I used to love those Mini Milk ice lollies when I was younger and thought it would be fun to create a healthier, dairy-free option that the kids are going to love. This is probably one of the quickest ice-creams you can make – it’s just a case of blend and freeze. I love that we can sneak some nutritious avocado in there too. If you don’t have ice-lolly moulds, just freeze the mixture in a lidded plastic container and serve as ice-cream.
Makes 4 pops
2 ripe avocados, peeled and stones removed
juice of ½ lemon
60ml agave syrup
60g coconut oil, melted
¼ tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp cashew butter or other nut butter
125ml almond milk
chopped pistachios, for dipping
for the white chocolate topping (optional):
60g raw cacao butter
90g coconut cream (or the creamy top of a tin of coconut milk)
30g agave syrup
Put all of the ingredients (apart from the nuts) for the avocado pops into a high-speed blender and blitz until velvety smooth. Transfer to ice-lolly moulds and freeze for 2–3 hours until set.
If you want to add the white chocolate topping to the ice pops, blitz all the ingredients for it in your blender. Spoon over the lollies and dip them into the chopped nuts. Eat right away, or return to the freezer to eat later.
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© Natasha Corrett. Recipe taken from HONESTLY HEALTHY IN A HURRY published by Hodder & Stoughton £25. Photographer: Lisa Linder
Natasha Corrett is one of the UK’s top vegetarian chefs, renowned for making healthy food that looks and tastes amazing. She founded Honestly Healthy in 2010, as a way to inspire and educate a healthy way of living. Honestly Healthy shows people that being healthy doesn’t have to be boring by creating delicious and nutritionally balanced meals. Natasha has authored three best selling cookbooks in the last 4 years, and has just launched her fourth book in May 2016, Honestly Healthy in a Hurry – helping busy people find time to cook from scratch, by prepping and planning meals in advance. The new book teaches three time-saving and cost efficient methods of cooking; quick recipes that can be on the table in minutes, recipes that can be thrown together and left to cook, and ‘prep night’ where you cook ingredients in advance to have later in the week.