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Sweet Treats (Sans Refined Sugar) for Summer!

By Once Upon a Farm Food + Recipes

Sweet Summer Recipes

With the weather getting warmer, we’ve got some icy cool treats to beat the heat! From frozen flamingo pops to a cold-pressed twist on lemonade and dairy free mint chip nice cream, they’re all the sweets without the refined sugar you’ll want for summer!

Flamingo Pops



  1. Spoon Once Upon a Farm blend and coconut cream into Williams Sonoma Flamingo Molds.
  2. Swirl with a toothpick & insert “flamingo leg” stick.
  3. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
  4. Carefully remove from molds and enjoy!

(Makes 8 Flamingo Pops)

Flamingo Pops for Summer

Wild Rumpus Lemonade


  • 5 Cups water
  • ¼ Cup honey*
  • 4 Lemons (3 ½, juiced & save the extra ½ for garnish)
  • 1 Lime (½ juiced & save the other ½ for garnish)
  • 3 Pouches of Once Upon a Farm Wild Rumpus Avocado
  • ½ Cup fresh mint (stems removed)
  • Ice


  1. In a pitcher or drink dispenser, add water and honey and stir well.
  2. Add the lemon juice, lime juice, Wild Rumpus Avocado pouches and mint.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to serve
  4. Just before serving, stir well and add ice (natural separation will occur). Garnish with a lime slice, lemon slice and fresh mint sprigs.
  5. Serve in a fun glass with environmentally friendly metal straws.

(Makes approximately 6 cups)

Wild Rumpus Lemonade for Summer

Mint Chip Nice Cream


  • 1 14oz Can full-fat coconut cream
  • 1 1/2 Cups raw cashews (soaked for 8 hours then drained)
  • 1/3-1/2 Cup honey*
  • 1 Tsp. Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1/4 Cup chocolate chips (to be mixed in)


  1. Blend everything (except the chocolate chips) in a Vitamix until thoroughly blended.
  2. Mix in chocolate chips.
  3. Pour into freezer safe container and freeze for 5-6 hours.
  4. Let thaw 5-10 minutes before scooping into bowls with an ice cream scoop to serve.

(Makes about 6 servings, which may or may not be consumed in one sitting if you try hard enough)

Mint Chip Nice Cream for Summer

Have fun freezing, blending, mixing and making sweet summer treats with the kiddos! And share your go-to recipes in the comments below!


*Honey should not be given to babies younger than 1 year old.

4 responses to "Sweet Treats (Sans Refined Sugar) for Summer!"

  1. Michelle says:

    In your mint chip nice cream, what is vanilla extra? Or is it vanilla extract?

    1. Once Upon a Farm says:

      Extract 😉

  2. J says:

    What do you mean by ‘soaked for 8 hours’ for the cashews? Soaked in what?

    1. Once Upon a Farm says:

      Great question! Soaked in water for eight hours.

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