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. Those look wonderful! I’ve been using dates to sweeten things lately, too. I am severely intolerant to Stevia though- it’s much worse than my lactose intolerance. I’ve never heard of anyone else who is! I will try these with just a date or two more added- I find coconut milk tends to sweeten things on it’s own. Really excited to see your lower sugar recipes– I like to use as little as possible in my recipes too.

    • Michele…I react to Stevia also. Tried the liquid stevia and felt as if my throat was swelling! Then I read that stevia is a relative of ragweed…and I am very allergic to ragweed. I use erythritol as a sweetener now.

    • I am also highly sensitive to Stevia also. I thought it was how it was processed, but then I tried eating a leaf of stevia right out of the garden and got the runs within an hour…

  2. I just made these with a Zoku qick pop maker. They are wonderful – even my anti-health food teenager loved them! I used semi-sweet baking chocolate because it was all I had on hand. So I omitted the stevia. I used Watson`s vanilla extract instead of vanilla powder. I know that is a lot of substitutions, but they are great! Thank you, Elana. You are a such a blessing as well as an inspiration!

    • Deb, my can of cocoa powder says to use 3 level TBSP cocoa powder plus 1 TBSP fat (oil butter or palm shortening should all work) –for each 1oz of baking chocolate. This is what I plan on using:)

  3. Elana, could you post on how to make this WITHOUT a vitamix? Lots of us don’t have one…greatly appreciated, Thank you!

  4. I’m going to try grinding up some vanilla seeds and making this with coconut cream, too (probably too rich, but I’m going to try it.)
    Thanks for posting again, Elana! I’m sorry it’s been so tough lately but I’m delighted you’re posting again and I love these very low sweetener recipes – they work well for me.

      • If you click on the green words “popsicle mold” in the instruction portion of the recipe you will be provided with info on the exact item I use :-)

    • I found my mold at whole food’s. bpa free plastic and you dont have to use the throw away wooden sticks. there are 4 molds with 8 sticks so I can eat one or split in half and share. this recipe is so rich and satisfying that I rarely will eat a whole one because 1/2 of one is so satisfying.

  5. At the end of the prep I would add fresh raspberries or strawberries for a little fruit. Or, I would add some cocoa nibs for a little crunch…serious yum. Might add unsweetened coconut for fun one time as well.

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