Blackberry Cheesecake Popsicles
A creamy vegan cheesecake filling, with juicy blackberries swirled throughout. Makes for a delicious, yet easy treat to cool you down in the summer heat. Only 5 ingredients. Vegan & Gluten Free.
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Summer is full force over here, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s been particularly hot and humid these days, so every chance we get, we’re trying to cool down with jars full of smoothies, scoops of ice cream and jugs of iced tea.
At the market the other evening, I was (not surprisingly) on the lookout for a refreshing treat. And because I was already two cones deep for the week, ice cream was (surprisingly) not my top choice. Thankfully I stumbled upon a tiny popsicle cart that was calling my name. It had a handwritten chalkboard sign promising the “best popsicles of your life, or your money back”. I mean, who could say no to that?
I picked the Blackberry Cheesecake flavor, based on Johnny’s recommendation, and it was mighty good. The popsicle was creamy, tangy and had little bits of blackberries speckled throughout. She was a beauty.
I wanted to make a vegan version of this yummy popsicle to share with all of you! The cheesecake base is made from soaked cashews and coconut milk (not unlike this Cheesecake with Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce or these Cranberry Cheesecake Bars). A simple mash-up of blackberries, maple syrup and lemon juice make for a sweet and slightly tangy contrast. Plus, I’m a sucker for berry swirl.
These popsicles are stupid easy to make, take only 5 ingredients, and you won’t even have to turn on the stove. In other words, they’re a no brainer! Stock your freezer. You won’t regret it.
BLACKBERRY CHEESECAKE POPSICLES
Makes 6 popsicles (~2 1/4 cups) - Vegan, Gluten Free
If you make this recipe, be sure to tag #ngmw on Instagram. I can't wait to check it out!