Cinnamon Cherry Popsicles
Healthy homemade cherry popsicles that are simple to make, have a spicy magic chocolate shell, boost your immunity, providing energy, iron and even help you sleep!
vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free
cherries, cherry popsicles, dairy-free popsicles, immunity-booster
Does it keep?:
1-month in freezer
Cherry Cinnamon Cream Popsicles
Buy a creamy one or make your own!
pitted of course
) (I use Ceylon, not the stronger-flavored Saigon cinnamon more typical of Mayan chocolate recipes to keep the harsh coumarin levels lower - see explainer in post)
Mayan Chocolate Magic Shell
melted coconut oil
of cayenne pepper - 1/4 tsp if you are very brave
(I used this
Make the cherry cinnamon popsicles
Blend up the cashew milk and only 1 1/4 cup of the cherries (hold back the rest, chop them, and prepare to stuff into the mold) until the mixture is speckly pink.
Since this combination doesn't really pink up the mixture, I added a pinch of beetroot powder. Adds healthy and beauty!
Pour mixture into popsicle mold, about half way up each pop at first.
Stuff in chopped cherries. If some stick along the side, that's fine!
Fill the pop mold to the top.
Freeze one hour and insert sticks.
Freeze 6 hours or overnight!
Make the Mayan chocolate magic shell
Make this the next day as it will harden fast.
In a pyrex measuring cup, stir up the coconut oil, cacao, syrup and spices - all at room temperature.
Add a little cayenne at a time and taste-test in between until you achieve the heat you want.
If the mixture seizes (probably because of temperature differences), just put the measuring cup in a hot water bath and the mixture will become smooth and shiny and ready to dip pops.
To remove the pops from the mold, I actually just hold the mold sideways under warm running water, turning so each side gets a few seconds of running water over them. Probably total of 15 seconds.
Then I put the mold on counter and tug at popsicle sticks. They should slip right out.
Another option is to dip the mold into a bowl of hot water. I just don't have a large enough bowl.
Either way, don't get water on the top of the popsicles, obviously.
I normally put them straight onto a cooling rack and put them back into the freezer for 15 minutes to refreeze since the outside melted slightly from the removal process.
Dip the pops.
Dip the pops at an angle or tip-straight down into the melted chocolate, and immediately sprinkle crushed almonds and edible rose petals.
Put them back in the freezer until ready to eat!
Unless of course you have to photography them - then prepare for a race against time.😍
Recipe by Dee Dine of GreenSmoothieGourmet.com