Dairy-Free Fudgesicles (Vegan, Paleo, Keto)

Rich and creamy dairy-free fudgsicles made with avocado, coconut milk, raw cacao powder, and pure maple syrup. This low-fuss dessert recipe only takes a few minutes to prepare in your blender and is the perfect no-cook treat for summer.

This post is sponsored by the California Avocado Commission.

I’m assuming it’s the same in your part of the country, but it has been TOASTY here in Reno land. From a consumables standpoint the heat makes me crave only a few basic goods: white wine, goody-filled salads, and cold treats.

Because my love for chocolate knows no bounds, and I’ve loved the classic fudgesicles (Fudgsicles? Fudge Popsicles? Same thing, different name) since childhood, I whipped up this healthier version last week. Lemme just tell you: ooh ee ooh ah ah ting tang walla walla bing bang, they’re awesome!

Dairy-Free Fudgesicles made with all whole food ingredients for a vegan and paleo dessert!

A spin off my classic 4-Ingredient Chocolate Mousse recipe, these fudgesicles are made with avocados for the silkiest, richest, creamiest experience.

All it takes is a few basic ingredients: avocados, coconut milk, raw cacao powder (or cocoa powder), and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. BANG!: an American classic summer dessert to cool you off during the heat of summer.

Dairy-Free Fudgesicles made with all whole food ingredients for a vegan and paleo dessert!

I have been partnering with the California Avocado Commission to bring you a unique avocado–infused recipe each month. This month’s theme is United Plates of America, wherein we focus on classic dishes you find from state to state.

For me, there’s something very iconic about frozen treats in the U.S. – the fudge popsicle being one of the oldest, most historically well-loved.

What Type of Avocados Should I Use?

When you go to make these fudgesicles, use avocados that are nice and ripe…soft when squeezed, but not too squishy. This way, your fudgesicles will turn out super creamy and you won’t even taste the avocado.

On the flipside, if you use avocados that are un-ripe and still feel fairly hard, you’ll likely be able to taste it.

Dairy-Free Fudgesicles made with avocado, cacao powder, pure maple syrup, and coconut milk for a vegan and paleo dessert!

How to Make Dairy-Free Fudgesicles with Avocado

These fudgesicles couldn’t be any easier to prepare!

Toss all the ingredients in a food processor and give ‘er a whirl until you have a nice creamy mixture. Spoon this mixtur into to your popsicle mold (this is the one I use).

In order to avoid air pockets, use a butter knife to spread the chocolate mixture around within the mold and gently tap the popsicle mold on the counter.

Freeze, and wait ever-so patiently while the magic happens. The most difficult part of this recipe is waiting for the fudgesicles to freeze. The rest of it is a cake walk!

Once the fudgesicles are frozen, you can thaw them by leaving them on the counter for a few minutes. If you’re in a hurry, run the outside of the mold under warm water to help release the fudgesicles.

Sweetener Options:

If you prefer a liquid natural sweetener over pure maple syrup, you can go a different route! Use honey (if you aren’t vegan), agave, or coconut palm syrup.

To make a low-carb keto version of this recipe, you can use a powdered zero-sugar sweetener such as xylitol, erythritol, Stevia, Swerve, Monk Fruit Sweetener, etc. See the recipe notes for details!

I like using raw cacao powder because it’s less processed and tastes amazing, but you can also use your favorite unsweetened cocoa powder.

Beat that heat!

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Dairy-Free Fudgesicles made with all whole food ingredients for a vegan and paleo dessert!

Dairy-Free Fudgesicles

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 fudgesicles
Calories: 194 kcal
Author: Julia



  1. Add the ingredients for the fudgesicles to a food processor and process until completely smooth - you may need to stop the food processor to scrape the sides with a rubber spatula a few times.

  2. Spoon the fudgesicle mixture into your popsicle mold. Stir the mixture around in the molds and tap it gently on the counter to ensure the molds are completely filled and to avoid air pockets.

  3. Cover the popsicle mold with its lid and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least 3 hours, until completely set up.

  4. When ready to eat, thaw the popsicles 5 to 8 minutes, or run the outside of the mold under hot water to help release the fudgesicles. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*For a no-added sugar keto version of these popsicles, omit the pure maple syrup, add 1/2 cup additional full-fat coconut milk, and 1/2 cup zero-sugar sweetener of choice, such as Stevia or Swerve.

Nutrition Facts
Dairy-Free Fudgesicles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 194 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Mrs. Rella Leonard-Leo

    Is it Possible to list the Calories per serving with these Yummy Avocado ? Recipes? That would surely be helpful in my family. Thanks!

    Mrs. Rella Leonard


    I can’t wait to try this Weekend! Thanks for your Response! My family will get to try this shortly… Ii ❤️ Healthy Desserts ? & am Working on getting my Husband into Healthier Sweet Options❗️Happy Holidays ?!❗️

    1. Julia Post author

      Absolutely! I think it would be amazing as ice cream! You may want to add just a little more coconut milk, but I think it will turn out great!

    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Jamie,

      You could definitely try out the fudgesicles with almond milk…truthfully, I think they may turn out a bit icy and less fudgy, but I would say it’s worth a shot. Let me know how it turns out!

  3. E Ross

    These look AMAZING. I grew up in avocado groves in San Diego so I am slightly addicted to avocados. However, I stumbled on this on Pinterest and it says they are *sugar free*…. but they’re not. Maple syrup is still sugar . I got excited but I don’t eat any kinds of sugar. 🙁 Still going to try them for my kids! <3

  4. Kay

    Yay! Delicious! I don’t know how many popsicles I’ll have. I’m eating it up before I can get them in the frig. ?

  5. Janelle

    Thanx so much for sharing this recipe Julia. Do you know the approx. measure of the avacado?Avacados around here are looking pretty wimpy.

  6. Lisa Oberst Waniel

    I would like to use organic cane sugar instead since my husband doesn’t like maple syrup… anyone tried that? (Simple syrup?)

  7. Axl

    For a more keto friendly version, substitute the coconut milk with heavy whipping cream and as suggested, use something like monk fruit to sweeten instead of honey or maple syrup.

  8. Rachel

    I made these today and they were really good. I can see it working as a pudding too.

    The mixture was really thick and I couldn’t see spooning it into the popsicle molds without making a huge mess so I poured it into a ziplock amd piped it into the molds and it worked great!

    1. Julia Post author

      I’m glad it worked out for you, Rachel! I definitely make a mess when I transfer it into my molds, so I like your piping idea 😉 xoxo


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