I remember summers well as a kid, playing in a plastic pool with my siblings and cousins while our moms held down the fort or a garage sale.
Red Kool-aid, hot dogs and mac-n-cheese, and for dessert, Fudgsicles. Remember how good those tasted on a hot summer day with that chocolate river dripping down your chin? For some reason that also makes me think of siblings in saggy diapers…funny how that works (I think it’s from the diapered littles splashing around in the pool, yes?)
A few years ago I purchased a super cool silicone popsicle mold, my favorite one yet, from the Hopefull Company. It also came with a small recipe book. We loved the Monkey Business recipe but since I am not consuming grains, I needed to make a change. And since I was changing it anyway, the memory of Fudgsicles came to mind and before I knew it, we had healthy homemade fudgesicles of our own.
Because I was curious, I went to the Fudgsicles.com website to see just how not-great the ones we grew up on are and here is the list of their EIGHTEEN ingredients:
“nonfat milk, sugar, corn syrup, whey, high fructose corn syrup, water, palm oil, cocoa processed with alkali, tricalcium phosphate, mono & diglycerides, cellulose gum, guar gum, malt powder, salt, polysorbate 80, polysorbate 65, carrageenan”
See what our first grader has to say about the ones we make at home:
Healthy Homemade Fudgsicles
- 2 bananas
- 1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
- 3 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 T. raw honey
- 1 T. coconut oil
- 2 T. gelatin I like Great Lakes gelatin
- I peel the bananas, measure out the ingredients and dump it all in my Blend-Tec and blend until well combined.
- Pour into HopeFull's popsicle mold, add popsicle sticks and freeze.
What is your favorite popsicle recipe?