These creamy healthy fudgesicles are prepared in 5 minutes with delicious whole foods in your kitchen right now. A refreshing family friendly treat that is rich and chocolatey, as well as high in protein and fiber.
Healthy fudgesicles are easily prepared by blending a few healthy ingredients at home. These chocolate popsicles taste like a creamy chocolate pudding on a stick. Making them homemade is super easy and inexpensive with ingredients you probably have on hand, including milk, an avocado (or banana), chocolate and cocoa powder.
These chocolate popsicles depend on the melted chocolate for the sweetener so they are more chocolatey than sweet, although sweetness can be tweaked. These fudgesicles are not only delicious but also dairy free, vegan and gluten free. Similar in texture to my cookies and cream popsicle, these healthy fudgesicles are high in protein and fiber much like many of my popsicle recipes. And like my chocolate avocado tart, they contain avocado.
Why You'll Love These
Wholesome ingredients. This chocolate popsicle is made of avocado which supports nearly every cellular process in the body, coconut milk which contains energizing and heart-healthy MCTS, as well as cocoa and other whole foods.
Copycat fudgesicle. This homemade fudgesicle is a copycat version of the Popsicle Company's Fudgesicle launched in 1946. That treat is a fudgy sweet popsicle made of high fructose corn syrup, palm oil, refined sugar, and a bunch of chemicals. This homemade version is healthier, especially with avocado or banana.
Easy to make. Just blend up the mixture, pour in popsicle molds and wait for them to freeze. The waiting is the hardest part.
Allergy friendly & dairy-free. These fudgesicles are dairy-free, vegan, gluten-free, and even nut-free. They are naturally sweetened by the chocolate you choose or by the addition of a banana or even maple syrup if you so choose.
- Measuring cups, spoons
- Popsicle Mold
Coconut milk. Use full-fat from a can, and at room temperature so the liquids and fats don't separate - you need both in this recipe.
Dairy-free milk. I used almond milk here, but any milk works.
Cocoa powder. You can also use cacao powder which is healthier but more expensive.
Chocolate chips, melted. Use semi-sweet chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate bar) or sweeter. There is no sugar in this recipe, so this melted chocolate is your sweetener. You can also just add the chips unmelted and add ⅓ cup maple syrup (or honey for not vegan) instead.
Avocado. Use a fresh, soft ripe avocado. An avocado provides nutrients and fiber as well as a creamy texture, but a banana works as well if you'd prefer and makes your fudgesicle sweeter.
See the recipe card at the bottom for full information on ingredients and quantities.
Step by Step Instructions
For more detail, visit the complete recipe at the bottom of this post, but here are general steps.
Step 1: Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave at one minute.
Step 2: Blend. Add all ingredients to a blender and process until creamy. Taste the mixture. If it's not sweet enough, add maple syrup.
Step 3: Pour. Pour the chocolate mixture into a 10-popsicle mold.
Step 4: Freeze. Insert sticks, and put the mold in the freezer for about 4 hours or overnight.
Step 5: Remove. Run hot water over the bottom of the mold to loosen the popsicles enough so you can then yank them out.
Substitutions & Variations
Instead of using melted chocolate to sweeten the fudgesicle, add ⅓ cup maple syrup and add the chips unmelted to provide a chocolate chip crunch in every bite.
Instead of avocado, use a pear or a banana.
Instead of coconut cream, use any milk. The higher the fat, the creamier the popsicle.
As a variation, swap the coffee for peanut butter for a Reese's cup twist.
1. This recipe makes ten fudgesicles.
2. Use semi sweet chocolate chips or sweeter. There is no sugar in these popsicles so the sweet flavor comes from the melted chocolate. Or you can add maple syrup if you taste the mixture and it seems not sweet enough.
3. Once you pull the pops out of the mold, lay them on parchment paper and refreeze right away because sometimes pulling them out of the mold defrosts them slightly.
Store the frozen fudge popsicles in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 6 months.
These fudgesicles usually freeze in about 4 hours.
Run the bottom of the mold under hot water and tug at each popsicle. Lay the popsicle on a pan lined with parchment paper or wax paper and put in the freezer for a minute before packing them in a sealed container.
Yes! This recipe is vegan, gluten free and dairy free yet is creamy and flavorful so even those who don't have any dietary restrictions will love them.
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Make Fudge Popsicles
- Add the chocolate chips to a pyrex glass measuring cup or other microwave safe container, and microwave at 60 seconds to melt.1 cup chocolate chips*
- Add all the ingredients including melted chocolate into a blender, and process until smooth.1 can coconut milk, ⅔ cup dairy-free milk, 1 avocado, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 tablespoon coffee, 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
- Pour the mixture into the mold. Insert sticks. If you don't have a popsicle mold, use paper cups.
- Freeze the fudge popsicles 4 hours or overnight.
- To remove the fudgesicles, run the bottom of the mold under hot water at a faucet, then tug each pop until they slide out.
- Store popsicles in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 6 months.