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Carrot Cakesicles

July 18, 2013

Anyone else dying from this heat? Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE summer but this heat is really getting to me. I truly do not understand how humanity was able to survive centuries with no A/C.

carrot cake popsicles 1Even my early morning runs are a challenge. Despite getting up before the sun is blistering I still end up a sweaty mess. Until I take a cold shower and wash down an ice cold smoothie I am literally glistening. Even still, my face is beet-red for a solid 2 hours afterwards.

carrot cake popsicles
If you know me well you are probably shocked to hear me complain of being too hot! I naturally run cold-blooded and am always the person who complains of being cold when everyone else in the room is a furnace. This goes to show you how hot it really is. 40 degree heat (celcius for all you Americans) is not my jam.
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Fortunately I’ve found some coping mechanisms. Rule #1: Don’t go outside. Just kidding! But seriously if I didn’t get such terrible cabin fever, I might consider never leaving my house. My boss might not be so pleased with me either. Rule #2: Adopt the popsicle diet. I’ve been following this rule religiously…well at least for dessert! Please don’t go out and start only eating popsicles, yikes!
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Since popsicles have officially become a staple in my summer diet I’ve been getting super creative in the kitchen. So far I’ve made Gina’s Coconut Mango Pops and Katie’s Creamy Chocolate Fudgsicles. Both are fantastic recipes but I thought it was time I put my stamp on the popsicle world. Since I have an obsession with Carrot Cake I figured why not take their flavour, lighten them up and freeze them? Please tell me I am not the only one who has wacko thoughts like this! Regardless, take my word when I say this is the only popsicle recipe you need to survive this summer!
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Carrot Cakesicles

PREP TIME 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 can of lite coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ginger
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp cloves
  • 2 T agave nectar
  • 6-10 drops liquid stevia (or more agave)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. 1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil and add chopped carrots.
  2. 2. Boil carrots on high for 10 mins (or until soft)
  3. 3. Strain carrots and let cool for 10 mins.
  4. 4. Add to a food processor or blender and process until broken down (may not be completely smooth but will reach this consistency once you add coconut milk).
  5. 5. Add coconut milk and process for another minute until well combined.
  6. 6. Add in spices and sweetener and continue processing until mixture is completely smooth. Stir in coconut flakes
  7. 7. Add mixture to popsicle molds. There may be a bit left over depending on the size of your carrots.
  8. 8. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  9. 9. You may need to run the popsicle mold until hot water for a minute to release the popsicle.

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What do you do to tackle the heat? Are you also a big popsicle fan? Another one of those foods I never grew out of from childhood!

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  • Reply
    Kat's Handmade
    July 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    That is a wonderful recipe! I will sure try it.
    My heat escape place is the pool – I would just stay in it all day if I could.
    Thanks again for the great recipe, Davida.
    Lena.

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    aneastcoastlife
    July 18, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    What a great idea!! Thanks for sharing this, it looks like an awesome treat!

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    Amy @ Long Drive Journey
    July 18, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Unfortunately I know how they survived without AC, because I don’t have it at home – they were miserable. These popsicles look amazing. I had a mango popsicle this weekend and it was so delicious. Just what I needed on a warm day.

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      July 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm

      No bananas and no AC? How do you survive?!?!?! Popsicles are my lifesaver. You’re more than welcome to use my AC if you wanna trek up to Canada!

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    Anna@stuffedveggies
    July 19, 2013 at 12:51 am

    These look GREAT! Thanks for sharing : )

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    Cindy Gordon
    July 19, 2013 at 2:29 am

    The color of these are beautiful!!! They look so refreshing!! Thanks for sharing at Gluten Free Fridays.

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    jessielovestorun
    July 19, 2013 at 3:47 am

    I have never seen a recipe quite like this one. They look great! I really must get myself some popsicle molds.

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      July 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Thanks Jessie! I randomly have moments of creativity! They come out of nowhere. Glad you enjoy 🙂

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    Lauren Goslin
    July 19, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    What a great idea! I love the sweetness that carrots add to recipes, and the fact that I can eat a treat and a vegetable in one is even better. 😀

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      July 20, 2013 at 3:15 pm

      Such a sneaky way to eat your vegetables! I always forget that carrot cake has carrots lol! I guess I just focus more on the cake part 😉

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    Gabby @ the veggie nook
    July 21, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I loooove this recipe! I’m so excited to try it 🙂

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      Davida @TheHealthyMaven
      July 22, 2013 at 7:21 pm

      Yay! Sounds strange but I promise they’re so delicious! Thanks for hosting us Gabby!

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    Nikki @ The Road to Less Cake
    August 1, 2013 at 11:45 am

    They’re so bright! What a great idea. I bet they were super refreshing.

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    Cradle Rocking Mama
    August 8, 2013 at 12:40 am

    This is an awesome recipe! I saw it on Gluten Free Friday and had to tweak it for myself. I’m on a Total Elimination Diet for my son, and carrots are one of my safe foods. Unfortunately, almost nothing else in this recipe is safe for me so I had to do a LOT of tweaking…but they came out really good! I can’t wait until I can eat anything I want again and I’ll make them just like you outlined! Thanks for the idea! (Oh, and I shared my tweaked popsicles on my blog with credit back to you, if you’d like to take a peek. http://cradlerockingmama.com/carrot-popsicles-mama-gets-a-treat/)

    Thanks again!!

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    Rose
    September 26, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    Instead of stevia & agave, I used key lime honey. It kind of tastes like pumpkin pie once done. To be honest, I actually loved the delicate suttle taste prior to the spices. Very innovative, easy and delicious. Thank you sharing!

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      Glad you liked them! love the idea of using key lime honey 🙂

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    Sonali
    April 14, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Could you please recommend which Popsicle molds I can buy?
    Look forward to making these!

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