AIP Golden Milk Popsicles Recipe
Popsicles get a bad rap for their lack of nutritional value. And that may be true of the ones you buy at the store.
This AIP golden milk popsicles recipe, however, is actually a good treat to have if you’re following autoimmune protocol.
What’s In A Popsicle?
What’s in a regular popsicle? Well, it contains water, so I won’t make a case against that.
Unfortunately, it also contains sugar. Lots of sugar, in various forms. It’s high-fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, sugar, and “flavor” that I can only assume contains more sugar.
It’s artificial dyes, and did I mention sugar?
All of that sugar might delight your taste buds, but it wreaks havoc on your system. Particularly if you have an autoimmune condition.
You don’t need an inflammatory nightmare. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a cold treat on a hot day.
After all, the greatest joy in popsicles comes from their cooling effect. You get to beat the heat and ward off dehydration in one go.
And that’s something you can re-create for AIP.
How to Make AIP Popsicles
To make a better popsicle, I did two things – I took the sugar out, and I added beneficial ingredients.
Of course, I still want these desserts to be sweet, but there’s more than one way to go about that.
Instead of sugar and corn syrup, I used raw honey and a bit of cinnamon. Raw honey contains vitamins and nutrients, so it’s sweetening the food and giving your body what it needs.
For the beneficial ingredients, I added spices. A lot of spices are off-limits on AIP, but ginger is a major exception.
I like it in this recipe because of its health benefits. It has been shown to have powerful antioxidant effects.
It has been used to aid digestion, which is so important with autoimmune protocol.
Similarly helpful is turmeric. This yellow spice gives these pops their color and does wonder for your health.
Turmeric has long been used to restore health to sick individuals. It is a champ at easing inflammation and can boost antioxidants.
Turmeric can come across as a bit bitter, so the honey and cinnamon are definitely necessary to balance out the flavor of this treat and keep it as refreshing and delicious as possible.
More Turmeric Recipes
Are you excited by the potential of turmeric to heal and looking to add more turmeric into your life? You’re in luck because I’ve compiled a list of excellent AIP turmeric recipes for easy reference.
- Heat up the coconut milk and honey slightly and mix together with the spices.
- Add more honey to the mixture if desired.
- Divide the mixture into popsicle molds (check the size you have – the one I used holds 60 ml or 1/4 cup of liquid) and freeze overnight.
- Set Time: 4 hours
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 131
- Sugar: 6 g
- Fat: 11 g
- Carbohydrates: 8 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 1 g