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Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Kefir Bars

Perfect weather for a dip. Warm days are here, so we created an indulgent frozen kefir recipe to satisfy your cravings and keep you cool. Popsicle mold ✔️ Freezer ✔️ Kefir ✔️ Gather up some fresh fruit and chocolate of your choice to chill with this decadent homemade treat! Dream up your favorite flavor concoctions or try some of our suggestions: Mango Lime, Lavender Blueberry, and Raspberry Pineapple.

Cultured Dairy: The Nutrition Benefits You Actually Need to Know

With increasing research linking the correlation between probiotics, gut health, and immunity, it’s no secret that the integrity of our gut is vital to our health. Although additional factors such as stress, antibiotic usage, and individual health conditions can contribute to the condition of our gut, a focus on healthy food choices is one of the easiest ways to support the microbiome.

Several studies have shown a strong association between the gut-brain-microbiota. Probiotics introduced to the gut have been found to support immunityimprove allergies, and improve digestion.

Studies have shown that reduced diversity of healthy gut bacteria during early years is associated with an increase in food allergies during school-age years. In addition, kefir made from whole fat milk helps absorb key nutrients such as Vitamins A, D, E, and K. Vitamin K is important because it helps your bones absorb calcium. It’s important to know that kefir contains a special trio: vitamin D, K, and calcium – all three crucial elements to support bone health.

Directions

  1. Making Frozen Kefir for each Flavor: Whisk together the kefir, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and salt in a large bowl, set aside.
  2. Whisk the cream with a mixer on medium-high speed until firm peaks form (about 2 mins).
  3. Add the sweetened condensed milk mixture and whisk together until combined. fold in your fruit.
  4. Freezing & Chocolate Dipping: Scoop the kefir mixture into a popsicle mold, filling up to the top. Ensure there are no gaps/air bubbles in each mold. Place the mold into the freezer for 40 minutes and then insert a popsicle stick into each mold. Freeze the bars for 4-5 hours.
  5. Over a boiling pot of water, safely place a glass bowl on top and melt the chocolate chips together with the coconut oil, stirring until smooth and glossy. Remove from heat and allow the chocolate to come to room temperature.
  6. Remove the popsicle mold from the freezer. Run warm water over the base of the mold and then carefully extract each ice cream bar from the mold by pulling on the popsicle stick. Place the bars on a baking tray lined with wax paper and return the tray to the freezer.
  7. One at a time, remove a frozen kefir bar from the freezer, dunk it into the chocolate up to the top of the stick, and then place the bar back into the freezer, onto the wax paper. Repeat with the remaining bars. Freeze for 1 hour before enjoying, or removing the bars from the tray and placing them in a freezer bag, sealing it tightly and storing it in the freezer for up to 2 months.
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