Strawberry-basil creamsicles recipe

With an element of surprise.

Because n'ice cream is always a good idea! Enjoy these frozen treats today.

These creamy, dreamy strawberry pops have a hint of basil for a nice surprise. You can also turn this recipe into a lovely milkshake. Just use cold ingredients and add some ice when you blend.


  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or other sweetener
  • 10–15 fresh basil leaves


Blend all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Taste and add more basil or sweetener, if desired. Pour into ice-cream molds, add ice-cream sticks and freeze for 4–6 hours until firm.
Remove the molds by dipping them into hot water for a moment.

Serve and enjoy!

Recipe by Virpi Mikkonen and Tuulia Talvio.

This is an edited extract from N’Ice Cream: 80+ Recipes for Healthy Homemade Vegan Ice Creams by Tuulia Talvio and Virpi Mikkonen, published by Avery, RRP $45.

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