Make your own creamy, dreamy, vegan fudgesicles with 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time! A delicious and healthy frozen treat that is absolutely irresistible!
Of all popsicles, the Fudgesicle has always been the queen for me; it can be licked or bit or slurped - whatever your heart desires, and still each taste yields pure chocolatey richness. Yummmm!
Added bonuses with this dairy-free Vegan Fudgesicle recipe -
- Coconut milk makes these vegan popsicles even creamier than their dairy nemesis
- No refined sugar is needed
- They're gluten-free
- They have just FOUR ingredients!
- Did I mention how crazy easy these are to throw together?!
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- ½ cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup coconut milk (use canned for the creamiest fudgsicles)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Optional: pinch of salt, or cayenne pepper (to balance the sweetness, or for a spicy kick!)
You'll also need: A whisk and a bowl (or a blender), and of course - popsicle molds! I use these, and I think they have the best classic popsicle shape and they are pretty easy to get the popsicles out of the molds (more tips on that below!)
How to make Vegan Fudgesicles:
Add Cocoa powder, canned coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to a medium sized mixing bowl (Photos 1 & 2).
Whisk all ingredients together until completely smooth (Photo 3) and pour carefully into your favorite popsicle mold (Photo 4). Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!
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How many popsicles does this recipe make?
This recipe makes about 1 ½ cups of vegan Fudgesicle mixture - just enough to fill five popsicle sections in my popsicle mold.
What is the best popsicle mold?
I actually have a couple of different kinds of popsicle molds. I waffle between liking the re-usable plastic stick molds, and the replaceable wooden stick mold as pictured in this recipe. I'm currently using this Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker, and I like it because it is compact, and yet I can make ten pops at a time if I want!! Oh, and it's cheap - that's always good, right?
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How to get your popsicles out of the mold:
Getting your popsicles to release from the mold can sometimes be a trick. You can:
- A) Fill a dish large enough to hold the popsicle mold with hot tap water. Immerse the popsicle mold into the water most of the way (don't let water seep into the top of the mold and spoil everything!) and hold it there for about 30 seconds. Attempt to remove a popsicle from mold gently, returning to the water for a few more seconds if necessary.
- B) Run the lower part of the mold under hot running water for 2+ minutes to loosen the ice pops. Test for release and repeat for a few more seconds if necessary.
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How to store your popsicles:
The best part is that you can make these vegan fudgesicles up to a month ahead, and just keep them in your freezer until ready! Voila! Usually my fudgesicles are a bit moist after removing them from the mold. If you want to freeze them for later, you can lay them out on a tray covered in parchment or wax paper, return to the freezer to solidify for 10 minutes or so, and then put them all in a bag or container together once they are frozen solid.
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- ½ cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 cup Coconut Milk, canned
- ½ teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ⅓ cup Maple Syrup
- pinch Salt, (or try a pinch of cayenne pepper for a kick of spice!)
- Add cocoa powder, canned coconut milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt to a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Whisk all ingredients together until completely smooth and pour carefully into your favorite popsicle mold.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. Enjoy!
HOW MANY POPSICLES DOES THIS RECIPE MAKE?This recipe makes about 1 ½ cups of vegan Fudgesicle mixture – just enough to fill five popsicle sections in my popsicle mold.
HOW TO GET YOUR POPSICLES OUT OF THE MOLD:Getting your popsicles to release from the mold can sometimes be a trick. You can:
- A) Fill a dish large enough to hold the popsicle mold with hot tap water. Immerse the popsicle mold into the water most of the way (don’t let water seep into the top and spoil everything!) and hold it there for about 30 seconds. Attempt to remove a popsicle from mold gently, returning to the water for a few more seconds if necessary.... or
- B) Run the lower part of the mold under hot running water for a few seconds to loosen the ice pops. Test for release and repeat for a few more seconds if necessary.
I adjusted the amount of cocoa and maple syrup... delish!!!! Thank you for the recipe!! My whole family loves ❤️ them🥰
These are VERY good. I don’t eat oils or coconut milk, so I substituted plain unsweetened Almond milk, and added three semi-frozen bananas. Will keep making these. I also bought a silicone popsicle mold with sticks and bags. Excellent to store the pops in after overnight in the freezer. Thank you so much!!
So glad to hear you liked these! It's a go-to fudgsicle recipe for us!
These are truly delicious Rebecca! What a treat. I made them for the first time a couple weeks ago, and I think I've now made them four times since! It's a nice little project to do at home while isolating, and it's been saving us a lot of money, reducing our purchases of the vegan ice cream bars we've become addicted too 😉 I've shared this recipe with several friends and family now, and everyone loves it. The only way it could be better is if I had a magic freezer that froze them immediately so I didn't have to wait to eat them! Thank you for sharing this great recipe. It will be a staple in our home for years to come!
Hahaa, I know the feeling. I would love a magic freezer too!!! Thanks so much for comment - totally makes my day!
Ohmigosh!! Made these yesterday and they are amazing!! Exceeded my expectations! So rich, creamy, chocolatey.. way better than any store bought and so very easy to make!! Thank you for our new favorite go to summer treat! I followed to recipe and was able to get 4½ bars.
You're so welcome! Glad you love them too! Thanks so much for the comment!
Can I use canned coconut cream? I am out of coconut milk.
Yes, that's a great sub! I'm sure they'll be even more fabulous!
Amaaaazing!!! Just made these last night and enjoyed them in the San Diego sunshine:) So rich and creamy! Thank you for posting such a delicious recipe. I doubled the recipe and it made exactly six in the reusable popsicle molds I bought on Amazon. Will be making over and over:)
Perfect! Sounds like bliss! Thanks so much for the comment!
Hi Rebecca! Do you have alternative for maple syrup? Will try to do this while on a quarantine ?
Yes! Agave would work well or cane sugar would work also! A great idea for quarantine time!
These are crazy delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks so much for your comment! So glad you're enjoying them!!
Looks so creamy and delicious! Perfect for the summer!
Thanks! Yes summer is the time for popsicles!
Oh, my. This is going to be tried pronto.
Yeah!! Fudgesicles are the best!