Avocado Fudgesicles

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Avocado Fudgesicles are cold and creamy, without using dairy. They’re the perfect summer treat, and you can whip them up in just minutes!

avocado fudgsicles on crushed ice

Why You’ll Love Them

  • They’re dairy-free. If you need to cut back on dairy, this is a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth, without real ice cream.
  • Naturally sweet. These healthy fudgesicles are sweetened with maple syrup, so they don’t require any refined sugar.
  • No coconut milk! I know a lot of dairy-free recipes call for coconut milk to achieve a creamy texture, but avocado provides a similar creaminess without the extra coconut flavor.
  • They’re easy to prepare. Just add the ingredients to a blender, blend until smooth, and pour into an ice pop mold to freeze until firm.
  • Allergy friendly. If you or a family member follows a special diet, these fudgesicles are vegan, paleo, gluten-free, and nut-free.

Plus, they taste amazing! My kids had a lot of patience while I took these photos, because they couldn’t wait to eat one.

bite taken from a fudgesicle

How to Make Them

  1. Blend. Add the 5 ingredients to a blender, and blend until you have a chocolate pudding consistency. Adjust any flavors to taste, adding more cacao powder or maple syrup, as you like. (Avocado flavor will vary each time, so sometimes you need to make tweaks to hide a particularly strong flavored avocado.)
  2. Pour. Add the mixture into popsicle molds.
  3. Freeze. Place the popsicle mold in the freezer to set until firm, about 6 to 8 hours.
  4. Enjoy! Submerge the bottom of the popsicle mold in warm water for 20 to 30 seconds to remove the fudgesicles from the ice pop mold, and enjoy right away!

You’re basically making a more watered-down version of chocolate avocado pudding with this recipe, and freezing it. It’s a great way to preserve any avocado that you need to use up. You add more water to this recipe, to achieve a similar texture to store-bought Fudgesicles. (If the pudding is too thick, the frozen popsicles get a little messier.)

Speaking of, I bet frozen avocado would work in this recipe, too. It will probably even speed the freezing time, since the avocado will already be cold.

avocado fudgesicle batter added to ice pop mold

Flavor Variations

Want to change up the flavor? Try these additions.

  • Peanut butter. Peanut butter + chocolate is the perfect match if you ask me. Try adding 2 to 4 tablespoons, and taste the mixture as you go.
  • Frozen cherries. If you’ve tried my Cherry Chocolate Pudding, you know that cherries totally hide the avocado flavor. Add in 1/2 cup + 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract for a delicious alternative.
  • Coffee. You can use brewed coffee instead of the water in this recipe to make a mocha-flavored fudgesicle. Or try adding a couple of teaspoons of instant coffee, if you prefer. Be sure to adjust the sweetness to taste, to account for the bitterness of the coffee.

The sky is the limit! I’d love to hear about any other flavor combinations that you try with this recipe.

several avocado fudgsicles laying on crushed ice

More Avocado Recipes

Have more avocado to use up? Try one of these!

avocado fudgsicles with chocolate shavings on top

avocado fudgsicles on crushed ice
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Avocado Fudgesicles

Avocado Fudgesicles are cold and creamy, without using dairy! They are the perfect healthy fudgesicle when you want a naturally-sweetened treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword avocado fudgesicle, healthy
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 9
Calories 96kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the avocado, cacao powder, maple syrup, vanilla, and water to a blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, then adjust any flavoring to taste. You can add more cacao powder for a darker chocolate flavor, or more maple syrup for a sweeter flavor.
    avocado fudgesicle batter in blender
  • Pour the mixture into an ice pop mold. The number of pops will vary based on the size of your mold and the size of your avocado. I usually get 8 to 9 pops from this mixture.
    avocado fudgesicle batter added to ice pop mold
  • Freeze until the fudgesicles are solid, about 6 to 8 hours. Submerge the popsicle mold in warm water for 20 to 30 seconds to help the pops release from the mold. Serve frozen right away, for the best texture. These ice pops should store well in the mold, or in an airtight container in the freezer, for up to 2 months.
    finished fudgesicles on ice and bite taken out

Notes

Nutrition information is for 1 of 9 fudgesicles. This is automatically calculated, and is just an estimate, not a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 222mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

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Bobbi Kenow

what’s the difference between raw cacao powder and cocoa powder? Just curious ๐Ÿ™‚

    Megan

    Raw cacao powder is thought to be less-processed, maintaining more of the minerals and antioxidants found in cacao beans. Dutch-process cocoa powder is made from cacao beans that have been washed with a potassium solution, to neutralize their acidity. Flavor-wise, they are pretty similar, which is why they can be used interchangeably in most recipes. (Except for certain baking recipes where you need a specific reaction with baking soda.)

    angelica

    raw cacao butter has more of the nutritional benefits intact, it still contains all the good fats because it’s been minimally processed and no added ingredients. also, taste and texture are different. i’d try to find fair-trade, organic raw cacao powder.

N

Hmmm.. I wonder if these would work subbing chocolate protein powder for the cacao? I’ll have to try it!

Heather McKay

Any suggestions for avocado alternative. I find I’m sensitive to avocado and bananas…but this looks so good! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Megan

    I would suggest using bananas as a substitute, so avoiding both of those makes it difficult! Please let us know if you have any luck with a different fruit or vegetable puree…

      Heather McKay

      That’s what I figured…: ) I will definitely let you know. I’ve loved everything I’ve made from your site…thanks for all you do and keep up the great work!

        Debra

        Mashed sweet potato might work.

        Dawn the Stylist

        Hey- I agree with the beans as a substitute, chick peas/garbanzo beans, and pintos are fairly low on flavor and would work. I was also thinking that boiled sweet potato may work as well. Just a thought! hope you find something, I can’t wait to go try these!

    Erika DiPietro

    you might want to try something like black beans. It might sound disgusting, but I have made black bean brownies and they taste great.

    Abbi*tarian

    Heather, I wonder, if a pumpkin puree or a nut butter would have a similar consistency? Of course they would change the flavor quite bit! I hope you find a good fit!

    Thank you, Megan, for this recipe; I’m sure it will be delicious! I agree with Heather – thank you for all you do!

    Susan

    I make a black bean brownie that is fantastic. Maybe try black beans.

    Stacy Mundell

    I’ve had good luck using pureed pumpkin.

    Cla2090

    Why not use a silky tofu, there are some in the Asian market that are in tubes due to the creamy consistency. I have used the tubes of tofu to put into lasagna, smoothies, etc. without anyone figuring it out in my family, or in others that the kids refused veggies, tofu, and the like.

    Cla2090

    Of course, adding tofu wrecks the “soy free” aspect of the recipe. Sorry. Maybe that’s one you can use? I hope so. Otherwise a “pudding” could be made, extra thick, to add in?I’d use almond milk, and whatever thickener agrees with you, such as organic non-gmo cornstarch, add in your sweetener to the pudding part prior to mixing the remainder of the ingredients.

Svetoslava Trifonova

Hello,

you may try with apricots or cantaloupe. If you are doing it with cantaloupe you don`t need to add water as it has enought, and maybe add some almond butter ๐Ÿ™‚

Linda

Awesome! I got up and made this straight away – the unfrozen version tastes awesome – even my 17 y.o daughter thought so:) Can’t wait to try it tomorrow:) Thanks Megan.

jodye @ chocolate and chou fleur

What a great idea! I’ve long been a fan of avocado chocolate mousse, but freezing it will make the perfect summer treat! Thanks for the recipe!

Susan

I made these this afternoon and had one tonight — SOOOO delish! Thanks for a great recipe!

Kathleen Ann Quinlan

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Corinne

I just have to tell you that since I was introduced to your website, I’ve found some wonderful recipes for my 2 boys who have food allergies. This fudgsicle recipe is awesome. My boys rave over these and I love that they’re getting all those excellent nutrients from the avocado while eating something fun. I also recently tried the coconut whipped cream recipe and it was delish. My older son who has a dairy allergy was beside himself while eating his kosher brownie with WHIPPED CREAM!! It made me so happy to be able to give him something that he had been asking for for a while. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m looking forward to trying more dairy free recipes here. Keep up the good work!

Susan

Haven’t eaten them frozen yet but the batter was delicious! Was disappointed it only filled 3 molds, though.

Penny

I ended up making these with 4 dates (should have used more aand let them soften in the milk longer, since they didn’t totally blend in), 1 tb raw honey, 1/2 avocado (they are huge!) and 1 cup home made almond milk. This is the first time that I found an avocado dessert appealing, so yay for progress!

Diane

I’ve tried the avocado base for cocoa recipes twice now and don’t care for it the taste…any suggestions on an avocado sub that would make smoothies, ‘cheesecake’ and fudgsicles creamy?

Elizabeth

Would agave nectar work instead of maple syrup?

Susan Younkin

Thank you for this recipe! We just made it with banana instead of avocado (slight intolerance in the family). It is so good!

Ellen

Thanks for the recipe. These are delicious!

Remy

Finally something without nuts, thank you!! I will try this recipe today!

Lisa | Mummy Made.It

You are so right! Avocado is the perfect sneaky ingredient! By boys love these…even when it’s not hot outside!

The Yummy Lounge

very very delicious and mouth watering…Thanks for sharing.

Paige

This is soooooo good!!! I did it exactly with the measurements that you said and they were spot on. Absolutely the right amount of creaminess and sweetness and wonderfulness. I was making chocolate mousse for my family so I went ahead and put it in the freezer but for short amount of time and it came out as this wonderful Rich pudding. I felt like the rest of my family was missing out

Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming

how many medjool dates would you recommend using if that’s the only sweetener?? can’t wait to try this out!!!

LL

Wow, these are so yummy! The recipe as written tastes like nice dark chocolate pudding – amazing.

On my second batch I was tweaking to taste and they ended up tasting exactly like chocolate ice cream!! I used unsweetened vanilla almond milk for the liquid, reduced the cocoa slightly, and added a bit of honey for extra sweetness. You can taste the avocado very slightly in the mix, but not at all once it’s frozen. Thanks for a great recipe – I can’t stop eating them!!:)

PoohBear11778

Hey Megan,
Your site is awesome. I’m loving all these healthy recipes.
Question-could I add peanut butter to these for a chocolate peanut butter taste?
Thank you!

    Megan Gilmore

    Sure!

Jaime

I finally made these and they were a hit with all three of my boys! I told them I wouldn’t tell them the ingredients until they tasted them first. My oldest said, “Mom, we love zucchini bread, so I think we can handle it. Tell us!” He doesn’t like avocado normally, but he (and the rest of us, too) loved it!

My molds might be smaller or my avocado bigger because I got 6 popsicles.

Thanks for another great recipe! I’ve loved every recipe I’ve made from you!

Nora

Hi Megan, these are good ! It only made three for me though. I love Diana’s Banana babies but they are expensive. This is a great healthy alternative. I’ll try the peanut butter ones next !

Danielle

hi! i used one banana instead of one avocado. it didnt produce much, i added one more banana and another 1/2 cup water, it still only produced four popsicles.

Any ideas?

Ruth

Hi Megan! I want to make these but was wondering if I could substitute some of the maple syrup with stevia? Was thinking of doing 1 tbsp maple syrup and sweeten to taste with stevia. Thoughts? Thanks!

Kim

This were pretty good. My 10 year old daughter and i made them and she ate them.

June

Hello Megan
Am loving these avocado recipes!!!!!!Wonderful and to the point, tHANKS!!!!!!!!!

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