Vegan Creamsicles & Vegan Avocado Fudgesicles Recipes

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By Jen Shragge

Being back in Southern Ontario I realize how much I truly missed long hot summers. Being a vegan in these long hot summers reminds me of how much I love ice cream and popsicles. While there are a plethora of conventional store bought options, I find them to be filled with artificial colours, loads of sugar and interesting ingredients I can’t even pronounce. My preference is to make the kids icy treats at home these days and there are tons of healthy vegan options to pick from.

My favourite go-to for an easy and super quick frozen treat is dark chocolate covered frozen bananas. All you need are some ripe (not too ripe, just a few freckles) bananas, some decent vegan chocolate and toppings of your choice. Our go-to toppings are sprinkles and coconut but I also love crushed peanuts and as a very rare treat, crushed Oreo cookies (Yes they are in fact vegan! Goes to show vegan does not mean healthy!).

Simply cut your bananas in half, stick a popsicle stick into them and cover in melted chocolate. Sprinkle with your toppings of choice and freeze for at least an hour.

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We also love vegan creamsicles and vegan avocado fudgesicles. My favourite creamsicle recipe is this one:

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  • 1 Cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1 can of full-fat organic coconut milk (look for a can that says Bpa-free)
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 Tsp pure vanilla extract

Add all ingredients to a blender and freeze in popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 3 hours. Easy peasy.

And our favourite vegan avocado fudgesicle are these:

  • 2 just ripe avocados
  • 1/2 cup of cacao powder
  • 3/4 cup of non-dairy milk of your choice (I like cashew milk but any non-dairy milk works)
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 Tsp pure vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Add all ingredients to a blender and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze over night. Handy tip for getting these suckers out of the molds is to run them under hot water for about 20-30 seconds and they slide right out. This goes for any frozen treat in a mold.

I also have an ice cream maker that we use to make various frozen treats such as sorbet and vegan ice creams. There are so many great resources online for recipes and ideas such as findingvegan and superhealthykids. A healthier option can be as simple as pureed fruit frozen into a popsicle. They don’t have to be fancy to be delicious!

There is one last bonus to these yummy frozen treats in the summer heat. Children can get dehydrated pretty quickly in the summer and some are not great about taking in enough fluids throughout the day. Handing over a popsicle is an almost sure-fire way to get a little more fluid into your little ones. If you are like me and would rather your kids weren’t ingesting pure sugar and food colouring all summer, give some of these a try!

Do you have a favourite easy go-to summer treat?

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Jen Shragge is a yoga instructor and all around eco-diva. She now lives back in her hometown of Toronto after ten years in the Vancouver area. Jen’s days are filled by her seven year old son and husband plus her toddler who was crazy enough to make her arrival on Christmas Day. In her spare time, (do moms really have spare time!?) Jen is a stylist for Peekaboo Beans, a play-focused quality children's clothing line.
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21 responses to “Vegan Creamsicles & Vegan Avocado Fudgesicles Recipes”

  1. kristen visser — August 10, 2016 @ 7:10 am (#
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    what a fabulous idea!! My daughter both recently fell in love with chocolate so the idea of covering bananas with chocolate and colorful sprinkles making it delicious and fun is such a fabulous idea

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  2. Debbie McDougall — August 10, 2016 @ 10:29 am (#
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    I take care of my 2 and 3yr. Old great grandkids. They keep me young!! Ithink the bananas covered in chocolate and sprinkles would make an excellent healthy cold treat for them as a mid afternoon snack!! Thanks

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  3. Brandee — August 10, 2016 @ 11:58 am (#
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    Just made popsicles or my son, and for some odd reason, I have OJ in the fridge, I am going to make a few creamsicles for myself! Great idea! 🙂

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  4. Lynda Cook — August 10, 2016 @ 12:50 pm (#
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    Your recipes actually sound really good, never thought of using avocado but it sounds good, I will have to give these a try!!

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  5. Laurie P — August 10, 2016 @ 2:31 pm (#
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    avocados are a great ingredient for making popsicles!

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  6. Laurie P — August 11, 2016 @ 12:04 pm (#
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    I must try that creamsicle recipe!

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  7. Laurie P — August 17, 2016 @ 8:10 am (#
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    We made some chocolate covered bananas over the weekend…..seemed to be a hit!

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  8. Stephanie LaPlante — September 13, 2016 @ 12:46 pm (#
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    This sound absolutely delicious. LOVE how healthy they are.

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  9. Dandi D — September 16, 2016 @ 3:50 am (#
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    These look like yummy snacks and I’m going to have to try them for my children!

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  10. ellen beck — September 28, 2016 @ 10:45 pm (#
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    I always loved chocolate covered bananas. They taste so goodd, and they last long time! Years ago. they were call ‘monkey tails’ my Mom maade them all the time!

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  11. Cassandra A — October 30, 2016 @ 2:31 pm (#
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    It’s thanks to what your site types up that I venture myself in the kitchen.

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  12. Elizabeth Matthiesen — November 27, 2016 @ 8:56 am (#
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    I’m not vegan myself but I do like that there are quite a lot of interesting recipes out there for those who are.

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  13. loriag — November 30, 2016 @ 3:14 pm (#
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    I had to look at the avocado recipe and I think it would be good.

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  14. Mishelle — December 1, 2016 @ 9:05 am (#
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    Oooooh that vegan creamsicle looks wonderful!! I’m off to see if I have everything it needs!

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  15. janine a — December 12, 2016 @ 11:00 am (#
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    these look great!! thanks for sharing

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  16. kathy downey — December 15, 2016 @ 10:08 am (#
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    wow,i just have to try those,they are sure to be a hit!

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  17. AD — December 29, 2016 @ 11:25 am (#
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    These look great! And they also look delicious!

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  18. Kristi F — January 16, 2017 @ 8:42 pm (#
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    Mmm I love avocado and chocolate together. I have popsicle molds so I’ll have to try these.

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  19. DebH — January 23, 2017 @ 11:16 am (#
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    These look so yummy!

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  20. Shirleyp — June 9, 2017 @ 4:42 pm (#
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    These look delicious

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  21. Tannis W — October 7, 2017 @ 11:55 pm (#
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    These look yummy and great healthier options.

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