I mean who doesn’t like a treat every now and then, especially on a long weekend?! I sure do and my kids are alllll about it, so why not treat yourself?! 🤗
With it being summer, I wanted to make some fudgesicles. I’m not exactly sure why fudgesicles came to mind… I don’t remember ever having them as a child, I’ve never bought them, and I’m not sure I’ve even had one before 🤔 I swear! But, for some reason fudgesicles popped into my mind, and oh did I make some good ones!
For me, there’s nothing like making a healthier, more simple version of something that you would otherwise find processed and packaged up at the grocery store. Yes, it’s easier to pick things up in the store and keep them on hand in the cupboard or freezer – I definitely do sometimes. But I often try to create my take on something when I can.
The problem with store-bought packaged goodies is that they almost always contain extra ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, artificial flavours, and other ingredients with strange names that most of us don’t fully understand – I’m not into that!
The fudgesicles. These homemade delights are not only quick to whip up, they are simple because this recipe uses 4 ingredients – yessss 4!
All you need is:
- Popsicle molds – I have a few different kinds, Onyx Stainless Steel Ice Pop Molds that I bought off Amazon, are awesome. I also have some really fun Silicone Star Wars character molds I found a William Sonoma a while back. I’m sure you can find them at a bunch of other stores. They are small molds so it keeps the portions small and my kids are none the wiser, they just know they are eating R2D2 or Darth Vader lol
- Greek yogurt – key! The greek yogurt adds to the smooth creamy texture (don’t go low or non fat). The greek yogurt also provides a source of protein and probiotics for digestive health.
- Semi sweet chocolate – obviously this is what makes the fudgesicles, fudgesicles. Use semi sweet over milk chocolate because there is less cocoa in milk chocolate and more milk and sugar. The semi sweet work well for melting down 🙂
- Almond milk – non-dairy milk. You could use cashew milk other non dairy alternative.
- Vanilla – little extra flava!
- 1 c Unsweetened Almond Milk (mine was unsweetened vanilla)
- 1 1/4 c Semi Sweet Chocolate (you can use bars or chips)
- 1 1/2 c Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- 2 tsp Vanilla extract
- Place the chocolate in a small sauce pan and heat over medium-low heat in a double boiler. Stir constantly until completely melted. Add the milk, increase the heat slightly and continue to stir until the melted chocolate and almond milk are mixed together. Remove from heat.
- Let cool for 5 minutes then whisk in the greek yogurt and vanilla until completely smooth.
- Pour liquid into a container with a spout and then pour into your molds. Place into the freezer for 4-6 hours 🙂