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
- 1/2 cup (75g) chocolate, chopped or chips
- 1 teaspoon strongly brewed coffee cooled
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup (35g) chocolate, melted
- 1/4 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.