Saturday Mix | Sweet Lucuma Cream Mousse & Pudding Pops

June 25, 2016

Sweet Lucuma Cream Mousse & Pudding Pops by Faring Well #vegan #recipe

Happy Saturday, peeps! I’m going to keep this one short and sweet, because my man leaves to go out of town tomorrow night so I want to squeeze in every minute I can with him this weekend. I had such a great time sharing this sweet lucuma cream recipe with you on my Nom show last week I had to bring it to you in (printed?) form here too.

When refrigerated it turns into a luscious mousse, and when frozen it makes the creamiest pudding pop! I topped both versions with my raw fudge sauce, because, chocolate. I’m so happy to let the sweet, caramel-y lucuma shine in this recipe. It’s a good-for-you natural sweetener, with a low glycemic index and rich in the good stuff. I knew I needed to find a way to make it into a sweet cream, and was so happy to find two uses for the same recipe – making these super easy grab and enjoy desserts when you need them. Keep a batch stashed in the fridge or freezer (depending on which you make) to keep you sweet + cool this summer. Have a stellar weekend now, okay!? – xo


// LINKS

I am craving all of the desserts right now, starting with this caramel chocolate ice cream, this chocolate cake, and these blueberry baked donuts. YUM.

If I could veganize two more desserts to add to the above list it would be this chocolate cobbler and this toasted marshmallow ice cream sandwich (!!!). I’m dying

I think this desk design with the wire rack is the cutest, and kind of wish this record player holder would appear in our home.

Sophie is amazing and starting her own weekend series too, so be sure to tune in each week over yonder!

And one of my favorite bands just came out with a new EP (yay) listen here.


// RECIPE

SWEET LUCUMA CREAM MOUSSE & PUDDING POPS
Makes 8 servings. 

sweet lucuma cream
1 can full fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, in liquid form
1/4 teaspoon raw honey (or maple works too)
1 teaspoon ground vanilla bean (or 2 teaspoons extract)
1 tablespoon pure cashew butter
1/4 cup lucuma powder

raw chocolate fudge
1/2 cup raw cacao powder
1/4 cup virgin coconut oil, in liquid form
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons brown rice syrup

MAKE: THE FUDGE
Combine the listed ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk vigorously until smooth and shiny. Use with the two recipes below, and store any extra in an airtight container at room temperature for up to one week.

MAKE: THE MOUSSE
Combine the ingredients (the entire can of coconut milk, water and cream) listed for the cream in a high speed blender and puree until silky smooth. Divide into 6 to 8 small glass jars/ramekins, seal with a lid, and place in the refrigerator for 2 to 4 hours to set before enjoying. Will keep for one week. Top each mousse cup with a heaping spoonful of raw chocolate fudge before refrigerating too (if desired).

MAKE: THE POPS
Combine the ingredients (the entire can of coconut milk, water and cream) listed for the cream in a high speed blender and puree until silky smooth. Divide the batter between 8 popsicle molds, leaving a half inch at the top for the chocolate layer later, and tapping the mold against the counter to get rid of any air bubbles. Place in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes, then insert the popsicle sticks. Let fully freeze for at least 2 hours (or more). When ready, top each mold off with a spoonful of chocolate fudge, then return to the freezer for 10 minutes.

When ready to remove the pops, take a sharp knife and run it along the edge of the chocolate layer on the top, releasing it from the sides. Then rinse the tips of the pop mold under warm running water for 10 to 15 seconds to help them release. Pull each pop out and lay on a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with extra fudge sauce and place back in the freezer for a few minutes to set. Enjoy right away, or store in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to serve. If frozen for more than one hour, let set out in serving bowls for at lease 10 minutes before enjoying to let soften little.


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  • Rebeca June 25, 2016 at 3:37 am

    How timely! I have some lucuma that I didn’t know how to use. I’ve actually never tried it and it intimidates me a bit! I’m going to make the mousse because it looks too luscious not to be tried. Also, those desserts you shared look amazing! My diet this week has been a combination of salads and ice cream (making my way through an e-book on vegan ice creams, ahhh), so it’s all good, right??
    Have the best of weekends with your man!

    • Faring Well June 27, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Hi Rebeca! Thank you for this sweet note. I’m so glad to hear about your stray bag of lucuma, I totally posted this recipe in hopes a few people in your situation would stumble upon it and be inspired to put it to use! I know the feeling, I was intimidated by it for a while too – I hope you make and love the mousse so much girl! And that salad/ice cream ratio sounds perfect. xx

      • Rebeca June 29, 2016 at 6:59 am

        Oh, Jessie, the mousse was divine! I still had two ramekins left yesterday but my manfriend gobbled them up! Guess I’ll have to make the pops. ;) Also, you’ve totally given me the push to experiment with lucuma. Thanks a ton! xx

        • Faring Well June 30, 2016 at 5:32 pm

          Rebeca! This is so wonderful, thank you for writing to share this with me. I’m so glad you and your man enjoyed them, sheesh, how wonderful! <3

  • Sarah | Well and Full June 25, 2016 at 8:26 am

    Just listened to some of the tunes by The Technicolors and I’ve been loving it! Thanks for the music recommendations, girl! <3 Have a great weekend!

    • Faring Well June 27, 2016 at 10:09 pm

      YAY. Aren’t they so great? Glad you are enjoying them too, hope your start to the week was stellar Sarah!

  • Pia June 25, 2016 at 8:40 am

    Short and sweet, and very sweet indeed. And might I add, that you are one very smart bean, Jessie? Seriously, despite this being such a simple recipe , in my opinion, you have really outdone yourself this time, seeing as versatile recipes sure are some of the best ones. Also, this once again proves that ‘complicated’ rarely equals ‘better’ or ‘best’.
    Anyway, I’ve got some more links to check out ;) , so have a great weekend xxx

    • Faring Well June 27, 2016 at 10:10 pm

      Aw thanks Pia! I’m so glad that you enjoyed this one, and calling me a “smart bean” made me chuckle, you are too cute, hugs!

      • Pia June 28, 2016 at 3:08 pm

        Hahah, I’m honestly always a little hesitant when it comes to referring to someone as a ‘smart bean’, seeing as I know that ‘smart cookie’ is the term that’s usually used. For some reason, however, there’s just something about the former that seriously appeals to me -now please, don’t ask me what. This unfortunately leads to quite a lot of uncertainty though, because I can never predict how someone is going to react to it… But with you, I had a feeling you wouldn’t misunderstand me, and apparently my intuition didn’t fail me, so YAY :D and hugs right back at youuu

        • Faring Well June 28, 2016 at 9:47 pm

          You are THE cutes – so many hugs!

  • Sophie | The Green Life June 25, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Oh my, these look so good Jessie!!! And I love that you can have it both as a mousse and a popsicle. Brilliant. :) That cute desk is adorable too! I hope you have the most gorgeous weekend! xx

    • Faring Well June 27, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      Thank you tons and tons sweet Sophie! I hope you had the best one too.

  • Sophie MacKenzie June 25, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    This looks luscious! I want to eat a whole bowl of that mousse with some fresh berries, such a score! Thanks for the love, girl. I hope you + Scott get to enjoy some great quiet time together <3

    • Faring Well June 27, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Aw thanks Sophie! You are the sweetest. It was such a yummy discovery! With berries sounds amazing. And of course about the love – you are amazing and I am in awe of all that you do! XO

  • Izzy Bruning June 26, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Wow this looks AMAZING!!!
    Izzy | https://plantbasedizzy.wordpress.com/

    • Faring Well June 27, 2016 at 10:12 pm

      Thank you Izzy!

  • Elenore Bendel Zahn June 28, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    Good grief. That sauuuuuuce! These are some sexy popsicles, Jessie! When I first dove into the world of Raw foods and superfoods, Lucuma was one of my best friends but I haven’t been using it in a while. I love that it’s the star of this recipe and not just hanging in there with a shy 3 tsp or so. I hope you and your man got some real good cuddles in during the weekend too <3 That's really whats most important (even though I'm happy you posted this!)

    • Faring Well June 28, 2016 at 9:51 pm

      Goodness gracious thank you sweet Elenore! You are too much. I adore you. And I agree, usually lucuma is used in such small portions it was exciting to let it shine here – and I’m glad you think so too! Thank you for your “good cuddles” comment too ;) that time was so needed and so appreciated! Hope you are doing so well <3

  • kathy patalsky July 10, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Yum! these look amazing. I love the thick swirls of chocolate. :)

    • Faring Well July 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      Sheesh thank you tons sweet Kathy! <3

  • KJ | Om Nom Herbivore August 6, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    your food photography and food display is soo good! Did you you a frosting bag to get those perfect squiggles on the bars? Looks/sounds amazing! :D

    • Faring Well August 7, 2016 at 2:34 pm

      Shucks thank you KJ! And yes a bag was used for the squiggles ;) had to get them pretty for you guys!