These lightly sweetened dairy-free Fudgsicles are a major hit with my chocolate loving teenage son. I love homemade Fudgsicles because with just 5 ingredients they’re super easy to make. Better yet? This low-carb popsicle recipe is sweetened with only one date for the entire batch!

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.


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Servings 6



  • In a vitamix blend coconut milk and chocolate until smooth
  • Blend in date, vanilla powder, and stevia
  • Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 30 minutes, set timer
  • Place popsicle sticks into semi-frozen popsicles
  • Freeze for 2 hours
  • Serve
Prep Time 10 mins
Freeze Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hrs 40 mins
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I have a couple of new and more unusual ingredients in this dairy-free 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 –it’s amazingly fragrant! The chocolate I use in the recipe above is basically a bar of unsweetened 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 3 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, healthy paleo desserts like my homemade Fudgsicles, really hit the spot on a hot summer day.


I’ve been posting a bunch of fun photos of food and our house on my Instagram page. I recently shot one of a melted fudgsicle and shared it over there. If you make these popsicles be sure to post a photo of them on Instagram and tag it #elanaspantry so that I can see it!

Here are some of my other paleo dessert recipes that are great for summer!


84 responses to “Fudgsicles”

  1. Also, can a food processor be used in lieu of the vitamix? Also, what substitute can one use in place of the vanilla powder – the bean itself and if so, how many beans?

    • I would think if you grated the chocolate, or chopped in a food processor along with the date, then mixed, it would work…. Just a thought. I would add the liquid last, reverse order from the VM.

  2. Yum – how about adding a few drops of high quality edible peppermint extract so they would be chocolate mint fudgesicles?

    • yes this will work and would taste very good, I would just caution that if you are using a plastic popsicle mold you will end up dedicating that mold to always making something with a mint flavor because the mint extracts will stain the mold.

    • Marie, if you click on the green text in the ingredients portion of the recipe you will be given exact info on the items I use.

  3. Due tou little guy’s food allergies, I’d love to try it with a dairy free chocolate substitue. If I remember right, I think bakers chocolate has milk in it. Any suggestions? Thanks for your site!

    • any grocery store, whole foods, fresh market, trader joes all sell the Vanilla powder, it’s not really a new thing. No need to spend money on shipping – even our local grocery stores carry it. It’s really a nice change instead of real vanilla – which I also use alot.

  4. Hi Elana- This recipe looks great! Question, is the chocolate melted before putting it in with the coconut milk? Or simply chopped? I bought vanilla powder a few months ago but I stopped using it within a week of buying it because of the maltodextrin. Thanks for providing the link to the real thing.

    • Hi. My thought is that, because the chocolate is being put into the Vitamix, you would not have to melt it. The Vitamix will pulverize it.

      I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks, Elana!

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