4-Ingredient Healthy Fudgesicles | Perfect Frozen Sweet Treat

Did you love fudgesicles as a kid?  Now, you can make these delicious and healthy fudgesicles using just 4 ingredients any time you want. 

Healthy Fudgesicles | Now, you can make these delicious and healthy fudgesicles using just 4 ingredients any time you want. | A Sweet Pea Chef

Okay. I’m in love with popsicles.

And, well, chocolate too, for that matter.

If you are a chocolate fan like I am, putting popsicles and chocolate together to make fudgesicles will make you a very happy camper.

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

Making healthy fudgesicles at home is possible! How about that? Awesome, right?

Overhead View Of Blender About To Blend 4 Ingredients Together To Make The Healthy Fudgesicle Mixture OverHead View Of Blender With Mixed Ingredients, Ready To Pour Into Molds For Healthy Fudgesicles

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

But this was only when I was a kid. Not at all as an adult. Shhh.

There’s just something so soothing and delicious about a creamy, chewy, chocolate frozen fudgesicle that I just can’t resist. So – why not just make them healthy and fix the whole guilt-that-I’m-eating-something-bad-for-me thing? Seems reasonable!

Pouring The Healthy Fudgesicle Mixture From The Blender Into A Metal Popsicle Mold To Prepare To Freeze

So… I’m here to give you a healthy fudgesicle recipe of my beloved childhood fudgesicle that is also dairy-free. The homemade fudgesicles are packed with fudgy chocolate goodness and they are sweet, cool, and creamy! And, did I mention these are vegan fudgesicles? Even better, I know!

Quite a yummy summer treat you must try!

HOW DO YOU MAKE HOMEMADE FUDGESICLES?

Even as a kid, I always wondered how you make homemade fudgesicles. I thought, if I could just make these at home, I could have them all the time. They seemed so simple, yet so perfect.

So… how do you make homemade fudge pops?

The good news is making your own homemade fudgesicles is actually quite easy. You just need to blend together some simple ingredients in a blender (or by hand, if you prefer) and then pour the mixture into a popsicle mold. See? Super easy.

I love my popsicle mold (which you can buy here if you’re interested), but you could even use plastic cups and then pop the popsicles right out of the cups.

Cropped Shot Of Healthy Fudgesicles Up Close

Are Fudgesicles Vegan or Gluten Free?

The great thing about homemade fudgesicles is they can easily accommodate most dietary restrictions. For example, this healthy fudgesicle recipe is vegan because I chose to use pure maple syrup instead of raw honey. However, you could also use agave nectar if you prefer. Any sweetener will work, but I tend to use coconut sugar, pure maple syrup, or raw honey — depending on the recipe.

I like the flavor the pure maple syrup adds to this homemade fudgesicles recipe, but you can choose what works best for you. To learn more about what sweeteners you can use on a clean diet, you can read this post.

I also chose to use full-fat coconut milk in this recipe, as opposed to plain greek yogurt, but either would work. The coconut milk makes the recipe a little creamier and is naturally sweeter than the greek yogurt. Plus, if you’re wanting to make vegan fudgesicles, coconut milk is the way to go. You could also use lighter (refrigerated) coconut milk, but the popsicles won’t be nearly as creamy and smooth.

As for gluten, these popsicles are gluten-free so no need to worry about that, either.

How Many Calories Are In A Fudgesicle?

Ever wondered how many calories are in a fudgesicle? Me too!

I researched the original Fudgesicle we used to buy at the grocery store’s frozen aisle. The popsicles are each 100 calories in those packs.

But, we all know it’s not all about the calories.

So, what else is in the popsicles?

Well, the ingredients listed, in this order: Nonfat Milk, Sugar, Whey, Corn Syrup Solids, High Fructose Corn Syrup, Water, Palm Oil, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Tricalcium Phosphate, Mono And Diglycerides, Cellulose Gum, Guar Gum, Malted Barley Extract, Salt, Polysorbate 80, Polysorbate 65, and Carrageenan

See? It’s not ALL about the calories. Unfortunately, even though the original is pretty low in calories, look at all the processed ingredients! We’re eating corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, palm oil, refined sugar, and a bunch of other highly processed ingredients. Hard to feel good about that.

In contrast, my healthy fudgesicle recipe just has 4 ingredients: full fat coconut milk, dark cocoa powder, pure maple syrup, and pure vanilla extract.

Pretty big difference.

Closer In Than Birds Eye View Of Healthy Fudgesicles With One Melting On A Marble Pastry Board

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FREEZE FUDGESICLES?

The time fudgesicles have to stay in the freezer depends on the type of mold you are using. For conventional molds that have built-in sticks, 5 hours in the freezer is the ideal time. Make sure to check they are frozen through and let them sit in the freezer for another hour if they are not.

If you don’t have a conventional mold for homemade fudgesicles and you have to add sticks, freeze the fudgesicles for 2 hours or until they are partially frozen and then slide the sticks in the center of the popsicles. The sticks should stand on their own. If they don’t, freeze the fudgesicles for another half an hour. After you placed the sticks, freeze the fudgesicles for another 3 hours.

Extra tip for my fudgesicle lovers ––> place the mold in the back of the freezer. The temperature is at its coldest there and you won’t have unpleasant surprises with your favorite summer treats!

HOW LONG ARE FUDGESICLES GOOD IN THE FREEZER?

Store bought ones can be stored in the freezer for up to 8 months. However, since these are healthy fudgesicles that are not made with processed ingredients, you can’t store them for such a long period of time.

You can leave the fudgesicles in their molds for up to a week, however, it is best to remove them from the mold within a day so they won’t lose their texture and color.  After un-molding them, wrap the fudgesicles in storage bags and store them in the freezer for 3 to 4 weeks.

Overhead Birds Eye View Of Two Metal Bowls Holding The Frozen Healthy Fudgesicles And Ice To Keep Them Cold

More Yummy Healthy Popsicle Recipes!

As your friend, I highly recommend you try out these other healthy popsicle recipes to make this summer even better:

  • Watermelon Mint Popsicles: Watermelon Mint Popsicles are the most refreshing summer treat. Made with sweet and super juicy watermelon, fresh sweet mint, and a squeeze of lemon, the popsicles are such a delicious and easy to make summer treat for the little ones. But the adults will love them just as much.
  • Orange Creamsicles: Made with only 3 ingredients, these Orange Creamsicles are a healthy summer treat with orange and coconut flavors. The sweet cream on the inside and the orange on the outside make these creamsicles not only refreshing but also delicious. The homemade Orange Creamsicles are nutritious and healthy compared to the ones you can buy at the grocery store.

I hope this post has made you hungry for a sweet treat down memory lane.  Try making your own homemade healthy fudgesicles at home and see just how easy it is.  If you do, share how it went in the comments below or tag #asweetpeachef on Instagram to show me how yummy it looks!

Healthy Fudgesicles Recipe Video

4.43 from 7 votes
Healthy Fudgesicles - Square Recipe Preview Image
Healthy Fudgesicles
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
4 hrs
Total Time
4 hrs 10 mins
 

Did you love fudgesicles as a kid? Now, you can make these delicious and healthy fudgesicles using just 4 ingredients any time you want.

Categories: Clean Eating. Gluten-Free, Dessert, Ice Cream, Kid-Friendly, Paleo, Sweet Treat
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: fudgesicle, fudgesicle recipe, homemade fudgesicles
Servings: 6 popsicles
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier
Ingredients
  • 1 13.5 oz. can full fat coconut milk, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

  2. Pour the mixture into a popsicle mold.

  3. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Fudgesicles
Amount Per Serving (1 popsicle)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 107
% Daily Value*
Fat 11.9g18%
Saturated Fat 8.9g45%
Sodium 12mg1%
Carbohydrates 17.9g6%
Fiber 3.7g15%
Sugar 10.9g12%
Protein 3.5g7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

30 thoughts on “4-Ingredient Healthy Fudgesicles | Perfect Frozen Sweet Treat

  1. 5 stars
    These are incredible!! I love anything chocolate, so this gives me a healthier and cheaper alternative to anything store bought. Thank you so much for the recipe!

  2. Hi, Lacey!
    I recently discovered your website and I’m so excited to try your recipes. They look yummyyyy!
    I have a question. When your recipes call for full fat coconut milk (like in this recipe) what’s the fat percentage I’m looking for at the supermarket? I saw there’s a range that goes from 5 to 22%.
    Thanks in advance!!
    Chana

    1. Hi, Chana. The coconut milk that comes in a can, not a box/carton, on the grocery store shelves. There’s usually full-fat and reduced fat. You definitely want all the creaminess of full-fat here.

  3. 5 stars
    Fabulous recipe, thank you!

    I didn’t have enough molds, so I stored the remaining mixture in a mason jar in the fridge. 48 hours later, I went to pour the mixture in molds and it was no longer a liquid but a custard. Oh my goodness, amazing…eating it out of the mason jar now.

    1. Oat milk is very low in fat and does not have the creamy consistency of coconut milk die to the fat content in it . It may work, but would not be nearly as rich and delicious. Try it and see!

  4. 5 stars
    Even though I substituted 1% dairy milk to keep the fat and sodium as low as possible – which obviously changed the texture! – the flavour is awesome. They’re more like a really really great chocolate popsicle. I’m going to try them using vanilla yogurt next time. Thanks for the great recipe! (my “popsicle” actually works out to a pretty healthy summer treat 🙂

  5. Id love to make these but am diabetic. If i make them with stevia, and just “drop” the syrup, will that work? How much stevia you recommend? Great idea!

    1. Yes, that should work well. I wouldn’t recommend using too much – just enough to make it taste sweet enough for you. I’d start with 1 tsp and then add from there – you can taste it before you freeze it to make sure you have the perfect amount.

  6. Thanks for your site. I was wondering if I can use stevia for a sweetner and skim or low fat milk.
    Again thanks!L

  7. Hello Lacey, Thank you for your blog which I just found. I have made ice cream but never Fudgesickles. In your recipe you use maple syrup. Can I substitute rice syrup or honey and would the measurement be the same?? Thank you for taking the time for answering.

  8. Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was extremely long) so I
    guess I’ll just sum it up what I submitted and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog.
    I too am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to the whole thing. Do you have any recommendations for newbie blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

    1. Hi there! Thanks for stopping by — I’m sorry my site ate your previous comment! I have a series I’ve started on how to start a food blog where I give some advice for blogging newbies. It can be found at https://www.asweetpeachef.com/category/how-to-start-a-food-blog/. I hope you can find some use from this series. Most of all, keep your passion, share what you love and keep up the hard work :). Good luck!!!

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