Delicious creamy and frosty homemade fudgesicles are just like store-bought, but made with nutritious whole foods including avocado. Also super kid friendly as well as refined sugar free, and without dairy.
Like a creamy pudding on a stick, this homemade fudgesicles recipe are kind of like chocolate ice cream. Making them homemade is super easy and inexpensive with ingredients you probably have on hand, an avocado and unsweetened cocoa powder.
These popsicles are chocolate flavor, but similar in texture to my cauliflower rainbow popsicles in that a veggie provides the texture. Another chocolate popsicle you might enjoy is my cookies and cream popsicle only these are studded with Oreos instead of veggies. Still healthier though, full of protein, like most of my popsicle recipes.
Why You'll Love These
Wholesome ingredients. This 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.
Healthier copycat fudgesicle. This homemade popsicles 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. A homemade version is healthier, especially this one made with avocado.
Beyond easy to make. Just blend up the mixture, pour in 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 sweet from maple syrup, so no refined sugars here.
- Popsicle Mold.
- Popsicle sticks.
Coconut milk. Use full-fat from a can, and chilled so the liquids and fats don't separate - you need both in this recipe.
Dairy-free milk. You need additional liquid, but to reduce the fat, I used milk here, although water would also work.
Cocoa powder. You can also use cacao powder which is healthier but more expensive.
Chocolate chips. Use at least 70% cacao for the nutrients.
Avocado. Use a fresh, soft ripe avocado.
How to Make
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. If it's not chocolatey enough, you can even add more chocolate chips, loose this time.
Step 3: Pour. Pour the chocolate mixture into a 10-popsicle mold.
Step 4: Freeze. Put the popsicle mold in the freezer for thirty minutes, then insert sticks and freeze until solid, about 4 hours or overnight. If you use my mold, there is cover so you can insert sticks immediately.
Step 5: Remove. Run hot water over the bottom of the mold to loosen the popsicles enough so you can then yank them out.
Store the frozen fudgesicles in a sealed container in the freezer for up to a month.
Substitutions & Variations
Instead of avocado, use a pear or a banana.
Instead of coconut cream, use any milk. The higher the fat, the creamier the popsicle.
Instead of melting the chocolate chips, just fold them into the batter and there will be a chocolate chip crunch in every bite.
As a variation, swap the coffee for peanut butter for a Reese's cup twist.
1. This recipe makes ten fudgesicles.
2. Try using quality chocolate - both the unsweetened cocoa powder, and the chocolate chips. The quality of the chocolate will dictate the flavor of these pops.
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.
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- 1 can coconut milk canned, full fat
- ⅔ cup dairy-free milk
- 1 avocado
- 3 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tablespoon coffee brewed or instant granules
- 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 molds, pop the mold in the freezer for 30 minutes, then insert sticks. If you don't have a popsicle mold, use paper cups.
- Freeze the fudgesicles 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 a month.
Can you make this without avocado or is there a substitute?
Tania | Fit Foodie Nutter
What a perfect healthy recipe for the summer season Dee! They give a great sunny weekend in the U.K. this week so I must hurry up and make these beauties for the family!
Hi Tania! Thank you, yes they are such a great family recipe with that sneaky avocado! Dee xx
They look so delicious Dee! I love that you added avocado. It makes them so creamy and healthy 😍💚
Thanks so much Ela!