Winter is almost here, which for most of us means that we’re a long ways from summer. We actually couldn’t be further in the Pacific NW with the 20 degree temps we’ve been experiencing lately, but that’s not stopping me from having frozen treats on my mind. Maybe it’s all the chilly weather getting to me…it must be, because I’m dreaming of sunshine and 80 degrees.
That brings me to today’s recipe featuring a few of favorite things, like peppermint and chocolate, which I’ve combined together to create frosty and festive popsicle fitting for the Christmas season. And for a little extra holiday cheer, there’s a touch of pink incorporated into each pop, courtesy of the peppermint candies.
Very merry and posh!
Pink Peppermint & Chocolate Popsicles (V)
Creamy coconut milk paired with cool peppermint and sweet dark chocolate makes this recipe an instant seasonal favorite. Not only are these pops dairy free, they’re also completely vegan and free of gluten soy as well, so everyone can enjoy!
1 full can of light or full fat Coconut Milk (I used light and prefer Trader Joes coconut milk)
1 teaspoon of Agave Nectar
1/4 teaspoon of pure peppermint oil
1/3 cup crushed peppermint candy discs + 4 solid peppermint discs uncrushed.
1/3 cup of dairy free dark chocolate (chopped into small chunks, about 1/2 inch in size) I found mine at Trader Joes
4 popsicle sticks
4 6-8 ounce containers (i found mini plastic parfait glasses and used those)
Combine Coconut milk and agave nectar in a glass bowl. Blend together for desired sweetness. Add in peppermint oil and stir.
Pour in 1/4 cup of the 1/3 crushed peppermint candy discs (the red color of the candy will tint the coconut milk pink), setting the remaining crushed peppermints aside.
Pour in 1/4 cup of the 1/3 chopped dairy free dark chocolate to the coconut milk mixture and set the remaining chocolate aside.
Mix all of the above ingredients together.
Drop each of the remaining 4 peppermint discs into the bottom of the mini parfait glasses.
Pour about 1/2 a cup of coconut peppermint and chocolate mixture into each parfait glass over top the peppermint candy disc.
Repeat this step for all for parfait glasses.
Place on a tray in the freezer for about 1 hour and then insert your popsicle sticks.
Allow another 2 hours to fully freeze.
Line a dish with a sheet of parchment paper and set aside.
Pour remaining crushed peppermint and dark chocolate into a dish and mix together.
Once popsicles are completely frozen, fill up a medium-sized bowl with warm water. Place each popsicle into bowl of warm water to remove from the parfait glasses.
The popsicles will have a layer of melt on them which you can top with the remaining peppermint and chocolate mixture. Repeat these steps for each of the remaining popsicles and place on the parchment paper.
Return to the freezer for another hour.
These popsicles are fabulous for holiday parties and entertaining, especially if you live in a warmer climate. You could also enjoy these with friends and loved ones bundled up in your coziest blankets near the fire. That’s exactly how I had mine and I’ve already
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