A delicious sugar-free popsicle recipe kids will love, these Homemade Chocolate Popsicles are just 3-ingredients and are a sneaky way to add some protein to your kids’ day!
Healthy Fudgesicle Recipe
For the first two years that I lived in my new house, the central air conditioner died a slow death.
It would keep certain parts of the house cool, but the room that made the most sense for my daycare kids to eat lunch and nap could get HOT. Like 80ºF hot.
Replacing the air conditioner was not in the renovation budget (there were other things that had to be dealt with first) so we had to deal with it the best we could with tower fans and cool treats.
The last thing any mom wants to do is hand their kids a sugar-filled dessert in the middle of the afternoon, but making our own sugar-free popsicles was a great way to get the kids cooled off and it had the sneaky hidden bonus of getting some extra protein into their days.
These homemade fudgesicles taste like the real deal. A delicious creamy, chocolate popsicle that doesn’t melt too fast – and you can customize your popsicles with different shaped molds, adding a fruit puree, or dipping in some sprinkles or nuts!
What I loved about these popsicles:
- great source of protein
- healthy dessert replacement
- they don’t melt quickly – they slowly soften before they get messy so kids have plenty of time to finish them before any messes start
- 3-ingredients and low-prep – including being no-cook
- kids can help make them
This healthy fudgesicle recipe is a great way to stick to your own healthy eating goals while indulging in a delicious treat, and you can even swap the cocoa powder called for in the recipe with a chocolate protein powder if you want an extra hit of protein in your day. I love being able to say yes to dessert while supporting my family’s healthy eating goals.
It’s super simple and quick to make, too – just throw all of the ingredients in a blender and then pour into your popsicle mold. Easy peasy.
Looking for more sugar-free popsicle recipes? Check out:
- Coconut Water Popsicles with Fresh Fruit
- Mermaid Chia Seed Popsicles
- Mango and Raspberry Popsicles
- Keto Strawberry Creamsicles from Kimspired DIY
- 3-Ingredient Watermelon Popsicles from Stacey Homemaker
Ingredients for Homemade Fudgesicles
Maple Syrup, to taste
Tip: if desired, you can replace the cocoa powder with a chocolate protein powder.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Smoothie-style blender
- Popsicle Mold
How to Make Healthy Chocolate Popsicles
Place all ingredients in a smoothie blender and puree, or a bowl and mix.
Taste and adjust the sweetness to your personal preference.
Divide the mixture amongst 6 popsicle molds and freeze for 4 hours, or overnight.
Pop out (you may need to run them under hot water first) and serve.
Grab your free printable recipe card for our healthy fudgesicles recipe:
- 2 cup greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1-2 Tablespoons maple syrup, to taste
- Place all ingredients in a smoothie blender and puree, or a bowl and mix.
- Taste and adjust the sweetness to your personal preference.
- Divide the mixture amongst 6 popsicle molds and freeze for 4 hours, or overnight.
- Pop out (you may need to run them under hot water first) and serve.
- Enjoy immediately.
For an added protein boost, you can swap out the cocoa powder for a chocolate protein powder.
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HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Baking Cocoa (Dutched Cocoa), Gluten Free, 8 Ounce, Pack of 6
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Zoku ZK132 Mod Pops, 6 Classic Popsicle Molds in One Compact Tray With Sticks and Drip-guards, Easy-release, BPA-free
365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Pure 100% Grade A Maple Syrup, Dark Color Robust Taste, 32 Fl Oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 75Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 28mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 6gProtein: 8g
Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.
Kids love these easy, healthy homemade fudgesicles – they are the perfect healthy dessert for afterschool on a hot day, summer BBQs or just a special sweet treat to surprise the kids.