dessert gluten-free paleo popsicles/ice cream

Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Popsicles

June 9, 2015

A creamy and refreshing treat for summer, these Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Popsicles are perfect for an after-dinner dessert or midday snack recipe. Made with avocado, coconut milk, cocoa powder and just a touch of honey, you’ll be snacking on these popsicles all season long!

A creamy and refreshing treat for summer, these Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Popsicles are perfect for an after-dinner dessert or midday snack recipe. Made with avocado, coconut milk, cocoa powder and just a touch of honey, you'll be snacking on these popsicles all season long!Things have gotten a bit emo around here lately.  If you didn’t know any better you’d think I was typing my deepest, darkest thoughts in my LiveJournal while sporting heavy, black eyeliner with Blink 182 blasting in the background.

Parts of this may or may not be true.

The other day, Jess aka the newest member of Maven Enterprises was over helping in the kitchen and with social media, which led to her reading old passages from THM posts. As I heard her chuckle at some of the ridiculous stuff I’ve said on the space, I was reminded that at one point in my life I was in fact funny.

Vintage THM.

A creamy and refreshing treat for summer, these Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Popsicles are perfect for an after-dinner dessert or midday snack recipe. Made with avocado, coconut milk, cocoa powder and just a touch of honey, you'll be snacking on these popsicles all season long!People assume when you’re a blogger that writing is something you’ve always enjoyed doing. We already know that I’m a rare breed of blogger so it shouldn’t surprise you when I tell you that I’ve always hated and continue to hate writing. It honestly didn’t occur to me when I started a blog that I would need to write. Someone should have given me a memo on that…

But here’s the truth, I tell myself that I hate writing because I secretly really love it. I have this problem where if I let myself believe that I enjoy and am good at something I start to put pressure on myself to improve it.

Otherwise known as, perfectionism.

A creamy and refreshing treat for summer, these Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Popsicles are perfect for an after-dinner dessert or midday snack recipe. Made with avocado, coconut milk, cocoa powder and just a touch of honey, you'll be snacking on these popsicles all season long!

I have strange perfectionist tendencies. I will spend hours searching for the perfect avocado, examining each mint chocolate chip avocado popsicle for the one that will photograph best (#truelife) and edit the hell out of the pics so that the lighting is perfect. But I could care less if my clothes are folded, if there’s crumbs on the counter or if my books are perfectly lined up.

C says I’m a perfectionist in my head and that unless someone bunked up in there they would never know. He couldn’t be more right.

I suppose it’s not the worst thing in the world to be an internal perfectionist. For the record, the worst thing in the world would be guacapocalypse, which my friends over at Avocados from Mexico have assured me is about as likely as me suddenly deciding I hate avocados. And In case you’re wondering, that will never happen.

So in order to avoid me becoming obsessive over those words that fill the space between all the food porn (and subsequently this place becoming a never-ending Linkin Park song), we’re gonna pretend that I hate writing. You’re welcome.

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Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Popsicles

PREP TIME 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 can full fat coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chip
  • 2 T cocoa powder (for fully chocolate popsicles use 3 T)*
  • 1 set of popsicle moulds.

Instructions

  1. Add the avocados, coconut milk, honey, vanilla and mint extract to a blender or food processor and process until well combined.
  2. Add in chocolate chips and pulse several times to break them up slightly.
  3. Remove half of mixture from food processor blender and place in a bowl.
  4. Add 2 T of cocoa powder to remaining mixture and blend until well-combined.
  5. To create color-blocked popsicles, add half of green mixture to the popsicle moulds and place in freezer to set for 5 minutes.
  6. Repeat with the chocolate layer and then repeat once more with 5 minute intervals in between until all moulds have been filled.
  7. Let set in moulds for at least 2 hours.

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Notes

*If you do not want a color-blocked effect just add 1 additional tablespoon of cocoa powder and then fill moulds up to brim with the chocolate mixture.

A creamy and refreshing treat for summer, these Mint Chocolate Chip Avocado Popsicles are perfect for an after-dinner dessert or midday snack recipe. Made with avocado, coconut milk, cocoa powder and just a touch of honey, you'll be snacking on these popsicles all season long!

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Avocados from Mexico Canada. All content and creative direction are entirely my own.

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    Stella @ Stellicious Life
    June 9, 2015 at 7:43 am

    These look so tempting Davida! (you chose well The One Popsicle that photographed best 😉 The only change I would make is switch out peppermint (as I’m not such a fan of mint&chocolate) and have pistachio-chocholate combo. Love having this avocado+coconut milk mixture as base for a dairy free creamy ice cream, thanks, I’ll have to try it soon! 🙂
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      Davida Kugelmass
      June 9, 2015 at 8:54 pm

      you could totally omit the mint extract and they would still be delish!

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    Nikole Goncalves
    June 9, 2015 at 10:45 am

    These look absolutely amazing Davida! Also your post was very well written… so what you’re telling me is that in order for me to be a better writer like you- I just have to hate writing right? haha love you!

    ps. I’m totally picking up some popsicle molds just to make this recipe.

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    dixya | food, pleasure, and health
    June 9, 2015 at 11:14 am

    i love the way these look and i bet they taste wonderful.
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    Lauren
    June 9, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Ha this made me laugh out loud. That is pretty much exactly what J said to me recently and exactly how I am. I pick and choose my perfectionism. Some things have to be perfect and I try and be the perfect person but then my clothes shelves have been a mess for weeks and I can leave the washing out to be folded for days. Strange. Will pop over an email soon btw!
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    Cassie @ Almost Getting it Together
    June 9, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    I miss you!!! Like an insane amount. And vintage THM and now THM.
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    Sahar
    June 9, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    Okay, you just made me realise summer is almost here and I haven’t had a single popsicle yet. My list of things to do goes like this:
    1. Make your chocolate sea salt nut butter (try not to eat it all with a spoon in one sitting).
    2. Make these popsicles and pretend I only made The One so I don’t have to share them with anyone.
    3. Find a way to break into your house and steal all the goods from your recipe days.
    Also, all the best writers hate writing. That is why Shakespeare loved irony so much! Keep it up and we’ll be quoting you for years xoxo
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    Les | Balanced Berry
    June 10, 2015 at 12:05 am

    YUMMMM. Avocado in popsicles?! Brilliant. I know the texture of these must be creamy and AMAZING.
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    Chelsey
    June 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

    I totallyyy get the whole perfectionist vibe…and I hate it when other people read my blogs in front of me — I get so weird haha! On another note, I LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream so these are on my to-make list!!! Always genius, Davida!
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    Dani @ DaniCaliforniaCooks
    June 10, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    The top of my dresser is nicely organized and then the clothes are a mess inside…just can’t get it straight!
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    Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
    June 11, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Reading over old posts is fun! Sometimes I wonder if I should edit, but then I realize that all blogs need to show growth. It’s a good thing. I happen to LOVE writing and believe I am a bit of a perfectionist with it. These avo pops are delightful! I could pretty much eat avocado with any meal. Yum!
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    Arman @ thebigmansworld
    June 14, 2015 at 8:57 am

    I reckon there’s been a definite change in your writing style but the beauty of it is, you can still TELL its you from your voice-does that make sense?

    Oh and the flavours. Geebuz. An avo hidden in these. Nice one.
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