This conversation is sponsored by Silk. The opinions and text are all mine.
The other day, I was out and about with the kids and running a million errands. They started complaining that they were hungry so I went through Chick-fil-a’s drive through (I tell myself it is the least junk-foodish of all fast-food restaurants, don’t burst my bubble if it’s not) and grabbed some nuggets. And although I was crazy busy that day, I decided to take them to a nearby park for a picnic. It wasn’t much but it was nice to just enjoy summer for a bit. I’m trying to get better about doing little things like that with them before we are cooped up in the house for winter (here in east TN sometimes it likes to skip fall and go straight into winter.)
One little fun thing my kids love to do in the summer is eat ice cream outside. It helps keep them cool while they’re playing and also makes cleanup easier for me! If you’re a mom of a kid with a dairy allergy, ice cream can be a treat you have to get a little creative with. Today I have a delicious recipe for some homemade chocolate ice cream bars that are dairy (and soy, and gluten) free! They’re also a lot healthier than those popsicle tubes you get like 100 for $1 at the store ;)
Silk has a new cashewmilk that is delicious! It comes in unsweetened, vanilla, and chocolate. Chocolate covered fruits were my inspiration for the flavors of these bars so I got the chocolate milk, of course! Our family is team chocolate all the way. :)
I did four different fruit bars including strawberry, raspberry, banana and strawberry-banana.
They taste just as yummy as they look and couldn’t be easier, so they’re great for the kids to help make! I sliced up the fruit, filled the molds about 2/3 full with the cashewmilk and added the fruit until mold was full. Then just popped the lid on and put them in the freezer overnight.
The hardest part of making these is waiting for them to freeze, maybe a good idea to make them before bed? ;)
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- Silk Chocolate Cashewmilk
- Sliced fruit such as, strawberries, raspberries, and bananas. (just enough to fill you molds, approx ¼ cup per mold)
- Fill molds ⅔ full with the cashewmilk.
- Add sliced fruit until mold is full.
- Place lid on mold and put in freezer overnight.