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