In typical English style, I’m going to complain about the weather, because it is simply bleak!! Although I am South African, I am not a sun goddess and generally I’m at my happiest when the weather is cool or even cold, but really….this is getting a bit much even for me! I have a number of gorgeous summer recipes lined up and ready to go, and we are testing and eating them wrapped in blankets around a fire, alright…so I may be mildly exaggerating about the fire, but the blankets are real.
The show must go on, so I hit Amazon with a big stick and bought some fabulous photographic lights, which sadly don’t give me a glorious summer tan, but they do make taking food photographs much easier than running around the house trying to catch a few rays of sunlight. For those of my readers that are based outside of the UK, you would hopefully never know that the weather is pretty dismal outside.
Apparently the lights work really well for selfies as well!
So the popsicles, they are a a beautiful combination of coffee and Creative Nature cacao powder. These ingredients together with a tin of coconut milk and a scoop of grass-fed gelatin, are not only utterly delish but a wonderful combination of healthy fats, protein, vitamins. Don’t panic if you don’t have gelatin at home, it does not effect the taste or texture purely the nutritional value.
In a glass jug, mix a tablespoon of grass-fed gelatin into the cacao powder (not essential)
Followed by the coconut sugar
Mix in freshly brewed coffee
A whole tin of organic coconut milk, and give it a good stir until everything is well mixed and the powders have dissolved
Transfer into ice-cream moulds and pop into the freezer until frozen
This photo shoot took me ages, because I had so much fun playing around with my new lights….
- Combine the coconut sugar and cacao powder in a glass jug (makes it easier to pour into the moulds)
- Pour in the hot coffee and mix well with a whisk.
- Add the coconut milk, and again whisk until all the lumps have dissolved.
- Pour into the lolly mould and freeze for app 3 hours.
- To remove from the moulds, simply fill a sink with warm water. Remove the top cover and hold the mould in the water for a few seconds, keeping one hand down on the mould (it floats so you will need to hold it down), using the other hand pull out the lollies one at a time.
- Drizzle with melted dark chocolate and cacao butter, but really not necessary as they are totally yummy as is.
- Grass-fed gelatin (collagen hyrolysate) will never go waste, add it to smoothies, hot coffee, tea or pretty much any drink for a fantastic protein and amino acid boost. Excellent for bones, joints, skin and hair.