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Chocolate Chip Fudgsicles Made with Coconut Milk

Jul 27, 2015 BY Joy McCarthy

You can probably tell I’m on an ice cream and popsicle kick the last few weeks as the most recent recipes have been everything ice cold! The heat of summer puts in me in the mood for it and my body temperature is currently warmer than ever before thanks to a sweet growing a bean in my belly. What about you?

If you haven’t tried Lynsey’s recipe for Toasted Coconut Milk Ice Cream, then you must! If you’re more of a popsicle gal or guy then my most recent tea popsicles will chill you out and you can watch a fun recipe video too.

Have you been making popsicles? If so, share your recipes below! The other night I totally had a hankering for a joyous fudgsicle but wasn’t too keen on sending my blood sugar on a rollercoaster for a store-bought one, nor do I want to put 25 chemical ingredients into my body (as you will see below).

As you can tell from the photo below, I think my kitty Miss Nellers was slightly jealous :0) The bambina in my belly enjoyed them too! They were creamy, decadent and totally guilt-free.

I made these fudgsicles with 100% PURE REAL WHOLE food ingredients.

Yes, that deserved UPPER CASE caps because the ingredients in typical store-bought popsicles or frozen bars are rarely whole or real. Especially those “skinny cow” ones! I totally used to buy those years ago thinking that they were better because they had “skinny” in the name.

This couldn’t be further from the truth. I mean look at the list of ingredients. There’s barely anything food-like! And you can bet they use genetically modified canola and soy — GROSS! Propylene glycol is a liquid alcohol that is used as a solvent and the main ingredient in antifreeze. It’s bad enough you find this chemical in nearly 90% of personal care products, but in food?

I could spend the next 750 words dissecting how gross and non-food-like this product is, but instead of that, let’s talk about this amazingly tasty and creamy recipe!

I don’t know about you but I love a little crunch in my frozen treats. This is why I also added some mini chocolate chips.'

Sweets + Treats
Chocolate Chip Fudgsicles Made with Coconut Milk
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  • 1 can full fat coconut milk (400mL)
  • 1/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2-3 tbsp maple syrup*
  • 2 tbsp Enjoy Life Dairy-free mini chocolate chips
  • Other ways to sweetnen: 2 medjol dates, 1 banana, 10 drops liquid stevia
  1. Place all your ingredients in a food processor or blender and give a whirl until fully combined. I suggest you taste test it and decide if you want a sweeter taste. Sometimes pure raw cacao powder can have a slightly bitter aftertaste.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds, toss in a few chocolate chips and freeze overnight. Voila! Fudgsicles the next morning!

Let me know what you think of these wonderful fudgsicles!

Jul 27, 2015 BY Joy McCarthy
Beth Johnson   •   July 29, 2015

Wow! I'm going to make these right now!! Yum yum yum! Thanks for this recipe

Kate McDonald Walker   •   July 30, 2015

You're very welcome! Kate - Joyous Health Team

Pauline   •   July 29, 2015

Hi Joy, This new receipt seems delicious, I can't wait to try it! How long can I keep these popsicles (chocolate and tea/pineapple) in the freezer? Thank you and you look amazing!

Kate McDonald Walker   •   July 30, 2015

Hi Pauline, They can keep several months in the freezer, although I've personally never known popsicles to last more than a few days in the freezer before they disappear. Kate - Joyous Health Team

Lesley   •   July 29, 2015

My son and I made these yesterday and they are very yummy!!

Kate McDonald Walker   •   July 30, 2015

Glad they were a success! Kate - Joyous Health Team

Christine   •   July 29, 2015

What a wounderfull healthy treat!! My children and I loved it! It was like having a "real fudgsicle" Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Kate McDonald Walker   •   July 30, 2015

You're so welcome, Christine! Kate - Joyous Health Team

Ofelia   •   July 29, 2015

These are delicious! Thanks Joy for sharing such a great recipe. Can you tell me where you bought your popsicle molds? They are so nice!

Kate McDonald Walker   •   July 30, 2015

Hi Ofelia, Joy's actually not a huge fan of the ones we used for the photo shoot. These are the ones she recommends: Kate - Joyous Health Team

Pam   •   July 30, 2015

I notice the asterisk next to the maple syrup but no further explanation.

Joy McCarthy   •   August 1, 2015

Sorry for the confusion. The asterisk is meant to have a note that says it's "optional". You don't have to add it. I suggest giving it a taste test and seeing how you like it.

Marilyn   •   July 31, 2015

Hi Just want to check on Chocolate Chip Fudgesicles, you mentioned to put in refrigerator. Are they to be frozen? Thanks

Joy McCarthy   •   July 31, 2015

Haha, that's definitely a typo or rather my baby brain playing tricks on me. These need to be frozen, sorry for the confusion!

Cathy Wheeler   •   August 5, 2015

Is coconut milk considered dairy? The coconut milk in the green can has some ingredients that I don't know if they are ok? What brand is good?

Kate McDonald Walker   •   August 5, 2015

Hi Cathy, Coconut milk is dairy-free. It's just made with coconut flesh so it's a great option for vegans as well as those who are just looking to avoid dairy. Kate - Joyous Health Team

Cathy Wheeler   •   August 5, 2015

Love the fudgesicles!! When using canned coconut milk should the ingredients include guar gum, polysorbate 60, and sodium meta bisulphate? That's the ingredients on the can of coconut milk that I bought to use for the fudgesicles. Is this ok? It's made in Richmond Hill, Ontario. If not please suggest another. Thank you

Kate McDonald Walker   •   August 5, 2015

Hi Cathy, Native Forest is my fave brand. It's ingredients are just organic coconut, purified water and organic guar gum, plus the cans are BPA free. Kate - Joyous Health Team

Amy   •   June 28, 2016

Hi, The fudgsicle was yummy, but we have some trouble shooting issues. I followed the instructions and put the popsicles in the freezer for 24 hours, but when we tried to pull them out of the molds....all the fudge stayed in the molds. We just used spoons to eat them out of the molds lol. I don't know where I went wrong. Any tips? Thanks!

Heather Allen   •   June 29, 2016

Hey Amy! Hmmm that's a tricky one! My popsicle molds have little holes in the sticks so that once the popsicles have set, they have something to "grab" onto (I hope that makes sense). Perhaps it's an issue with the molds not being grabby enough? LOL. Also, you could try running the bottom on the molds under water before pulling the popsicle out. This should help loosen them up for easier removal. I hope you enjoyed them (even with the manual labour)! Heather- Joyous Health Team

Angela Hayes   •   March 15, 2017

Hi... i make these all the time and they are delish. I came back today to verify the recipe, but i can't seem to find it. Only the blog post is showing, even after I login. Has it been pulled?

Walker Jordan   •   March 15, 2017

Hey Angela - sorry about that! The post is fixed now, recipe and all. Let me know if you need anything else!

Lindsay   •   July 20, 2017

Can I use the low fat coconut milk?

Rachel Molenda   •   July 21, 2017

Hey Lindsay, We would suggest using full fat coconut milk to guarantee results and because there are many fat soluble nutrients in coconut milk (aka vitamin A, D, E and K) that can't be absorbed without healthy fats being present. Hope that helps to clarify things :) Rachel - Joyous Health Team

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