Please tell me I’m not the only one who’s heart starting beating as soon as they heard the ice cream truck drive down the street. It was a race against time to do the following:
- Get up from playing Barbies.
- Run to mom to ask for ice cream money…nicely.
- Run to grab mom’s purse for her.
- Patiently wait for mom to hand me some money.
- Sprint out of the house and down the driveway to wait for the terribly annoying ice cream truck song to drive down the road and finally make it to your house.
The pressure builds while you quickly have to choose out of what seems like 1000 different ice creams, until you settle on the one you always get, the one that never lets you down, the fudgesicle.
I am the oldest of four girls and this happened once a week, every summer growing up. My sisters would usually get the crazy colored ice creams or even the cone shaped container of ice cream with the bubble gum on the bottom…the Screwball, I think it was called.
I have to admit, I was always a little bit jealous of that one because their sweets lasted the longest. Come back 3 hours later and they’re still chewing the gum from their ice cream. Eww.
Allas, the fudgesicle never let me down. Always rich and chocolaty. Such a smooth consistency.
It was only a matter of time before I figured out a way to make a healthier version of my beloved popsicle. You won’t believe what the secret ingredient is in these! 😀
I won’t admit it, but I’m pretty sure I pestered my darling husband for 30 minutes for him to guess what I used to make these fudgesicles so creamy and delicious. However, even after learning that it was tofu, he proceeded to eat another one…as did I.
Having just made these popsicles, they are already gone. They went FAST…about as fast as I ran as a kid, to the ice cream truck.
Healthier Chocolate Fudge Pudding Popsicles
adapted from Earthly Feast
- 7 ounces dark chocolate
- 4 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon water
- 1 pound silken tofu
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- Over a double boiler, melt the chocolate.
- Meanwhile, in a small pot over low heat, combine the brown sugar and honey and stir until sugar just becomes a liquid and the sugar is almost dissolved but definitely not boiling.
- Allow both the sugar and chocolate to cool for a few minutes.
- Place the melted sugar, melted chocolate and the remaining ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth.
- Pour into popsicle molds with sticks.
- Freeze for 4 hours or until frozen completely.
Servings: 8 popsicles
Great Recipe! Yes.. I love this ice cream!
i need to sneak some tofu and see how my boyfriend reacts 🙂
I just recently bought a pop mold. These will be happening!
These popsicle pictures are gorgeous! I’m so glad you liked this tofu pudding as much as I did. Some people are a little weirded out by it – until they try it and love it! I bet it tastes amazing in frozen-pop form too – I need to make these!
I love the tofu secret ingredient! These look so luscious, creamy and cold… everything I’m craving in this nasty Austin heat!
Haha. I heard an ice cream truck a couple of days ago and felt pretty nostalgic. Your popsicles look completely amazing!!
Hi there! My name is Jessica, and I run a food blog called Floptimism. Every week, I write a Weekend Wrap-Up where I share some of my favorite blog posts, recipes, and articles from the past week. I absolutely fell in love with these fudge popsicles – I haven’t had a fudgsicle in years and love that you made a healthier version – and wanted to let you know that I featured them this week. If you’re interested, I’ve left the link below. Thank you for such a fantastic recipe, and I hope you have a great rest of your weekend!
Delicious. Made it twice already, everyones loves it ! Thank you for the recipe !
I’m so happy to hear that Vicky! Those are amazing. Speaking of which, I need to restock my freezer for the summer! 😀
These are really good, what an excellent idea for dairy free treats. I only have 6 lolly moulds so I put the rest of the mixture in 2 small dishes in the fridge and they made delicious chocolate puddings. I also reduced the sugar to 1 tablespoon and it still tasted great.