Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Recipe Wednesday: Almond Chocolate Biscotti Popsicles


Getting ready for Summer!

Biscotti Orgin: Traditionally an Italian classic, Biscotti have been baked for centuries. It was the perfect food for sailors who were at sea for months at a time. The biscuits were thoroughly baked to draw out moisture, becoming a cracker-like food that was resistant to mold. Biscotti were a favorite of Christopher Columbus who relied on them on his long sea voyage. {source}

So you know by now, around here we like to deconstruct the traditional foods, and turn them into something more current, and fitting to our lifestyle..... enter the Almond Chocolate Biscotti  Popsicle!



Being Italian and growing up with such delights as Cannoli,  Tiramisu , Gelato and of course Biscotti, I guess it is just in our blood to continue on the traditions.... only with a slight twist here and there.

Almond Chocolate Biscotti Popsicle Recipe
Makes 9 popsicles

3 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon {or more} pure almond extract
Agave nectar or other unrefined sweetener to taste
Dixie cups and sticks or popsicle molds

Using a large glass measuring cup, add all the ingredients and whisk together. You may need to place the cup/bowl in the microwave for a few seconds to warm the mixture slightly if you find the cocoa powder is not dissolving enough for you.

Once everything is blended pour into Dixie type cups half full that you have lined up on a tray or baking pan. Cover the cups with a sheet of plastic wrap and using a sharp pairing knife, cut a little slip in the plastic over each cup that you will use to insert and hold in place your popsicle stick. Place popsicle stick in cup and place in freezer to set up. Enjoy!


In case you didn't notice, these are also gluten free, dairy free,vegan and refined sugar free.


Afterthoughts: next batch we want them more creamer and less icy with a richer chocolate flavor. Will try using 2 cups coconut milk {full fat} and 1 cup almond milk and will melt down some unsweetened chocolate and add it to the warm milk mixture instead of the cocoa powder. 

Our son thought they tasted like coffee and he loves them! He has eaten the majority of the batch we made. Good thing they are healthy!




Time to start thinking about those Summer treats you are going to be making for the family! Be inspired. Get creative!

Honor the Lord with your possessions,
And with the firstfruits of all your increase;
So your barns will be filled with plenty,
And your vats will overflow with new wine.
Proverbs 3:9-10

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12 comments:

  1. Looks good! I would LOVE to have you share this at my link party going on right now...and even enter the giveaway! I am your newest GFC follower...would love to have you follow back!

    http://www.pincushioncreations.com/2012/05/homemade-by-you-11-giveaway.html

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  2. Oh my word...this sounds delish! I am going to have to make some this summer {prob sooner}!

    I host a weekly link party if you'd like to stop by and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/05/pinteresting-party-with-guest-host-from.html

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  3. this looks so so good. I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore and Made Link party

    marissa
    http://raegunwear.blogspot.com

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  4. I am way digging these Popsicles - they popped out at me on the linky party too!

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  5. Oh my, these sound fantastic! Can't wait to give them a try.

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  6. These look fab! Small one is always on the hunt for a popsicle and I would feel a lot better giving her these C:

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  7. Yum!! They look and sound delicious! TFS!
    xo
    Heather

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  8. I'm pretty sure I'd want two of these babies! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!

    --Trish

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  9. Featuring this on my FB page tonight!

    Thanks for sharing!
    --Kaite
    @ Creatively Living

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    1. You did and look!!! Congrats! You're featured at Not Your Ordinary Recipes as a Foodie Friday Fave

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