Vegan Chocolate Fudge Popsicles Recipe with Avocado and Nuts

chocolate fudge popsicles

Creamy and cool, chocolate fudge popsicles are a perfect match for hot summer days. Upgrade your afternoon treat with our delicious DIY version of the famous Fudgsicle®. Our popsicles are made with real chocolate, fresh avocado, and lower-calorie nut milk – along with less sugar and less saturated fat.

Popsicle Toppers & Alternatives

Top off your chocolate fudge pops with your favorite toasted nuts to add a little pizzazz. We like almonds, but pecans, walnuts, and cashews work just as well. You could also add some toasted coconut flakes and/or chocolate chips, with or without the nuts – or skip the topper altogether for a simple, smooth and creamy treat.

You can also replace the avocado with a ripe banana for a new spin on the recipe. True chocoholics may want to dip the finished, frozen popsicles in melted chocolate for a rich and decadent treat!

Popsicle Planning & Preparation

Read through the entire recipe before you begin, and make sure that you have all the supplies that you need. You’ll be using a few different cooking pots, along with a blender and/or food processor. You’ll also need popsicle sticks and a popsicle mold – or you can always get creative and use ice cube trays, paper cups, or plastic yogurt containers.

This recipe makes 10 chocolate fudge pops using a mold for ½ cup popsicles, the standard size.

Ingredients

2 ½ cups unsweetened nut milk – almond, cashew, or hazelnut (chocolate if available)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch cocoa powder
½ cup coconut sugar
4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon Kosher salt
1 medium, ripe avocado
½ cup chopped, toasted nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews or pecans)

Directions:

  1. Prepare your ingredients. Peel the avocado and remove the pit, and chop the bittersweet chocolate finely.
  1. Mix your nut milk, cornstarch, cocoa powder and coconut sugar together in a medium-size pan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, whisking frequently. Once the mixture is boiling, cook for one minute or until it thickens. Keep whisking!
  1. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in your chopped chocolate. Whisk the mixture until the chocolate is completely melted.
  1. Set your pot that contains the chocolate fudge mixture into a larger pot that is filled with ice in order to cool everything down slowly. Stir frequently until the mixture is cool, which will take about 15-20 minutes.
  1. Pour the cooled chocolate mixture into a blender. Add your vanilla extract, salt, and avocado flesh to the mix, and blend until everything is smooth and creamy.
  1. Sprinkle the bottom of 10 half-cup popsicle molds with a large pinch of your toasted nuts, and then slowly pour in your chocolate fudge mixture until full.
  1. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze until firm, which will take about three hours. Enjoy!

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Chocolate fudge popsicle image via Shutterstock

 

Shilo Urban

Shilo first became interested in conscious living when she found herself working simultaneously at a mom-and-pop natural food store and a farm for endangered livestock breeds on the coast of Maine. After residing in Austin, New Zealand, Paris, Seattle, and Los Angeles, she now lives in Fort Worth, Texas where she works as a freelance writer. Her passions include international travel and wiener dogs.