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recipe: chocolate-dipped peppermint creamsicles

The lovely Eleanor Ozich has shared with us a recipe for delicious chocolate dipped creamsicles.  The perfect summer treat for you and your little ones. Enjoy! Nb xx

These healthier, homemade ​creamsicles are luxuriously creamy and packed full of goodness. Coconut cream, maple, and cashews are blended with a touch of refreshing peppermint,​ they're ​then frozen and dipped in melted chocolate for maximum delight.​

 

3/4 cup cashews, soaked in water for at least 6 hours
1 1/2 cups coconut cream
4 tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
2 tsp pure vanilla bean paste
2 tsp peppermint extract
200g good quality chocolate


Drain cashews, and add to a blender along with the remaining ingredients.  Blend until creamy and lusciously smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.


Pour the mixture in mould​s​, then​ pop a wooden stick into the centre of each.  Freeze for at least 4 hours​, or overnight​​.


To serve, remove from the freezer and run the moulds under hot water for a few seconds to help loosen them.

Dip each ​creamsicle​ in to melted chocolate, and enjoy immediately. You can also pop them back in to the freezer once they've been dipped, simply store in a container, and take out as you wish. 


Makes 8.