I am in love. After my Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles I was afraid those would be the best popsicles I would ever make. Honestly, I’m not even making that up. And then I made these. Not saying one is better than the other, it’s like comparing apples and oranges. Come on, how can you compare chocolate to cheesecake? Or cheesecake to chocolate. You just can’t, in my mind. But I will say that I’m completely in love with both kinds now.
These are so perfect. They’re incredibly fudgy, obviously. But they’re also creamy without any cream or and dairy at all. Did I mention I’m so in love with them? And you’ll never guess what the healthy secret ingredient is. Unless of course you look at my pictures 😀
That’s right, these have avocados in them! I know people always say avocados are full of fat, but do you really know how good they are for you? First off, they’re a good source of omega 3’s. Enough said there. They’re also high in fiber and they contain a ton of essential vitamins and minerals. I am SO happy I have a new way to get more avocados into my kids and myself in the form of these fudgsicles!
Now I know what you’re thinking. And yes, for the first bite, maybe even the first two bites you can taste a slight avocado flavor if you have particularly flavorful avocados. Sometimes you wont be able to taste the avocado, but I could with these. The idea kind of grosses me out, but let me tell you, they are so delicious. And somehow… I don’t know how… After a couple bites you just don’t taste avocado anymore. Just delicious chocolatey fudgsicle 🙂 I hope you’ll give these a try even if you’re wary of the avocado.
Don’t they look amazing?
I recommend letting these sit at room temperature for 5 minutes before enjoying them just because as they start to melt just a little they become even more irresistible. I only know this because the one I enjoyed after taking these pictures was so amazing. Since then I have not been able to let it just sit for 5 minutes though. Oh well 🙂
And, just in case you thought I was crazy to put avocados in my fudgsicles, just a couple days after I made these I came across this post by Sharon of The Honour System where she made some very similar fudgesicles with avocado as well! And in my googling I came across a few other recipes from other bloggers using the same idea. One idea I really want to try out is sweetening these partially with dates(doesn’t that sound awesome?).
I really hope you’ll give these a try! You wont regret it!
- 3 small avocados
- ½ C unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ C - ¾ C pure maple syrup
- dash vanilla
- pinch sea salt
- ¾ C plain almond milk
- ½ tsp instant coffee(dissolved in a little almond milk)
- Cut avocados in half, remove the stone and scoop the fruit out with a spoon. Place in a blender or food processor. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender with the avocado and blend until completely smooth.
- Pour into popsicles molds and freeze until solid. Run under warm water to loosen from the molds and enjoy!
In this recipe I used these popsicle molds:
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