These creamy key lime pie popsicles are fun treat to fix for a quick snack or a fun dessert that you can feel good about giving the little ones. What's the secret behind their unmistakably ice cream-like texture? The lime and syrup makes the perfect flavor balance in these and you won’t even think about the fact that it’s avocado you’re eating. A touch of salt and vanilla as optional ingredients because it helps bring out the other flavors and make these just a little bit more like eating a frozen slice of key lime pie on a stick.

5-Ingredient Avocado Key Lime Pie Popsicles [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Calories

203

Serves

6

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium ripe avocados, pitted
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 4 small or 2 large limes)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or agave
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • 1/3 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup pitted dates
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt, optional
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Preparation

  1. Combine the cashews, dates, and salt in a small food processor or blender and pulse until very fine and starting to stick together in a sort of dough. It doesn't need to be completely smooth because you still want a little texture. If you don't have a small food processor this can be done by hand-chopping but it does take much longer to get it as fine. Pour the mixture into a small dish and set aside.
  2. Add the avocado, lime juice, syrup, and vanilla to the processor and blend until creamy smooth. Divide the mixture into your popsicle molds leaving about 1/2 inch of space empty at the tops (depending on the size of your mold it should fill about six slots). Now fill in the empty spaces with your nut/date mixture and press down just slightly.
  3. Insert popsicle sticks in the middle of each pop and freeze for a minimum of 8 hours until solid. Once frozen, run the outside of the mold under hot water for a few seconds to loosen the pops, then serve.
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Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 1216 | Total Carbs: 166 g | Total Fat: 61 g | Total Protein: 13 g | Total Sodium: 280 g | Total Sugar: 114 g Per Serving: Calories: 203 | Carbs: 28 g | Fat: 10 g | Protein: 2 g | Sodium: 47 mg | Sugar: 19 g Calculation including salt. Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.