• Jelly Tip Ice Creams

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Summer is so very near, which means it's ICE CREAM time!

Yep, ice creams - the good kind. You know, the ones that take you back to your childhood - creamy on the inside, crunchy on the outside, the ones you try and lick slower than your partner, just so yours will last longer. But in our new eco-friendly day and age, ones that are also still good for your health, kind to animals, and help us preserve our precious planet. (All that for an ice cream? Yes it's possible!)

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If you're yet to try making this kind of creamy summer pop, these delicious Jelly Tip Ice Creams are the perfect place to start. Think...

  • Gooey raspberry jelly tip,
  • Creamy vanilla ice cream base,
  • All coated in rich dark chocolate.

With no dairy, refined sugar, or artificial additives in sight. Not even a plastic wrapper either. 

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This recipe in fact contains just 8 simple ingredients, and is super easy to put together. If you're a fellow kiwi like me, you'll know all about that Jelly Tip feeling!

Either way, let's bring summer on together with these...

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8-ingredient home made JELLY TIP ICE CREAMS #vegan #kidfriendly #dairyfree #sugarfree #glutenfree #eggfree #healthy #dessert #recipe #begoodorganics #icecream

Chia seeds – an omega 3, protein, and antioxidant powerhouse!
I made these with defrosted frozen raspberries from OOB, but fresh raspberries once they're back in full force would be equally divine. To this I've then added chia seeds which expand and absorb moisture, and then blended that all together to create a delicious fruity jelly. Chia seeds contain some of the highest levels of Omega 3 essential fatty acids on the planet, and by blending them and letting them expand, we’re enabling the highest absorption by our bodies of those valuable nutrients.

I’ve talked about Chia Seeds in detail before, but for now let’s just say they’re not only high in Omega 3’s, but also contain 20% complete protein with all essential amino acids, have twice as many antioxidants as blueberries, are full of iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and zinc, provide a great source of sustained energy, and are packed with fibre to keep your bowels regular.

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The vanilla ice cream base meanwhile is simply coconut cream, ripe bananas to sweeten, and pure vanilla extract for flavour. I’ve then added lecithin (from sunflowers or non-GMO soy beans) or guar gum to bind the ice cream together, which gives it a much creamier authentic ice-creamy result. The lecithin or guar gum helps to bind together the fat and water particles so they don’t separate on freezing, giving a more creamy rather than icy finished texture. But if you don't have those on hand you can happily make them without.

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The topping is a simple dark chocolate made with cacao butter, cacao powder, vanilla and a dash of coconut nectar to sweeten. The whole ensemble is really too simple, but so fun to eat through all the different layers! And as I've mentioned before, Chocolate and Raspberry really is one of those flavour combos that never fails to impress.

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I can't wait for you to try these little numbers. You are going to love them! They'll satisfy even the biggest kid within (and 100% actual-kid friendly too).

8-ingredient home made JELLY TIP ICE CREAMS #vegan #kidfriendly #dairyfree #sugarfree #glutenfree #eggfree #healthy #dessert #recipe #begoodorganics #icecream

If you try these fruity fun Jelly Tip Ice Creams, I'd love to see your versions! Share your pops with me over on Instagram (tag @begoodorganics and #begoodorganics), so I can come check them out and say hello!.

Enjoy that emerging sun, and til next week, stay happy and well.

x Buffy-Ellen

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Jelly Tip Ice Creams

8-ingredient home made JELLY TIP ICE CREAMS #vegan #kidfriendly #dairyfree #sugarfree #glutenfree #eggfree #healthy #dessert #recipe #begoodorganics #icecream

RawVeganVegetarianPaleoDairy FreeGluten FreeWheat FreeNut FreeSugar FreeSoy FreeContains Organic IngredientsCruelty Free

Serves 4

Takes 30 mins + freeze time 

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Raspberry Jelly
2 c raspberries (fresh or frozen and defrosted)
2 tbsp chia seeds
4 tbsp water
1 tbsp coconut nectar*

Vanilla Ice Cream
1 c coconut cream
1 c ripe banana, sliced (~1 1/2 bananas)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp lecithin OR 1/4 tsp guar gum (optional)

Chocolate Topping
1/3 c cacao butter
1/3 c cacao powder
4 tsp coconut nectar
1 tsp vanilla extract

c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon 

How to
  1. Raspberry Jelly: Mix the chia seeds, water and coconut nectar together and let them expand for a few minutes, stirring a few times to blend in any lumps. Then blend in a high speed blender with the raspberries until smooth, stopping and scraping down the edges as needed. Pour into popsicle moulds to 1/3 of the way up and pop in the fridge to set. 
  2. Vanilla Ice Cream: Blend the coconut cream, bananas, vanilla extract and lecithin/guar gum if using in your blender until creamy. Pour into your moulds right to the top, place ice cream sticks in the centre (use a piece of tinfoil on top and pierce the sticks through to help them sit upright if needed) and freeze overnight.
  3. Run water over the mould, pull out your ice creams and lay on a tray lined with baking paper (or reuse your tin foil like I did). Place back in the freezer while you make the chocolate.
  4. Chocolate Topping: Melt the cacao butter in a pan over low heat until melted (or you can use your microwave), then stir in the cacao powder, coconut nectar and vanilla extract until smooth.
  5. Dip your ice creams in the chocolate using a spoon to cover all sides, place back on the lined tray and return to the freezer for at least 30 minutes. Allow to thaw for a few minutes before enjoying with a loved one!
  • If you have extra raspberry jelly leftover, simply place in a jar and store in the fridge for up to five days. Spread on toast, drizzle over ice cream, or dollop on top of your morning muesli like I've done here
  • The lecithin or guar gum helps to bind the fat and water particles together so they don’t separate on freezing, giving a more creamy rather than icy finished texture. If you don't have them on hand though you can happily make these without.
  • If you don't have coconut nectar (my preferred sweetener due to its low GI and lovely flavour), you can also use brown rice malt syrup (a great inexpensive liquid sweetener) or alternatively maple syrup (higher GI and with a more characteristic flavour).
  • These ice creams are only very modestly sweet, like most of my sweet recipes. If you haven't yet accustomed your taste buds to a more subtle level of sweetness, you may wish to add an extra teaspoon or two of coconut nectar to the raspberry jelly and chocolate coating. Try my version first though and see if you can convert yourself to a more toned down sweet-treat lover! Much better for your blood sugar levels and body.

    8-ingredient home made JELLY TIP ICE CREAMS #vegan #kidfriendly #dairyfree #sugarfree #glutenfree #eggfree #healthy #dessert #recipe #begoodorganics #icecream

    Buffy Ellen
    Buffy Ellen


    Buffy is the founder of Be Good Organics, and loves creating delicious yet simple plant-based whole foods recipes. Buffy also oversees our Be Good Organics online store, full of plant based goodies that she personally uses and loves. Sign up for our newsletter below to be the first to receive her weekly recipes.

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