Just a quick glance on the Popsicle website was all I needed to prove my point that not much has changed in 30 years. In fact, many of the ingredients used today in creamsicles are far worse than they were when I was child.
High fructose corn syrup (GMO), maltodextrin (GMO), corn syrup (GMO), mono and diglycerides, guar gum, polysorbate 80, locust bean gum, propylene glycol, and carrageenan are just a few of the ingredients listed that you DO NOT want a child to consume. Please review the details on many of these toxins and how you can make your own ice cream.
Homemade Orange Creamsicle Recipe
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (pulp in is my preference)
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 drops stevia
- In a medium bowl, whisk all ingredients together.
- Pour mixture into popsicle tupperware molds. Freeze for another 4-6 hours or until frozen. Or you pour the mixture in an ice cube tray for 60 minutes and then add tooth picks for bite size portions.
- When you’re ready to serve, run some warm water along your popsicle mold to loosen the popsicles and serve immediately.
This entire recipe can be made organic and raw if desired by using only raw honey, organic oranges and organic vanilla, but it's not necessary.
If your kids don't like these creamsicles, I'll eat my apron.
Karen Foster is a holistic nutritionist, avid blogger, with five kids and an active lifestyle that keeps her in pursuit of the healthiest path towards a life of balance.