Fall may be here, but it is still pretty warm outside so I am still in the mood for ice cream treats. So I thought, why not make some fall flavored ones?! I have been making a lot of apple and pear stuff lately, so this time I made pumpkin. Plus we are almost into October, so we are in prime pumpkin season! I could have made scoopable ice cream but I made ice cream pops instead. I like that they are individually portioned so you can just pull one out when you want one. Plus, I made these CBD ice cream pops since Raw Guru had recently sent me some of their Cinnamint CBD oil. Because why not get your daily dose of CBD along with delicious ice cream?!
I take CBD every day to help with inflammation, mood and overall well being, and sometimes I like to add it to my recipes as well as just take it plain. I like the Veggimins brand because it is good quality and it tastes better than some other brands. I have added it to my ice cream pops in the past with good results, so I knew it would work well in this recipe. I was going to make these just plain pumpkin spice ice cream, but I thought that hazelnut would be delicious with the pumpkin and spices so I added that in as well in the form of hazelnut butter.
The base for these was heavenly. It tasted like a really good pumpkin spice milk shake. First, I added in full fat coconut to make these rich. They are ice cream after all and I like my ice cream to taste like it and I am really picky about the texture, it has to be smooth. I feel that coconut milk does the best job of this. Next, I added in some canned pumpkin which I already happened to have on hand from another recipe. Then the smooth hazelnut butter, which was some of my home made stuff but of course you can buy it at the store if you like, or substitute cashew butter for a more neutral flavor.
Then, I added in just the right amount of the same spices that you find in pumpkin pie. I could not wait to try them! But of course I had to let them chill overnight in the freezer. It was well worth the wait though! They tasted so good when I finally got to enjoy them after work the next day! They were rich and creamy, lightly spiced with the aroma of pumpkin pie and a hint of nutty hazelnut. If you are a fan of all things pumpkin like I am, definitely give these a try!
Pumpkin Spice Hazelnut CBD Ice Cream Pops
Makes 4-6 (depending on your mold size)
- 1 cup organic full fat coconut milk
- 1 cup pumpkin puree
- 1/3 cup hazelnut butter
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp Veggimins CBD oil
- 3 Tbsp maple syrup or to taste (stevia may also be used, a few drops to taste)
- Blend all ingredients together in a blender until smooth.
- Pour into popsicle molds and place in the freezer for at least 6 hours (or when they are firm) or overnight to set up.
- Remove from molds (you may need to run them under hot water briefly to loosen them), and enjoy!