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Coffee and Vanilla Ice Cream Popsicles

Busy making fruit popsicles for the kids? Make a few coffee and vanilla ones as a special treat for YOU!

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Ingredients

  • Vanilla ice cream
  • Coffee (cold!)

Directions

  • Fill your popsicle mold with a scoop of ice cream
  • Pour in coffee to fill up rest of mold
  • Freeze

Enjoy on a hot day!

dit-elle-Esther

 

Vanilla Ice Cream and Berries

This is a great go-to dessert year round, but especially in winter when fresh berries are no longer in season. Posting it now in case berries are not yet available in your region/stores, but this is equally good with fresh berries!

You can also serve plain Greek yogurt with berries, or for a totally yummy non-dairy and paleo version, try berries with coconut milk! Totally delish any season!

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Ingredients

  • Vanilla ice cream, plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • Berries (frozen or fresh)

Directions

  • If using frozen berries, add 1/2 cup per person to a bowl and microwave on high for about a minute
  • Pour over ice cream or yogurt
  • Serve immediately and enjoy! Can you taste summer already? 🙂

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Cherry Garcia Smoothie

I was inspired by Lauren’s recent Healthy Cherry Garcia recipe and decided to make a super easy smoothie version. You really can’t go wrong with frozen cherries, chocolate and coconut milk or other milk base.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen cherries
  • 1/2 oz or large chunk of chocolate
  • 1 Tbsp chocolate icecream or 1 tsp other sweetener like agave

Directions

  • Blend all ingredients together until smooth
  • Top with some chopped chocolate or chocolate covered almonds

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Strawberry Coconut Bonbons (nut free)

I recently posted the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bonbons and the Raspberry Coconut Bonbons. Both were big hits, but I wanted to make a nut-free variation of those super yummy bonbons. Because these don’t have the cashew nut as a base, and more water, they freeze harder. Simply remove from freezer a while before serving and let them soften a bit.

You can use strawberries, raspberries or another berry or fruit as desired. Adding a small chunk of cooked beet adds a great deeper pink color but does not taint the taste! I promise.. tried and tested and kid approved!

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut cream (full fat, unsweetened, comes in cans)
  • 1 cup raspberries or other berry
  • 1-2 Tbsp agave syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions

  • Blend everything on high for about a minute, or until really smooth.
  • Pour into silicone muffin trays (oiled with a little coconut oil), or regular metal trays lined with paper cases. Freeze to set for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove patties from the molds and place into container and return to freezer.
  • They will keep in a covered container in the freezer for 2-3 weeks.

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Banana Almond Raspberry Frosty

I wanted to make a single serving of Lauren’s pure deliciousness “ice cream” frosty – Paleo Chocolate Almond Banana Ice Cream Shake // Healthy Wendy’s Frosty so here’s the recipe with some minor modifications.

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Ingredients

  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 Tbsp almond butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4-1/2 cup water (adjust for desired consistency)
  • handful of raspberries for topping
  • Shredded unsweetened coconut for topping

Directions

  • Mix up first four ingredients
  • Garnish with raspberries and coconut shreds

Serve immediately! This totally tastes like ice cream!

dit-elle-Esther

Raspberry Coconut Bonbons

Love the Dark Chocolate Covered Mint Ice Cream Hearts I posted on Tuesday? So did I! 🙂 But my kids were not too keen on the mint flavor and I don’t give them dark chocolate.. intentionally. 😉 So we made this into a fun kid project where they did the scooping and pouring and I did the blending. Both kids participated and were both very engaged in the process of measuring, stirring and “organizing” ingredients. I dipped half of the batch in chocolate for the grown-ups and left half as is for the kids. Happy kids, happy mommy! Blog paleo ice cream bon bons-5 Blog paleo ice cream bon bons-4 Blog paleo ice cream bon bons-3 Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts/pieces, soaked overnight in cold water
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup raspberries
  • 1-2 Tbsp agave syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup dark chocolate + 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted, to coat (optional)

Directions

  • Drain and rinse soaked cashews and add to a blender along with all the other ingredients, except the chocolate. Blend on high for about a minute, or until really smooth.
  • Pour into silicone muffin trays (oiled with a little coconut oil), or regular metal trays lined with paper cases. Freeze to set for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove patties from the molds and place back into the freezer on a tray while melt the chocolate.
  • Dip patties in melted chocolate, covering thoroughly and place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Once they’ve all been covered, return the lot to the freezer for 5 minutes or more to set. They will keep in a covered container in the freezer for 2-3 weeks.

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bonbons

I made these for Valentine’s day, but let’s just say we had a classic “case of the missing Ice cream bonbons” so I had to make some more batches for photos! No complaints there! 🙂 These would be awesome for St. Patrick’s Day!

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cashew nuts/pieces, soaked overnight in cold water
  • 1/2 cup virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup agave or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons milk (rice, almond, coconut)
  • a big handful fresh peppermint leaves (approx 1 cup loosely packed)
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon natural peppermint extract, to taste
  • 1 cup dark chocolate + 1 Tbsp coconut oil, melted, to coat

Directions

  • Drain and rinse soaked cashews and add to a blender along with all the other ingredients, except the chocolate. Blend on high for about a minute, or until really smooth with just little flecks of green throughout.
  • Pour into silicone muffin trays (oiled with a little coconut oil), or regular metal trays lined with paper cases. Freeze to set for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove patties from the moulds and place back into the freezer on a tray while melt the chocolate.
  • Dip patties in melted chocolate, covering thoroughly and place on a sheet of parchment paper.
  • Once they’ve all been covered, return the lot to the freezer for 5 minutes or more to set. They will keep in a covered container in the freezer for 2-3 weeks.

Thanks for the inspiration MyDarlingLemonThyme.com

dit-elle-Esther