Fudgesicle Frosty and Homemade Fudgesicles (Fruit or Agave Sweetened)

I’ve been on a bit of a blender bender lately. After getting a gorgeous, shiny, powerful new workhorse of a blender, can you blame me? I am a regular troll on blender recipe sites and found one that sang out, “MAKE ME!” on the recipe portion of the Blendtec website. Fudgesicle Frosty? Sign me up.

Side note: Try saying blender bender ten times fast after eating  a Fudgesicle Frosty. I dare you.

A little tinkering later (because I can) and I poured -scooped, really, because it was so good and thick- two jars full of the smooth, chocolatey, creamy, icy cold mixture, deposited a spoon in each one and sashayed into the living room.

I’m not much given to sashaying. I’m more of a saunterer or, when tired, lumberer. Sashaying means I’m up to something. And I was. Mm hm.

I popped a jar into my husband’s hands and casually said, “Hey. Want a fudgesicle frosty?” He eagerly took his jar and lit in before catching the fact that I wasn’t taking my eyes off of him. “These taste just like Frosties. Hang on. Are you alright?” he asked between bites, “You have a weird look on your face.”

I arranged my face so that it looked angelic and said, “Oh, I’m fine! Isn’t this goooood?”

And that’s when he was fully onto me.

“What is in this thing? It’s good, but the way you’re looking at me I KNOW something’s up.” quoth he.

Me: “AVOCADOSCOCONUTMILKCOCOAPOWDERANDDATES.” (pause for breath) “ANDABSOLUTELYNOSUGARWHATSOEVER!!!!!!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHA!”

He looked from his jar to me and back again. He hesitantly took another bite, worked it around a little and looked at me appreciatively.

“This is really, really good. Are you sure there’s no sugar? Seriously? And no cream? I could’ve sworn this was incredibly bad for me. It really does taste like Frosties. Wow. Do we have any more in the jar?”

I don’t mean to imply that my husband doesn’t like healthy food, it’s just that he has this notion in his head that healthy food has to taste like sacrifice. No bread, no fat, no sweets, no nuttin. I take giddy delight in disproving that notion.

I promise giddy delight in your home, too, if you make these. I modified the Blendtec recipe to increase the number of dates and omit the agave nectar. If you’d prefer it a bit sweeter, you can add the agave nectar back into the mix, but we liked it sweetened with dates only.

Even after The Evil Genius and I both had double servings, we still had some left, and so I did what any self-respecting tightwad would do. I froze it. I didn’t freeze it in one giant chunk, however, I froze it in popsicle moulds. The resulting fudgesicles were outstanding.

Shortly thereafter, I made a batch and poured them into half pint jars, leaving about three quarters of an inch of headspace in each jar. I lidded and froze those, then packed them as the “ice packs” in a picnic basket to take on a field trip. By the time lunch rolled around, they were thawed enough to be spooned from the jars and the rest of our lunch was nice and cold. We have already repeated that twice and we are full of plans to repeat it repeatedly and repetitively until the warm weather runs out on us.

This is my final piece of braggardly behaviour today. You know those kids of mine who won’t touch vegetables with a ten-foot pole? They love these. Can’t get enough of ‘em. And if you guessed that I haven’t told them what’s in them, you’re absolutely right. They’re still over the moon that mummy let them have fudgesicles for breakfast. Let’s just keep this between you and me and the fencepost, alright?

Fudgesicle Frosty and Homemade Fudgesicles (Fruit or Agave Sweetened)
 
Icy cold, super thick, fudgy frosty smoothies that shock you with their secret ingredients! What makes them so thick and creamy can be your secret! These do great double-duty as fudgesicles when frozen into forms. Adapted from Blendtec Blender Recipes
Ingredients
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces approximately), full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk
  • 12 pitted dates
  • ½ of a ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups ice cubes
Optional:
  • ¼ cup agave nectar or very mild honey for added sweetness
Instructions
  1. Add the coconut milk, dates, avocado and cocoa powder to the carafe of a powerful blender. Fix the lid in place and blend on high until smooth. You may need to use a tamper to move the ingredients around to get them fully blitzed and smooth. (If your blender does not have a tamper, stop the motor, remove the lid and use a spoon to move it around a bit. When the mixture is smooth, taste it. If you find it is not sweet enough, add the agave nectar or mild honey to taste and blend again until combined.
  2. Add the ice cubes and blend, moving the ingredients around if necessary, until smooth and very thick. Divide into glasses and serve with spoons.
To Make Fudgesicles:
  1. Spoon or scrape the mixture into popsicle moulds or small, disposable paper cups. Add the popsicle handles or sticks and freeze for 6 hours, or until frozen solid.
To Pack for a Picnic:
  1. Pour the blended mixture into half-pint jars, leaving ½-inch of headspace in each jar to allow for expansion when it freezes. Place the frozen jars in your lunch bag or picnic basket as the ice-source for your food. By the time lunch rolls around, they should be perfectly spoonable and the picnic lunch should still be chilled.

Comments

  1. says

    You crack me up. I’m the same way. I love making healthy, sugar-free, yummy things. It seems like it should be impossible to make healthy things that taste good, but you can!

    These look great! I love everything in them, and I think I’ll have to try them out soon and give them to my picky kids! :)

  2. Marissa says

    These look great! I did want to ask — is the recipe intended to be split in half? These definitely contain healthy ingredients, but there are close to 400 calories and almost 40 grams of fat in just the half-can of coconut milk used in one serving. Pair that with 4 medjool dates, which contain over 250 calories and over 60g of sugar, and you’ve got quite a few calories and quite a bit of sugar! That said, I will totally be trying this for a treat sometime soon. :)

    • says

      They are meant to be divided… I just didn’t say how MANY servings into which it should be divided. I figured I’d leave that up to folks to decide. The size of my serving is dependent upon my mood!

  3. Nellie says

    Wow this is really awesome one! I am not sure if I can make this my own but I will give this a try.. Thanks anyway! Great job!

  4. Luanne says

    Thanks for this recipe. My kids will surely love this! And I like this one because it’s unsweetened ingredients. Yummy!

  5. Sandy says

    OK, at first I thought “Yay, Wendy’s Frosty recipe, Yay!!” Then I saw the ingredients. I said, “That’s no Frosty.” So now I gotta make it today and see what you’re talking about with this here recipe Rebecca.

  6. Sandra says

    Well, it makes sense that if you want a treat, which usually are high in calories and sugar but don’t have much if any nutritional value, then something like this is ideal because it is high in nutrition. Definitely not something for someone looking to reduce carb intake though!

    Raw cacao powder would probably be great to use, too. It is more expensive, but seems nutritionally better than dutch processed cocoa. (I know you didn’t specify, Rebecca. I was just stating a thought which had nothing to do with a criticism of the ingredient list.)

    This variation is timely because I was gearing up to make some fudge pops via kefir/yogurt, cocoa, and honey (or other sweetener) soon.

    Hope you have a great day!

  7. Born27 says

    This so refreshing! i want to learn how to do this. I’m sure my kid and her friend will enjoy this a lot. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love it!

  8. says

    Love your idea of the dual purpose ‘ice packs’ of this for your picnic. I’ve only just started to experiment with the avocado/chocolate combo for smoothies and desserts– it really works, doesn’t it? I’ll bet you are going to be using that blender every day– our Vitamix gets used multiple times a day. Smoothies, sauces, dressings, soups, all kinds of stuff.

  9. Bill Lefler says

    Great recipe as is, but I needed it with less sugar and fat.

    Original Recipe:
    4 – ½ cup servings
    330 calories,36.36g carb, 28.5g sugar, 20g fat, 3.81g protein

    I changed it thus: 1 whole avacado, Lite Coconut Milk, 5 TBS Coco Powder, 3-4 drops liguid stevia It still seemed to have the same texture and thickness once chilled

    Modified Recipe:
    5 – ½ cup servings
    195 calories, 21.5g carb, 13.36g sugar, 13g fat, 3.66g protein

  10. Victoria says

    Hi Rebecca! I have been following your site for about a year now, and I’ve tried so many of your recipes! I just tried this one, and WOW! I feel healthy drinking a chocolate frosty! Love it!
    Your blog is my favorite to read because you always make me laugh! Thank you so much for your awesome recipes and stories!

  11. says

    These are amazing! Most people can’t even guess that they’re loaded with healthy ingredients! I used dark cocoa powder rather than “regular” to make them even more chocolatey. Thanks to you and this recipe, the rest of this heatwave looks more manageable. :-)

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