Summer is here and nothing says ‘relax and unwind’ like a delicious ice cold treat on a beautifully warm day. I have created these tasty, healthy and delightfully creamy raspberry coconut lce blocks for you to enjoy. Serve on their own or to create something extra special, dip in dark chocolate and coat with your favourite toppings.
The kids will love helping to make these incredibly simple and refreshing summer treats. Although you may have a hard time filling the moulds if they keep spooning the delicious raspberry coconut mixture straight into their mouths like I do!
Coconut Raspberry Ice blocks = summer time perfection.
1 can organic coconut milk
1 large banana
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
2 tsp freeze dried raspberry powder
2 cups frozen raspberries
1/3 cup freeze dried raspberries
150g dark chocolate (85% cocoa)
Freeze dried raspberries
Cacao nibs and goji berries
or toppings of your choice
Add all ingredients except freeze dried raspberries into a high speed blender or food processor and blend until silky smooth.
Pour the mixture into ice block moulds. You can add freeze dried raspberries into your moulds as you pour in the mixture (these create a crunchy sweet surprise when you bite into them). Fill each mould to the top and then place in an ice block stick.
Place in the freezer and allow to set overnight.
Before you melt your chocolate and remove your Ice blocks from their moulds, place 2-3 Tbsp of your desired toppings (coconut flakes, almond flakes, cacao nibs or freeze dried raspberries) onto a plate or board ready to coat the ice blocks once dipped in chocolate.
To melt the chocolate place a heat proof bowl over a pot of simmering water (or use a double boiler if you have one). Place your chocolate into the bowl and allow to melt slowly. Once fully melted remove from the heat.
Remove your Ice blocks from their moulds and dip the Ice blocks into the melted chocolate.
Then coat with your desired topping, move quickly as the chocolate will harden quickly and the toppings will not stick.
Eat straight away or keep in the freeze until ready to eat! They are so delicious you will also enjoy them without the chocolate and/or toppings.