Easy to make and fun to eat, these fudgy dairy-free chocolate ice pops satisfy your sweet tooth on hot summer days with just 4 ingredients.
Depending on the kind of molds you use, this recipe makes about 4 ice pops. You can also use ice cube trays with wooden sticks. In that case, you’ll get more, though smaller ones. Push the sticks in about halfway through the freezing process so that they’ll stand up securely.
A tip for successful ice pops
The challenge with molds is that while they look pretty, but it’s sometimes a challenge to schlep the frozen product out of them.
The simple solution is to dunk the mold with the fully frozen ice pop (one at a time) into a large mug filled with very hot water for 10 seconds at a time. If it comes out, great. If not, dunk it for another 10 seconds, and that should hopefully do the trick.
For those of you who loved Fudgesicle® as a child (or as an an adult!), you’ll enjoy this homemade version.
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- 1 cup plain or vanilla unsweetened plant-based milk, divided
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup sweetened almond or oat vanilla creamer
- 1 to 2 tablespoons agave or maple syrup, to taste
- Pour about half of the plant-based milk in a mug and heat in a microwave until piping hot (don’t boil). Or, you can do this on the stove top.
- Transfer the hot plant-based milk to a medium mixing bowl and add the cocoa powder. Whisk together until smooth and lump-free.
- Add the remaining plant-based milk along with the creamer, and agave or syrup to taste.
- Divide between 4 ice pop molds, using a measuring up and a funnel (you don’t want to pour straight from the bowl; what a mess that would make!). Or, you can use an ice cube tray, filling as many of the sections as needed, nearly to the top.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours, or until solid. If using molds that don’t have their own sticks, or an ice cube tray, push wooden sticks into the centers about halfway through the freezing process, or at the point when they can stand up securely.
- If your ice pop molds are stubborn, dunk each mold with the fully frozen ice pop, one at a time, into a large mug filled with very hot water for 10 seconds at a time. If it comes out, great. If not, dunk it for another 10 seconds, and that should hopefully do the trick. Eat at once!
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