Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Mocha Pudding Pops

It is hot. I like things that are cold. I also like to have recipes that utilize things like almond milk, of which I have many containers of since school got out for the summer... Tales of the aseptic-sealed bean and nut milk mass abandonment of summer, 2009 are legendary!

Anyway... getting on with it... I am gifting you with the guide to my own first foray into frozen bars... or logging my work for my own future reference. The recipe is pretty tasty, but there are things I am going to try differently. Those notes will be after the recipe for me as well as you.

Mocha Pudding Pops

  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 3 T dark unsweetened cocoa powder (not dutch processed)
  • 5 t instant espresso powder
  • 2 T all-purpose flour
  • 2 T cornstarch
  • 2 T tapioca starch
  • 1/4 t lecithin
  • 1 T coconut oil
  • 1/4 C raw almond butter
  • 2 3/4 C unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 t vanilla
  • pinch of salt

In a large saucepan whisk together the first six ingredients.

In a blender combine the almond milk, almond butter, and salt and blend until smooth.

Add about 1/4 cup of the liquid to the dry mix and whisk until smooth. Turn the stove onto medium, whisking constantly and adding the rest of the milk slowly. Add coconut oil, turn stove to medium high and switch to a rubber spatula, constantly stirring and moving the liquid that firms up on the bottom.

When the mixture comes to a boil, stir vigorously for about 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir for about 1 minute as it cools down, add vanilla extract. Let cool down for another 15 minutes, then pour into moulds.

You can also pour into ice cube trays, cover with saran wrap and stick in toothpicks, then freeze for about six hours. To remove from moulds, run hot water briefly over the moulds, and shimmy out.

Enjoy! They is no denying that these are indeed pudding pops.

And that is just it, they are indeed very pudding-like, even frozen. In the future I may reduce some of the starches... Also I would add the coconut butter after I kill the heat...but there you have it, I would make them again. So, cheers and happy summer! Hopefully I'll get that update on peaches in before I leave for Burning Man!


Liz² said...

yummmm! I'm such a pudding pop fan, and that crossed-pop photo is pretty badass, it almost makes me want to risk making a batch of your recipe before the weather gets colder (as it's threatening to do). Have fun at Burning Man, too, and say hi to my sister! (as if you would find her or know her if you did ;P)

Mary said...

Haha. I posted a bit more of a silly/playful one to my facebook account, found here:

with the comment "Mary doesn't mind you staring at her pudding pops."

And your sister, eh? What is her name/where is she camping? Get me details ASAP! I will be at Root Society, ten o'clock and Esplanade.

Is this your sister, by any chance?
(it is a small, crazy world, who knows)

Mary said...

Oh right, if you do make the pops make sure to let me know how they turned out.. if you followed my notes or not, etc. And tell your sister I am 6'3" so easy to find :p.

Liz² said...

haha, will do! Her name's Amelia and she's pretty short, athletic, with glasses and dark hair and freckles. Kind of like me except she totally looks like she could beat someone up because she just got back from ninja camp! I don't know where she's camping, but she's working the entrance and she'll be hanging out with a bleach blonde goth-esque girl with a lot of piercings (which, again, describes probably everyone there :P). I'll tell her to look out for you if I talk to her, though.

also, yeah, if you're in montreal we should exchange bentos! or at least check out a veg restaurant or something. :)

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