These are the best homemade fudgesicles with coconut milk - rich, creamy and healthy! They're made with coconut cream, dark chocolate chips and maple syrup. This healthy fudge bar recipe is completely paleo, vegan and dairy free.
Fudgesicles bring back many great childhood memories for me! My mom stocked our freezer full of them every summer.
My mom never made homemade fudgesicles, but let me tell you, homemade is even better than store bought!
This vegan fudgesicle recipe is creamy, fudgy and sweet but not overly so. They're made with coconut cream (just the cream from a can of full fat coconut milk), dark chocolate chips and sweetened with maple syrup. I added a little tapioca flour to the recipe for texture purposes - adding to the creaminess.
I promise, you'll never want store bough fudgesicles again after trying these. They're super easy to make and you can't beat the taste or stellar ingredients.
Here's a list of what you need to make these paleo fudgesicles:
- coconut cream: just the cream from a can of full fat coconut milk. You will need 2 cans.
- dark chocolate chips: I recommend 65-75% dark chocolate
- maple syrup: to sweeten the fudgesicles
- vanilla extract: for flavor
- tapioca flour: optional, but recommended for texture purposes
- salt: to enhance the flavor
That's it! Really, all that is absolutely required is coconut cream, chocolate chips and maple syrup. But if you want to make the perfect fudgesicles, then use all of the ingredients listed.
How to Make Paleo Fudgesicles
These dark chocolate fudgesicles are made in a small sauce pan and poured into a popsicle mold. I used a silicone popsicle mold, but any kind will do.
First, melt the coconut cream, chocolate chips, maple syrup and vanilla in a small sauce pan. Frequently stir the mixture with a spatula.
Once fully melted, whisk in the tapioca flour and salt. Whisk until the mixture is smooth and the tapioca has fully dissolved.
Then, pour the mixture into the silicone popsicle molds. The number of fudgesicles this recipe makes will depend on the size of your molds. I was able to make 5 fudgesicles.
Place the cover on top of the popsicle mold and freeze for an hour.
Then, grab 5 popsicle sticks and place them into the fudgesicles. It's important to let the fudgesicles slightly harden before placing in the popsicle sticks, otherwise they will sink to the bottom of the mold and barely stick out. But don't let the fudgesicles harden too much, or you won't be able to place the sticks in.
Now, if you're using a different mold you may not have this problem.
Freeze the fudgesicles overnight.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you make fudgesicles creamy not icy?
Using just the cream from a can of full fat coconut milk, rather than the cream and the milk, helps make these fudgesicles super creamy. In other words, the addition of more fat and less water plays an important role. Also, the addition of tapioca flour acts as a thickener, helping with the creamy consistency.
Do fudgesicles have dairy?
Many conventional fudgesicles contain dairy but my recipe does not. Coconut cream is a great alternative to heavy cream or milk.
What's the best way to remove fudgesicles from the mold?
If you're having trouble removing your homemade fudgesicles from the mold, run the mold under hot water for a few seconds. I also find it helpful to slide a butter knife between the fudgesicle and the mold.
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These healthy homemade fudgesicles are made with cream from cans of full fat coconut milk. They're rich, creamy, paleo and vegan friendly.
- 1 ½ cups coconut cream*
- ⅓ cup dark chocolate chips
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp tapioca flour (optional)
- ⅛ tsp salt (optional)
- Place the coconut cream, chocolate chips, maple syrup and vanilla in a small sauce pan. Melt on the stove top over low heat, stirring frequently.
- Once fully melted, whisk in the tapioca flour and salt until smooth.
- Pour the chocolate mixture into a silicone popsicle mold.
- Freeze for one hour.
- Grab popsicle sticks and stick them in the fudgesicles.
- Freeze overnight.
*Just the cream from a can of full fat coconut milk. You will need two cans.
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