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Best Summer Ever. Cool Paleo refreshment ideas?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 07, 2011 at 7:02 AM

Summer brings thoughts of frozen popsicles and lemonade, etc...

What works for making popsicles and other cool refreshments for summer?

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on July 30, 2011
at 11:55 AM

thanks! ill try this out

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on June 08, 2011
at 05:35 AM

Genius idea! Can't wait to try

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on June 07, 2011
at 06:52 PM

Except that I don't care for tequila ... but it works really well if you substitute a good rum too!

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on June 07, 2011
at 05:12 PM

i use the "viili" cultures at cultures for health for my yogurt. works AWESOME in heavy cream and cultures at room temperature so you just stir the cultures into the cream, cover with a coffee filter and walk away. 24 hours later- yummy ALIVE 10% milkfat yogurt. thats what i use with the pops!

19eedcc966e18e2864383fa53dcb80f6

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:35 PM

I actually didn't know that -- thanks!

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:25 PM

You could also try freezing less long, the rule of thumb is the thicker the quicker when it comes to ice creams and the like :)

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:52 PM

Native forest brand coconut milk has nothing in it and the cans are also bpa free. A close second is Thai kitchen

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:37 PM

I use heavy cream and fruit or heavy cream and a chocolate ganache and I make it using a standard mixer and liquid nitrogen, which is fast and fun, but other methods work too!

19eedcc966e18e2864383fa53dcb80f6

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:34 PM

wow, those yogurt pops sound AWESOME. i am stealing that idea. thank you!

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:28 PM

Vrimj, how do you make your ice cream? Do you use coconut milk? Do you use an electric freezer? If so, what kind?

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:13 PM

Just make it http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/coconut-milk-and-cream-recipe/index.html that way you have a lot of control over density.

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:06 PM

Me too! I have looked at a ton of different brands and stores and every single one of them has something in it!

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at 11:27 AM

Nom nom is right!

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Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 07, 2011
at 10:26 AM

Blend some heavy cream yogurt with some berries and freeze into pops. My kids go nuts for them! Their favorite is swirled with kiwi puree. I like coconut milk with a touch of unsweetned cocoa, stevia and almond extract. Almond joy pops. Nom nom.

19eedcc966e18e2864383fa53dcb80f6

(110)

on June 07, 2011
at 01:34 PM

wow, those yogurt pops sound AWESOME. i am stealing that idea. thank you!

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 07, 2011
at 05:12 PM

i use the "viili" cultures at cultures for health for my yogurt. works AWESOME in heavy cream and cultures at room temperature so you just stir the cultures into the cream, cover with a coffee filter and walk away. 24 hours later- yummy ALIVE 10% milkfat yogurt. thats what i use with the pops!

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

(1585)

on June 07, 2011
at 11:27 AM

Nom nom is right!

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24fcc21452ebe39c032be6801d6bbadd

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on June 07, 2011
at 11:38 AM

Norcal margaritas! I like to add an orange wedge to mine :)

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

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on June 07, 2011
at 06:52 PM

Except that I don't care for tequila ... but it works really well if you substitute a good rum too!

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:43 PM

Cut Thin slices of Kerrygold butter and cover the bottom of a tray with it. Add in coconut flakes on top of butter. Dissolve Great Lakes gelatin in water and pour in the tray. Put in the refrigerator to gel. There you go partner. Now you got yourself a WONDERFUL Paleo aspic.

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on July 30, 2011
at 11:55 AM

thanks! ill try this out

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:15 PM

Cucumber water:

To a pitcher of water add 1/2 sliced cucumber, a few sprigs of mint, a few slices of ginger, let sit in the fridge for a few hours then enjoy!

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on June 07, 2011
at 11:25 AM

Yesterday I mixed a can of coconut milk with a can of pineapple chunks (in juice) and blended it, then froze them into pops - really good, little pina coladas!

560821f3e7352455c3ebc2283d424f2e

on June 08, 2011
at 05:35 AM

Genius idea! Can't wait to try

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on June 07, 2011
at 07:30 AM

Custards are really nice if they're ice cold. You don't miss the sugar if you make them with coconut milk (2 eggs + 2 cups coconut milk baked in a bain-marie at 350 for about 40 minutes).

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on June 07, 2011
at 05:29 PM

hmm i just squeeze citrus fruit in icy water

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19eedcc966e18e2864383fa53dcb80f6

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:38 PM

I've made unsweetened frozen yogurt with full-fat greek yogurt and ate it with fresh berries. I just ran it through my cuisinart ice cream maker (the kind with the freezer bowls).

You'll probably want to thin the yogurt just a bit with some cream or milk. Only problem is it froze rock hard -- next time I'll add some alcohol like bourbon or amaretto (not paleo, but it's such a small amount) to stop it from freezing so solidly.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on June 07, 2011
at 02:25 PM

You could also try freezing less long, the rule of thumb is the thicker the quicker when it comes to ice creams and the like :)

19eedcc966e18e2864383fa53dcb80f6

(110)

on June 07, 2011
at 02:35 PM

I actually didn't know that -- thanks!

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on June 07, 2011
at 01:14 PM

Home made Bloody Mary's... or virgin Mary's if that's how you roll. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/bloody-mary-recipe/index.html

Get some unflavored gelatin and mix it with boiling water, stevia, lime juice and coconut milk and pour in to wine glasses. The coconut milk naturally rises to the top and creates a pretty layered look.

  • 2 packets of knox unflavored gelatin
  • 2 cups of boiling hot water
  • 1 cup of FRESH lime/lemon juice (I used half and half)
  • 1 Can of all natural unsweetened coconut milk, Native Forest
  • Stevia to taste,
  • tiny pinch of nutmeg in each glass

I obviously mixed the boiling water with the gelatin, nutmeg and sweetner, then added the can of unsweetened coconut milk, let it cool slightly so it wasn't boiling hot and then added the citrus juice. Then I poured it in to short wine glasses.

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1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

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on June 07, 2011
at 01:04 PM

Mint teas! Iced or hot the tingle is wonderful.

And I love ice cream, it doesn't need sweetener with summer berries.

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 07, 2011
at 01:37 PM

I use heavy cream and fruit or heavy cream and a chocolate ganache and I make it using a standard mixer and liquid nitrogen, which is fast and fun, but other methods work too!

D5096ff5baffc0ba5d20b21346414a7a

(1112)

on June 07, 2011
at 01:28 PM

Vrimj, how do you make your ice cream? Do you use coconut milk? Do you use an electric freezer? If so, what kind?

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5113df7e1c5a7e9c7555b6b59144de24

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on June 07, 2011
at 12:26 PM

Ice water.

I would like to find coconut milk or cream without guar gum or carrageenen.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on June 07, 2011
at 01:52 PM

Native forest brand coconut milk has nothing in it and the cans are also bpa free. A close second is Thai kitchen

7e746be2f0e550a8cd7df881322ae705

(18701)

on June 07, 2011
at 01:06 PM

Me too! I have looked at a ton of different brands and stores and every single one of them has something in it!

1568416ef28477d1fa29046218d83ddd

(6235)

on June 07, 2011
at 01:13 PM

Just make it http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/coconut-milk-and-cream-recipe/index.html that way you have a lot of control over density.

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0e4e5882872d6a7c472ea51aec457e66

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on June 07, 2011
at 07:13 AM

Ice cubes, perhaps with frozen berrys.

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