It’s still summer and I’ve got a treat for you; latte fudgesicles. It hasn’t really been popsicle weather all summer here but fudgesicles feel slightly less freezing due to their rich nature and so they have become the perfect Swedish summer treat. These ones have gotten raving reviews from both Rob and my sister Flo so I’m hoping you’ll like them too.
Completely made out of whole foods I’m quite impressed with how yummy these treats on a stick are. I will say though that if you have a bigger sweet tooth than me you might want to add some maple syrup to the mix to satiate it. Rob’s sweet tooth is giant though and he still enjoys these with gusto so give the mixture a try before you squirt your syrup in.
It couldn’t get much easier than making pop-/fudgesicles, I’m surprised I haven’t taken the 10 minutes to do it before. Just wizz away in the blender and then freeze. My kind of summer cooking right there. Another awesome aspect to hurrah for is that you’ll have goodies waiting for you in the freezer for as long as you manage to keep some in there. This type of treat must be the most convenient to store I think.
So there we go – a late summer dessert with a hit of caffeine (or go for decaf to remove this aspect) to keep us going under the last rays of summer sun. Enjoy! x
YIELDS: 11-12 small popsicles / TIME: 10 min + over night
1 cup dates, soaked if dry
1/2 cup cashew nuts, soaked for 3-4 hours
1 can coconut milk (400 ml), just the cream
1/4 + 1/8 cup filter coffee, more or less cooled
1 tsp vanilla extract
50 g dark chocolate, optional
Ideally you will keep your coconut milk can in the fridge for a few hours to make sure the cream has separated from the water but if not simply do your best to scoop out mainly the cream, it is not too serious if you get water as well as cream.
Pit your dates and add them to your high speed blender along with the rest of your ingredients. Don’t forget to drain your soaked cashews.
Blend the mixture until smooth and then pour into popsicle molds.
Place your molds in the freezer over night or until they are frozen through.
If you wish melt some dark chocolate in a bain marie just before you intend to serve your popsicles. Once you’ve removed the popsicles from the mold drizzle with the chocolate in any way you wish and enjoy.