Were fudgesicles part of your childhood?
They were definitely part of mine.
Pretty sure these novelties sparked my love for ice cream. Along with custard cones. We called soft serves ‘custard cones’ as kids. (Again, anyone else?!)
When I first became vegan over 20 years ago, there were no vegan ice creams. None.
It was a dark, dark time in my life. 😲
In recent years vegan food has exploded so we have just about every dairy-free ice cream treat we might desire.
New vegans have it easy, that’s all I’m saying! 😜
But before we could wander into just about any grocery store and choose between coconut, cashew, soy, and almond ice creams, I learned how to create my own luscious ice cream treats. Some easy, using just a blender, others using an ice cream maker (ice cream lovers take note, there’s a full chapter on our vice in LTEV).
These homemade fudgesicles fall into the former category. Just need a blender or food processor, and you’ll have a deliciously creamy, melty-chocolatey-good treat as soon as the freezer does its magic.
This recipe is from Plant-Powered Families. As we’re coming into summer months, I’m sharing up this recipe along with a video!
As you can see, these fudgesicles are EASY. Of course they are mom-tested and kid-approved!
p.s. For those of you wondering about popsicles molds, I use this Tovolo brand, and here are some other BPA-free brands. In PPF there are tips on making popsicles, page 202. If you have a recommendation for popsicle molds, please leave a comment!
Have you made these treats from PPF yet? Or, will you?!
Enjoy, kids! x Dreena
Fudgesicles were one of my favorite treats as a kid. Now, I make a much healthier version for my own kiddos, and they love them just as much!
- 1/3 cup raw cashew or macadamia butter
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1/8 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup non-dairy milk I like organic soy, cashew, or almond
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cups frozen sliced overripe bananas
In a blender or food processor (high-speed blender is easiest), puree the nut butter, coconut sugar, cocoa, sea salt, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the bananas and puree again. You will need to scrape down the blender a few times while pureeing. Once the mixture is smooth and liquid, pour into ice pp molds and freeze until set.
photo credit to: Nicole Axworthy
video thanks to: Mihaela Beloreshka