Summers here, and it’s HOT! For all the chocolate lovers out there, here are some healthy, sweet tooth soothers that can take care of 2 things at once! Fudgesicles are the best way to eat chocolate in the heat. They make an excellent healthy snack if they have the right ingredients. Great for kids and adults too!
I have compiled 3 different choices to suit anyone – raw foodies, vegan, vegetarian, sugarless and dairy-less. These are basically frozen pudding. You can experiment and share your recipes too! I have a pudding in my recipes, but I’m not including it because it’s not chocolate but if you would like to check it out, you can make a ice pop from it too, see it here.
1. RaW-vo-cacao Fudgesicles; raw, sugarless, vegan friendly
8 medjool dates, pitted
½ cup water
3 medium avocados, pitted
1 cup coconut milk
1/8 tsp. unrefined sea salt
¼ cup honey
5 Tbs. cacao or cocoa powder (1-2 Tbs. more if you like it very chocolaty!)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Put dates and water in the blender or food processor and let soak for 30 minutes to an hour. Make sure the dates are covered with water. This is done to soften the dates.
- After soaking the dates, add the rest of the ingredients and blend until very smooth and creamy. If it’s too thick, add a little more coconut milk or water.
Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze for at least 6 hours.
This can be eaten as a raw pudding too!
2. Chocolate Coconut Creamsicles
1/3 Cup of arrowroot powder (or organic cornstarch)
1/3 Cup of chocolate (unsweetened), or cocoa powder
pinch of unrefined salt
4 Cups of coconut milk
1/3 Cup natural sweetener; honey, maple syrup, or organic cane sugar
1/4 Cup dried small coconut flakes
1 teaspoon vanilla
- Place the arrowroot powder, cocoa powder, and salt together in a medium size pot and whisk. Make sure there are not lumps.
- Slowly add the coconut milk while whisking the powders and milk together until there are no lumps.
- Heat on med-high while constantly stirring, when it begins to thicken, add sweetener and coconut flakes. Do not leave it unattended, it will burn the bottom of the pan!
- When it becomes thick and the first bubbles pop, take it off the heat
- Then add in the vanilla. Pour into Popsicle molds and leave for at least 3 hours, or until frozen.
Can be eaten as a pudding too.
2 Cups milk of your choice; raw milk, almond or coconut
½ Cup chia seeds
3 Tbs. coco powder
4 Tbs. natural sweetener – honey, maple syrup, or organic cane sugar; succanat or rapadura.
1. In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients for 3 – 5 minutes (depending on the strength of you machine) until it is the consistency of a thick pudding .
Pour into Popsicle molds and freeze for about 3 hours or until frozen.