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Healthy Fudgsicles (Dairy-free, Soy-free)

These rich and creamy ice pops are deceptively healthy.

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Rather than relying on heavy dairy products, these pudding pops get their creamy texture from heart-healthy avocados!

Don’t worry if you’re not an avocado fan. The antioxidant-rich cacao powder will cover up any avocado taste, leaving you with a rich chocolate ice pop that tastes similar to a traditional fudgsicle! Just one avocado provides your body with vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, and potassium, along with all 18 essential amino acids necessary for the body to form a complete protein. You’ll also get a hefty boost of fiber with each bite!

Not bad for a frozen treat, right?

Healthy Fudgsicles (Dairy-free, Soy-free)
makes 4 ice pops

Adapted from this recipe

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup water, or more as needed for blending
pinch of sea salt

Directions:

Scoop the flesh of the ripe avocado into a blender, and combine with the rest of the ingredients. Blend well, and adjust the flavor to taste, keeping in mind that the final frozen ice pops will be slightly less-sweet in flavor. Because avocados can vary in taste, based on ripeness and variety, you may need to add more cocoa powder or maple syrup to create a rich, chocolate flavor that you enjoy. The resulting batter will be thick and pudding-like, but you can thin with additional liquid, if you prefer.

The beauty of making raw desserts is that you can taste as you go, so you’ll never have a recipe flop!

make pops

Transfer the chocolate batter to your ice pop mold (I use this one), insert the wooden popsicle sticks, and place in the freezer to set for at least 6 hours, or until frozen solid.

To remove the frozen ice pops, I like to fill my kitchen sink with hot water and submerge the molds for about 20 seconds to loosen. They should pop right out! Store in a sealed container in the freezer until ready to serve.

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Healthy Fudgsicles (Dairy-free, Soy-free)
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Serves: 4
 
A rich and creamy chocolate ice pop, featuring heart-healthy avocados and antioxidant-rich cacao powder.
Ingredients
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 3 Tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup water, or more as needed for blending
  • pinch of sea salt
Instructions
  1. Scoop the flesh of the ripe avocado into a blender, and combine with the rest of the ingredients.
  2. Blend well, and adjust the flavor to taste, keeping in mind that the frozen ice pops will be slightly less-sweet in flavor. Because avocados can vary in taste, based on ripeness and variety, you may need to add more cocoa powder or maple syrup to create a rich, chocolate flavor. The beauty of making raw desserts is that you can taste as you go, so you'll never have a recipe flop!
  3. Transfer the chocolate batter to your ice pop mold, insert the wooden popsicle sticks, and place in the freezer to set for at least 6 hours, or until frozen solid.
  4. To remove the frozen ice pops, I like to fill my kitchen sink with hot water and submerge the molds for about 20 seconds to loosen. They should pop right out!
  5. Store in a sealed container in the freezer until ready to serve.

Substitution Notes:

  • For an extra-boost of fiber, try using several Medjool dates as a sweetener instead of maple syrup. (You’ll need a high-speed blender for a smooth texture, in this case.)
  • For a sugar-free option, try sweetening with liquid stevia instead of maple syrup, to taste.
  • Traditional cocoa powder can be used instead of raw cacao powder.
  • Almond milk, or another non-dairy milk of choice, can be used instead of water, for an even creamier texture.
  • For added flavor, try adding 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon or a 3/4 cup of frozen cherries (like my favorite pudding!).

Enjoy!

Reader Feedback: Have you tried using avocado in creamy desserts before? I don’t even like avocados that much, but I can’t get enough of them in my Cherry Chocolate Pudding!

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