Disclosure: I am an ambassador for Rodelle, which means they occasionally provide me with ingredients to use in my kitchen. As always, all opinions expressed are 100% my own. I only recommend brands and companies that I love and trust, and I am forever committed to sharing quality recipes and products.
Last week I was all like “it’s summer!”. I wore flip flops, got a tan, grilled the heck out of things, drank sangria and made a dizzying array of popsicles.
But now. Not so much. I’m currently curled up on my couch under a big fluffy blanket. It’s kind of embarrassing. I just sort of “went for it”. And now I’m being forced to consume popsicles while wearing a sweatshirt and closed toes shoes. Can you imagine the horror? It’s bad.
Hopefully you live somewhere warmer so you can enjoy these Vanilla Cream Popsicles with Brownie-Toffee Crunch in the way that they were meant to be eaten: outside in the sun with sticky fingers. Yeah. That sounds pretty good to me.
You know what else sounds pretty good? How about the fact that these popsicles are totally gluten free. Boom! I used my favorite flourless brownie recipe, because I didn’t want anybody to have to miss out on this popsicle train ride. But while these brownies may be sans flour, they certainly aren’t lacking in the chocolate department. I made them with a mix of chopped chocolate and Rodelle Gourmet Baking Cocoa, which gives them a really intense, over-the-top chocolate flavor.
And to give these popsicles a bit of texture, I sprinkled in some toffee pieces. Because it’s all about the contrast of the chewy brownie and the crunchy toffee. You know what I’m talking about. And see those little black specks? I used an entire scraped Rodelle Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Bean in the milk mixture for maximum vanilla goodness. It’s pretty awesome.
So summer. You can come back anytime now. I’m ready for you.
In addition to sharing these dreamy popsicles with you today, I also have some fun news to report: I’m officially a Rodelle Brand Ambassador! Woo hoo!
I could not be more excited to be a part of the Rodelle Team. Not only do they make some of the most high quality pantry essentials available, but they also have a strong commitment to social and environment issues. For example, did you know that their entire facility is powered by wind and other alternative energy sources? That’s pretty cool! So when you reach for Rodelle products, not only are you putting the best stuff in your recipes, you’re also doing a little something extra for our planet and the people in it. And that is something we can all feel good about.
Also, I feel pretty good about popsicles. Even if it’s not quite summer yet.
Recipe inspired by Lady and Pups