Monday, July 16, 2012

Healthy Fudgsicles!

Isn't one of the best parts of summer all those cold treats?

Lemonade, popsicles, frozen fruit, ice cream!

I can't tell you how thrilled I was when I found this healthy fudgsicle recipe over at Chocolate-Covered Katie.  I've been looking for a healthy fudgsicle recipe for so long.  I just have to mention that Katie is my hero.  I love her blog and I love all the tasty, yummy, mouth watering, healthy treats she creates.  She has it all figured out.  I completely agree with her that delicious sweet treats can be healthy too.  I can't help but stop by her blog regularly.

These fudgsicles hit the spot.  An easy treat (with no added sugar!) for a hot summer day.

But do they taste like real fudgsicles?
It's hard to compare since I don't remember the last time I've had one.  Goodness, it's probably been ten or more years. But they do taste chocolatey, creamy and sweet!  I'd take one of these any day over the traditional ones with high fructose corn syrup and all those processed ingredients that I have no idea what they are.  

But who really cares if I liked them.  The big question is did the kids give them a big thumbs up?
Well, my son loved them.  My daughter thought they were ok.  But she's one of those rare individuals who doesn't care much for chocolate.  I'd say if you like chocolate you're sure to like these.

Creamy Chocolate Fudgsicles
(recipe adapted from here)

*2 tablespoons cocoa powder
*1/2 cup canned full fat coconut milk
*2 small, very ripe bananas
*1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
*small pinch of salt
Combine all ingredients in a blender.  Pour into popsicle molds.  Freeze.  Makes 5-6 pops.

We had some extra coconut milk so we made a few more fruity pops with 1/2 cup coconut milk, 1/4 cup orange juice and one ripe banana.

Find more homemade popsicle ideas here.

What are your favorite cold summer treats?


  1. yum! great idea! i'm always looking for healthier desserts. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. Amy, this sounds fantastic! My boys would love these! We would love to invite you to join us on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will love all your kid friendly ideas and recipes! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)

  3. I am so trying this!! I'm always looking for healthier {and easy} alternatives so I can't wait to make these. Do you think it would be good with plain old milk? If not, I'll be heading to the store! ;) I'd love for you to come share your ideas over at my Throwback Thursday party {goes through Sunday night}!

  4. The canned coconut milk makes them really creamy. I think plain old milk would make them more icy and less creamy but you could give it a try.