by Buffy Ellen
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!)
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...
With no dairy, refined sugar, or artificial additives in sight. Not even a plastic wrapper either.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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Raspberry Jelly2 c raspberries (fresh or frozen and defrosted)2 tbsp chia seeds4 tbsp water1 tbsp coconut nectar*
Vanilla Ice Cream1 c coconut cream1 c ripe banana, sliced (~1 1/2 bananas)1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract1 tsp lecithin OR 1/4 tsp guar gum (optional)
Chocolate Topping1/3 c cacao butter1/3 c cacao powder4 tsp coconut nectar1 tsp vanilla extract
c = 250ml cup, tbsp = 15ml tablespoon, tsp = 5ml teaspoon
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I'm Buffy, a food obsessed nutrition nerd, former financial research analyst and investment banker, and now - full time blogger, nutritionist and soon to be naturopath. I live in Auckland, New Zealand with my partner Tony, our two cats Zeus and Luna, and our cute-as-pie little girl Mila. Can't wait to share some healthy recipes with you! READ MORE HERE...
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