Kates Cauliflower and Chocolate Ice Pops with Pistachio

Kates Cauliflower and Chocolate Ice Pops with Pistachio
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Cuisine: Dessert
Techniques: Any / None
Occasions: Any
Diet Types: Vegetarian Vegan
Prep Time: 0 hr 30 min
Cook Time: 0 hr 15 min
Yield: 4 Serving(s)
Main Ingredients: Vegetables
Sourced: Kate Hackworthy, www.veggiedesserts.co.uk Winner – Best Food Blog (UK National Blog Awards 2014) Jamie Oliver Blog of the Month (Feb 2014) Top Sante Magazine Bloggers of the Year (Jan 2014)
Tags: Dessert, Frozen Dessert, QuickEasy


  • For the popsicles:
  • 2 cups cauliflower
  • ½ cup chocolate, chopped or chips
  • 1 teaspoon strongly brewed coffee, cooled
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • To decorate:
  • ¼ cup chocolate, melted
  • ¼ cup pistachios


  • Boil or steam the cauliflower until just soft, then rinse and drain under cold water to stop it cooking. Blitz the cauliflower with all of the popsicle ingredients in a high speed blender until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze until solid.
  • Alternatively, puree the cauliflower with a hand blender until smooth, melt the chocolate and add, along with the other ingredients, and puree until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze until solid.
  • To decorate, melt the chocolate and set aside to cool very slightly. Whiz the pistachios in a high speed blender, or in a food mill or coffee grinder, until fine. Dip the frozen popsicles into the melted chocolate and sprinkle with the pistachio dust.
Notes: Yeah, you read that right: cauliflower. No cream, no milk, not even an avocado. This creamy frozen treat is… pureed cauliflower. Cauliflower makes a nice, fairly neutral base (as we all know from cauli rice, cauli pizza etc…), and it’s flavor pairs well with cinnamon and chocolate. So here I’ve turned it into a sweet chocolate popsicle with a hint of coffee and cinnamon, plus a hard chocolate shell sprinkled with pistachio dust. Use milk, dark or vegan chocolate if you wish. Kate Hackworthy
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