Growing up, one of my favourite summertime treats was the iconic fudgesicle. There are the ones with chocolate outer coating, and the ones that are simply fudge, and I was totally team fudge. One of my favourite desserts is any kind of ice-cream. Perfect for a warm summer day, or in the middle of snow storm; because let’s face it, ice-cream always tastes good.
This fudgesicle recipe is an incredibly delicious treat. It is super rich, and in my personal opinion, better than a classic fudgesicle. Don’t believe me? Try it out, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. These contain lots of healthy fats through the canned coconut milk and the avocado.
These fudgesicles are made from canned coconut milk and avocado as the base ingredients of the recipe. Coconut milk is a great source of healthy fats. Even though they are high in saturated fat which is often seen as the enemy, these medium chain fatty acids are fats that are easily absorbed in our bodies for energy, and the fats in coconut milk are perfectly healthy when consumed in moderation. Bet you haven’t heard that saying before.
Avocado. One of the most popular sources of healthy fats out there, and in my opinion, the most delicious as well. Avocados are a source of monounsaturated fats which contribute to a heart healthy diet. Perfect! We are helping our heart at the same time as we eat some yummy guac. It’s like the best of both worlds. However, if you aren’t an avocado lover like myself, you’re in luck for this recipe as you can’t taste any avocado. It just helps the fudgesicles become nice and creamy.
This dessert takes only 10 minutes to prep, which of course is always a win. All you’ll need are some popsicle molds, and a blender and you’re good to go.
Healthy Fudgesicle Recipe
Serves: 6-8 popsicles depending on your mold size Prep time: 10 minutes Freeze: 3+ hours
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 1/2 a ripe avocado
- 3/4 c raw cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp honey or maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Cut up avocado into small cubes and place in blender along with all other ingredients.
- Blend until no small bits of avocado remain. About 30 seconds.
- Pour the mix into your molds.
- Freeze for 3 or more hours.
- When you are ready to eat, run the popsicle mold under warm water for about 30 seconds and it should pop out nice and easy. Don’t pull too hard or the fudgesicle could get stuck in mold. That would be sad.
Based on 1 of 8 fudgesicles
Calories: 146 Total fat: 11g Sodium: 83mg Carbohydrates: 10g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 8g Protein: 3g