I love ice cream. I love fruit pops. I love sorbet, ice cream sandwiches, basically anything that is cold, sweet and creamy. Of coarse that creates issue when you are trying not to eat dairy. Soy, rice, and coconut milk based ice creams pack a lot of sugar and raids your wallet.
Although I own an ice cream maker, I found that making ice cream pops is a quick solution to an ice cream craving. I’ve been trying to also make some raw alternatives, with some awesome results. This week I made some Mexican Avocado Fudgsicles.
The trouble with frozen desserts is that as thing become colder, the flavor isn’t as strong. Which is why so much sugar is added to ice cream, and fruit pops. To sweeten, I used a mix of various sugars; some dried dates, agave syrup, and stevia; in hopes of balancing out flavors. The chipotle powder gives a nice kick, and matches well with the avocados.
I made the mix very thick, to give the pops an ice cream like consistency. This way you can bite into the pop and have it melt in your mouth. If you are too frustrated with your blender, feel free to water down your pops. Just be aware you will dull down the flavors, and taste to before pouring.
- 3/4 cups water
- 8 dates
- 1 1/2 avocados (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1/3 cup cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp chipotle powder
- 2 tbsp agave syrup
- 20 droppers of liquid stevia
1Put the water and 8 dates in the blender (use a food processor if you don't have a high speed blender) Blend until the dates are fairly chopped up. 2Add the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth, very slowly raising the speed of the blender. Stop and stir the mixture if the blender get clogged. Add a tablespoon at a time of water if the blender is still getting stuck too frequently. 3Pour mixture into ice pop molds. Make sure to use a spoon or spatula to help push the fudge into the molds. The mixture should be VERY thick. VariationsOmit the chipotle powder for a plain fudgsicle. VariationsAlso you can switch out cacao powder for cocoa powder. Make sure the cocoa is high quality. It make a big difference.