Strawberry Chia Popsicles are Pure, Sweet Summer Bliss for All

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Years ago during a recipe contest, a reader submitted a recipe for chia chai banana pops. I liked the way she used coconut milk to make the popsicles creamy. But generally speaking, I prefer chia seeds in berry-based frozen desserts. I decided to combine the idea of creaminess with my preferred chia vehicle: strawberries. The result is strawberry chia popsicles with a smoother texture and great flavor.

Strawberry Chia Popsicles Recipe - naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly. Simple, pure, delicious!

Strawberry Chia Popsicles made with Simple, Clean Ingredients

Chia seeds add a little nutrition (and calcium!), but they also help to thicken the mixture so it has a little more body and is less icy. The agave adds just a little more sweetness, and the lemon juice perks up the strawberry flavor. You can adjust the sweetener up or down, depending on the sweet or tartness of your berries. I didn’t test the recipe with blueberries or raspberries, but I’m sure they would make good popsicles, too!

These measurements make more popsicles than the average recipe. I ended up with 12 small popsicles. Larger molds will of course make fewer popsicles.

Strawberry Chia Popsicles Recipe - naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, vegan, and allergy-friendly. Simple, pure, delicious!

Special Diet Notes: Strawberry Chia Popsicles

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and optionally paleo-friendly (use a paleo-approved sweetener).

Strawberry Chia Popsicles
 
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Please note that the Prep time is hands-on time only. Allow several hours for the popsicles to freeze. If you use frozen strawberries, instead of fresh, they will take less time to set up.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12 small popsicles
Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen strawberries, hulled
  • 1½ cups plain dairy-free milk beverage (see Milk Beverage Note below)
  • ⅛ cup (2 tablespoons) chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Instructions
  1. Place the strawberries, milk beverage, chia seeds, agave nectar, and lemon juice in your blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Pour the into popsicle molds and freeze until set, approximately 4 hours.
Notes
Milk Beverage Note: I used a plain almond milk, which is lightly sweetened. You can use any type of milk beverage (rice milk, soy milk, oat milk, etc). If you use an unsweetened variety, or if your strawberries are tart, then you might want to add more sweetener to taste. You can alternatively use lite canned coconut milk instead of milk beverage for a slightly creamier finish.

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About Author

Sarah is the Associate Editor for Go Dairy Free. She also shares food and daily dilemmas as a milk allergy mom via her blog, No Whey, Mama. Sarah’s previous experience includes work as a copy editor at Thoroughbred Times magazine, a content writer at Travelago.com, and an intern at Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.

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