Chocolate Banana Milk Shake Ice Pops - creamy smooth vegan ice cream, naturally sweetened with bananas, fruit syrup and Sweet Freedom Chocolate Shake! Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Posted in Recipes on 03.08.2018

Chocolate Banana Milk Shake Ice Pops

prep: 20 mins / cook: 0 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 20 mins / quantity: 6 ice pops Print recipe?

We Brits do like to conform to our stereotype of always talking about the weather.  And how we’re never happy.  Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry.  The wrong type of snow ?

I’d planned on making this vegan chocolate ice pops recipe for a while but you can never tell with the British weather.  Would I end up posting about them when our official heatwave is finally over and we’re back to good ole Blighty drizzle?

Well as of writing this it’s still flipping warm.  So warm we finally relented and bought a portable air-con unit.  I say portable, it weighs as much as a medium human.  And it makes as much noise as a Boeing 747 taking off.  But I ❤ it!  Phil and I have invested quite heavily in our PC’s – mostly for gaming but also for all the food photography and editing I do.  And between the 2 PC’s and 4 monitors they do churn out some heat!

Chocolate Banana Milk Shake Ice Pops - creamy smooth vegan ice cream, naturally sweetened with bananas, fruit syrup and Sweet Freedom Chocolate Shake! Recipe on thecookandhim.com

Which is where these Chocolate Banana Milk Shake Ice Pops are the best heatwave antidote!  Super smooth and creamy vegan ice cream, naturally sweetened with bananas and fruit syrup and given that chocolatey lusciousness from the Sweet Freedom Chocolate Shake.

Chocolate Banana Milk Shake Ice Pops - creamy smooth vegan ice cream, naturally sweetened with bananas, fruit syrup and Sweet Freedom Chocolate Shake! Recipe on thecookandhim.com

I’m also not a sit out in the sun person.  Never really have been.  I’m an autumn soul – crisp, chilly mornings, autumn leaves, chunky sweaters, hot chocolate.  Perfect.

So after a morning of boiling in my own skin in the sauna that’s the kitchen at the moment, it’s pure heaven to retreat to the office, hot little dog in tow and enjoy the noisy coolness!  With a Chocolate Banana Milkshake Ice Pop in hand of course ?

Chocolate Banana Milk Shake Ice Pops - creamy smooth vegan ice cream, naturally sweetened with bananas, fruit syrup and Sweet Freedom Chocolate Shake! Recipe on thecookandhim.com

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Chocolate Banana Milk Shake Ice Pops

prep: 20 mins / cook: 0 mins / inactive: 0 mins / total: 20 mins / quantity: 6 ice pops

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (140g) raw cashew nuts
  • 1 x 400ml can coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup (40ml) Sweet Freedom Choc Shake - Banana
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/2 cup (100ml) almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tblsp (20g) Sweet Freedom Fruit Syrup
  • Blender - I used a Nutribullet RX
  • 6 Ice lolly moulds

Instructions

  1. Put the cashews into a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water.  Leave to soak for an hour
  2. After an hour, drain the cashew nuts and tip into a blender cup
  3. Open the can of coconut milk and scoop out the thick, white, creamy part - add that to the blender cup along with the remaining ingredients.  The coconut water you have left in the can is great in soups, stocks and smoothies!
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the blender cup and whizz until completely smooth
  5. Pour into your lolly moulds and freeze overnight
  6. Run the moulds under warm water to help release the ice pops
Chocolate Banana Milk Shake Ice Pops

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  • Hi
    Please can you tell me if this would work with quinoa flakes or puffs in place of oatmeal?

    I adore your FB page and everything about everything you do!!!

    Kindest wishes

    Sue x

  • These Popsicles look so delicious and perfect for the summer!

    • Thank you Natalie! They’re a great treat for this warm summer we’re all enjoying – and dangerously easy to make!!
      ~ Sam

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