If you love fudgesicles then you’ll love these healthy Greek Yogurt Fudgesicles! Creamy, rich and the perfect way to get your chocolate fix on a hot day.
The weather is warming up here in Colorado. It’s been nearly 90 degrees the last couple days, which means I’m going to need something sweet and cold for my afternoon snack. These Greek Yogurt Fudgesicles are the perfect way to cool off, get my chocolate fix and satisfy my sweet tooth!
Ingredients to Make Greek Yogurt Fudgesicles
- Greek yogurt, 2% or whole milk work best
- Milk of choice, I used unsweetened almond milk
- Unsweetened cocoa powder
- Maple syrup or honey
- Vanilla Extract
How to Make Fudgesicles
Making homemade fudgesicles is as easy as making a smoothie. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth and combined. Pour the liquid into popsicle molds, insert the stick and freeze for at least 4-6 hours. That’s all there is to it!
Not only is making your own popsicles easy, but it’s economical and generally healthier too. Store bought fudgesicles and popsicles are often loaded with sugar or worse, high fructose corn syrup. They can also contain dyes, gums and even palm oil. Ingredients that are totally unnecessary and that don’t need to be in your body.
Can I Use Non-Fat Greek Yogurt?
Yes. Non-fat Greek yogurt works, but you will end up with an icier fudgesicle. The fat in the Greek yogurt is what helps give the fudgesicles their creamy texture. I’ve use both 2% and whole milk Greek yogurt to make these and whole milk definitely provides the creamiest texture.
I Don’t Have a Popsicle Mold, What Else Can I Use?
My go-to popsicle mold that I’ve been using for the last four years is this Norpro Frozen Ice Pop Maker. If you don’t have a popsicle mold and prefer not to purchase one, there are several ways you can still make these.
- Small paper or plastic cups. Freeze the fudgesicle mixture in them for an hour and then insert the popsicle sticks.
- Muffin pan. Follow the same method as the cups. You could also use silicone muffin cups for easy release.
- Ice cube trays or silicone ice cube trays.
Tips For Releasing Popsicles From the Mold
Unless you are using a silicone popsicle mold, you’ll likely struggle to release the popsicles straight from the freezer. Below are a couple methods I use to get mine to come out in one piece.
- Let the popsicles sit out on the counter for at least 15 minutes until they release easily from the mold.
- Run the mold under hot water until the popsicles release. If you go with this method be careful not to get water into the mold and be sure you don’t run it under the hot water for too long. You don’t want a melted popsicle mess on your hands.
More Popsicle Recipes
- 1 1/4 cup plain low fat or whole milk Greek yogurt
- 1 cup low fat milk or milk of choice
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
Let the fudgesicles sit out at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before trying to release them from the mold. You can also run the molds under hot water for a few seconds to release the fudgesicles.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 102Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 21mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 4g