Mini Layered Ice Cream Pops

So let’s talk about these little guys. Because they were quite popular when I posted them on instagram yesterday. No, but seriously. They received the most likes and comments that I’ve ever had on any picture I posted. Other places must be just as hot as Colorado, so they look more appetizing than usual. That’s the only thing I can think of. Well, they deserved the love. They are quite delicious. And refreshing when it’s 95 degrees out. I’ve still been cooking in our house as the weather gets hotter and hotter, but it got to 90 degrees in our house the other day. You know how uncomfortable that is? Real uncomfortable. You see, we don’t have air conditioning. And, well, it blows. Oh well. I’ll just eat these instead or putting in my air conditioning window unit. Makes more sense to me.

Blow drying your hair in 90 degree weather rates up there among the most uncomfortable things of all time. Next to plucking eyebrows for the first time, brazilian waxes, and going to the gynecologist. #factofthedaythursday

I think you may begin to see lots of no bake desserts and lots of grilling items start popping up on the blog. Because I can’t stand to be inside, especially if they oven or stove is on.

There are few things that annoy me more than a person wearing sunglasses inside. There’s a difference between a hungover person on a Sunday morning with a group of friends out to brunch, who refuses to take his sunglasses off based upon the fact the he will frighten the paying customers around him. Including children. That’s totally understandable. But a person who just wears sunglasses every where they go, is weird. Like the guy who sat in front of me on our flight to D.C. He kept his sunglasses on throughout the entire flight, even to watch a movie. But then took them off once we landed. I just didn’t understand this fellow. Mostly because he kept scaring the sh*t out of me when he would burst out in laughter, thundering laughter, at the show he was watching on his ipad. Or start beating his back into his seat, thus almost knocking over my delicious sparkling water, just because his show was so funny. It made me uncomfortable. Also frightened, but mostly uncomfortable. People on planes are always the strangest people. Not really, but sometimes.

I still don’t understand why any airline loads the plane from front to back? CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN THIS TO ME SO I STOP HATING THE AIRLINES!?

I’m sad that I’m not really into the Bachelorette like I was with the Bachelor. The Bachelorette kind of bugs the hell out of me.

Do you ever ponder things? Like what happened to Freddy Prince Jr.? Or how he isn’t still famous with a name like that? I ponder things. Mostly things like that.


Mini Layered Ice Cream Pops

  • Yield: 9 1x



For the ice cream*

  • 1 (14 ounce) can of full fat coconut milk
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

For the other layers


  1. First, you’ll need to create the ice cream. Whisk together the ice cream ingredients until completely mixed. Then pour ingredients in an ice cream maker. (If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can mix the ingredients, pour into a bread pan, place in freezer, then scoop out when solid. A little time in the microwave may be needed to help soften it.)
  2. Once ice cream is solid, it’s time to build the ice cream pops. I used mini cups (you know, the ones you either rinse off your mouth with in the bathroom, or use for jello shots) but you could use larger size cups as well.
  3. In the bottom, add about a tablespoon of cashews, then a larger tablespoon of ice cream to cover them completely, then the nut buttter, the ice cream, then chocolate chips. Then place a craft stick in the middle of the popsicle, pressing it down to the bottom of the cup.
  4. Repeat until the ice cream is gone.
  5. Place in freezing and let freeze for up to 5+ hours to make sure all the ingredients are hard and well combined.
  6. Eat up. They may need to soften just a little bit so they are not too hard to bite into! So be careful!


*You could use store bought ice cream as well. **If you cannot get Kolat nut butter, mix a bit of cocoa powder and honey in your own almond butter! This made 9 pops

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


58 thoughts on “Mini Layered Ice Cream Pops”

  1. Juli!! i <3 your blog. i have no AC either, my place has a swamp cooler. i live in the middle of the Mojave desert in California & can definitely relate to the pain and how uncomfortable it is to dry/straighten your hair in 6,000 degree weather (ok, maybe not 6,000 but i'm pretty sure it's close). these look deeeelish!!!

  2. Four stars to start because I haven’t tried them yet, but recipe looks outstanding. Can relate to that heat wave, meaning the hell I’m living in down here in the South. These would be great on a day like today, might even make a few for the co-workers. You should definitely make a white-chocolate and raspberry one for me if you haven’t already. That just makes my mouth water! Happy eating and stay cool!

    1. These do look damn good.

      Sorry to be a a** but I can’t say I agree with rating the recipe before making or eating it?

      That’s like reviewing a restaurant on Yelp that you’ve never been to that just looks cool.

      Not trying to hate, just confused.

  3. I’m one of those inside-sunglasses-wearers that you hate, but with good reason. I get painful, mind-splitting migraines and am very light sensitive so the glasses help if I can’t stay in bed all day. Also, fluorescent lights can trigger a migraine in certain circumstances so the glasses can help prevent them. I’m not trying to be a douchebag, I swear! 🙂

    1. For Shona and your migranes: After a lifetime of migranes and all the joy that goes with them, I have found something that actually works. It’s called A.R.T. active release technique. It will change your life. Find a CERTIFIED ART practitioner. I found out about it through a magazine called Health Alert with Dr. Bruce West. (there is a nationwide 800# for drs names on a per state basis. The drs are usually chiropractors or on the wholistic side.) It has vastly improved my standard of living. I can make plans and actually do them.I barely get one per year now. Good luck to you!

  4. I never comment on blogs but had to stop to do this. I have been following your blog for awhile and loved makng everything. I am a newlywed and have been cooking paleo since we got married. Its been two weeks and he is now in love with paleo thanks to you! He lives by your paleo title! He never believes what I make is paleo. He now sleeps better, skin is clearer and has lost some weight. Keep posting!! I check daily. Thank you for inspiring!

  5. How about when you workout, then you take a cold shower, and you get out of said shower and you’re STILL SWEATING.Worst. Feeling. Ever. There’s no real point in even trying to dry your hair at that point cause it’s just going to stick to everything. Ew. The world’s just going to have to deal with however it turns out.

    In other news…can’t wait to try these!! They look like the perfect way to combat the heat.

  6. Actually, Mythbusters did it and proved that loading a plane back to front was the slowest method. Front to back wasn’t the best, either, but a combination of the two turned out to be the fastest and highest rated satisfaction of the process.

    (No affiliation with the website, just the first result that had the summary!)

  7. Holy balls I want those in my mouth. Now I need to go get an icecream maker today…

    I’m going to make these and then dip them in chocolate so I can pretend I’m eating a peanut buster bar from DQ which was my fave treat before I stopped eating soft serve due to the dairy-stomach-digestion-death I now suffer from.

    Thank you for this Juli! If I lived anywhere near CO or the places you are selling your book I would buy 2 more in appreciation 🙂

  8. thank you for posting alternative instructions for ice cream making sans machine! I don’t (and personally shouldn’t ha) make ice cream enough to warrant another kitchen gadget but I’ve never seen on any other paleo blog that you can pop it in the freezer and it’ll still come out just fine ha.

  9. My pet peeve at the airport is when everyone and their mother stands in front of the gate even though their zone or section hasn’t been called! Chill the ef out people! Standing in front of the gate will NOT get you there any faster. If anything, it’s slowing the whole process down cause your butt is in the way. Grump!

    Ok…rant over.

    These look delicious!

    1. oh i totally do that!! i do that because i’m trying to get at the fron t of my zone so the plane isn’t filled up and i end up having to check my bag!

  10. Be careful what you wish for kids – it’s so cold over here in the UK I’ve cracked out my winter coat 🙁

    But I do sympathise re the hair. I lived in south east asia for a while and just gave up drying it in humidity.
    Turns out I have a pretty good g-affro… who knew?

  11. So airplanes. I don’t think this has anything to do with Mythbusters and their plane-loading conclusions, because I think we can all agree that airlines aren’t concerned with the most logical approach to anything. Ever.

    My boyfriend explained it to me as such, since I was also curious – Most everything on airplanes now is a la carte, from beverages to snacks, to luggage, to boarding. Priority boarding is something people pay for. One of the reasons they do this is because they have the assurance of their ridiculously oversized carry-on luggage fitting in the overhead compartments, as no one else’s has made it up there. If you’ve ever been one of the last to board, if the overhead space is full, they will make anyone who’s things won’t fit in the space by their feet check their luggage (for free, but you still have to wait for it). Now, priority seating isn’t always at the front of the plane, but some people request to be near the front.

    Also, when they would load the back of the plane first, some people in the back would put their overhead items in the front of the plane so that they can grab them on their way out. (I assume mostly men, because as a woman this seems like the most silly thing on earth to me.) No one is sitting in the front and trudging to the back of the plane to put their stuff up top.

    Lastly, first class is in the front. You pay more money, you get on the plane first. I have a personal theory that since if the plane crashes you’re much more likely to die if you’re sitting in the front, they want to get those people on the plane and happy, cause it may be one of the last things they do. Morbid.

    Hope that helped!

    Also, you’re awesome. Keep on keepin’ on.

  12. Oooh. I think I’ll try these tonight! I am soooo in love with my new ice cream maker! And I know I shouldn’t say this, but I HATE having to turn on the air conditioning. 🙁 I will do it only when the house gets over 80, and in part because it’s soooo freaking humid here it actually starts to do damage to the house (doors warp, etc). But it sucks to feel like you’re in a tomb when all you want is to let the fresh air into the house and hear the birds & let the sun shine in.

    1. I had a raw kale salad at a restaurant that gave me an idea. I had a recipe for a tangy, apple paleo coleslaw. I changed out the cabbage for raw kale. My whole family loves it. I think you can take any coleslaw or salad recipe and switch out the green stuff for raw kale.

  13. I just came to check if anyone had posted the answer to the plan question. I feel like we still don’t have a solid answer. Please share i a future blog post if you ever do finally get the question answered. Maybe the airline flight attendants and pilots don’t want you to know the answer…

  14. Love that you are using Kolat! One of my close friends is the owner of Kolat Super Foods. She makes the most delicious products 🙂

  15. Juli,
    This is a great recipe! My nephew has an egg and dairy allergy and has not had ice cream or any frozen treat in his life. Is there something other than an egg I could use instead so he can have ice cream? Going to the beach with them and would like to surprise him with this. THANKS so much and I love your blog!

  16. These look amazing. You’ve done us a real public service with this recipe.

    BTW. Freddie Prinze Jr. married Sarah Michelle Gellar like 10 years ago and they made two cute celebrity babies. I’m really pleased about this. I don’t really know why.

  17. Been waiting for you to post this since I saw it on IG!! Just to clarify, you don’t cook the ice cream mixture first? You just mix it together?

  18. Weird…I was just looking around your blog from way back…like 2011…I noticed how often you commented on the posts (like every one!). Then I noticed with this post I noticed you responding more often! I miss that JB keep it up! I love when you respond to your posts… 🙂

  19. hey juli

    i’m allergic to cashews.. what can i use to substitute..

    i be freddy prince is hanging out with andrew kegan.. remember him?!

  20. Wow see its winter now here in oz, which is just like a british summer really hahah still cold so I wont be cracking out these babies till December which is summer here. Ahh screw it who cares what the weather is like, they look delicious by the way cant wait to try and make them! but maybe not just yet. Thankyou for being so imaginative and coming up with new recipes all the time, love reading what you come up with. 🙂

  21. Airports and airplanes are a prime place for people watching that’s for sure. I’m always wondering what the people are doing, where they are going, and why they are wearing what they are wearing… Looks like I’ll have to break out my ice cream maker again. You are the reason I bought it in the first place with your chocolate “peanut butter” ice cream haha 🙂

  22. These look sooo good! I’ve just started Paleo…as in this week pretty much. I cleaned out my pantry and fridge last week. You would not believe the stuff I got rid of. Well I bet you would. I was left with nothing! I’ve started buying the staple ingredients I will need to make cool things…Coconut flour, creamed coconut, coconut milk, raw honey, coconut sugar, Ghee… In fact Im expecting an Amazon delivery today -whoa whoa. I’m having trouble with the sweets… I’m craving a cookie or ice cream. I’ve “cheated” each day with something sweet. I’m going to be making some yummy paleo cookies, brownies, whatever I can make to solve this problem. This first week has definitely been hard. Amazing to see all the junk I was eating, grabbing those easy pre packaged foods and snacks. I’m expecting the next couple weeks to be a challenge but as long as I can stay 80/20 I think I’m good. I can’t deprive myself!!
    Juli you are so freakin’ funny and I’m so glad I came across you site! You’re the best!!!! Keep the great posts coming! You’re an inspiration!

  23. In the words of Larry David, “There are two types of people that wear sunglasses indoors, blind people and a**holes”.

  24. You want to know how good you are at what you do…. I just paid $10 to have that Kolat stuff shipped to me in VA – $10!!
    But your picture of these made my mouth water and brought me back to my childhood days going to the DQ so I just had to have them!
    So far you’ve convinced me to buy many cookbooks and many products just from reading your amazing blog.
    I thank you, my stomach thanks you… (my wallet does not!)

  25. These look delicious. Also, just wanted to add a word regarding glasses inside. My daughter has to wear sunglasses inside on occasion because different types of light cause her to have seizures.

  26. Maybe dumb question….but it’s not a raw egg yolk in this is it?? Or cook a yolk and whisk it in? They look fantastic. Can’t wait to make them. Love and look forward to Ll your posts. Seriously the best thing that ever pops into my inbox!

  27. for those of us without an ice cream maker… could you start the layering process without ‘freezing’ the ice cream first?

  28. I made these this afternoon with a few variations (based on what was in my pantry). My boys were so surprised when I pulled them out of the freezer for dessert! They devoured them! Even the hubs loved them. Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. Another excellent recipe, Juli. I made these last night and left them to harden. I just finished enjoying one for dessert after dinner. Sooo good!

  30. Hi Juli,

    I am with you about the whole front loading a plane. So annoying. I used to work for Lufthansa (German Airline) and we always boarded from the back to the front. So much easier and time efficient – German you might say ;o) That way even those who have to haul their ridiculously over packed carry-on in the overhead compartment, can take their time doing so without making everyone else wait.

    The worst are the airlines who board by groups so all window seats board first and then all aisle seats. Now, who came up with that clusterf*ck of an idea.

    Anyway, lesson to be learned is fly Lufthansa non-stop from Denver to Germany and enjoy every second.

    Love what you do.

  31. These look awesome! I can’t wait to try this, my kids took one look and said, “You gotta make that!”
    Just one question though for future reference, is there any substitute to the coconut milk? I am new to this and there is so much coconut used in different recipes and we have weekly dinners with my father who is seriously allergic to all things coconut. (P.S. I love coconut so normally this is not a problem)

  32. Thunder on the Mountains


    Unfamiliar to ice cream, but quick (simple) question — if using raw cow dairy, could raw milk or raw cream work with this? I’ve seen “light” and “heavy” creams and seen some mention of “light” cream being best for ice cream.

    Any light to shed on this? (What kind, and how much, of raw cow dairy to substitute for the coconut milk?)

    Looking forward to making this. Many thanks!

    1. you could definitely use raw milk for this. i haven’t tried so i can’t speak from experience but i’m not sure why that wouldn’t work! and i would use the same amount as coconut milk

  33. So just whisk ingredients together and thats it? What about the egg yolk? you dont need to cook mix on stove or place in fridge before putting in ice cream maker?

    1. i just mixed the raw egg (i used a pastured, omega 3 enriched egg) so I didn’t have to worry about getting sick. but feel free to cook it down. it’s rich either way!

  34. Do you have any suggestions for alcohol-free vanilla extract? I’m pregnant, so it’s been hard having to avoid any recipe that calls for this ingredient. It’s even harder when you have sweet-tooth cravings like myself.

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