Coconut Milk Key Lime Ice Cream | Popcorn & Chocolate

Vegan Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Vegan Key Lime Pie Ice Cream | Popcorn & ChocolateAs the weather gets warmer, all I want to eat is ice cream. Every single day. All day long. I have one of those problems where if I don’t buy ice cream then I’m fine and I wont really want it, but once it’s in the freezer, I can’t stop thinking about it and I must eat it. I have to. It calls out to me from the depth of the freezer, begging to be eaten. And I just cannot say no to that.5 Ingredient Ice Cream | Popcorn & Chocolate Especially this ice cream. This ice cream right here is so refreshing and tastes exactly like key lime pie. I can’t get enough of it. Plus it has a secret ingredient that is too good to pass up: Oreo’s! Golden vanilla Oreo’s are crumbled through the ice cream to mimic the beloved pie crust in key lime pie.Key Lime Pie Ice Cream with Oreo's | Popcorn & ChocolatePlus, plus it is super easy to make and only uses 6 ingredients. That sounds like a winning combination for ice cream to me. So what will you need? Read below to find out!

5 Ingredient Easy At Home Ice Cream | Popcorn & Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • coconut sugar
  • juice from 4 key limes
  • vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Golden Oreo’s

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan over low to medium heat, combine the first 5 ingredients. Stir occasionally to combine.
  2. Let the mixture cool for a couple of minutes and then pour into an ice cream maker. Make sure that the bowl of your ice cream maker has been in the freezer for several hours beforehand.
  3. Once the mixture turns thick, you can crush the Golden Oreo’s and sprinkle in as it continues to churn for a couple of minutes.
  4. Store in the freezer to let harden or enjoy straight away! Note: it takes a couple of minutes to thaw, so if you are planning on serving it later, just leave an extra 5 minutes for it to thaw!

 

IMG_0687Mmmm what ice cream is easier than that? Six ingredients, all vegan, and even a bit healthy by subbing in coconut milk and sugar for regular milk and sugar. That’s my kind of dessert. Go ahead and give this 6 ingredient vegan ice cream a whirl and tell us what you think.

Coconut Milk Key Lime Ice Cream | Popcorn & Chocolate

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Recipe | Popcorn & Chocolate

Comment below what your favorite flavor of ice cream is! Mine is probably Oreo ice cream if you hadn’t caught on to that by now… 🙂

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Melting Witch Chia Seed Pudding Treats

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

Today, in honor of Halloween we have a deliciously spooky treat to get you in the Halloween spirit. We have created melting witch chia seed puddings!

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

“I’m meltingggg” That’s what this witch is saying and what ran through my head the entire time we were creating this melting witch pots. Does anyone else remember that scene from the Wizard of Oz?

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

These Halloween treats were inspired in part by the melting witch and also in part to create a healthier version of the pudding gravestones I’ve seen posted on Pinterest. I love the idea of having a little Halloween treat that is also healthy and a little bit spooky.

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

Once I spotted these witch legs I knew they would be a perfect addition to the melting witch pot. These hats would have been really cool too. But you could also make a little witch hat out of an Oreo and a Hershey’s kiss.

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

Ingredients:

Makes 4

  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup or honey or sweetener of choice

For a flavored chia seed pudding add:

  • 1 teaspoon of matcha to make a green melting witch OR 1 tablespoon of PB2 to make a brown melting witch

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients together and then scoop into mason jars and put in the fridge overnight. To serve, add an extra sprinkle of matcha or PB2 to the tops of the pudding and then stick the pretzel legs in!

Melting Chia Seed Witch | Popcorn & Chocolate

Melting Witch Matcha Chia Seed Pudding | Popcorn & Chocolate

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cups

White Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups | Popcorn & ChocolateYou know what is better than pumpkin spice peanut butter?? Pumpkin spice peanut butter that is surrounded by white chocolate!

White Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups | Popcorn & Chocolate

I know I know! I just couldn’t resist the combination: pumpkin spice, peanut butter, white chocolate! What isn’t to love??

White Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups | Popcorn & Chocolate

Plus, these are ridiculously easy to make and even easier to eat. We followed the same steps to how we made our homemade Easter Bunny Reese’s.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups | Popcorn & Chocolate

So grab some white chocolate and that pumpkin spice peanut butter I know you made 😉 and get to it!

White Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups | Popcorn & Chocolate

Ingredients:

  • White chocolate – we used a bar of Ghirardelli since we’ve found in the past that white chocolate chips don’t quite melt right
  • Pumpkin spice peanut butter (note: you could use any type of peanut butter but seriously what fun is it if there is no pumpkin or pumpkin spice in it??)

Steps:

  1. Heat white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl stirring often so it does not burn (we usually do about 20 seconds, stir, and put it back in for 10-20 second intervals after that until it’s mostly melted, then stir in the rest).
  2. Pour a thin layer of melted white chocolate onto the bottom of a mold (we used one like this – you can find good ones on amazon) or mini cupcake wrappers (big one’s if you are really wanting something sweet!). Put in the freezer for 15-20 minutes just so they harden up a little bit.
  3. Scoop out your peanut butter and add it on top of the white chocolate. You can do a thin layer or really glob it on there depending on the pb/chocolate ratio you want. We used a medium amount so it covered the whole bottom but wasn’t piled on. Put in the freezer again for a couple of minutes to harden.
  4. Top the peanut butter with the remaining white chocolate and then set back in the freezer to harden fully.
  5. Once it’s all hardened up, put in the fridge until you’ve eaten them all!

White Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups | Popcorn & Chocolate

See, wasn’t that easy? Easy as, well, pumpkin pie!

White Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups | Popcorn & Chocolate

These mini delights would be the perfect treat to bring to a festive fall or Halloween party. Or, they would be perfect to bring to your couch and eat while watching the newest episode of Nashville – it’s totally up to you.

White Chocolate Pumpkin Peanut Butter Cups | Popcorn & Chocolate

Want to see some other delicious pumpkin recipes? Check out this party thanks to Sarah, Holly, Alyson, and Tabitha!

White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Peanut Butter Cups | Popcorn & Chocolate

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Caramel Popcorn

Oh popcorn how I love thee. I love it when you are buttery. I love it when you are kettle-y. I love it when you are cheesy. I love it when you are spicy. I love it when you are sweet. Oh but I especially love it when you are sweet. I will just eat you up I love you so.

Caramel Popcorn

Do you like my ballad to popcorn? I figured it was about time I let them know how much I do truly love them. I mean I did name part of our blog because of them…

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Recently Rose and I have been popping all sorts of delicious popcorn creations in the kitchen. We thought in case there was anyone else out there who possibly loves popcorn as much as us two that we would share one of said recipes for you.

Caramel Popcorn

We created a caramel-melt-in-your-mouth-sweet-and-delicious popcorn. It only seemed right what with all the salted caramel drinks popping up everywhere. Plus, caramel is pumpkin pie spice’s lesser known cousin that sometimes get a bit neglected. (Don’t worry pps lovers we have some recipes for you soon too!) But right now it’s time for the caramel corn.

Caramel Popcorn

Bring on the crunchy sweet deliciousness!

Salted Caramel Popcorn

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup popcorn kernels
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 3/4 tablespoon butter (I’m sure you could use coconut oil too, but we used butter here)
  • salt

Steps:

  1. Pop the kernels. We used an air popper but you could also do them on the stove. This will make about 5 cups of popcorn so if you have an air popper, be prepared with a big bowl!
  2. In a small saucepan, heat the sugar and the butter on low heat, stirring frequently so the butter melts into all the sugar and doesn’t burn. Stir frequently but not constantly until all the sugar is melted into the butter – about 5 minutes. You want the mixture to stay runny and not start to clump because once this cools, it will start to harden together quickly.
  3. While the mixture is hot, drizzle over your popcorn. I used a spatula to help drizzle.
  4. Salt the popcorn to your liking. We used pink himalayan sea salt and used less than a teaspoon since we wanted a sweeter treat.
  5. Let cool and enjoy!

Salted Caramel popcorn

Salted Caramel Popcorn | Popcorn & Chocolate