Not quite chocolate ‘Paddle Pops’
Looking for healthy allergy free treats? These not quite paddle pops are refined sugar free, dairy free and gluten free. Children love these delicious ice creams, they are tasty and sweet and most of all they are healthy.
Most ice creams that you find at the supermarket are full of added sugar, flavours, skim milk powders and thickeners. This recipe is so easy to make and when the children ask if they can have an ice cream you won’t hesitate to say yes. Great as an afternoon treat and they are colour, flavour and preservative free.
Boost your kids’ immune systems
Coconut is anti-inflammatory and anti-viral to help promote a healthy immune system. Cacao is good for heart health and it may lower blood pressure and reduce LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. Cacao is also high in magnesium and iron, which is good for maintaining energy levels, helping you to relax and sustaining the health of your blood and heart vessels.
1 400g can coconut milk
1/4 cup cacao
1/3 cup sweetener of choice (maple syrup, honey, xylitol)
1tsp vanilla powder
3 tsp. gelatin powder bloomed in 2 tbsp. water
*optional-1/2 cup of frozen fruit (add an extra tsp. of gelatin to the blooming process if using fruit).
Sprinkle gelatin powder over water and let bloom.
Combine the rest of the ingredients in a saucepan and bring to the boil, reduce heat and whisk until the chocolate is all dissolved.
Add the gelatin to the saucepan and mix until all the gelatin has dissolved.
Add frozen fruit if adding.
Pour mixture into ice block moulds and place in fridge for 30 minutes before transferring to the freezer to set.