Fudgsicles

 fudgsicle

These lightly sweetened dairy-free fudgsicles are a major hit with my chocolate loving teenage son. He’s been devouring them this summer, eating a couple a day. I like homemade fudgsicles too as they’re low-carb and sweetened with only one date (in an entire batch of six).

This rich fudgey frozen treat also has a bit of stevia in it, which you can likely omit entirely or replace with some other sweetener of your choice. If you do experiment with this recipe, please stop back by and let us know how it goes! I made these fudgsicles around a dozen times to get all of the proportions just right, so I haven’t had a chance to enjoy trying substitute ingredients to the recipe below. I would think though that this recipe would be somewhat forgiving in terms of substitutions.

Fudgsicles

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  1. In a vitamix blend coconut milk and chocolate until smooth
  2. Blend in date, vanilla powder, and stevia
  3. Pour into popsicle molds and set timer for 30 minutes
  4. Place sticks into semi-frozen popsicles
  5. Freeze for 2 hours
  6. Serve

Makes 6

I have a couple of new and more unusual ingredients in this homemade fudgsicle recipe –vanilla powder and 100% chocolate. Vanilla powder is a fantastic ingredient. Be sure to buy pure vanilla powder so that you don’t end up with the type that has added sugar or corn starch. Vanilla powder is simply pure vanilla beans, excavated from the pod for you –its amazingly fragrant! The chocolate I use in the recipe above is basically a bar of baking chocolate. I use this in order to control the amount of sugar (of any sort natural or otherwise) that I am consuming.

I’ve been cutting way back on my consumption of sweets lately, avoiding sweet fruit and staying away from baked goods even if they’re made with unrefined sugar, or natural sweeteners. When the boys were little the three of us were on this diet for several years –no joke.

Back then we called it the candida diet, and we really needed to be on it as one of the boys and I both had pretty bad candida overgrowth in our systems. Now we’re all healthy enough to eat anything we want –well, not gluten or grains, those are big no no’s for me as I cannot digest them and so don’t even indulge occasionally. With these types of eating restrictions, clean, real food treats like my homemade Fudgsicles, really hit the spot on a hot summer day.

fudgsicles

I’ve been posting a bunch of fun photos (of food and our new house) on my Instagram page; I recently shot one of a melted fudgsicle and shared it over there. How would you change this fudgsicle recipe to suit your needs? Would you experiment with making it sweeter, of leave it as is?

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