Who remembers eating, like, a whole box of Fudgesicles as a kid?! C'mon I know it's not just me that did this + honestly if I still could tolerate all that sugar I 100% still WOULD eat a whole box of them today! Oh wait, I guess I can now if I want because I've got a recipe for them that not only tastes like the real deal, but is dairy free, refined sugar free, and has some anti-oxidant rich superfoods snuck right on in there!
Fudgesicles were one of my favorite treats growing up. My mom was a personal trainer for a good portion of my childhood (you guys, she taught aerobics in the 90s and I seriously miss it because those playlists were ON POINT!) Anyway, we didn't have a whole lot of junk food in the house growing up because of it, but don't feel too sorry for me because one thing even she couldn't live without was ice cream in some shape or form. She's not much of a chocolate person but boyyyyyy am I into it! These days I opt for dark chocolate because I truly like the taste of it better + it agrees with me, so it's a mutually beneficial relationship and TBH that's the only type of relationship I'm trying to be part of, ya know?
In case you haven't met me, one thing you should know about me is that I can. not. sit. still. Like, I can't. I try super duper hard but I just can't do it. So, in my five minutes of downtime I could stand, I decided that I wanted to make my childhood favorite, Fudgesicles. I have a brand spakin new stainless steel popsicle mould set that I've been itching to use so the timing just felt right. You might be wondering why on Earth there is a bowl of frozen blueberries in this picture so I'll just come right out and say it. I put blueberries in my fudgesicles. Why would I do that? No, not because I am a heathen, but thanks. Because I love them. And any excuse to sneak these anti-oxidant rich berries into a recipe, I'm taking it!
Go grab your blender and the ingredients below and TELL ME I'm wrong about how tasty these are! Go ahead, I'll wait! But you have to tell me in the comments or use #PDLrecipes when you make them yourself. (Oh, and I know I'm not wrong ;) )
1 can full fat coconut milk
1 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
1/3 - 1/2 cup dark cocoa powder, unsweetened* (see low FODMAP notes)
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until fully combined.
Pour into popsicle moulds and freeze 4 hours up to overnight before enjoying.
* Low FODMAP Note: A low FODMAP serving of cocoa powder is generally 8g/2 tsp, but does not reach high FODMAP levels until 200g servings. If you are following the bi-phasic low FODMAP diet and are in the elimination phase, use up to 1/3 cup of cocoa, otherwise I suggest 1/2 cup for extra chocolatey goodness!