Chocolate & Dulce de Leche Popsicles

 

RECIPE BY ALESSANDRA FROM @COCONUTANDCASHEWS

Say goodbye to store-bought ice cream popsicles, because you can now make your own at home. This decadent dessert is chocolatey and irresistible that it's hard to stop at one!

INGREDIENTS
  • POPSICLES
    • 3/4 cup raw cashews
    • 1 can coconut milk (using only the solid portion)
    • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 2 tbsp maple syrup
    • a dash of himalayan salt
  • CHOCOLATE LAYER
    • 2/3 of the popsicle mixture
    • 2 tbsp cacao powder
    • maple syrup, to taste
  • TOPPINGS
    • homemade or storebought vegan dulce de leche
    • nuts or seeds of choice
METHOD
  1. Add the cashews to a small sauce pan and bring it to a boil, at low temperature, for 15-20 min. Remove from heat and set aside until it reaches room temperature.
  2. Add the cashews, the coconut milk (the solid portion only), the lemon juice, the maple syrup and the Hymalayan salt to a high speed blender, and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour 1/3 the mixture into a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Add the cacao powder to the remaining coconut blend and continue to blend until combined. Add your maple syrup, if using!
  5. Layer the coconut and chocolate blends into the popsicle mold (using the coconut blend a bit more sparingly); adding a drizzle of dulce de leche and creating your magic.
  6. Add the wood sticks to the popsicles and Freeze for a min of 4 hrs or until firm.
  7. Once ready, remove from the Popsicle mold and add cashew and peanut crumble on top!

 

 

ALESSANDRA | @COCONUTANDCASHEWS

Why I transitioned to a plant-based, wholefoods lifestyle and became a Health Coach!

Eating more plants has become my way to show compassion to my own body and share this choice with others. Plants are nutrient power-houses providing us with fiber, vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and so much goodness all around. My day to day lifestyle is supported by what I bring into my home, the foods you will find in my fridge, and my pantry, the ingredients I use when baking and and it is all about how it makes me feel.

These living foods, straight out of nature, are healing; they fuel and satisfy my needs.Once I found the motivation to keep on exploring more sustainable ways to live the plant based lifestyle, and especially seeing how it impacted my health, it was a no brainer. I fell in love. It’s about keeping myself accountable. It clearly became a journey, a true commitment. It’s basically a shift of your mindset.

This mindset is the vehicle in supporting others towards a transformational and sustainable healthier living.

GBP