Healthy Fudgesicles

Okay.  I’m in love with popsicles.

Healthy Fudgesicles recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

And, well, chocolate, too for that matter. Put them together and I’m a happy camper.

But — wait — these are *gasp* healthy chocolate popsicles?!?


Healthy Fudgesicles recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Growing up, I absolutely loved fudgsicles.  Like — if we had a box of 6 or 7 of them, they wouldn’t be safe in my presence. Let’ just say you may not find them in the freezer the next time you went to look for them.  Heehee.

Healthy Fudgesicles recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

There was something so soothing and delicious about a creamy, chewy, chocolate frozen fudgesicle that I just couldn’t resist.

Umm…  And gummy bears.  And Jelly Beans.  And Sour Patch Kids.  Man, apparently, I was a kid who liked her sweets! Totally over that now.

Healthy Fudgesicles recipe and images by Lacey Baier, a sweet pea chef

Here’s a healthy, dairy-free version of my beloved fudgesicle — packed full of protein, vitamins and cold, tasty, chocolate goodness.

Quite a yummy summer treat!

***Please note: Thanks to some informed readers who shared that whey protein (found in protein shake powder) tends to contain lactose, which is a dairy product. This recipe can easily be made to be dairy-free depending on the brand/type of protein powder you use. Many protein powders do contain lactose, but the protein powder I recommend (below) is actually lactose-free.

Healthy Fudgesicles

2 scoops chocolate whey protein powder (I recommend this one)
1 cup chocolate almond milk
1/2 cup plain almond milk
1 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder (or cacao if you have it)
1 tsp. dehydrated coffee granules (or 2 tbsp. prepared coffee)
5-6 ice cubes


Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Pour mixture into freezable molds and freeze for 3-5 hours to set, depending on the size of your mold. If you don’t have popsicle molds, just fill some paper or plastic cups and add popsicle sticks after they have been in the freezer for 2-3 hours (this will help with keeping the popsicle sticks straight in the popsicles).

Once frozen, run cup/mold under warm running water for a few seconds to loosen.


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    I am a bee keeper and just opened a deli… I have around 75 bee hives. I’d like to make my own honey ice cream. Would you help. Check out my webpage. I have looked for recipes but they just don’t come out creamy.. Can you help me. I’m located in NJ.
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    • says

      Hi Sallie! Wow, that’s awesome about your honey and deli. If you’d be interested in sending me some of your honey to try to create a recipe for you, I’d be happy to help. Honey ice cream sounds delicious :)

  3. Abra says

    Good idea, if you’re into zone it’s like a 1 block snack. Always looking for a healthier sweet option.

  4. Kristine says

    What Jen said is true – wouldn’t want anyone making these for someone with a dairy allergy! Please consider re-labeling!

    A good non-dairy protein is “genuine health- vegan proteins +” (chocoate flavour).

    • says

      Thanks for the info. You’re correct that many whey protein (shake) powders do contain lactose (a dairy product), but the protein powder I recommend is actually lactose free. Better safe than sorry to mention this info, though.

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