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Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding Pops

Ya'll blew UP that recipe poll in my stories. These Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding Pops were the CLEAR winner (and for the 30% of you that wanted soup, don't you worry, we'll have spring soupy goodness up soon). Dairy-Free Chocolate Pudding Pops are PERFECT for this beautiful spring equinox day (or really any day). Edith also had a blast helping me make these. Toddlers in the kitchen can be SO fun. She operates the blender and gets to pour ingredients

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Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding Cups

Dairy free chocolate pops that are perfect for any spring or summer afternoon!

Makes: 8-10 Pops

Dairy Free Chocolate Pudding Pops

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Ingredients:
  • 1 15 oz. can coconut cream
  • 1 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 heaping tbsp gelatin
  • 1/4 cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions:
  1. In a small bowl combine cold water and gelatin. Allow to bloom.
  2. In a high speed blender, combine coconut milk, coconut cream, cocoa powder, and maple syrup. Blend until smooth.
  3. Whisk hot water into bloomed gelatin until fully dissolved. Add to blender and pulse for 15 more seconds to combine.
  4. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 3 hours.

My Must Read Pregnancy & Postpartum Books

My Must Read Pregnancy & Postpartum Books

There are so many fantastic resources out in the world for pregnant and new parents. Resources have come a long way from the time of “What to Expect…” The following books are the ones I find most supportive, empowering, and nurturing for any expecting parent, regardless of whether they desire to birth at home, hospital or in a field somewhere.

5 Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues

5 Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues

Daylight savings is coming to an end, November 4th, which means the clocks are going to turn back one hour. While this means the mornings will be brighter, the evenings will be darker, and the window of daylight we get each day will continue to shrink until December 21. This shift in daylight is usually accompanied by changes in energy, sleep and mood, including seasonal sadness or seasonal affective disorder, also known as SAD. And while we all may not be formally diagnosed with SAD, changes in mood with the time change can affect everyone in some way. These changes in mood have an even greater impact on those living in Northern regions with less daylight hours (hello Portland!)