Anna and Elsa Frozen Themed Popsicles
If you are a Facebook friend of mine, its clear to see that I am obsessed with Disneybounding. If that term is new to you, Disneybounding is wearing fashion inspired by the look and colors of a Disney character. Being a member of many Disneybound Facebook groups, I’ve seen ensembles come in all colors, styles, and worn by people around the world and of all shapes and sizes. To give you a little more context, here is a picture of me “Disneybounding” as Rapunzel, and my daughter as Pascal:
See how I have elements reminiscent of Rapunzel? The colors I’m wearing are the colors of Rapunzel’s dress, and I put up my hair to make it look shorter than it is, since Rapunzel has short, brown hair at the end of Tangled. And of course I had to put flowers in my hair! My daughter Amelia is wearing an all-green to match Pascal.
Well, the beauty of Disneybounding, as creator Leslie Kay often mentions, is that it’s for everyone! You can have full creative freedom in executing your love for Disney. Since my family and I are well versed in Disneybounding with our closet, I thought it would be fun to start “bounding” my recipes, too. For each week of the summer, I’m going to do a popsicle pairing inspired by the look and colors of Disney character duos!
Since this week is the first official week of summer, it seemed like the perfect time to kick off my summer popsicle series. First up, Frozen themed pops. Frozen immediately came to mind for this summer recipe series since it’s my favorite Disney film…and well, the name of the movie pretty perfectly sums up a pop!
You can do the same to have some variety, or you can make just one of the flavors. The ingredient list quantities are for 6 popsicles:
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1/3 cup sliced blackberries
- 1/4 cup full fat coconut milk (Tip: most all-natural homemade pops require full fat coconut milk, so if you want to make pops all summer long, I would recommend getting a carton or two!)
- 1/4 cup Greek or plain yogurt
- 2 T honey or maple syrup
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk
- 1/3 cup Greek or plain yogurt
- 1/3 cup blueberries
- 1.5 T honey or maple syrup
The beauty of both of these Disney pop flavors is that they are not only all-natural and healthy, but they are so easy to make! For the Anna pops, all you need to do is put all of the ingredients in a blender or Kitchen Aid Mixer until smooth. Then, pour your batter into each of your pop molds to freeze. Remember, my ingredient quantities are for 6 pops, so if you need more or less, adjust the measurements accordingly.
You can see when you blend all of your ingredients together, you have that perfect shade of purple/magenta that matches Anna’s cloak!
For the Elsa pops, you won’t be needing your blender. Which is very handy, because if you are making both of these flavors at once, you won’t need to clean your blender between the two different flavor batches. To make the Elsa-inspired flavor, all you have to do is stir the ingredients together in a bowl. I mixed the ingredients rather than blended, since I wanted the white and blue colors to show through, as well as the shredded coconut, as this represents Elsa’s dress colors, and the coconut when frozen looks like snow.
Once your ingredients are mixed, go ahead and pour it into your pop molds. Put your pops into the freezer for approximately 5 hours. They could take more or less depending on the power and temperature of your freezer, but 5 hours is a good, solid average.
Now that your pops are done, it’s time to enjoy them! You can either run the pop molds under warm water for 15 seconds to loosen the sleeve and easily slide out your popsicle to eat. This is the perfect option if you are at home with the kids and they immediately want a cool summer treat.
Or, you can let them sit for about 5-10 minutes to soften. This is the perfect option if you are going to be serving them at a Frozen-themed party. Having been to countless children’s parties myself, I feel like these Anna and Elsa Frozen themed pops would be the perfect children’s birthday party dessert:
- They are all natural, so most kids can have them (since food coloring is in most store-bought desserts, and many kids have food coloring sensitivities).
- Since they are healthy, most of the adults will partake in eating them too (I have been to lots of Orange County parties where half the cake goes uneaten because of adults watching their diets).
- Since they’re a frozen dessert, you don’t have to worry about having a bunch of leftovers to consume within a few days time. You can save your frozen treats for months!
- You can easily serve them to your guests, no need to worry about slicing and serving when you could be enjoying the party!
If you’re going to be presenting the pops at a party, or want to bring them outside with you on your sunny summer-day patio to enjoy at your leisure, you can fill a cooler or ice bucket with ice and place them on top.