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Cherry Ripe Popsicles

By Dan Hutton on February 23, 2016 in

Photo: Tamika Woods

Photo: Tamika Woods

Summer is in full swing, which means it is now time to get the popsicle moulds out (if you haven’t already done so)! These dairy-free ‘Cherry Ripe’ ice creams will cool you down on a hot summer’s days while keeping your New Year health goals on track.

These little pieces of icy heaven taste just like a frozen Cherry Ripe, only healthy. You won’t believe you managed to whip them up yourself.

Popsicle moulds
Paddle pop sticks
Blender or food processor

For Ice-Cream

3 cups fresh or frozen pitted cherries
270ml coconut cream
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup desiccated coconut
1 tbsp vanilla extract
1 pinch salt

For Chocolate Shell
3/4 cup coconut oil, melted if solid at room temperature
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/2 cup maple syrup

For Decorating
Desiccated coconut

1. Put all the ingredients for the ice-cream into a blender and process until smooth.
2. Pour ice-cream mixture into moulds, add paddle pop sticks and set in the freezer for at least five hours.
3. Once your popsicles have set, make the chocolate shell by mixing all the ingredients in a small, deep bowl. Taste for sweetness and adjust the cacao to maple syrup ratio if necessary. Have your desiccated coconut out and ready to go as soon as you dip your popsicles.
4. Remove popsicles from moulds and one-by-one dip in the chocolate mixture. Immediately sprinkle with coconut before the chocolate sets.
5. If not serving straight away, pop your popsicles back in the freezer until you are ready to enjoy.

Tamika Woods is a Nutritional Medicine student and founder of Sproutly Stories, a new health food blog designed to translate evidence-based information into digestible pieces of knowledge. Her wholesome recipe ideas inspire others to implement their health learnings in an easy and delicious way. For more guilt free recipes, check out