You will love these yummy fudgesicles!
This is an amazing Low Sugar Recipe for Fudgesicles that tastes as good as the real thing but with much less sugar. The work for “back to school” has already begun, but summer is not over yet. It’s still time to enjoy a creamy, chocolaty treat on the porch and relish the coming end of lazy days.
This recipe contains only natural ingredients, so there’s no need to worry about artificial sweeteners or preservatives. It also has less than half the sugar of an original sweetened recipe. It contains only one teaspoon of maple syrup per fudgesicle, which is 5 grams of sugar. Sugar is in so many food items we eat today, this recipe helps to reduce the sugar load on our bodies – and it’s delicious.
When I give my children a sweet treat, I try to make it as healthy as possible. This means I choose the best ingredients: fresh, whole foods, pasture-raised and organic animal products.
Not everything they put in their mouths will be perfect, but I make the effort to do my best at all times. Who can ask for more than that?
What’s the secret to this low-sugar recipe for fudgesicles?
The recipe uses coconut milk, cocoa powder, a small amount of maple syrup, stevia, and vanilla.
The secret to the sweet flavor with the low amount of sugar is the addition of stevia. Stevia is a natural sweetener made from the leaves of the stevia plant. You can find it in almost every grocery store in the sugar aisle.
Health Benefits of Cocoa Powder
Bakers have been cooking with cocoa powder since the early 1900s. It contains antioxidants that help with heart health and protect against cancer. It also helps lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
Health Benefits of Coconut Milk
Coconut milk is rich in medium chain triglycerides, which provide energy without insulin spikes. They are also suitable for weight loss because they do not cause the same fat storage as other fats. Coconut milk also helps boost immunity and fight viruses due to its lauric acid.
Health Benefits of Stevia
Stevia is a sweetener derived from steviol glycoside that comes from the stevia plant leaves. Stevia is a natural sweetener. It has also become popular because it contains no calories or sugars.
Healthy Benefits of Maple Syrup
If you’re looking for an alternative sweetener, try maple syrup. It contains minerals and vitamins that help keep your body healthy. I wouldn’t eat it for a small amount of nutrition, but when I choose a sweetener, I want the best I can find.
Tips for making the fudgesicles:
You will need popsicle molds which are found at stores such as Target, Walmart, and most grocery stores.
For a creamier texture, let the fudgesicles sit out for a minute on the counter to let them slightly warm up.
1 15 oz can of Whole Coconut Milk
1/2 c Cocoa Powder
2 T Maple Syrup
1 t Chocolate Stevia Drops (or unflavored stevia drops)
1 t Vanilla Extract
To make this low-sugar recipe for fudgesicles, combine all ingredients in a bowl. (Using a bowl with a pourable spout makes later steps more manageable.) Mix well until smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds. If your bowl does not have a pourable spout, use a 1/4 c measuring cup to assist in pouring into the molds.
Freeze for 2-4 hours until firm.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 4 hours
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Freezer
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Recipe for Fudgesicles
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