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Fudgsicles! Vegan and Gluten-Free Recipe

Updated on November 25, 2014
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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.

Popsicle Molds

Ice Bar Makers 4 Pieces, 1 set
Ice Bar Makers 4 Pieces, 1 set

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.

 
Delighted boy with fudgsicle
Delighted boy with fudgsicle

Cook Time

Prep Time: Less than 10 minutes

Total Time: Approximately 5 hours (popsicles need time to freeze)

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.)
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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!)
  5. 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.
  6. Run warm water over the sides of the popsicle mold for easy popsicle removal. This can prevent the popsicle sticks and molds from breaking!
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Blended Ingredients for Fudgsicles

Pour Chocolate Batter into Popsicle Molds

Fudgsicles Are Ready to Freeze!

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There are a number of variations on the vegan fudgsicle recipe. See which ones suit your fancy!

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Deliriously Happy Boys with Vegan Fudgsicles

Will you give these fudgsicles a try? - Your comments are welcome!

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      Ellen Gregory 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      This is easy enough. I will try it.

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      blancaverome 4 years ago

      Soooo good! I love anything chocolate, so this is a must-make.

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @webmavern: Thanks! Now you know where to find the recipe when it gets hot!

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      webmavern 4 years ago

      They sound yummy! It's not warm enough where we live for fudgsicles yet, but will give them a try when it is. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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      'Vikk Simmons 4 years ago from Houston

      Kids and grankids are all grown up so I might not make them this year but they sure look delicious.

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @Elyn MacInnis: Definitely worth bookmarking for when you're in the mood to make them!

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      Elyn MacInnis 4 years ago from Shanghai, China

      They look gorgeous. wow! I am going to find this again when it is summer. I love fudgesicles. Thanks for the recipe. It looks so simple.

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @mrdata: Thanks!

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      mrdata 4 years ago

      Your recipe is easy and delicious... Certainly, I will try it and thanks for your LOTD!

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      Valerie Bloom 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @Aunt-Mollie: It is so easy and SO delicious! Enjoy!

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      Aunt-Mollie 4 years ago

      This looks so easy. I really like the fact that it only needs six ingredients!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Sounds like fun and I really liked your pictures!