I was looking for something refreshing, yet healthy to balance out all the other burgers, chips, and beer that we were consuming. I came across these delicious sounding coconut chia pops; I can’t resist anything with chia seeds in it. You can use any fruit with it, I had raspberries in my house when I was making them, but mango would be amazing or pineapple. They were obviously a hit, and after the BBQ I made another batch to keep for myself 🙂

Coconut Chia Pops

adapted from The View From Great Island

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (14-15 oz) coconut milk (up to you to use full fat or light)
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • fresh fruit of your choice (chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp sugar or honey (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla or almond extract (optional)

Directions

  1. Pour the coconut milk into a small bowl. Stir in the chia seeds and let sit, stirring once or twice, for about 30 minutes, to allow the seeds to expand.
  2. Add a little bit of the coconut mixture to the bottom of each of popsicle molds (I could make about 7).
  3. Drop some of the fruit in on top.
  4. Continue adding more coconut mixture, then more fruit until the molds are almost full. Rap the mold firmly against a hard surface to encourage the pudding to fill all the nooks and crannies in and around the fruit.
  5. Insert popsicle sticks into the molds, they will stand up by themselves.
  6. Freeze for several hours until completely frozen.
  7. To remove from the molds run under hot water until the popsicles come out.
  8. If you want to save the pops for later, wrap them in waxed paper and place in zip lock baggies.

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Enjoy!

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