Dairy-Free Fudgesicles
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Please note that the Prep time is hands-on time only. Be sure to allow a lot of time before you serve them. Because the mixture is cooked, it needs to cool first, and then frozen.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 5 to 6 large fudge pops
  • 2½ cups plain dairy-free milk beverage (see Milk Beverage Note below)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons non-GMO cornstarch (see Corn-Free option above)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon dairy-free buttery spread (see Buttery Spread Alternatives below)
  1. In a saucepan, whisk together the milk beverage, sugar, cocoa powder, and cornstarch until smooth.
  2. Place the pan over medium heat and cook, while whisking, until the mixture thickens, approximately
  3. to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat, and stir in the vanilla and buttery spread.
  5. Divide the chocolate mixture between your popsicle molds.
  6. Let the mixture cool to room temperature.
  7. Once cool, freeze the popsicles until they are firm, at least 4 hours or overnight.
Milk Beverage Note: I used plain almond milk, because my family really likes almond milk! The nuttiness goes well with chocolate. But you can use your favorite dairy-free milk beverage – it can be nut-free, soy-free, whatever you need.

Buttery Spread Alternatives: This just adds a hint of softness, richness, and enhances the flavor. It’s a very small amount, so you can use almost any brand without a problem. If you don’t have any on hand, you can substitute a teaspoon of your favorite neutral-tasting oil and a wee pinch of salt.

Creamy Fudge Pops Option: You can substitute lite canned coconut milk for the milk beverage for richer dairy-free fudgesicles. You'll need just under 1½ cans.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at https://www.godairyfree.org/recipes/dairy-free-fudgesicles