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Blueberry Salted Caramel Popsicles

July 6, 2014

A delicious frozen treat for the summer! These Blueberry Salted Caramel Popsicles will blow your mind in flavor but they are also gluten-free, vegan and paleo too!

I’m a biter. This is pertinent to this post for two reasons. 1) I bite my popsicles. Ain’t no licking up in hurr. And 2) I bite my nails. See that nail polish I’m wearing? I put it on purely for photographic purposes and yes it is only on one finger. Manicures just aren’t worth it because I end up biting it off within a day. Judge all you want.

In addition to my terrible biting habits, I am also a picker. I pick at foods to scoop out the best parts i.e. cookie dough in cookie dough ice cream and even worse I pick off my friend’s and family’s plates while they’re still eating. Don’t you dare try to pick at my plate though. It’s out of bounds until I declare I am done, at which point it becomes free-game.

Blueberry Salted Caramel Popsicles // thehealthymaven.com #glutenfree #vegan #paleo

While we’re on the topic of my flaws, we may as well discuss my hands. I wouldn’t say they’re keeping me up at night, but whenever I do a photoshoot in which my hands play a prominent role (clearly this doesn’t happen often) I am always embarrassed by how they look. My hands are actually miniature. Which makes no sense considering I am 5’7 and both of my parents have nice, big hands. I think I’m adopted…Kidding! If you’ve seen that afro I inherited from my father you would know I am definitely his spawn.

Now that I’ve already shared 3 of my flaws, I may as well give you the whole shebang. A big one is that I cannot drive. Technically I have a license to drive a car but it was obtained in a very sneaky-borderline-illegal way. I cannot park a car or drive on the highway and have a mini panic attack at every left turn. I also have a bit of a potty mouth, have a weakness for horrible reality TV shows (specifically those of the MTV variety), oh and I shed (please refer to the above point regarding my afro for explanation).

Blueberry Salted Caramel Popsicles // thehealthymaven.com #glutenfree #vegan #paleo

So let’s recap, I bite my nails and my popsicles, I pick food straight off your plate, I have freakish hands, I cannot drive, I swear, I loooove Teen Mom and I shed more than a golden retriever. On the bright side, I make a mean Blueberry Salted Caramel Popsicle!

P.S. They’re gluten-free, vegan, paleo and sugar-free but taste AWESOME. Make them…seriously.

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Blueberry Salted Caramel Popsicles

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 hours
  • Yield: 6 popsicles 1x

Ingredients

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For the “caramel”:

  • 1/4 cup dates, soaked for at least 1 hour (reserve soaking water)
  • 2 T date water (water the dates were soaked in)
  • 1 tsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

For the popsicles:

  • 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen)
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk*

Instructions

  1. In a blender combine soaked dates, date water, coconut oil, vanilla and sea salt until smooth. Add additional water if too thick.**
  2. Add in blueberries and coconut milk and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture into 6 popsicle molds.
  4. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  5. If having a difficult time removing from mold to eat, run molds under hot water until the popsicle is easily removed.

Notes

I prefer full-fat because it gives the popsicles a creamier consistency, but feel free to use lite coconut milk or other non-dairy milk.

To create “caramel” streaks, spread a thin layer of the “caramel” along the inside of the popsicle molds before blending the remainder with the blueberries and milk.

A delicious frozen treat for the summer! These Blueberry Salted Caramel Popsicles will blow your mind and are gluten-free, vegan and paleo too! If you haven't given blueberry popsicles a try prepare for your new favorite summer dessert.

Like Popsicles? Check out some of these other flavors from The Healthy Maven:

Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Popsicles

Carrot Cake Popsicles

What are some of your bad habits or flaws? Anyone else consuming popsicles like it’s their job?

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    Kelsey @ Ramblings of Change
    July 24, 2014 at 9:36 am

    Loved the honesty behind this post! =)

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    Brittany
    July 9, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    I swear my hands are normal until I see them in photos like this. I pose my hands like normal people pose their bodies, HAHA! These look sOOO GOOOD. I want to rub them all over my body when it’s HOT OUT!

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    Kelly @ Nosh and Nourish
    July 8, 2014 at 11:49 am

    I’m in love with these popsicles… AND you!!! I love you, flaws and all 🙂 I think it’s hilarious that you only painted one nail for photography-purposes only!

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    Melissa @ Nourish By Melissa
    July 8, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Literally dreaming about how good these must be. Blueberries are one of my favorite fruits and I’m obsessed with salted caramel! 😀

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    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
    July 8, 2014 at 11:20 am

    I always think of salted-caramel chocolate because… duh), but berries are brilliant! I love that you used dates. Can you make this as a breakfast muffin, please?

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      Davida Kugelmass
      July 12, 2014 at 12:25 am

      that’s kind of brilliant! Full credit will go to you!

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    Alex @ Kenzie Life
    July 7, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Love that these use date “caramel”. It’s so easy to make and is so delicious!

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    [email protected]
    July 7, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Oh I am not a biter at all. When I read the biting popsicle thing I actually got chills and goosebumps! Popsicles have a nails-on-chalkboard affect on me for some reason. I still eat them but I never, ever, ever bite them!

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    Cassie
    July 7, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    WE ARE THE SAME PERSON. Except I don’t bite my nails and I’m obsessed with having a manicure but I resonate with this: I pick at foods to scoop out the best parts i.e. cookie dough in cookie dough ice cream and even worse I pick off my friend’s and family’s plates while they’re still eating. I just find picking off their plates part of my charm, right? I shed all over J’s apartment this week, blonde hair everywhere.

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