Happy Summer Solstice! Happy Winter Solstice on the other side of the world!
As you may know, it’s super hot in California at the moment. Any time is a good time to find refreshing treats to help cool you down during summer.
One of my favorite and simplistic summertime treats are Nutella Popsicles. 2 ingredients, your stick blender and popsicle molds and you’re ready to go. It truthfully does not get any simpler than this. These popsicles are amped up fudge pops! I love my tovolo popsicle molds. They come with a convenient lock-in base which keeps your popsicles still and stable during transport and freezing. The popsicle stick locks into the sheath. The sheath comes off very easily with just about 30 seconds to a minute under hot water.
These are freaking delicious! For those of you in winter solstice… just flip this into your sauce pan and warm slowly over low heat. Voila! Nutella hot cocoa! Spike it with some frangelico. See what I did there? Fantastique!
Nutella Popsicles – makes 6
- 1 2/3 cup Milk *you can use a nondairy like coconut or almond here
- 1/4 cup Nutella
Pour your milk into your stick blender vessel or into your blender. Add in nutella, blend until thoroughly combined, then pour mix into prepared popsicle molds. Freeze 4-6 hours or overnight. Remove popsicle sheath with a little bit of warm/hot water and enjoy.
You may put sliced fruit or berries of your choice in the molds as well. Cut back the milk to about 1 1/2 cups instead of 1 2/3 cups. Sliced Strawberries and banana would be delightful. You could do raspberries or blueberries. If you wanted to make them adult – add about a tablespoon or two of Frangelico – Hazelnut liqueur.
You can always taste test the milk and nutella blend before freezing and see if you prefer more nutella. There is no shame in that. I will not judge you. There is no such thing as too much nutella, am I right?
So don’t be shy! If you have tried these out let me know. If you have any changes or suggestions to improve it, those are always welcome, too. I love the inspiration of others.
Stay cool or warm wherever you are in the world! Have a fantastical week.
Love from the beach ~ J