Homemade Healthy Fudge Pops

Homemade Healthy Fudge Pops
Craving a cool, chocolatey treat without the guilt? Look no further than these homemade healthy fudge pops made with avocado! This innovative recipe combines the rich, creamy texture of avocados with the indulgent flavor of chocolate to create a dessert that's both nutritious and delicious. Perfect for hot summer days or as a satisfying after-dinner treat, these fudge pops will quickly become a family favorite.

Why Avocado?

You might be wondering why we're using avocado in a dessert. Well, avocados are not just for guacamole anymore! These versatile fruits (yes, they're technically a fruit) are packed with healthy fats, fiber, and various vitamins and minerals. When blended, they create a smooth, creamy base that's perfect for frozen treats. Plus, their mild flavor allows the chocolate to shine while adding a nutritional boost.

The Recipe


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup (adjust to taste)
  • 1 cup greek yogurt (or yogurt of choice) -- learn how to make yogurt!
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract -- learn how to make vanilla extract!
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Optional: 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips for extra indulgence


  1. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits, and scoop the flesh into a blender.
  2. Add the cocoa powder, honey or maple syrup, almond milk, vanilla extract, and salt to the blender.
  3. Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as needed. The mixture should be completely free of avocado chunks.
  4. Taste the mixture and adjust sweetness if desired. Remember, frozen treats tend to taste less sweet when frozen, so you may want to make it slightly sweeter than you think necessary.
  5. If using, stir in the dark chocolate chips by hand.
  6. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, leaving a little space at the top for expansion.
  7. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 4 hours, or until completely solid.
  8. To remove, run the molds briefly under warm water and gently pull out the pops.

Tips for Success

  • Choose ripe avocados for the creamiest texture. They should yield to gentle pressure but not be overly soft.
  • If you don't have popsicle molds, you can use small paper cups. Cover the tops with aluminum foil and poke the popsicle sticks through the center.
  • For a fun twist, try adding a pinch of cinnamon or a dash of peppermint extract to the mixture before freezing.
  • These fudge pops will keep in the freezer for up to two weeks if stored in an airtight container or bag.

Nutritional Benefits

Not only are these fudge pops delicious, but they're also packed with nutrients. Avocados provide healthy monounsaturated fats, which are great for heart health. They're also rich in potassium, fiber, and vitamins K, C, and B6. The cocoa powder adds a dose of antioxidants, while the honey or maple syrup provides natural sweetness without refined sugars.

By making your own fudge pops at home, you're in control of the ingredients, ensuring a treat that's free from artificial preservatives, colors, or flavors often found in store-bought versions. Plus, the creamy texture from the avocado means you won't miss the heavy cream or excessive sugar typically used in traditional fudge pops.So, the next time you're in the mood for a cool, chocolatey treat, whip up a batch of these healthy avocado fudge pops. They're sure to satisfy your sweet tooth while providing a nutritious boost.

Bonus: Instant Chocolate Pudding

Here's a delightful secret: this fudge pop mixture doubles as an incredibly creamy and rich chocolate pudding! If you can't wait for the pops to freeze (or if you simply prefer your desserts spoonable), you're in for a treat.

How to Enjoy as Pudding:

  1. After blending all the ingredients as per the fudge pop recipe, taste the mixture. If you prefer it a bit sweeter for pudding, feel free to add a touch more honey or maple syrup.
  2. Instead of pouring the mixture into popsicle molds, transfer it to individual serving bowls or a large container.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow the flavors to meld and the pudding to chill.
  4. When ready to serve, give it a quick stir. The pudding should be thick and creamy.
  5. For an extra special touch, top with a dollop of whipped coconut cream, a sprinkle of cacao nibs, or a few fresh berries.
This versatile avocado-chocolate mixture truly offers the best of both worlds. Whether you're in the mood for a frozen treat or a chilled pudding, you've got a healthy, delicious option at your fingertips. The pudding version is perfect for dinner parties, as a quick snack, or even as a nutritious breakfast when paired with some granola or fresh fruit.Remember, because this pudding is made with fresh avocado, it's best consumed within 2-3 days for optimal flavor and texture. But let's be honest – it's so delicious, it probably won't last that long anyway!So go ahead, whip up a batch of this avocado-chocolate goodness and enjoy it in whatever form suits your mood. Frozen or chilled, it's a treat you can feel good about indulging in.

How to Eat Well on a Budget

How to Eat Well on a Budget
Depending where you live, food can be costly. But there are a few simple ways to make your grocery shopping effective and efficient. After all,

All foods either help us heal or make us sick.

I personally want to do the former instead of the latter. :)

How to Eat Well on a Budget

1) Go out to eat less (or not at all!) -- eating out costs a LOT. You're paying to be waited on plus the actual food plus the labor of making it! And it's usually not healthy anyway. Save that money you would've spent eating out and budget it for healthier food at the grocery store instead.

2) Meal plan -- plan out what you're going to eat when, especially if you are busy in the evenings. (Stay tuned for an awesome meal planning freebie coming soon!)

3) Make double portions -- and either freeze the rest or eat leftovers a few nights in one week! Making food healthy doesn't mean you need to cook or bake every night of the week.

4) Ditch the microwave -- I did a training about this in Abundant Life Community if you'd like to know more about why this is important! Your food is your body's fuel.

5) Cancel any subscriptions you don't use and put that extra money each month towards your food budget. Every dollar counts!

There you have it! Feel like you've got these down but need more direction on clean eating? I've got a Clean Eating Ingredients Freebie you can check out to push the needle even further on your goals. You got this!