Healthy Desserts – Fudgesicle Recipe
Summer always bring the need for healthy desserts and this fudgesicle recipe is perfect. I know deep chocolaty fudge doesn’t always seem to go hand in hand with summer heat but when it’s frozen it’s delicious. Plus, I’ve already made healthy desserts such as watermelon sorbet and cantaloupe sorbet.
So it seemed like it was time to make something frozen and chocolate. But, it needed to be healthy desserts, which isn’t always easy.
Healthy Desserts Ingredients
First, I realized it needed some sort of healthy fat to make this fudgesicle recipe. Reminder, not all fats are bad for you. A good, healthy fat like avocado will slow the absorption rate of the sweetener, make you feel full and satisfied. This is really what we want out of healthy desserts so we aren’t over consuming. Plus, look, it’s a hidden green fruit in the dessert . . . diabolical!
Second, I realized it needed a healthy sweetener. Let’s be honest, we aren’t going to make healthy desserts that aren’t sweet. I tried a few different versions of sweeteners. I even tried fruit juices. But honey created the feel in my mouth of an old-time fudgesicle recipe.
Third, was milk or milk alternative. My whole family actually liked the unsweetened cashew milk the best but the difference was minimal. Use whatever you have available for healthy desserts.
As you can see by the picture, my son had already started eating this fudgesicle, which was the last one, before I could get an acceptable picture. So, it was a quick shot before he devoured this fudgesicle recipe. You can even see the finished mold tops in my kitchen sink. So classy! But, I guess I’m glad to know as far as healthy desserts go, this fudgesicle recipe was a winner.
Hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we did.
- 1 large, ripe avocado
- ½ cup raw honey
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1 1/3 cup milk or unsweetened milk alternative
- 1 t vanilla
- Pinch salt
- Peel and pit discarded.
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until completely smooth.
- Distribute mixture evenly in ice-pop molds and freeze until completely frozen. Keep frozen until ready to serve.
- If needed to loosen a pop from its mold, carefully run the outside of the mold under hot water.