Vegan Apricot Popsicles

Each year when the summer comes, ice cream is on the menu as a desert. It comes very handy to buy a pack of ice cream from the supermarket and it cames in many flavours and colours. But there is something that I always feel guilty about when I buy it: it is so unhealthy with all the added sugar and extra additives. The alternative is to make it yourself, knowing exactly what you put inside.

You need to start from a main fruit. In this case, I started from apricots. An icecream needs to be sweet, and to avoid adding any sugar, syrup or even honey, another sweet fruit can be used: banana. It is full of natural sweetness and there is no need to add extra sugar.

The 2 ingredients can be blended together as they are but there is something missing for this 2 ingredients recipe: the creaminess that a bought icecream has. That creaminess usually comes from diary products but if you want to stay away from the animal products, this is not an option. The creaminess can be introduced by coconut milk. It will also help to reduce the ice crystals while freezing it. You can of course put the composition in an icecreammaker and eat it with a spoon but it also works perfectly as popsicles.

To add more richness, I glazed them partially with dark chocolate and dust them with chopped walnuts. This is absolutely optional, they are are delicious even without this extra topping.

The quantity for this recipe is big, you can easily do 20 popsicles out of it. For less, feel free to reduce it.



  • 10 apricots (~520g unpitted)
  • 4 bananas (400g without peel)
  • 400ml coconut milk
Decoration (optional):
  • 200g black chocolate (melted)
  • 1 hand of walnuts (chopped)

  1. Put the apricots, bananas and coconut milk in a blender and mix it.
  2. Pour this composition into popsicle moulds.
  3. Freeze it for at least 4 hours or better overnight.
  4. When the chocolate is melted (in a bain-marie) take the popsicle out of the freezer. You might need to use warm water on the exterior of the moulds to easily remove the frozen popsicles.
  5. Deep each popsicle into the melted chocolate and then quickly in the chopped walnuts. The chocolate is warm but in contact with the frozen popsicle will solidify very quickly. This means that you'll need to hurry up to catch the chocolate still melted when you deep it into walnuts.

At this moment either you eat them immediately, either you put them back in the freezer on a silicone sheet.


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