Hot Summer and Safe Natural Colours for Children
Article, Photo and video by Jackie M - Sydney
It's 35 degree celsius today and add 2 more degrees tomorrow, No fear! All you need is are some all natural Vegan Tropical Ice Popsicles – A super easy recipe that even kids can attempt; I’m using coconut cream (although in the video I only had coconut milk) and natural plant extract food colouring courtesy of My Blue Tea.
Vegan Ice Popsicles
* 400ml coconut cream * ⅓ cup shredded coconut * 5-6 TBSP sugar or honey * 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional) * All natural. blue pea flower powder and roselle powder for colour & flavour
(1) Combine coconut cream, shredded coconut and sugar and mix well. (2) Divide into equal portions according to the food colourings you’re using. (3) Add MY BLUE TEA's Butterfly Pea Powder and Roselle Powder, stir until well-mixed, then transfer into ice popsicle moulds. (4) Freeze for about 3 hours or until solid.
Blue Butterfly Pea & Roselle Ice Popsicles
(1) Combine desiccated coconut, sugar, condensed milk, coconut cream and butter in a saucepan. (2) Cook on low to medium heat until ingredients are well-blended and hold together like dough. (3) Split into two halves if using two colours like I did; mix one half with blue pea flower powder and the other half with roselle powder. (4) Transfer into a tray lined with baking paper, then allow to cool completely. (5) Cut into squares and serve.
Blue Butterfly Pea Ice Popsicles
The pretty blue colour is achieved through blue butterfly aka blue pea flower powder, a natural and antioxidant-rich plant extract by My Blue Tea - click her for the Blue Coconut video link
Butterfly Pea Flower Tea or grab our latest Blue Inspiration - with turmeric pieces for extra ant-inflammatory benefits
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Good in smoothies, great in curries and in desserts too. Tell us what you think it is and will send you a complimentary 30 grams pack to enjoy.
• My Blue Tea offers various all natural plant based colours & flavours - you have the following options to make your gorgeous healthy vegan coconut candy or smoothies -
** Pandan with Spinach and coconut
** Durian with Coconut water
** Purple Sweet Potato with Blue berries
** Jackfruit Candy - Wow! something different