Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Pops for #PopsicleWeek

June 27, 2017

Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Pops for #PopsicleWeek by Faring Well {Vegan}

Happy summer to you! I hope the first week of the new season has been sunshine-y for everyone. We enjoyed the solstice by having friends over that evening for dinner on our back patio. This was special for us because for one, we really love our friends, and two – we are terrible at nesting and being domestic twenty-something-year-olds (whoops sorry Scott, you’re officially thirty, ya-old-man). So when we accumulated a set of simple patio furniture a few weeks ago it was a really big deal that we had somewhere for people to sit when they came over that wasn’t the ground. Scott spent one of our weekend days figuring out how to build and drape a few strands of lights in out backyard. This was extra special, seeing as we’ve always dreamed of having a little outdoor “space” to hang in the evening. We (he) felt very accomplished, and so now we have an entire summer of warm, sunlit nights to enjoy and entertain in our little backyard space! I can hardly wait to have folks over again, these warm summer nights are my favorite time to spend outside by far. They also beg for a frozen dessert, so how perfect is #popsicleweek to kick off this new season? Pretty perfect.

Billy from Wit & Vinegar has been putting on this #popsicleweek shindig for a few years now and I’m finally joining in on the celebration! He has also put together a really stellar page (here) to easily see, filter, and view all of the different popsicle recipes that will be rolling out this week – as well as links to posts in the past. There is definitely no shortage of inspiration from the bloggers on his #popsicleweek page to keep you cooled off all summer long, and I’m stoked to bring these pistachio and mint ice cream pops to the party this year. They are simultaneously fresh and rich. The flavor of pistachios and fresh mint together is a relatively known “winning combo” that I’m obsessed with, along with raw honey and coconut cream they become this luscious vegan ice cream batter. I love how they are only four ingredients and don’t require anything but a blender and a popsicle mold. They come together in minutes, but I could see taking an extra few to melt some chocolate for dipping if you would like to go the ice cream bar route – or if you have a significant other who refuses to eat a dessert that does not contain chocolate (ahem, Scott).

As for a little life update, its been a few weeks since I’ve posted here – I’ve missed you and hope you’ve all been doing so well! I’ve been working on a few summer projects as well as trying to prioritize my health a bit more. We also visited our parents back home in Phoenix and that was a really sweet time we enjoyed. Even if it was one hundred and fifteen degrees, that place will always bring a sense of calm to us. As for the health bit, I know some of you have been interested in the low lectin diet I was following for some digestive healing. Along with a handful of supplements – it has been going well. Unfortunately the issues I’m experiencing are multi-facetted, so while I am feeling so much better (more than I have in years) my diet varies weekly/sometimes daily based on different results. But for the first time in a very long time, I feel hopeful. I’m also enjoying my food immensely, which is a big deal. I haven’t experienced the kind of progress that I have the past month over the course of the three years of intense struggle. So my words to those of you in similar shoes are to not give up! Keep trying different things, and (if possible) try seeing different doctors. A new set of eyes can see a different diagnosis from the same data you’ve been carrying all along. And when in doubt, enjoy a popsicle. – xx

Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Pops for #PopsicleWeek by Faring Well {Vegan}Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Pops for #PopsicleWeek by Faring Well {Vegan}

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PISTACHIO MINT ICE CREAM POPS
Makes 7 popsicles.

1/2 cup raw pistachios, shelled
1 can full fat coconut milk
6 to 7 fresh mint leaves
2 tablespoons raw honey

Blend the ingredients together in a high speed blender until smooth. If using a standard blender, soak the pistachio meats in filtered water for 4 hours to soften before blending. Pour the batter into your chosen ice cream mold (I use this one).

Let freeze for an hour before inserting the sticks. Freeze until solid (about 4 hours, or overnight). Rinse the mold under warm water for 10 to 20 seconds to help the pops release.

Enjoy right away, and store leftovers in an airtight container in the freezer.


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Pistachio Mint Ice Cream Pops for #PopsicleWeek by Faring Well {Vegan}

18 Comments

  • Reply michelle @ hummingbird high June 27, 2017 at 9:41 am

    yay!!! welcome back to blogtown, we’ve missed you. these are beautiful! xo

    • Reply Faring Well June 27, 2017 at 11:28 am

      Aw you’re so great! Thank you Michelle! Happy frozen-things-on-sticks week! (/slash cake pudding pops cause you’re a wizard.)

  • Reply Sophie | The Green Life June 27, 2017 at 10:38 am

    These are so pretty Jessie! The pistachio & mint combo sounds lovely. Hope your summer is off to a great start. <3

    • Reply Faring Well June 27, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Happy summer to you up there in Canada too friend! And thank you for the popsicle love :).

  • Reply lindsey June 27, 2017 at 1:10 pm

    i’m so happy to hear you’re feeling a bit better these days, i hope you only continue to feel healthy and strong. i’m so happy for your summer evenings outside, your space looks so beautiful! frank and i miss our backyard desperately, but then we remember the mosquitos this time of year and we miss it a teeny bit less ;) big summer hugs! xo

    • Reply Faring Well June 28, 2017 at 9:32 am

      Thank you Lindsey, this note from you made me smile so big! I hope you are enjoying your new place in LA too, even without the patio, at least there is the beach yeah?! :) Big summer hugs back to you three, xx.

  • Reply Emily | Gather & Dine June 27, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    I love this flavor that you came up with! Pistachio must be one of my top five ice cream flavors. :) AND I just made pistachio cookies with the nut butter you inspired me to make and they turned out so well. So glad that you’ve had some relief and are feeling better, just in time to enjoy summer. Awesome. xo

    • Reply Faring Well June 28, 2017 at 9:34 am

      Yay for a mutual love of these tasty green nuts! Pistachio cookies sound incredible, Emily. Maybe ice cream sandwiches could be in their future too? Dreaming ;). Thank you for the happy healing note too, I hope you are feeling better and are excited for some summer adventures with your kiddos <3.

  • Reply Sasha June 27, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    Yum! I’ve actually never had mint and pistachios together. I’ll have to get on that… So glad you got to have friends over and that you’re feeling better. Hugs!

    • Reply Faring Well June 28, 2017 at 9:35 am

      Thank you so much Sasha :) so so happy too! And I’m crazy excited for you to try this flavor combination, its definitely a new favorite over here. Will swap you one for a lassi pop! ;) XO

  • Reply Billy June 28, 2017 at 11:49 am

    THAT FIRST IMAGE IS $$FIRE$$

  • Reply Gemma June 28, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    I love how you ended this post: “when in doubt, enjoy a popsicle”. Amen to that! :-) These pops look creamy and delicious plus the ingredients are healthy so let the popsicle fun begin! Just looking at your pictures make me crave like crazy for a frozen treat right now.
    Great to see you back blogging again and that you are feeling so much better now. Digestive problems can make you feel like you are not yourself sometimes…but it’s so good when you can finally enjoy your food again! I’ve been dealing with acid reflux disease and looks like I finally found a supplement that works for me (it’s made with organic natural ingredients).

    Happy summer! <3

    • Reply Faring Well June 29, 2017 at 1:55 pm

      You are so kind Gemma, thank you for your sweet note here! It was really appreciated :) and I am really happy to hear you’ve discovered something that works for you too (BIG TIME YAY)! Hoping you get to enjoy a frozen treat soon and are enjoying a sunny summer girl, wishing I could slide one of these pops through my screen to you! xx

  • Reply Cayley Humphreys June 29, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I had planned to make these to bring up north with me this weekend and forgot about making them until late tonight (aka the night before I leave). I believe my words were “crap, I forgot to make Jessie’s popsicles!” as I was crawling into bed. I quickly ran downstairs, pulled out the ingredients and blended it up just like that. I still can’t believe I pulled that off, but it sure goes to show how quick and easy this recipe is which is always a bonus. I can’t wait to try them once they’re frozen, I’m sure they will be delicious! I’m thinking about drizzling some dark chocolate over mine – I’ll let you know how they turn out. Thanks for sharing and I’m glad to hear you’re feeling better. Xx

    • Reply Faring Well June 30, 2017 at 11:10 am

      No way! This just made my morning Cayley, I’m so touched you wanted to make them badly enough to crawl out of bed and do so! You crack me up. They do come together so quickly though don’t they?! Hoping you have a wonderful trip and enjoy these pops tons <3.

  • Reply larisa June 30, 2017 at 5:55 am

    Would this still freeze well / taste good with a little Spinach or other mild green thrown in?

    • Reply Faring Well June 30, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Hi Larisa! I have not done so, so I can’t say what the flavor would be like. I would probably leave it out and just eat some spinach with my dinner instead ;) but absolutely feel free to test it, you never know – could go undetected!

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