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Eat | Sugar and Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Popsicles

Sugar and Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Popsicles | Squirrelly Minds
It’s time for our last recipe from the third annual ice cream party! And this one is definitely the healthiest. The flavours of coconut and cherry play together perfectly, and with chunks of cherries in these popsicles, it almost feels like a deluxe fruit salad. Not only is it dairy free, but if you so choose, it’s also sugar free.

Sugar and Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Popsicles | Squirrelly MindsI originally added maple syrup for sweetening, but I found the cherries added all the sweetness needed, so it’s up to you to decide just how sweet you want these treats to be, or if you’re on a sugar reduced diet, then enjoy the heck out of two simple ingredients! Yep, coconut milk and cherries is all you need to whip up these summer treats.

Sugar and Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Popsicles | Squirrelly Minds
Let’s get to it!
Sugar and Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Popsicles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Total Time: 4 hours

Yield: 8 popsicles

Calories per serving: 130/114

Fat per serving: 8g/8g

Sugar and Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 3 cups cherries
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. If you want sweetened popsicles, add coconut milk and maple syrup in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  2. Pit and chop 1 cup of cherries into halves and quarters. Fill your popsicle moulds halfway with cherries.
  3. Add coconut milk to the popsicle mould until it's 3/4 full. Take a spoon and mush the cherries a bit to release some colour and break up the fruit.
  4. Place popsicles in the freezer for approximately 45 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, pit the remaining cherries and thoroughly blend to make cherry juice. If you choose to have it sweetened, you could add another tablespoon or two of maple syrup, honey, or sugar.
  6. Top the popsicle moulds with the cherry juice and place back in the freezer. Allow to freeze for another 3 hours or more, until completely frozen

Notes

Calorie/Fat content based with then without maple syrup

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Sugar and Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Popsicles | Squirrelly Minds

Sugar and Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Popsicles | Squirrelly Minds
As I mentioned above, most of my ice cream recipes are no where near sugar/dairy free (bring on the cream and refined whites!). But it’s fig season, and I do have one more favourite coconut based popsicle from a few years back – Coconut Fig Popsicles. I’ll definitely be making these again with the figs waiting in my fridge!

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Eat | S’mores Ice Cream Recipe

S'mores Ice Cream Recipe | Squirrelly Minds
I have to be honest with you guys – unless it’s burnt to a crispy black, or perhaps delicately broiled to a bubbling deep brown, I normally hate marshmallows. So I was a little skeptical with making this recipe, and pretty horrified at myself for buying whipped marshmallow. But of all the batches of ice cream I’ve made, this one is my absolute favourite. Maybe it’s just because the combination of melted chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallow can never go wrong. And obviously with it being in ice cream form that just makes it all the better. All I know is that this delicious treat is as close to camping s’mores as I’m going to get this year.

S'mores Ice Cream Recipe | Squirrelly Minds
I used the cuisinart recipe that came with my ice cream maker, but I made some tweaks to make it even more marshmallow-y/s’mores-y/better-y. P.S., I don’t know if I’ve said this yet, but if you don’t have an ice cream maker then GO OUT AND BUY ONE. Seriously, they’re SO worth it. I only really make true ice cream for the ice cream party, as I don’t have milk or cream hanging around the house. But it’s so great for dumping a berry and green’s smoothie’s in to make a super healthy frozen yogurt treat. How else can you eat spinach as a dessert?
But now that I’ve talked about how you can use an ice cream maker for a healthy dessert, let’s get to the fun, very unhealthy, oh so delicious s’mores ice cream recipe shall we? Let’s sugar up gals!

S’mores Ice Cream Recipe

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 45 minutes

Yield: 10

Calories per serving: 310

Fat per serving: 12

S’mores Ice Cream Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup marshmallow cream/whipped marshmallow
  • 4 full graham cracker sheets, crushed
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, sift the cocoa powder, then whisk in the sugars and salt until thoroughly combined.
  2. Using a hand blender, whisk in the milk on a low speed (can also do by hand). Beat until the cocoa and sugars are dissolved. Stir in the heavy cream and vanilla. Cover and refrigerate 1-2 hours.
  3. Add the cream mixture to your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturers instructions for 15-20 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, melt your chocolate chips using the double broiling method to prevent the chocolate from burning. Make sure to frequently mix chocolate. Set aside to cool.
  5. Five minutes before the ice cream is complete, gradually add in 3/4 cup of marshmallow cream, one spoonful at a time. Once mixed, add 2 sheets of crushed graham crackers, then the melted chocolate.
  6. Remove ice cream from the mixer and add in the remaining marshmallow and graham crackers, stirring by hand.
  7. The ice cream will be soft and creamy, you can eat now, or put it in the freezer for 15+ minutes to allow it to firm up.
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S'mores Ice Cream Recipe | Squirrelly Minds
How can you resist?
Enjoy!

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Now I normally don’t post outtakes but this one was just too fun not to share.

S'mores Ice Cream Recipe | Squirrelly Minds
It’s getting harder to take photographs with this big belly I’m cartin’ around.

The Friday Five – Ice Cream

The Friday Five - Ice Cream | Squirrelly Minds

Cherry Nutella Ice Cream by My Diary of Us | Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches by Mel’s Kitchen Cafe | Halva Popsicles by My Name is Yeh | Strawberry Rose Sorbet by The House That Lars Built | Green Ice Cream by Kale and Caramel

National Ice Cream Day is this sunday! Are you ready to indulge?
So far I have the following ready for our annual ice cream party: Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles, PB&J, S’mores (recipes to come!), and the above Cookie Dough sandwiches (with this homemade ice cream recipe). I have plans to make a matcha ice cream and perhaps a pineapple sorbet, but I haven’t fully decided yet. Yes the party is in two days, I better get going!

I must admit, making all this homemade ice cream every year doesn’t get any easier – I just want to eat them all and have nothing left for the party! Thankfully I have some will power. Some.
I’m a sucker for any ice cream involving peanut butter, caramel, and especially cookie dough (I’m ashamed to admit I ate a fair bit of the fake cookie dough before it went in the ice cream….)

What’s your favourite ice cream flavour?

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Eat | Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles | Squirrelly Minds
Have you ever had vietnamese coffee? It’s strong, it’s sweet, it’s delicious. So naturally during the summer I want to enjoy it ice cold. Ergo – vietnamese coffee popsicles!

Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles | Squirrelly Minds
What is vietnamese coffee you ask? It’s essentially a strong brew of coffee mixed with condensed milk. It’s typically served with the condensed milk on the bottom of the glass and a specific pour over coffee filter over top, dripping the coffee onto the milk. Then, because the condensed milk stays on the bottom, you mix it with your spoon and it’s good to go! It makes for a real pretty coffee experience, but since these are just popsicles I just did a regular pour over (though any strong brew will do just fine), dumped it in a bowl and mixed in the condensed milk. How unceremonious of me.

Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles | Squirrelly Minds
If you haven’t had it before, condensed milk is super crazy sweet, so I highly recommend you use a dark roast for your coffee to balance out the flavours. I originally wanted to get the same look of vietnamese coffee with the coffee on top of the layer of milk, so I replicated that in my popsicle. I’ll tell you right now friends that condensed milk doesn’t freeze on its own, so perhaps unless you mix it with regular milk, don’t even bother.
You ready to make your own? Let’s go!
Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 hours, 15 minutes

Yield: 8 popsicles

Calories per serving: 60

Fat per serving: 2g

Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 3 cups brewed dark roast coffee
  • 1/2-2/3 cups sweetened condensed milk

Instructions

  1. Brew your coffee very strong, preferably in a pour over or as espresso.
  2. Add condensed milk to the coffee and stir. I suggest starting out with 1/2 cup then taste test. If you like it sweeter, keep adding to taste.
  3. Place the bowl in the fridge and allow to chill for 1-2 hours.
  4. When thoroughly chilled, pour your coffee mixture into your popsicles moulds. Allow to freeze overnight before consuming.
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Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles | Squirrelly Minds
Enjoy! And in case you’re wondering, yes these will make an appearance at our third annual ice cream party.
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Double double, cream only or black – how do you take your coffee?
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