Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Popsicles (Contest Runner-Up!)

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This recipe for cookie dough popsicles is a Runner-Up Winner ($250 prize!) in the The Spring Fling Dairy-Free Recipe Contest, hosted here on Go Dairy Free, and sponsored by So Delicious Dairy Free.

Created by Cara Lyons of Cara’s Cravings, these cookie dough popsicles are vegan, naturally-sweetened with maple syrup and dates, and made with creamy (but low fat) unsweetened cashew milk beverage. We loved the ease of preparation, amazing taste, and how they bridged the seasons, providing the warm, earthy flavors of winter baking with a frosty summer treat – perfect for the warm transitional days of spring!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Popsicles (dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan, naturally sweetened and amazing!)

Special Diet Notes & Options: Cookie Dough Popsicles

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Sweetening Notes: We didn’t have any lucuma powder on hand when testing. The cookie dough popsicles were sweet enough without, but we added 5 drops of vanilla stevia to seal the sweet deal. Better to err on the sweet side as desserts do taste less sweet once frozen. Also, our dates were very fresh and tender, so we were able to skip the soaking step without a problem.

This recipe is included in the Alisa’s Recipes category because it was tested and approved in my kitchen! But the recipe and image were created by Cara.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Popsicles
 
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Serves: 8-10 Popsicles
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place dates in a heat proof bowl. Cover with boiling water and allow to stand for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Drain dates and add to a high-speed blender or food processor along with cashew milk. Begin blending, gradually increasing speed to high, and blending on high speed until completely smooth (or process until completely smooth in a food processor.) Add lucuma, maple syrup, and salt; blend well. Lastly, blend in guar gum. Pour mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a bit of space at the top.
  3. Add ½ tablespoon chocolate chips to each popsicle and stir in gently with popsicle stick. Once all popsicle sticks are in place, freeze for several hours until firm.
  4. To remove from mold, run under warm water.
Notes
*In our Go Dairy Free test kitchen, we omitted both the lucuma and the guar gum, and they were still wonderful.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.