Cauliflower popsicles! Sounds crazy, but this vegan treat uses pureed cauliflower for a creamy base to these chocolate frozen vegetable treats.
cauliflower in popsicles
Cauliflower popsicles - yeah, you read that right: cauliflower!
No cream, no milk, not even an avocado.
This creamy frozen treat is... pureed cauliflower.
Cauliflower makes a nice, fairly neutral base (as we all know from cauli rice, cauli pizza etc...), and it's flavour pairs well with cinnamon and chocolate.
So here I've turned it into a sweet chocolate popsicle with a hint of coffee and cinnamon, plus a hard chocolate shell sprinkled with pistachio dust.
Use milk, dark or vegan chocolate if you wish.
You're intrigued, perhaps skeptical.
But I urge you to give it a whirl: the flavours mask the taste of cauliflower and it's a portion of veg in a frozen dessert. Yup. It really really does.
This is the ultimate hidden vegetable recipe. I mean, who would ever guess that it's a cauliflower popsicle??!
Me, that's who. I'm the crazy lady who spends countless hours dreaming up weird and wonderful vegetable desserts. So much so that I've even written a book about them. Head to Amazon to check out my Veggie Desserts + Cakes cookbook.
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Okay, so I'm crazy enough to make these bizarrely delicious cauliflower ice lollies. But what other cauliflower desserts could I come up with? these!
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Chocolate Cauliflower Popsicles / Ice Lollies with Pistachio Dust
For the popsicles:
- 2 cups (250g) cauliflower
- ½ cup (75g) chocolate, chopped or chips
- 1 teaspoon strongly brewed coffee cooled
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of cinnamon
- ¼ cup (35g) chocolate, melted
- ¼ cup (50g) pistachios
- Boil or steam the cauliflower until just soft, then rinse and drain under cold water to stop it cooking. Blitz the cauliflower with all of the popsicle ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Pour into moulds and freeze until solid.
- Alternatively, puree the cauliflower with a hand blender until smooth, melt the chocolate and add, along with the other ingredients, and puree until smooth. Pour into moulds and freeze until solid.
- To decorate, melt the chocolate and set aside to cool very slightly. Whiz the pistachios in a high speed blender, or in a food mill or coffee grinder, until fine. Dip the frozen popsicles into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with the pistachio dust.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.