DIY Food: Chai Chia Pops

March 27, 2014

diy food: chai chia pops - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: chai chia pops - drifter and the gypsy blog

Making a healthy, filling, and delicious dessert doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the kitchen. These creamy, heavenly-spiced popsicles are a cinch to create and only require a bit of patience in the freezer before you indulge.

The coconut milk in these pops provide a helping of good-for-you fats while the chia seeds lend omega-3 fatty acids and fiber to keep you satiated long after you’ve had your dessert. I’m a huge fan of aromatic herbs and spices, like this chai spice mixture. It gives a pop of flavor without extra calories and actually helps to boost your immune system and other body functions. Amazing Mother Nature!

diy food: chai chia pops - drifter and the gypsy blog
diy food: chai chia pops - drifter and the gypsy blog

Chai Chia Pops

Makes 10 Popsicles

– 1 (13.5 oz.) can full-fat coconut milk
– 1 c. water
– ⅓ c. maple syrup
– ¼ c. chia seeds
– 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
– 2 tsp. cinnamon
– 2 tsp. turmeric
– 1 tsp. cardamom
– 1 tsp. ground ginger
– ½ tsp. ground cloves
– Pinch of freshly ground black pepper

Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until combined. Let sit in the fridge for 15 minutes until the chia seeds have expanded and stir again. Pour mixture into popsicle molds and let them set in the freezer for at least 4 hours. Enjoy!

diy food: chai chia pops - drifter and the gypsy blog

– Arielle (DIY Food Contributor)

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