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Pina Colada Popsicle Recipe for Zoku

Pina Colada Popsicles Paleo Gluten Free Refined Sugar Free Dairy Free

This is another easy, gluten free, paleo, dairy free, refined sugar free popsicle recipe. I love pineapple especially combined with coconut because the flavor combination makes me feel like I am on vacation on a tropical island somewhere. These Pina Colada popsicles are definitely a party in your mouth even though this recipe doesn’t have alcohol in it.

Pineapples are highly perishable and can be stored at room temperature for one or two days. Once cut, store in an airtight container in the fridge. They can be intimidating if you’ve never cut one before. Here is a great how to video that shows how easy it is to cut a fresh pineapple. Basically you cut off the top, cut the skin off, and then cut the fruit from the inner core. It is much easier and faster plus cheaper than buying the pre- cut. If you still don’t want to try it there’s always the option to use frozen or fresh pre-cut pineapple.

I recommend the Zoku Quick Pop Maker because you can make instant popsicles, but this recipe will also work with traditional overnight popsicle molds.

Combine the following completely in a blender:

1.5 Cups Chopped Fresh Pineapple
1/2 Can Coconut Milk
1/8 Cup Honey

Zoku Time: 8 minutes in freezer
Makes 6 Zoku Pops

Pina Colada Popsicles Gluten Free Paleo Refined Sugar Free for Zoku

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Mango Popsicle Recipe for Zoku

It’s no secret that I love the Zoku Quick Pop Maker. It’s seriously an amazing way to make quick refined sugar free and dairy free desserts. The best part is you don’t need to wait overnight for the popsicles to be ready. Now that it’s starting to get warm I am using it so much more. And, this is my favorite recipe I have made so far. Maybe it’s cravings for the Mango Margarita I can’t have right now? They were delicious and super easy plus so fast thanks to the Zoku.

Mango Popsicles Gluten Free Paleo

Combine the following completely in a blender:
1/2 Fruit of 1 Mango
1 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
1/4 cup Honey

Zoku Time: 8 Minutes
Makes 4 Zoku Pops

Mano Popsicles Gluten Free Paleo 2

Mango Popsicles Paleo Gluten Free

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Mint Chocolate Chip Popsicle Recipe for Zoku {Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Paleo}

This is by far my favorite popsicle recipe for my Zoku Quick Pop Maker and for some reason I always seem to like to make it around Christmas time. There is something about the holidays that makes me crave peppermint. These are delicious and super healthy plus a way better alternative to any sugar filled popsicle. And with the Zoku, you can have dessert ready in minutes.

Ingredients
1 Can Coconut Milk
1/3 Cup Fresh Mint
1/3 Cup Honey {agave nectar for vegan}
1 tsp Peppermint Extract (or add more mint instead)
Dark Chocolate – look for chocolate that contains 70% or higher Cacao

Mint Chocolate Chip Popsicles {paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegan}

Instructions:
1. Mix everything except the Chocolate in a blender completely until smooth. The Blendtec or Vitamix blenders are perfect for something like this because they emulsify the mint leaves and you don’t see any small pieces of mint when it’s done blending.
2. Microwave chocolate in a measuring cup in increments of 20 seconds until melted. Or, chop chocolate chips into pieces and pour it into the zoku with the popsicle mix.
3. Drizzle chocolate on top of the popsicles as soon as they come out of the Zoku.

Zoku Time 8-10 Minutes in Freezer

Enjoy!

MInt Chocolate Chip Popsicle Recipe for Zoku {Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Paleo}

Mint Chocolate Chip Popsicle Recipe For Zoku {Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Paleo}

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Pumpkin Pie Popsicles For Zoku {Gluten Free & Paleo Recipe}

Until I lived in Japan I used to think the only time you ate pumpkin was in pumpkin pie. It was my favorite dessert. And that only happened once a year for Thanksgiving. In college I studied for 1 year in Tokyo and lived with a really amazing host family. My Japanese host mother would use pumpkin throughout the fall and winter and taught me that pumpkin can be prepared so many different and delicious ways. I love pumpkin even more! If it weren’t so hard to cut I would probably eat it every day. Since becoming gluten free I miss pumpkin pie even though there are some great ways to make it gluten free. This is a quick and easy pumpkin pie fix you can make any day of the week.

Ingredients
1 13.66 oz. Can Coconut Milk
2.5 Tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/3 Can Pumpkin
1/4 Cup of Honey

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Directions
1. Blend all ingredients until completely smooth.
2. Zoku Time : 15 minutes in freezer

Pumpkin Pie Popsicles for zoku

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Carrot Cake Popsicles For Zoku {Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Paleo Recipe}

I saw carrot cake in the dessert case at a coffee shop the other day and thought, I wonder if I can make carrot cake popsicles? Does everyone think like that all day or just me? Probably just me and all the other foodies out there. These are awesome.

Ingredients:
1 13.5 oz. Can Coconut Milk
3 Carrots shredded or Chopped
1/4 cup honey or agave nectar
3/4 Tbsp. Ground Ginger
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1 Tbsp Ground Cinnamon
1/4 Cup Chopped Pecans or Walnuts

Carrot Cake Popsicles For Zoku - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Paleo Recipe

Instructions:
1. Combine all ingredients except the walnuts in a blender
2. Blend until completely smooth. I use the whole juice setting on my Blendtec blender
3. Place popsicle sticks in Zoku and alternate walnuts and blended ingredients until full

Zoku time: 10 minutes in freezer

Carrot Cake Popsicles For Zoku - Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Paleo Recipe

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Coconut Macaroon Popsicles for Zoku {Gluten Free, Dairy Free, and Paleo Recipe}

I was so tempted to go to Yogurtland tonight but got too lazy to drive. It’s literally 7 minutes away. Now that is pretty lazy. Some think going out is being lazy but I think the opposite and love cooking anything I can at home. It saves so much time and home cooked food tastes so much better than going out. So I just came up with this recipe instead. I discovered Coconut Nectar in the store today and am super excited to find another low glycemic sweetener. I am all about low glycemic sweeteners lately. Especially after cutting out sugar completely when I went Paleo for the first time last year for a challenge our crossfit gym had. When I introduced sugar back into my diet, I noticed how much it affected me. I got really bad headaches and totally felt like I crashed after I ate it. I also stopped liking the taste of things that are too sweet anymore. Bonus – There are so many benefits of low glycemic sweeteners. Eating low glycemic foods helps with weight control, is good for people with diabetes, prevents chronic diseases, gives you more energy, and is good for working out. Honey and agave nectar are also awesome low glycemic sweeteners. Not that any sweetener can be considered healthy. It is still better to avoid sweets altogether. But seriously who can do that? Low glycemic sweeteners are better for you than regular granulated sugar or brown sugar. And, definitely good when you are craving something sweet. To read more about Coconut Sugar, click here. To see a cool chart of what low glycemic versus high glycemic foods do to you, click here.

Now for the awesome popsicles that taste like Coconut Macaroons, at least according to my boyfriend.

Ingredients
1 Can Coconut milk
2/3 Cup Coconut Nectar
1 Cup Shredded Unsweetened Coconut

Combine all ingredients in a blender or just shake in a jar
Zoku time: 8-10 minutes in freezer

See that is faster than driving to Yogurtland.

Coconut Macaroon Popsicles for Zoku

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Cherry Chocolate Popsicle Recipe For Zoku

This is one of my favorite Zoku Popsicle Maker recipes perfect for cherry season. And, it’s a much healthier version of Ben N Jerry’s Cherry Garcia. I love making gluten free and paleo desserts with the Zoku and this recipe is one of the best i’ve made.

Ingredients:
1.5 cups almond milk
1T unsweetened cocoa powder
3T agave nectar or honey
Chopped pieces of fresh cherries (seeds removed)

Blend 1st 3 ingredients
Place zoku sticks inside zoku
Fill zoku with cherry pieces
Fill with blended ingredients

Zoku time: 8-10 mins in freezer

Cherry Chocolate Popsicle Recipe for Zoku Gluten free Paleo Dairy Free Sugar Free and Delicious

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