Mint Chocolate Chip Popsicles

Mint Chocolate Chip Popsicles | Plaid and PaleoMy first year in college I had a meal plan like the rest of the freshman to our campus cafeteria. I was blessed with living near the nice cafeteria of the three. The first semester I loved the food and couldn’t get enough of the soft serve ice cream. By second semester, I wouldn’t step foot into the cafeteria. I changed my meal plan to less meals and more points that I could use at restaurants around campus. There was one thing though that could drag me through those doors- mint chocolate chip ice cream. I don’t know what formula they use but I swear the mint chocolate soft serve in Ms. E’s cafeteria was the best of my life. I wanted to recreate my favorite ice cream flavor in an easy mint chocolate chip popsicle, and I love how it turned out! I used these popsicle molds, and they couldn’t be cuter! 

I leave for New York tomorrow! I am so excited to visit the city. My best friend lives there and I try to visit at least once a year. This time I will be heading up the coast to Maine for a couple days. It will be my first time in the real New England. I am staying in Portland and would love any restaurant recommendations or things to do!

Mint Chocolate Chip Popsicles | Plaid and Paleo

Mint Chocolate Chip Popsicles

Ingredients

  • 2 2/3 cup coconut milk, divided
  • 3/4 cup packed mint leaves
  • 1 tsp gelatin
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 tbls spinach juice, optional for coloring
  • 1/3 cup enjoy life mini chocolate chips
  • Optional: 1-2 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions

  1. Sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup coconut milk and let bloom for 10 minutes.
  2. In a large sauce pot, combine remaining coconut milk and mint leaves.
  3. Bring to a light simmer and cook for 3 minutes.
  4. Pour in bloomed gelatin and stir until dissolved completely.
  5. Remove from heat and let seep for 20 minutes.
  6. Pour honey into a large bowl.
  7. Pour mint and coconut through a mesh sieve in the bowl and press all liquid through with the back of a spoon.
  8. Mix in spinach juice and stir until honey is completely dissolved.
  9. Let come to room temperature then place in freezer for 20 minutes.
  10. Stir and return to freezer.
  11. Once the mixture has thickened, stir in chocolate chips then pour into molds, stick in popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.
  12. When ready to serve, run warm water over the molds for 30 second to a minute then gently remove popsicle from molds.
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Enjoy!
x vanessa
Mint Chocolate Chip Popsicles | Plaid and Paleo