Frozen Strawberry "Gelato" Bites

In the middle of the night recently, during one of my daughter's too-numerous-to-count Wakeful Periods, I thought these up. And they're really tasty! Kind of like a bite of very flavorful, creamy strawberry ice cream.

1 cup strawberries
2 tbsp. water
6 pitted dates
1/2 tbsp. gelatin
1/2 c. "refined" coconut oil (the kind that doesn't taste coconutty)

In a small saucepan over low heat, simmer the strawberries, water, and dates until the mixture is hot and fruit is softened. Stir in the gelatin, and keep stirring till it's dissolved. Add the coconut oil and stir till melted.

Blend everything till smooth, and immediately pour into an ice cube tray (preferably heart-shaped); freeze for several hours, or until the bites are quite firm.

Thaw the bites for a couple of minutes before serving; enjoy!