After helping me make Jamun Yogurt Popsicles and Raw Chocolate Amaranth Bars, my son has been completely enthused about making “something interesting”. I had promised him chocolate popsicles. In our house, if anything chocolatey is made, it has to be rich and fudgy. We don’t understand anything else! So it was Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles…though they are really fudgesicles!!
With the mega success of my Raw Cherry Lemon Cheesecake, I decided to do a similar filling for these pops. Couldn’t get simpler right? 4 ingredients blended together and then frozen. Blended cashews gave them the right amount of creaminess. The richness can be enhanced further with coconut cream. I used light coconut milk as thats what I had in hand. Next time, I’d go for a full fat coconut milk though…hello…it is cheesecake pops that we’re talking about!!
These were a cinch to make and the chocolate dipping was the real fun part. Even though its optional, I’d strongly recommend a dip or two. Use a really good quality chocolate, at least 70%…it adds another sublime dimension to the pops. You want to bite through that frozen chocolate layer to get to the lush cheesecake. Trust me. Your mouth will be in chocolate heaven!!!
These are incredibly delicious popsicles made with clean, healthy ingredients, but as with all foods, even the very healthy ones, I believe in moderation. In this case, we were very happily satisfied sharing the treat amongst the two of us. Just sayin’, you know…… 🙂
Not only did my little man help me with the blending, cleaning, pouring, unmoulding, making the chocolate sauce, he also clicked away to glory. And then he got this one ( look below), when the popsicles were dipped and dressed and ready to go to the freezer!
You never know what talent you are tapping in a child when you involve them with your work, especially in the kitchen. While it is a skill thats important for everyone, girls and boys alike, its also time spent one on one with your child away from phone, TV, computers. They learn so much from you and you’ll be surprised at what all you can learn from them. 🙂