This is the last weekend of August, and that means summer is coming to an end…or it’s supposed to! But the weather here in D.C. is HOT. I mean the kind of hot that makes me not want to turn my stove or oven on at all! Which means it’s the perfect time for Carrot Yogurt Popsicles! These simple Popsicles are the perfect way to beat the heat– they are easy to make, delicious, and healthy! They are an awesome option for breakfast or a quick snack.
I mentioned in one of my earlier posts that my mom and I love to make fresh juices, especially fresh carrot juice. It is a labor intensive process but SOOO worth it. Fresh carrot juice tastes so good!
My mom would convince me to help her make the juice by telling me that it would help my eyesight, which was destroyed after years of reading books. Nerdy, I know! I bought my mom’s story and was her willing assistant.
Drinking all that carrot juice didn’t have the result I thought it would (I still wear glasses and contacts), but I still love making fresh carrot juice. All you need are carrots, water, and a strainer.
How simple is that?!
So let’s talk about what goes into these pops. First, there’s fresh carrot juice. Then, to give these pops a dose of color and flavor, I added coconut yogurt and coconut milk. The addition of the full-fat coconut yogurt and milk gives these pops a nice color, but also makes them taste more like a smoothie or dessert than just straight frozen juice.
And, the additional color creates a really pretty swirl detail on the pops. Just look at that swirl!
There really isn’t much to say about these Popsicles, other than go try them now!
You literally have no excuses.
Excuse #1: I don’t have a Popsicle mold.
If you don’t have a Popsicle maker, you can use paper cups and just tear the cups away once it’s frozen.
Excuse #2: I don’t have the time to make fresh carrot juice.
Making your own carrot juice does take time, but there are a number of 100% carrot juice brands available (my favorite is this one from Bolthouse Farms), or you can use another type of juice.
Excuse #3: I’m vegan, I can’t eat these!
Umm, these Popsicles are vegan too honey (or agave 🙂 ). See what I did there?!
As I said, NO excuses.
Go ahead and try these carrot yogurt pops RIGHT NOW.
Just one word of advice – maybe don’t try to photograph these pops when it’s 94 degrees outside! They melt so quickly 😦 Just another reason to eat them quickly!
If you try this recipe, be sure to let me know in the comments below or tag #SweetandSorrel on Instagram! I can’t wait to hear from you all.
makes 10 Popsicles
- 3 lb bag of carrots, cleaned and roughly chopped*
- 2 liters of water
- 1 cup full fat coconut yogurt
- 1/2 full fat coconut milk
- 2 tbsp agave (or honey)
- To make the carrot juice, blend chopped carrots and water in a high powered blender. Strain the mixture and place in a jug in the refrigerator to chill.
- In a bowl, combine the coconut milk, coconut yogurt, and agave (or honey). Set aside.
- Fill Popsicle molds 3/4 of the way with carrot juice. using a spoon, drizzle the coconut mixture into the molds until the molds are full. The mixture should naturally create a swirl pattern. Freeze the molds for a least 6 hours. Then remove and enjoy!
* You can use high quality store bought carrot juice instead of making your own, my favorite is this one from Bolthouse Farms.