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Happy first week of summer! We’re celebrating by taking our first trip back to Southern California since we moved last fall. Southern California is celebrating by having ridiculous heat waves, scary fires, and terrible air quality. Nice try, SoCal, but I still miss you like crazy. Even your disgusting gray air and inhumane heat can’t make me love you any less. Let’s cuddle.
Seriously, though, it’s been a wonderful trip so far. We’ve seen our favorite friends, eaten our favorite foods, and had several great beach and pool days so far, with many more to come. We’re a bit more tan and a bit less stressed at the end of every day, and I’m counting that a serious vacation success.
But this week isn’t just the official start of summer—it’s also Popsicle Week! Billy from Wit and Vinegar came up with this themed ode to frozen desserts a few years ago, and since then, it’s grown every year to include more and more bloggers. The premise is simple: post a popsicle recipe during Popsicle Week. (I never claimed it was rocket science, only that it was delicious.) Check out my entry from last year: Peach Passion Pops. Still love these!
Before we left on vacation, I threw together these White Chocolate Mint Cookie Popsicles. Literally—I made them at 1 am the night before, and photographed them the next morning before packing and driving off an hour later. (It is possible that I’m not great at time management.) Point being—they’re quick and easy to make! I also enlisted Asher to be my official taste-tester, and he was NOT mad about it. They got two sticky chocolate-covered thumbs up from him.
The idea behind these pops was to do a twist on the traditional fudge pop. I wanted them to have a similar creamy texture, but I didn’t want the mint flavor to be overwhelmed by lots of chocolate. So I swapped traditional chocolate for white chocolate, and used a mixture of cream and milk to make them extra-smooth. Buuuut I didn’t ACTUALLY want them smooth, so I threw in lots of chunks of mint Oreos, or as I like to call them, the devil’s cookie. (Seriously, try to eat just 1. JUST TRY.)
The result is a luscious popsicle with a refreshing mint flavor and a melt-in-your-mouth texture, with lots of crunchy cookie bits to jazz it up. It’s basically my ideal popsicle. I also love the thought of dipping these in a thin layer of chocolate, and might give that a try next time…you know, when I’m not packing to go on a trip 20 minutes after photographing them.
A quick note of caution: I’ve also tried these in the “double popsicle” style molds and they didn’t work out as well—sometimes the cookie pieces got caught in the thinner middle portion and the popsicles were hard to remove from the molds. The thick one-piece mold, as shown here, was much easier to work with.
White Chocolate Mint Cookie Popsicles
- 9 oz white chocolate, (1 ½ cups) chopped or white chocolate chips
- 1 ½ cups milk
- 1 cup cream
- ½ tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp peppermint oil, (or ¼ tsp peppermint extract)
- green food coloring
- 9 mint Oreo cookies, chopped
- Place the chopped white chocolate in a food processor and pulse it until it’s in small crumbles.
- Combine the milk, cream, and salt in a medium saucepan, and place the pan over medium heat. Bring the mixture to a simmer. With the food processor running, pour the hot cream into the processor and blend until the white chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Let the mixture cool to room temperature, then stir in the peppermint flavoring and a drop or two of green food coloring. Taste it, and add more mint flavoring if desired.
- Pour the popsicle mixture into your popsicle molds, leaving about ¾-inch at the top. Fill each mold with a generous pinch of chopped cookies, enough to bring the popsicle mixture almost to the top of the mold. Insert a stick into each mold, using the stick to gently press some of the cookies down into the molds. Freeze for at least 4 hours.
- To remove, run warm water over the popsicle molds for a few seconds and gently slide the pops out. If you encounter resistance, run a little more warm water over it until they slowly slide out.
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Oh they sound and look so irresistible!
Thanks Medeja! I’m a sucker for mint-chocolate anything!
I haven’t been to your site (or any site) in a long time…sorry! But I follow your instagram religiously 🙂 Anyway, just wanted to pop in to say that these look SO delicious and I’m totally going to make them this weekend. Also, I’ve been meaning to tell you that Asher is ridiculously adorable. I follow you on snapchat and love when he’s in the video. He speaks so grown-up, if that makes any sense haha.
Thanks so much, Amy! He is so funny–when he sees me snapping he always wants me to record him too, even when he’s not sure what to say. I try not to have him on social media too much but sometimes I can’t resist. What’s your snapchat name? I’m not sure if I’m following you–sometimes I can’t tell who people are with their usernames. 🙂
Elizabeth, I also love the idea of dipping these in chocolate! That would be wonderful! Mint chocolate chip was always my favorite ice cream flavor when I was a kid, and I know these chocolate mint cookie popsicles must be amazing. Definitely want to try the next time I need a quick frozen treat!
That’s my favorite ice cream flavor too! I just keep recreating it in different desserts because I just can’t get enough. 🙂
Best Popsicles EVER! Love love love this idea Elizabeth! Oreos are my favourite thing EVER! Pinned.
Thanks Jess! That means a lot coming from you!
I just recently discovered the fun and wonderful world of homemade popsicles 🙂 The moment I received my moulds from Amazon I have been constantly experimenting with all kinds of flavours! This looks so good! Will definitely try. (You popsicle model is too cute!)
How fun! I’m obsessed with homemade popsicles too. I’d love to hear what some of your favorite flavors have been from your experiments so far! And thank you, I’m a little partial to that model myself. 🙂
Excuse me while I wipe the stream of drool dripping down my chin! This looks delicious and oh so easy to make! I know my kids will love them!
Thank you! In my experience kids and adults both loved them. 🙂
I can see why the little one it’s so excited!! Looks amazing!!
Thanks so much!
Minty Oreos??? Where have I been?? This looks so good!! Refreshing, too! Can’t wait to try them out — pinning for later! Chocolate mint is my undoing….
Watch out! The mint ones are SUPER dangerous! I could take or leave regular Oreos, but I am completely powerless in the face of the mint ones…it’s kind of a problem. You’ve been warned!
My nieces LOVE mint anything! I can’t wait to surprise them and have these in my freezer when they are over next week! These are sure to be a HUGE hit!
Yay! So fun for your nieces. 🙂
Dipping them in chocolate sounds like perfection! These sound so refreshing and tasty!
Thanks Miranda! I love the combo of chocolate + mint!