peachy creamy pops.

PeachPops

Peaches are in season! And thanks to these pops, my little guy discovered he loves peaches. He helped me make these delcious popsicles Saturday morning and then kept asking for peaches the entire weekend.

I found the recipe for these here.

4-6 large peaches
½ cup cashews, soaked for at least 4 hours
2-3 Tbsp. agave
2 Tbsp. water
1-2 Tbsp. Almond milk
1/2 tspn vanilla extract

Directions:
1. Place cashews in a container and cover with fresh, filtered water. Let soak for at least four hours, or overnight. Drain and rinse well. If you have a vitamix, you can probably skip this step. (i did! – just make sure you really blend them well during the blending process)
2. Peel peaches and roughly chop. Place in a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth. Add 1 tablespoon of liquid sweetener if desired. Pour contents into a container with a spout and set aside.
3. Give your blender a quick rinse and add the cashews, along with the vanilla bean, 2 tablespoons of sweetener and water.  I also added about 1-2 Tbsp. Almond milk to help get this going a little bit further. Blend on high until completely smooth.
4. Into each popsicle mold, pour a small amount of either the peach puree or cashew puree, then alternate between the two until you’ve reached capacity. Using a popsicle stick or skewer, stir the liquids together slightly to create a marble effect. Place a popsicle stick in each mold and place in the freezer until completely frozen. To remove, run the mold under warm water until the popsicle easily slides out. Enjoy!

mickey cakes.

mickey

I made these mickey cakes as a surprise for my best friend who will be running the disney marathon next week! She happens to really love mickey, (make sure to click on her link above!) have a birthday this month, and told me yesterday  in a text ” i really love cake.” So here you go!

I also have two toddlers running around my house, so I thought these would impress them as well 🙂

This actually worked out great because I had some leftover frosting from a cake I made recently. It called for more than double the amount of frosting than the actual cake needed. I hate when that happens! The frosting is cream cheese frosting – SO its not necessarily the color of mickey – BUT I happen to have a husband who always buys trader joe-joes, then eats about four of them, leaving an entire box just sitting there.  Soooo, trader joe-joes to the rescue!

I made my usual vegan chocolate cupcake recipe. I just got red and white polka dot cupcake liners from the christmas clearance section at target. I knew these would come in handy! I melted chocolate to dip the “ears” into, for added deliciousness. I scraped the cream out of the joe joes and put them in the vitamix to grind into find crumbs. I frosted each cupcake, dipped it in the cookie crumbs, then stuck the two chocolate covered cookie ears into the cake.