About this time last year I published a very popular recipe for almond & blueberry frozen fudge . Today I have a lovely new summer fudge-like recipe for you to experiment with. Say hello to these lemon cashew melts.
I can safely say these are flipping delicious! It’s amazing what a little fresh lemon zest can do to a recipe. It’s especially hot at the moment and so these can be a healthy alternative to ice cream or anything else a bit too sugary you might be craving in the heat.
The coconut oil means they’re full of healthy fats. The cashew butter is a source of protein to keep you fuller for longer and if you add cacao nibs like I did to a few, then you have the health benefits of cacao too. Winning all round. Oh and they’re fun, easy & incredibly quick to make.
I have used brown rice syrup to sweeten these but it’s a very small amount. When you’ve split the mixture up into portions the sugar content is very low and they tasted a nice sweet to me. Watch a helpful video on brown rice syrup vs. barley malt extract here.
Lemon cashew melts
Recipe adapted from www.detoxinista.com
Fills an 8-10 ice cube tray
- 3 tbls coconut oil (melted)
- 3 tbls cashew butter
- 1 tbls brown rice syrup
- 2 drops of vanilla extract
- zest of a lemon (approximately a teaspoons worth)
- pinch of salt
- cacao nibs (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients well in a bowl
- Spoon into the ice cube tray and sprinkle some with cacao nibs (or all if you wish)
- Freeze and they should be ready to eat in an hour
I know this recipe has a slightly unusual ingredient but I’d say it’s worth trying. For this recipe I used a cashew butter from www.myprotein.com that I recently reviewed here & I’m still working my way through. However, an oil free one would be preferable. I’ve found a brand called Hognuts that do them but I’ve not tried yet and they have a coconut butter blend which might change the taste of this recipe slightly. You can also get cashew butter on Ocado here or you can likely pick it up in your local specialist health food shop. Comment below if you have other golden cashew butter sources!
Do you like the sound of this recipe? Have you tried anything like this before? Let me know if you’re a fan and I’ll look to post a few more of these types of recipes in the future.