*edit: use Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut spread for true dairy free version!*
If there’s anything my kids LOVE MOST to the ends of the earth and back it’s peanut butter and chocolate. Pretty sure chocolate was one of Sally’s first words (don’t judge my parenting, ha!). We have no air conditioning and are spending the summer either in the water or eating cold things to cool down. These peanut butter nutella mini ice pops are a great way to beat the heat without overloading on fake sugar and food dye. While I love a good neon popsicle, I freaking hate the dye so much and still can’t believe they haven’t invented CLEAR or WHITE ice pops (is that my million dollar idea?) yet. Anyway, give these a try if you are looking for a unique treat your kids will love that won’t kill bedtime with sugar highs. You could definitely substitute any type of milk if you don’t like the tang of coconut milk OR you could use the sweetened vanilla coconut milk instead. These popsicles are just so easy!
Non-Dairy No Sugar Added Frozen Peanut Butter and Nutella Mini Ice Pops
Coconut Milk (I used a regular size CAN of coconut milk- it seems to beat up thicker than the stuff from a carton)
1 cup of peanut butter or any other nut or sun butter
Nutella **use Justin’s Chocolate Hazelnut spread for a true dairy free version**
Beat peanut butter and coconut milk until smooth and frothy. Set aside. Spoon nutella into wells of popsicle molds however you wish! I used about a teaspoon per mini ice pop well and that seemed to be perfect. You could beat the nutella into the coconut peanut butter mixture if you wanted a more distributed flavor but I thought this gave the pops a fun look and two different textures when you bite into them. Carefully pour the coconut milk mixture into each well, then freeze! That’s it. So easy.
I’ve got some more fun mini ice pops to share this summer so stay tuned for all of our concoctions. If you are on the hunt for your own mini ice pop molds these are what we use and we LOVE them.
Happy ice pop making!