Prep time: 10 minutes
Freezing time: 2 hours
These are a massive hit in our house! I love making these chocolate popsicles because they are dairy free, low sugar and super quick to make! I can whip them up in the morning or early afternoon, knowing that in a couple of hours they will be ready, perfect for those hot days when you need to cool off AND keep the kids happy!
If you need to keep them fructose free omit the dates, otherwise don't be afraid of the realistically small amount of sugar in them! Dates are also fibre rich which helps to slow down the absorption of sugar, and the addition of them in these popsicles adds a special sweetness and creaminess to the texture.
You can also play around with the flavours, omitting the cacao and swapping for carob powder or keeping them vanilla flavoured. If there's a cashew allergy, swap for other nuts such as almonds or macadamias or omit altogether.
I hope you enjoy my dairy free chocolate popsicles as much as we do in my house! x
1/2 cup raw cashews
250 mls coconut milk (you could also use almond, rice or another non dairy milk)
3 fresh dates, roughly chopped
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbs cacao powder
2-3 tbs rice malt syrup
In a food processor or blender, process the cashews until a paste is formed.
Add the rest of the ingredients and process until smooth.
Place in the freezer for 2 hours until completely frozen. You will need to run the moulds under hot water for a for seconds to remove from the mould.