I discovered the best Popsicles in Vientiane on the weekend. They are handmade here in Laos and only include natural ingredients…..fruit fruit fruit coconut meat and coconut water!
If you are like me and try to avoid added sugars – you will know that commercially made popsicles are PACKED with refined sugars and many other ingredients. However, on a hot day (it’s 31 degrees here), I always crave something cold and refreshing. At home my go-to popsicles are the “Healthy Choice” brand fudgesicles (found at Costco) or I head to Chil to get froyo on Richmond St. Downtown London, ON. They make amazing frozen greek yogurt with many options for those who are lactose free (almond milk base, quinoa milk base etc).
Here in Laos, finding popsicles or refreshing frozen yogurt that are natural and don’t contain added sugars is rare…. until NOW!
I am so excited. I will definitely be making these at home and you definitely should too.
The flavour that I chose was coconut water + chunks of coconut meat. However, they had many other flavours – coconut water +mango, kiwi + strawberry, mango +coconut chunks, any fruit you can think of. These will be simple to make at home. If you have a plastic Popsicle mold (find at Walmart… grocery stores.. anywhere)… you are set!
MAKE YOUR OWN – you will need:
- Popsicle mold (find at large department store with kitchenware)
- Frozen or fresh fruit of choice, chopped (I choose frozen mango chunks, coconut chunks, frozen raspberries)
- Coconut water (Choose an all-natural brand of coconut water. Avoid one’s with added flavourings or sugars. If you can get your hands on a real coconut for coconut water…. even better!!!)
*Add the fruit of choice into each popsicle mold. Pour in the coconut water to fill. Freeze 🙂
Especially in the heat of the summer or after a sweaty workout – coconut water is a great natural way to replace lost electrolytes (potassium & sodium). And really…what better way to hydrate and replenish than with a nice refreshing popsicle? 🙂
Happy Tuesday from Laos!
Until next time.