There is something so nostalgic about popsicles and summer. I promise you these Vegan Fudge Pops will fit right into your reminiscence. Rich, chocolatey and most importantly, frozen! This creamy, delicious treat will be your perfect summer companion. Make them for a gathering or eat them by yourself throughout the week!
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Vegan Fudge Pops Ingredients
- Nondairy Chocolate Chips: Most popular baking brands have a dairy-free version of chocolate chips in their arsenal. Most semi-sweet and dark chocolate chips are dairy-free but ALWAYS read the label to make sure. You should be able to find these at any grocery store.
- Nondairy Milk: Any nondairy milk will do here but I would not recommend using coconut because of the strong flavor it will add to your Vegan Fudge Pops. If this doesn’t bother you or you think you will like it, go for it!
- Silken Tofu: Silken tofu is a Japanese-Style tofu that has a softer consistency than regular tofu. It blends very easily and provides a nice, creamy consistency. You can typically find it in the Asian aisle at the grocery store. It is shelf stable.
- Unsweetened, Non-Dairy Yogurt: Non-dairy yogurts resemble typical dairy yogurts in every way. The major exception is that they are made from dairy-free sources. Here it will provide substance and creaminess to our pops without watering down the chocolate. Be sure to purchase unsweetened non-dairy yogurt so that you are able to control the sugar level.
- Agave Nectar: Agave nectar, also known as maguey syrup or agave syrup, is a sweetener produced from several species of agave. Blue-agave syrup contains 56% fructose as a sugar providing sweetening properties. I like to use it in no bake desserts as traditional, granulated sugar adds grittiness.
Tips for Making Vegan Fudge Pops
- As this is a frozen dessert, it lasts for quite a long time (up to 1 month!) when stored properly! If you are making this recipe for a party or gathering I would absolutely recommend making it a few days in advance to save yourself the work and cleanup when you are preparing for guests.
- When purchasing a popsicle mold, I would not recommend buying super small molds or molds that come in fancy shapes. The small molds will always leave you with a lot of leftover filling and the shaped molds are difficult to extract from and clean. Traditional-looking molds work best.
- Be careful when melting your chocolate. It is very easy to burn chocolate when you are melting it in the microwave. Make sure you are taking it out to stir after each 30 second increment. This will ensure your chocolate doesn’t seize up when you are whisking it.
- Fill your popsicle molds all the way to the top with the chocolate filling. This will give your popsicles a uniform shape and size.
- When it comes time to enjoy your Vegan Fudge Pops they should only need to sit out for about 5 minutes before you remove them from the mold. Do not let them sit out for too long or you may have trouble removing them cleanly as they will have lost a bit of their integrity.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the best popsicle mold?
A traditional-looking popsicle mold (both in size and shape) tends to work best. Small molds will leave you with extra fudge filling and fun shapes are really difficult to extract pops from. This popsicle mold is a good one.
How to get your popsicles out of the mold:
The best thing about a silicone popsicle mold is that there is little to no waiting involved. Once you remove your popsicles from the freezer, you should be able to squish and manipulate the mold in a way that will release your pops. If you find your popsicles are really stuck in there, run the mold under warm water in the sink for 30 seconds or so and they should come free more easily.
How to store homemade popsicles:
The wonderful thing about homemade popsicles is that they keep fresh in the popsicle mold. If your mold comes with any kind of cover make sure it is sealed tightly. Storing your popsicles in the mold will also ensure that they maintain their shape.
How to Serve Vegan Fudge Pops
As stated above, these fudge pops are a great make-ahead dessert. This makes them a fun option to serve as dessert at a summer bbq, a sleepover or just a small gathering of friends.They keep in the freezer for about 1 month so you can also make them as a healthy-ish treat to enjoy yourself over the course of a few weeks!
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Vegan Fudge Pops
These Vegan Fudge Pops will have you feeling super nostalgic. Chocolatey, chilled and creamy. The perfect, easy summer dessert!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Freeze Time: 8 hours
- Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
- Yield: 12 Popsicles* 1x
- Category: Frozen Dessert
- Method: Freeze
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
1 1/2 c nondairy chocolate chips
1 c nondairy milk
12 oz extra firm silken tofu*
1/2 c nondairy yogurt, unflavored and unsweetened
1 tbsp agave nectar
- Melt the Chocolate: Add chocolate chips and nondairy milk to a large microwave-safe bowl. Place in the microwave and heat in 30 second increments stirring after each until chocolate is completely melted and smooth. This usually takes 60-90 seconds total.
- Blend: To a high speed blender or food processor add silken tofu, nondairy yogurt, melted chocolate mixture and agave nectar. Run machine until mixture is completely smooth, about 1 minute.
- Freeze: Pour chocolate mix into a popsicle mold filling each section all the way to the top. Cover, insert popsicle sticks and place in the freezer for 8 hours or overnight.
- Un-mold: Once at least 8 hours have elapsed you are free to begin popping fudge pops out of the mold. Only remove pops from the mold as you serve them.
*Fudge Pops will keep sealed in their molds in the freezer for up to 1 month.
**Silken tofu is a Japanese-Style tofu that has a softer consistency than regular tofu. It blends very easily and provides a nice, creamy consistency. You can typically find it in the Asian aisle at the grocery store. It is shelf stable.
***The number of Fudge Pops made by this recipe depends completely on the size of the mold you use. You may get a few more or a few less than what is written in the recipe.
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