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. Just wanted to share that I made these about a year ago and had some left over that didn’t fit into my popsicle molds so I put the extra in the refrigerator. The next day, I took a spoonful and it was the most divine chocolate mousse I ever had!!! Btw, I don’t care for Stevia so substituted by adding two extra dates. I now also throw in a dash of scotch or rum instead of vanilla and all I can say is WoW! Best most decadent yet healthy dessert EVER! So easy. Thank you for your great recipes, I enjoy all of them and have bought most of your cookbooks. You rock. :)

    • Hi Dawna, I haven’t tried making this recipe without stevia so not sure. If you do experiment, please let us know how it goes.

  2. Willbe making these they look delicious. I saw your home and gardens it is beautiful. May you enjoy always be healthy.

  3. Has anyone tried making these with carob powder or carob chips? I sadly cannot have chocolate but I so miss fudgsicles! I will let you know if I try the subsitution.

    • Barbara,

      If you click on the green text in the ingredients portion of the recipe you will be taken to specific info on each item I use :-)

  4. Your recipe was great, Elana. I followed it to a T and then added 2 very ripe bananas to my Blendtec. They were creamy and DELISH!! I also followed the recipe and then added 1 TBSP of peanut butter for added creaminess. It’s a bit more fattening, but boy, were they a hit with my 3 year old niece.

  5. Hi Elana, thank you for the recipe! Any reason why you suggest to wait 30 minutes before inserting the popsicle sticks? Thanks!

  6. Amazing recipe — one to try this summer! :) I’d probably omit the vanilla powder and stevia and add vanilla-flavoured whey instead, simply because I have it at hand at all times.

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