Saturday Mix | Orange Creamsicle Pops w/ Vanilla + Raspberries

March 5, 2016

Saturday Mix | Orange Creamsicle Pops w/ Vanilla + Raspberries // by Faring Well #vegan #recipe

We are officially in the month where it “turns” spring, can I get a hoo-ray? Here it has been spring for a few weeks. Temperatures in the sixties and seventies, and I’m pretty pumped about it (read: ecstatic, elated, bouncing around like a beach ball at a Nickelback concert — for those of you who got the quote: **wink face**). I picked up this ice pop mold the other week to celebrate the spring weather. I’ve been rambling on to Scott about how much I wanted one of these molds for probably our entire marriage (4 years?) and felt silly when I found it to be an investment of a whopping twelve dollars. Scott was so happy to finally see me take the plunge, when I pulled it out of the Amazon box he was like “FINALLY”. So I immediately made a riff on a childhood favorite. The orange creamsicle. I grew up on the ones where the creamy ice cream layer was beneath the sweet and icy orange outer layer of the pop. Unsure of how to manage those layering skills, I combined the two for a sweet and tangy ice cream pop. Flavored additionally with some vanilla and crushed frozen raspberries. I’m telling you, they are pretty darn tasty. And when drizzled in a little chocolate (I’m just sayin’) can be a real treat! Happy (almost) spring folks. Now onto some links that caught my eye this past week and the recipe, xo.

//LINKS
First off, how are you liking this mini-series so far? If you are enjoying a little extra dose of simple recipes and links, check out Laura from The First Mess’s new “Happy Hour” series, Alana from Fix Feast Flair’s “Weekly Fixations“, and Sherrie from With food + Love’s “Short and Sweet“.

If I could have a few of my favorite food bloggers feed me this weekend, I would choose Haley’s Carrot Cake Pancakes with Vanilla Cashew Cream, Sara’s Tofu Chop Salad, and Emma’s Raw Kiwi Fruit + Ginger ‘Cheesecake’. FOR SURE.

I had my first conference call this year and it was royally awkward. Scott showed me this video after and I died laughing. On point. SO on point.

These Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites have got me itching to fall off the face of the earth.

I really want to have trees inside out next apartment, and loved this guide on which ones to get – I’m thinking at least twelve lemon trees. Joke joke. But it would be an economical venture for us if we did.

I super admire The Artful Desperado’s photography, and loved this short and sweet guide to taking three differently styled dinner shots in this article here.

We could always use a little more silly with a side of smiles, couldn’t we? So, something to make you laugh. Have a stellar weekend!


 
//RECIPE
ORANGE CREAMSICLE POPS W/ VANILLA + RASPBERRIES
Makes 5 ice cream pops using this mold.

1 can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated 24 to 48 hours
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
zest of 1 large orange (about 2 teaspoons)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoons raw honey
a handful of frozen raspberries

After chilling the can of coconut milk, flip it upside down and open with a can opener. Pour off the liquid and scoop the cream from the base of the can into your blender (or small food processor). Add the remaining ingredients, except for the raspberries, and blend until smooth. Spoon the mixture into the ice pop molds, stopping every few spoonfuls to add a few frozen raspberries (crush these into smaller bits by simply pressing them with your fingers to break apart). Fill each mold until the filling is a half inch from the top, then place the lid and your sticks into place and freeze for a minimum of 2 hours (or until fully set). Rinse the mold under lukewarm water for a few seconds to help the ice cream bars pop out of the mold easily. Enjoy as is (or with a little melted chocolate drilled on top) and store extra pops in an airtight container in the freezer.


 
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Saturday Mix | Orange Creamsicle Pops w/ Vanilla + Raspberries // by Faring Well #vegan #recipe

28 Comments

  • Reply Erin March 5, 2016 at 6:03 am

    I am so ready for the warmer weather. After a weirdly warm winter here is Massachusetts, it snowed yesterday! These pops are super adorable and get me in the mood for spring!

    • Reply Faring Well March 6, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      Aw yay! I’m glad these are getting you in the mood for warmer weather. I am so already there. Hope the snow has melted for your spring vibes to continue on! <3

  • Reply Sarah | Well and Full March 5, 2016 at 8:21 am

    I’ve been loving this series, Jessie! I always find it really interesting to see what is catching my favorite bloggers’ eyes over the course of the week. And these creamsicle pops?? Amazing. I may have to break out my popsicle mold this weekend!!

    • Reply Faring Well March 6, 2016 at 4:39 pm

      Sarah! Thank you! I’m so glad you are enjoying the series. And I super hope your ice pop mold got pulled out this weekend, tis the season and I am so excited to start freezing all sorts of sweets! ;)

  • Reply Ingrid | Let's talk evergreen March 5, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Oh I have missed this place! Finally I’ve got some time to drool over your gorgeous food again! These sound great. I also need a popsicle mold ASAP. Have been wanting one for a long time like you did! Last year I bought some cheap ass once but ended up hating them haha. So new year, new chances! Maybe I will just make them and pop them in some tiny glasses! Who cares! xo

    • Reply Faring Well March 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm

      Ingrid you are THE best, I adore you and appreciate you friend! And yes, who cares what the mold is! I just hope you get to make and enjoy these soon :) hope your trip planning is going great girl! xo

  • Reply Lily | Kale & Caramel March 5, 2016 at 9:26 am

    I agree: Creamsicles are one hundred percent magical. I love that you added raspberries to these, too—such a sweet combo. And yes to all the internet inspo—that guide to trees is everything!!

    • Reply Faring Well March 7, 2016 at 12:26 pm

      Right! Love that you were working on some too last week! And oh my gosh I think our next place is going to be a forest. I’m so pumped. XO

  • Reply Nina March 5, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    I love these popsicles and I want to order a the mould too now :) I had to laugh a bit with you on investing in equipment, I splurge on some ridiculous things but can be strangely scroogey with new mixing bowls and other standard stuff. And I love the short and sweet posts. I’ve been thinking about simplicity for a while, and I think it’s also great to share things posts with less work involved, That in itself is a great inspiration. Have a lovely weekend Jessie!

    • Reply Faring Well March 7, 2016 at 12:28 pm

      Isn’t it so funny how we do this?! I hear you on the mixing bowls too. But somehow a really expensive napkin is validated. Sheesh! So happy to finally have these molds now. Thank you for your encouraging words on this post and simplicity! I feel like it really has a place in blogging and am excited to explore it more too :). I hope you had a gorgeous weekend Nina! Happy Monday <3

  • Reply Alanna March 5, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Hip hip to almost spring, to ice pop molds, and to short and sweet posts! I heart creamsicles and this version looks like heaven.

    • Reply Faring Well March 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      Shucks! Thank you Alanna! I am so right there with you on all of this — hip hip hooray!

  • Reply Maya | Spice + Sprout March 6, 2016 at 10:01 am

    these look so creamy and dreamy <3 last summer I debated for SO long if I should buy a very similar popsicle mold, and now it seems so silly that I didn't! I definitely will now :)

    • Reply Faring Well March 7, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      YAY! Glad to have inspired the $12 splurge – it is so worth it Maya! <3

  • Reply Haley @ Brewing Happiness March 6, 2016 at 5:38 pm

    FEED ME POPSICLES AND I’LL FEED YOU PANCAKES. deal???????

  • Reply Gena March 6, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Love the new series, Jessie! I find these weekend link roundups to be so fun, and a great way for us all to be exposed to more articles and recipes.

    And these pops are beautiful. It’s still far too chilly in NYC for me to even think about a chilly dessert, but the second temperatures rise, I’ll need to try them. XO

    • Reply Faring Well March 7, 2016 at 12:32 pm

      Thank you tons Gena! I supper appreciate it, and agree – these series are so fun! Glad you are enjoying my little one here. And I hope it warms up soon so you can enjoy a frozen treat <3 I'm of the odd population of people that crave ice cream in a snow storm ;) which I hope we have no more of this year **crossing fingers**. xoxo

  • Reply Thalia @ butter and brioche March 6, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    I wish we were going into Spring here in Australia – it’s the beginning of Autumn and it’s starting to get rainy & cool. Definitely wish I had one of these popsicles too, they look divine Xx

    • Reply Faring Well March 7, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      I wish I could chase summer and pop between AUS and USA, wouldn’t that be the best?! Popsicles forever ;)

  • Reply Jodi March 7, 2016 at 5:33 am

    Oh my goodness! I’ve had popsicle molds on my ‘things to buy’ list for years now too! And for exactly this reason – creamsicles. yup. these look delicious, Jessie! Oh spring is so close I just smell it! Have the best week ox

    • Reply Faring Well March 7, 2016 at 12:34 pm

      Aw yay! Get yourself that mold girl! You would love these. Happy month of spring sweet friend! XO

  • Reply Sherrie March 7, 2016 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks for the link love, xx!!!!

  • Reply Rachel - The Castejons March 9, 2016 at 9:38 am

    This is such a beautiful blog! I’m adding this to my list of quick, whole foods desserts to have around for the summer. Thanks!

    • Reply Faring Well March 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      You are too sweet! Thank you Rachel! <3

  • Reply Rachel - The Castejons March 9, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Also, we got these cute sailboat popsicle molds at Costco for super cheap and haven’t used them yet- inauguration pops!

    • Reply Faring Well March 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

      Ah yay! I would be so honored :) hip hip!

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