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Healthy Chocolate Fudgsicles

Creamy, dreamy, and secretly healthy chocolate fudgsicles!

Super Healthy Chocolate Fudgsicles

A cool summer breeze.

Untied shoelaces.

And chocolate dripping down my face.

My favorite thing about being a kid on summer vacation was the freedom.

You could sleep til noon. Play hide and seek with your neighborhood friends. Splash around in the community pool.

No one would make you get out to do your homework.

When it got really hot, you’d cool off with a chilly chocolate fudgsicle. To me, fudgsicles are the epitome of summer.

Fudgsicles, fresh watermelon, barbecues, and flip flops.

But mostly, fudgsicles.

Even as a little girl, I was all about the chocolate.

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A few days ago, I broke out the popsicle-makers for the first time this summer, christening them with a healthier version of my beloved childhood chocolate fudgsicles.

Unlike traditional fudgsicles, this version has no high fructose corn syrup or processed ingredients you can’t pronounce.

These healthy chocolate fudgsicles are completely free of added sugar.

But just like the packaged pops, they are creamy and chocolatey and delicious.

Emphasis on delicious.

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Popsicle Tips & Tricks

  • If you don’t have popsicle molds, you can use paper cups instead and insert a small spoon as the stick.
  • Wooden popsicle sticks are available at most craft stores. To get them to stay upright, I like to freeze the popsicles for about a half hour–until firm but not rock hard–and the insert the sticks so they don’t move around.
  • To remove popsicles that will not budge from the molds, run them under room temperature water for about 15-20 seconds, then gently twist.
Secretly Healthy Chocolate Fudge Popsicles
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Healthy Chocolate Fudgsicles

Creamy and delicious chocolate fudge pops.
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Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 5 – 6 popsicles


  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup milk of choice (see note below)
  • 2 small ripe bananas, or use this banana-free version
  • pinch salt (scant 1/16 tsp)
  • sweetener of choice
  • optional 2-3 tbsp peanut butter or melted chocolate chips


  • For creamiest and richest results, use either canned full-fat coconut milk or coconut cream OR use milk of choice and add 2 tbsp nut butter (almond, cashew, macadamia, sunflower, etc.).
    To make the recipe, combine everything with a blender or by hand until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Easy, right? As I said, the hardest part is waiting for them to freeze! A good way to remove pops is to run the popsicle mold under room-temp water for about 15 seconds, then gently twist.
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Published on August 11, 2011

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  1. Gaby says

    For the benefit of those (non-american) of us who have NO idea how much a cup is (very unscientific form of measurement) can you give it to us in ml or fluid ounces at worst please?!

  2. Cheryl says

    I would love to try the Healthy Chocolate Fudgsicles but I allergic to bananas along with dairy. (MILK). Do you know of a substitution I could try. Thanks.

  3. Sara C. says

    thank you so much. I have a 12 year old who had to become dairy free fairly recently. There are so many things she misses, and I’ve found replacements for many of them here.

    Delicious, healthy, dairy free recipes…it’s a dream come true!

  4. Barb says

    Any recommendation on how much sweetener to add? I want to add raw honey. The cocoa powder I have is organic unsweetened, so it’s going to need sweetener.

  5. Rianne says

    The unfrozen popsicle mixture tasted so good! The Popsicles are in the freezer right now and it’s so hard to wait for them to freeze! I added more coco to the mixture to make it super chocolatey and it’s crazy good! Thank you!

    • Jason Sanford says

      Probably won’t be as creamy and chocolatey with almondmilk but it will still work. For banana, you can use mashed avocado or just extra almond milk and add extra sweetener of choice to make up for the sweetness of the banana. Have fun experimenting!

  6. Marion says

    I know this recipe has been up here for ages, but I copied your recipe down about 5 years ago and didn’t write down where I got it from. I came across them just now by accident. I have been making these EVERY SUMMER pretty much weekly, since 2012! I cannot imagine life without them. I do sometimes use brown sugar to sweeten them (we find the natural sweetening options tend to bring out the banana flavour more, while brown sugar emphasises the chocolate) but they are still so much healthier than anything store-bought. Thank you for this recipe <3

  7. Carrie says

    We absolutely LOVE these pops, we sometimes add chunks of banana to the popsicle molds before pouring in the fudge mixture . When you take them out of the molds, you see the black and white together, it’s really attractive; the kids call them zebra pops! Thank you for this and all of your AMAZING recipes!

  8. Jordyn says

    I made these last night and ate one for breakfast today 😂 They were super delicious and chocolatey, and I’ll definitely be making them again, thank you!!!

  9. Holly says

    Katie, these look absolutely incredible! I agree with you, fudgsicles were kind of a ‘signal of summer,’ for so many reasons. I loved your description of chocolate dripping down your face too. It made me smile because I can envision it and relate to it so well.

    I’ve printed off your recipe and hope to be trying it in our home in the very near future. Hopefully it’s okay with you, but I’ve also featured this recipe in my latest blog post, “7 Healthy Homemade Popsicle Recipes to Beat the Heat.”

    You can find it here:

    Thank you again for sharing this. It’ll help lots of people make new memories with an old favorite – only using a healthy twist! 🙂

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