Posted in Recipes on 28.12.2017
Mincemeat Nice Cream Pops
prep: 20 mins / cook: 45 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 1 hour 5 mins / quantity: 8 - 10 pops Print recipe?
Oh hey! Yep, I’m aware that it’s January and it’s still flipping freezing but we still get the ice cream van jingling around where we live so there’s someone out there who’s still eating ice-cream! ??
But what if you could make ice cream that’s vegan, naturally sweet, super creamy and tasty as heck? Double bonus, you also get to use up any leftover mincemeat you have lurking in your cupboards after the post Christmas mince pie making frenzy! Although, this nice cream is SO delicious it’s actually worth buying mincemeat just for it. I feel very much the same about these Mincemeat Quinoa Flake Cookies
You can get a head start with these by pre-freezing the bananas. Plus you get to listen to them clatter round your blender or food processor ? Even on their own, blitzed frozen bananas makes a truly delicious instant treat. And they’re SO amenable to extras – think peanut butter, raw cacao powder, fresh or frozen berries, roasted nuts – the list goes on.
I wanted to switch these up though with a nutty crunch crumble that’s almost like a granola topping. There’s the fantastic Hodmedod’s Quinoa Flakes and Quinoa Puffs, oats, coconut oil, festive spices and the amazing thing that is coconut sugar. Have you ever smelt coconut sugar? I mean, like literally stuck your head in the bag and sniffed? It’s THE richest, most caramel-y smell, well, EVER!
Just me then?
You can make these as actual pops if you have the lolly moulds or you can be far more sophisticated and make them in a muffin tin. I made them both ways ’cause that’s just the kinda gal I am.
I’m also pretty sure that these could be both breakfast and dessert. I mean a smoothie bowl is just frozen fruit dumped in a bowl rather than little individual muffin tins or lolly moulds right? And the granola type crumble thing is totally screaming breakfast. Ice cream and crumble for breakfast.
I love being an adult ❤
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Mincemeat Nice Cream Pops
prep: 20 mins / cook: 45 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 1 hour 5 mins / quantity: 8 - 10 pops
- 2 large ripe bananas – the riper the better!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup mincemeat
- You can start this the day before by pre-freezing the bananas. Simply peel and roughly slice the bananas, put on a tray or in a freezer proof plastic container and freeze overnight. This isn't an absolutely essential step it just means the finished pops get a bit of a head start on the freezing process so you get to enjoy them sooner!
- If you skip freezing the bananas, go straight to making the crumble. Preheat the oven to 160 Fan / 180 C / 350 F / Gas 4 and line a baking tray with parchment or a silicon mat
- Melt the coconut oil in a small saucepan or in a microwave and set aside
- Mix the remaining crumble ingredients together in a large bowl then stir through the melted coconut oil until well incorporated
- Spread out onto your tray into an even layer and put in the oven for 45 minutes, stirring half way through
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely
- When you're ready to make your ice-cream simply blitz the bananas with the almond milk in a food processor or blender.
- Stir through the mincemeat then pour into your moulds or muffin tin, leaving a little room in each for the crumble
- Sprinkle the crumble on top, pushing into the ice-cream. If using a muffin tin or something without 'handles' you'll need to push in the wooden lolly sticks. Here it really helps if you've used pre-frozen bananas! If you've not you may need to part freeze before inserting the sticks. Either way, freeze until firm
- If you use a muffin tin as a mould you can help to ease them out of the tin by using a hot knife run round the edge to release
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