Remember when I complained that taking pictures of ice cream was hard? Well, ice cream is a breeze compared to popsicles, y'all. I was not ready for this.
But even though my big dreams of taking perfect popsicle pictures were shattered, I didn't let that stop me from sharing these with you today. Because quite frankly, these popsicles NEEDED to be shared. They are too good to be true. And I'll tell you why.
They are basically fudgesicles, like the ones you all probably had growing up during the summertime. Except, they don't have any high fructose corn syrup. There's no bad ingredients in them at all. In fact, these fudgesicles only require four healthy ingredients: avocados, cocoa powder, coconut milk, and honey.
And I know what you're thinking, but don't worry, the avocados and coconut milk are literally not tasteable. (Not sure if tasteable is a word, but we're going to go with it) The only thing these popsicles taste like are rich, creamy, frozen fudge. And prior to being frozen, they taste like rich, creamy, chocolate pudding. I know this because these almost didn't make it to popsicle form. True story.
But I'm glad I have zero self-restraint when it comes to chocolate because now I know that this recipe is basically two in one. So whether or not you have a popsicle mold, you'll still be able to enjoy it! :-) It's a win-win for everybody!
Paleo Chocolate Pudding PopsiclesYield: 8 popsicles, using this mold
Ingredients:2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/3 cup honey*, plus more if needed (you can substitute maple syrup to make these vegan)
1 and 1/4 cups unsweetened vanilla coconut milk (canned coconut milk is even better)
Directions:Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. Scrape down blender and taste. If mixture is not sweet enough to your liking, add more honey or other sweetener of your liking.
The mixture should be semi-thick but pourable. Add more coconut milk to thin it out if it isn't.
Pour or spoon mixture into popsicle molds, until just about full. Tap mold on counter a few times to get rid of any air bubbles. Place popsicle mold cover on top and insert wooden sticks.
Freeze for 6 hours, best if overnight.
To remove popsicles from mold, simply run each mold under hot water for a few seconds. Squeeze the mold and gently pull upward, and the popsicle should slide out.
Note*: The sweetness will mellow when the popsicle is frozen, so make sure you add more than what normally tastes like "sweet" to you. Once frozen, it will be perfect.