When I was a kid my favourite frozen treat was fudgsicles – a creamy frozen chocolate treat with a concoction of some 18 ingredients including your usual culprits like sugar, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, salt and palm oil but also downright weird stuff like tricalcium phosphate, polysorbate 80, polysorbate 65 and carrageenan. Sounds delicious right? Hmmm, funny how i never read that part of the label back when i ate garbage food.
I avoid dairy and refined sugars as much as possible these days, and I am grateful that there are no fudgsicles on my home continent of Australia. It’s just a tad bit easier to maintain self control when they are some 15,000 km away!
I was experimenting with chia pudding in the blender when I got the idea to see how it would go freezing in my popsicle mould. The result beat my expectations – it was creamy without cream, sweet with minimal sugars and all around frickin amazing. Did I mention they are vegan and raw, without even meaning to be? Oh yea. This may just be my best invention in a while, give it a go!
- 4 tbls chia seeds
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 cup water
- 2-3 tbls honey/agave/maple
- 2tbls raw cacao powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
Add all the ingredients in a large seal-able container (I used a glass bottle) and shake well.
Re-shake every minute or so for 5 minutes to make sure the chia seeds don’t all clump together.
Let this mix soak in the fridge for at least 2 hours but ideally for longer (overnight is perfect).
Blitz content in a blender for a smooth consistency.
Pop into your popsicle moulds and freeze.
I left a little gap at the top of my moulds and filled the gap with raw cacao nibs (YUM) and next time I think I might add these in the pop mix. You could add any mix-ins really, I want to try banana and nut butter as well!
Make these. Make these. JUST MAKE THEM AND EAT THEM, seriously!
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