Frozen Fudge Pop Recipe

FROZEN FUDGE POPS

By: Brandi Mackenzie | Yields 4, 4oz Pops

Ingredients

1, 13.5oz can Coconut Milk 6 tablespoons Cocoa Mojo Powder* 1 tablespoon Great Lakes Gelatin, Collagen Hydrolysate

Method 1. Warm coconut milk in a small sauce pan on medium heat until nearly boiling. Whisk in cocoa powder. Turn off heat. 2. Sprinkle gelatin evenly over the surface of the milk. Let sit for 1-2 minutes, as it blooms. 3. Whisk the gelatin into cocoa mixture, until free of any chunks. 4. Remove from stove and let cool down. 5. Pour cocoa mixture evenly into Ice Pop molds, per instructions with your molds. Let set in freezer for 8-12 hours. 6. Remove, per instructions with your molds (ours are best run under hot water for a moment to loosen the pop), and enjoy!!Even though this tastes like a treat, it's very much a restorative food! The nutritional benefits include:

  • Coconut milk is a great source of fat and, as a medium-chain triglyceride, the body utilizes it well. We need fat to burn fat, and need fat to feed our brain. So, win-win.

  • Cocoa Mojo powder is a cocoa powder infused with immune boosting medicinal mushrooms, and sweetened with coconut sugar. Though these pops are chocolatey and sweet, they offer a cleaner source of sugar than refined or white.

  • Collagen, which is sourced from grass-fed cows, provides a great source of amino acids. This helps to heal the gut and other tissues of the body, including joints. This particular collagen (green label) is easier to digest than the "regular" beef gelatin by Great Lakes (red label). It is cold or warm water soluble, whereas the other must be dissolved in hot water. This collagen version also does not congeal in the same way the gelatin does (like Jello), so it leaves a different texture. You can try this recipe with the red label gelatin, just cut the portion in half, and let me know what you think. Both the collagen and gelatin are great sources of protein, and I suggest using them as a protein powder instead of a more allergenic option like whey or grain. The gelatin (red) has 11 grams per tablespoon, the collagen (green) 5.5 grams per tablespoon.

Hope you have a fun holiday weekend! Be sure to enjoy your foods and beverages in a nutritious, harmonious way (choosing long term health over five minutes of flavor).

xo, B