Do you remember Alanis Morissette?
I know for folks who don’t listen to 90′s music everyday (okay, probably everyone else besides me), you might not remember who she is. So you might need a little reminder…
Our dear Alanis became the voice of (angry/heartbroken) women everywhere with her song You Oughta Know. Remember her now?
I don’t know about you, but this song was the themesong for every breakup of my young adult life. Even if you’re not an angry/heartbroken lady, sometimes it’s just fun to listen to… you know, when you’re at home… alone… with your cats… making fudgesicles in your kitchen. No big deal.
The reason I bring this up is because what that song did for bringing women together in the 90′s, I think these sugar-free dairy-free fudgecicles will do for women everywhere today.
Just hear me out…
- Chocolate. Who doesn’t love chocolate?! And ladies, come on, chocolate is kinda a woman thing. Let’s own it, sister.
- Sugar-free. I’m not talking about using alternative sweeteners, fruit, or stevia… I’m talking no sugar. Period.
- Dairy-free. Most folks are lactose-intolerant and with these, you can enjoy a cool, creamy treat without the bloating, acne, and other side-effects of dairy.
All in all, I think these are the creamiest, most satisfying chocolate treat that you can indulge in — without sugar!
So, what did we learn today?
1. Delicious chocolate, sugar-free, dairy-free (guilt-free!) desserts really do exist!
2. I am a complete nerd who listens to way too much 90′s music. Enough said.
Not only is it easy to make these, but the prep work takes less than 5 minutes. Of course, you will need a popsicle mold to get started. I used my Tovolo Ice Pop Mold set, which makes 6 popsicles. The nice thing about this set is that it comes with a stand so it’s easy to keep the popsicles upright in the freezer and it’s made out of BPA-free plastic! If you’re looking to purchase popsicle molds there are a ton of cute options out there, but I definitely think it’s worth finding one that is BPA-free (especially if you plan to make any popsicles for children).
I used coconut milk as the base for these fudgesicles. The fat is what makes these creamy and gives it flavor (since it’s sugar-free), so you’ll want to use the full-fat coconut milk in the can. My molds hold about 4 ounce of liquid each so I needed a can and a half to fill all six molds. If you don’t have any use for that extra half-can of coconut milk, you can also adapt this recipe and use 1 can of coconut milk + 1 cup nut milk of your choice.
I used raw cacao powder to add the chocolate flavor for these fudgesicles. I typically opt for cacao powder because the cacao beans are processed at low temperatures, making this powder full of antioxidants and minerals (like magnesium and iron) that you would find in the cacao bean. Of course, you can also sub cocoa powder if needed.
I also recommend pulling these from the freezer about 5 – 10 minutes prior to serving. This makes it easier to remove the popsicles from the mold and it softens them up just slightly so that they’re easier to bite into. Now it’s fudgesicle time!
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 3 cups full-fat coconut milk (from the can)
- Whisk cacao powder into coconut milk until it is fully incorporated.
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
- Remove from the freezer 5 – 10 minutes prior to serving.