Recipe by McKel Hill, author of the Nutrition Stripped Cookbook
Paletas are a kind of ice pop and are essential summer treats no matter what time of day. All you need is a high-speed blender and an ice pop mold. This recipe is similar to a Fudgsicle but contains none of the heavy cream and refined sugars. The star ingredient is avocado — and the result is a beautiful thing!
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Chocolate Fudge Paletas Recipe
Makes 6 paletas
1 cup light coconut milk
1/2 cup cocoa powder
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
Pinch of sea salt
- In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup and instant espresso over medium heat, stirring to combine.
- Pour this mixture into a high-speed blender, add the avocado flesh and the salt, and blend until smooth. Adjust the salt and maple syrup to taste.
- Pour the mixture into ice pop molds, leaving about a 1/4-inch space at the top. Place the mold covering on top, and gently slide a wooden ice pop stick into each opening. Freeze overnight.
- To serve, run the molds under hot water just enough to loosen the paletas and enjoy.
From NUTRITION STRIPPED by McKel Hill, MS, RDN. Copyright © 2016 by McKel Hill. Reprinted by permission of William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.