It’s summer and it’s time to eat some vegan popsicles. Today I have some of my favorites that include fudgesicles too! Both are easy to make, just blend, pour into molds, and freeze!
What I love about popsicles is the low amount of effort involved. Make a mix, pour into your mold, freeze, then eat – it’s just that simple. Make a few batches at once, and you can pull one out of the freezer whenever you need a cold treat.
Need a frozen treat fast?
Popsicles take a little while to freeze but these quick no ice cream shakes and smoothies take no time at all!
- Vegan Homemade Strawberry Shake Recipe (No Ice Cream Needed!)
- Vegan Pecan Pumpkin Shake – No Ice Cream Needed!
- Vegan Coconut Pecan Shake
- Mint Blueberry Smoothie
How long do vegan popsicles last?
Homemade popsicles store well in the freezer for about 4 to 6 weeks.
How long does it take popsicles to freeze?
It takes between 4 – 8 hours for popsicles to freeze and be ready for you to enjoy. I know that seems like a big difference, but the size of frozen pop mold varies widely.
The size and what you put in the mold cause the difference in time.
Why do plant-based popsicles make you feel better?
When you are sick or fighting a virus, popsicles are soothing, and the cold feels nice on a sore throat. They can help you cool down while you have a fever and they are rehydrating. That means they help you keep hydrated which is a plus when you are sick.
But it’s still great if you are healthy and hot in the summer when you are losing hydration to sweating.
How do you store homemade vegan popsicles?
Of course, you’ll keep them in the freezer, but if you want to extend the life of your frozen treat you can get popsicle bags to store them in individually.
If you use Tovolo popsicle molds they are already protected.
What’s a London Fog Popsicle?
It’s a hot Earl Grey tea with nondairy milk and vanilla or lavender syrup. Earl Grey is a black tea that’s flavored with bergamot and is my favorite hot tea, and you can make it decaf!
Get my Vegan Lavender London Fog Popsicle recipe here.
Why are bananas used in popsicles?
Bananas really are nature’s base for ice cream, making a creamy popsicle with no dairy and no need for added oils. They give an ice cream feel to a popsicle vs. the icy frozen hard originals.
Why is a popsicle called a Popsicle?
Epperson invented the frozen treats calling them Eppsicles. His kids called them Pop’s ‘sicles and that’s how the name originated to the popsicle of today.
You can even buy dog frozen treats, but they are easy to make, cheaper, and better for your dog. Try making a puree of cooked sweet potato, banana, peanut butter, or a combination.
Freeze in large plastic containers. You can run some cold water over it to make it easier to remove. You can also leave it frozen and let your dog lick it while to loosen it up.
You can even just freeze water with a few treats to keep your dog more hydrated in the summer heat.
How do you make popsicles without mold?
You can do it the old-fashioned way. Put the mixture in an ice cube tray, cover it with plastic wrap, and stick toothpicks in. Let freeze solid. These are perfect for little kids.
Why do Popsicles not freeze solid?
Chances are that you are making boozy popsicles if they aren’t freezing. A little too much alcohol and your pops just won’t freeze all the way. I’d just pour them out in a cup and call it a cocktail!
Another reason is that your freezer isn’t cold enough or freezing properly. Try turning down the temp. Or you may just be “watching the pot” and not giving them enough time to freeze all the way through.
Larger popsicles will take more time than smaller molds.