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It’s only June and we are already sick of the heat! I’m sure my kids aren’t as sick of the heat as I am, but we still have a ways to go before it cools down. Since it is so hot here, we are always looking for a way to cool down. When #CollectiveBias introduced me to the new #SilkAlmondBlends, I knew that I wanted to make a cool summer treat almond milk recipe for the kids and I.
I ran into Safeway and headed straight to the dairy aisle. I didn’t realize that not only were there so many types of Silk brand products, but there were so many varieties of Silk Almond Milk.
I picked up the Silk Almond Coconut Blend and the Silk Almond Milk Protein + Fiber to use in our cool summer treat. I am new to the benefits of almond milk. You see, my kids have become picky eaters when it comes to dinner time. My son is not a huge fan of veggies, and my daughter is not a big meat eater. They both could use a bit more protein and fiber in their diets. So when I saw that I could give my kids fiber + protein in a treat they would love, I knew I should give it a try.
I decided to make up some pina colada pudding popsicles with real pineapple pieces. I used both #SilkAlmondBlends in this recipe with some vanilla pudding. When I went to mix up the pudding, I noticed that it doesn’t set up the way pudding does since I was using almond milk. But for this recipe, it was just fine since I would be freezing it anyway.
- 1 cup Silk Almond Coconut Blend (unsweetened)
- 1 cup Silk Almond Milk Protein + Fiber (vanilla)
- 1 small package vanilla instant pudding
- 1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple drained
- Popsicle molds
- Mix vanilla pudding and Almond milk together in a bowl until smooth.
- Put 1 - 2 tsp crushed pineapple into bottom of popsicle molds
- Fill molds with pudding and milk mixture to about ¼ - ½ inch from the top
- Spoon another tsp of crushed pineapple onto the top of the pudding mixture
- If you need to add a bit more of the pudding mixture to the molds, do that and then place the stick part of the mold into the mixture
- Place popsicle molds in freezer for 2 - 3 hours until frozen
- Run under warm water for a few seconds to loosen from mold
The kids were super excited to try out our yummy summer treat. It was so refreshing after an afternoon of swimming and being in the sun.
I’m not sure what I was expecting, but I really loved these popsicles. And more importantly, so did the kids! They had no idea they were eating something good for them. They just knew that they tasted good and wanted to eat another one!
I’ve noticed my baby has had a bit of a runny nose since we switched her from formula to regular milk. I will have to see how she does with almond milk. If that gives her the protein she needs, but clears up the little bit of milk allergy she seems to be having now, that’s a win win!!
We are always looking for new treats to make, and these pina colada pudding popsicles were a great one. I loved that the kids were able to help make them too.