This recipe tastes wonderful in cold or warm weather. I’ve worked with people who get excited about having a low-fat, artificially-sweetened or sugar-laden frozen treat for a night-time snack. This tasty ice pop alternative, containing protein and healthy fat (to offset the natural fruit sugar) will provide satiety and satisfy your sweet tooth!
- ½ cup plain, unsweetened soy probiotic yogurt (e.g., Wildwood Organics™)
- 4 Tbsp unsweetened, dairy-free cocoa powder or carob powder ⅔ cup unsweetened, dairy-free milk (e.g., almond, brown rice or hemp milk)
- 2 Tbsp coconut cream (not oil; optional) (Adds to the smooth consistency.)
- 1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla flavoring 1 banana 3 pitted dates, optional Liquid stevia to suit your taste
- Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend well.
- Add liquid stevia to your taste.
- Pour into the ice pop mold or ice cube trays. Freeze for 4 hours or more. Fills approximately 1¼ ice cube trays. Enjoy!
Makes: 6 thin ½ cup molded ice pops
Preparation time: 10 minutes or less
Freezing time: 4 hours or more
Serving size: 1 ice pop or 3 cubes
Corn-Free* | Nut and Seed-Free | Nut or Seed-Free | Soy-Free*
Hints, Tips and Substitutions
- To replace the Wildwood Organics™ yogurt above, try any one of these three substitutions: ½ cup organic silken tofu (boxed or refrigerated; contains soy) ½ cup So Delicious® coconut yogurt (soy-free; contains cane sugar) ½ cup Ricera® rice-based yogurt (soy-free; contains cane sugar)
- See the Appendix and Resources section on pages 300-306 for dairy-free cocoa, milk and yogurt suggestions.
- You may replace the dairy-free milk with unsweetened dairy-free chocolate milk.
Amount per 1 (½ cup) ice pop serving: Calories 80; Calories from Fat 35; Total Fat 3.5g; Saturated Fat 1.5g; Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 10mg; Total Carbohydrate 9g; Dietary Fiber 3g; Sugars 4g; Protein 2g; Vitamin C 4%; Calcium 4% DV; Iron 6% DV. Recipe analyzed with Wildwood Organics™ soy plain yogurt, unsweetened hemp milk, coconut cream and dates.