from a William Sonoma outlet nearby, and waited till the end of summer to finally remove it from it’s packaging. Oy. Being timely is not my cup of tea. First up— yogurt pops. They tasted like yogurt frozen, not to be confused with frozen yogurt. We ate them because they “qualified” as dessert, and we throw nothing away. But they’ll never grace the popsicle mold again. Bleh.

Creamsicle | The Fauxmartha

But these little gems? They’ll rock your end-of-summer, it-can’t-really-be-over-yet, no-I’m-not-wearing-a-sweatshirt-right-now, world.

Creamsicle | The Fauxmartha

They are oh so creamy thanks to the coconut milk. Perfect for that nearly over ripe banana sitting on your kitchen counter, and those leftover oranges you’d rather not get stuck in your teeth. Slightly sweetened with a little agave nectar, they are totally swimsuit season sweatshirt season worthy.

Creamsicle | The Fauxmartha

Let’s not say good-bye to summer quite yet. I’m not ready to let go of the warmer weather and dinners on the patio. Honestly though, I think I may be a little scared of the unknown that is raising a newborn. We’ll deal with that when it comes. In the meantime, creamsicles for everyone!

Creamsicle | The Fauxmartha

Dairy-free Creamsicles

Yield: about 7 2-oz popsicles or 2 cups of popsicle liquid

Dairy-free Creamsicles

Ingredients

1/2 c. coconut cream, full fat
1/2 c. orange juice, 2-3 oranges
1 banana, ripe
2 1/2 tbsp. agave nectar
1 tsp. orange flavor (optional)
pinch of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a high-powered blender, and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust sweetener if necessary.
  2. Pour into prepared popsicle mold. Follow manufacturers freezing directions.
  3. Serve.

Notes

• The fat of the coconut cream along with the sugar in the agave nectar help to keep the popsicle from sticking to the mold. Don't skimp here.

• The orange flavor is optional but it amps up the orange component of the creamsicle nicely.

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PS—I woke up to the coolest thing on Wednesday, a virtual baby shower filled with a whole bunch of waffles and tips. It was heaven on steroids and made me feel like the luckiest person in the world. I was in awe, speechless, and overwhelmed. Thank you friends for loving on us! If you haven’t checked out the posts already, here’s the list:

Spelt Waffles with Cinnamon Peaches from Erin of Naturally Ella
Whole Wheat Chive Waffle with Poached Egg from Sonja and Alex of A Couple Cooks
Almond Chia Seed Waffles from Nicole of Eat this Poem
Banana Nut Waffles from Kathryne of Cookie and Kate
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Waffles from Alison of This Homemade Life
Yeasted Waffles with Berries and Cocoa Sugar from Kasey of Turntable Kitchen
Vanilla Vegan/Gluten Free Waffle Ice Cream Sammies from Laura of The First Mess
Monte Cristo Waffle Sandwich from Heidi of Foodie Crush
Whole Grain Vegan Flax Waffles from Jeanine of Love and Lemons
Waffles with fig compote and orange-honey crème fraîche from Sarah of The Vanilla Bean Blog

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