WATCH: Balsamic and Blueberries Elevate This Easy-to-Make Frozen Treat

September 30, 2015
by Dana Poblete for Thrive Market

Is it fall yet? Technically, yes, but we’re still cherishing this Indian summer, especially since it’s a great excuse to savor this frozen sweet treat.

Ready to whip up some balsamic blueberry chia seed popsicles? Spoiler alert: It’s super easy.

This Paleo-friendly dessert tastes as sophisticated as it sounds—and it looks so pretty you might try to resist eating it up (but you won’t be able to). No need to hesitate—not only does it boast healthy fat from coconut oil and coconut milk, but it’s also got omega-3 fatty acids and fiber from chia seeds, the antioxidant power of blueberries, and it’s totally free of refined sugar. Could it be any more flawless?

Check out this sweet video to see just how easy it is.

Balsamic Blueberry Chia Seed Popsicles

1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 ½ cups blueberries
2 teaspoons coconut sugar
2 ½ cups plus 2 tablespoons raw honey, divided in half
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon sea salt
⅓ cup chia seeds
2 cups coconut milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Special equipment: Popsicle mold

Melt coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add blueberries and saute to blister. Add coconut sugar, half of the raw honey, and balsamic vinegar. Gently stir and let reduce slightly. Add freshly ground black pepper and sea salt and stir. Let cool.

In a large bowl, mix chia seeds, coconut milk, vanilla extract, and the rest of the raw honey, and stir.

Divide the cooled blueberry mixture into each popsicle mold, and top each mold with chia seed mixture. Place popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 6 hours.

Once frozen, rinse under warm water to unmold. Share with a friend!

Video credits
Produced & Directed by: Liza Glucoft
Director of Photography: Naeem Munaf
Editor: Megan Stone
Recipe and Styling by: Merce Muse

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