Mexican Corn on the Cob by Damn Delicious | | Grilled Salmon Kebabs from My Invisible Crown | BBQ Onion Steaks with Honey Mustard Sauce from Bon Appetit | BBQ Pork Tenderloin from Add a Pinch
While I don’t do much (any) of the grilling myself, I LOVE a good BBQ meal. It’s just so fast, easy, and delicious! Yes, carcinogens are delicious.
What is your favourite BBQ recipe?
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.
I 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.
Let’s get to it!
Sugar and Dairy Free Coconut Cherry Popsicles
- 1 can full fat coconut milk
- 3 cups cherries
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup (optional)
- If you want sweetened popsicles, add coconut milk and maple syrup in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
- Pit and chop 1 cup of cherries into halves and quarters. Fill your popsicle moulds halfway with cherries.
- 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.
- Place popsicles in the freezer for approximately 45 minutes.
- 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.
- 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
Calorie/Fat content based with then without maple syrup
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!
For more ice cream inspiration….
From The Ice Cream Archives
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.
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!
- 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
- In a medium bowl, sift the cocoa powder, then whisk in the sugars and salt until thoroughly combined.
- 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.
- Add the cream mixture to your ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturers instructions for 15-20 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Remove ice cream from the mixer and add in the remaining marshmallow and graham crackers, stirring by hand.
- 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.
How can you resist?
From The Ice Cream Archives
Now I normally don’t post outtakes but this one was just too fun not to share.
It’s getting harder to take photographs with this big belly I’m cartin’ around.
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?
From The Ice Cream Archives
Find more Ice Cream inspiration on my Sweets board