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Fudgsicles! Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipe
Fudge + Popsicle = Fudgsicle!
You cannot imagine my joy when I discovered how easy it is to make vegan (and gluten-free) fudgsicles at home!
I thought that, being vegan, "pudding pops" would be a treat I would simply have to live without. But here is an amazing recipe that is quick and simple to make and is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face!
A fudgsicle is a thick, creamy, luscious, chocolate popsicle and is a great dessert during warm weather. It is 100% vegan and is gluten-free if you make sure to use gluten-free vanilla in this recipe.
Just 6 Ingredients!
One of the things that makes this a great recipe is how simple and easy it is to put together.
There are only six ingredients, and they are all shelf-stable pantry items. This means you can whip up a batch of fudgsicles at a moment's notice...Of course, you still have to wait for the chocolatey, fudgy popsicles to freeze!
In addition to the ingredients, you'll need popsicle molds and a food processor. This recipe makes enough for 6-8 popsicles, depending on the size of the molds you use.
I am a HUGE FAN of popsicle molds that have a built-in straw. Less mess and more fun! These fudgsicles are so thick that the straw doesn't come into play -- but they're excellent for more liquidy popsicles.
Prep Time: Less than 10 minutes
Total Time: Approximately 5 hours (popsicles need time to freeze)
- Shelf-stable pack Tofu (approx 12.3 ounces)
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 tbsp Canola or Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla (gluten-free if necessary)
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Place all ingredients in a food processor fitted with the S-blade. (There is not enough liquid in this recipe for a blender to be effective.)
- Whiz around the food processor until all ingredients are smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the food processor as necessary. This should take a couple of minutes.
- Fill popsicle molds with the fudgsicle batter. The easiest way I've found is to scoop the batter onto a spoon and then use another spoon to scrape the batter into the popsicle molds.
- Be sure to tap down the molds to minimize air pockets. Better yet, use the handle of a spoon and gently move it around to the bottom of the mold. (The bottom of the mold is the top of the popsicle.) Add more batter, if necessary, to fill the mold after the air pockets have been removed. (As you can see from the first picture, I didn't get all of the air pockets out of one of the popsicle molds. It doesn't look perfectly smooth, but it holds together just fine!)
- Place the handles into the popsicle molds, then put the molds into the freezer until fudgsicles are completely frozen. I usually freeze them overnight to be sure, but 5 hours is probably sufficient.
- Run warm water over the sides of the popsicle mold for easy popsicle removal. This can prevent the popsicle sticks and molds from breaking!
Blended Ingredients for Fudgsicles
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Pour Chocolate Batter into Popsicle Molds
Fudgsicles Are Ready to Freeze!
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