These decadent-tasting, fudgy pops get their creaminess from avocado which is a great source of healthy monounsaturated fat, fiber, folate, and vitamin E. They are also rich in antioxidants thanks to both the avocado and the cacao. Because they are plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten free, these pops fit a number of dietary needs. And they have no added sugar, making them a healthier alternative to standard pudding pops or fudgesicles.
The best part is that they taste amazing: even kids who are unsure of avocado tend to love these pops! The pudding can also be enjoyed chilled instead of frozen if you prefer. Try them out and let us know what you think — we are hooked!
Choco-cado Pudding Pops
Makes 6 small pops
–1 medium avocado
–1/4 cup cacao powder
–2/3 cup (100g) pitted dates
–1/3 cup unsweetened plant milk of choice
–1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
–Pinch sea salt
–If the dates are firm, soak them in hot water for about 15 minutes and drain well.
–Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides. If needed, add a bit more plant milk to help it blend smoothly.
–Spoon the pudding into your favorite popscicle moulds and add sticks. We like to use mini silicone moulds and wooden sticks. (Or transfer the pudding to small cups and store them in the refrigerator if you prefer it chilled instead of frozen).
–Freeze until solid (about 3 hours minimum), unmould, and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts per Pop:
Total Fat: 4.5g
Total Carbohydrate: 19g
Dietary Fiber: 5g
Total Sugars: 12g
Added Sugars: 0g