Coconut Mocha Fudgsicles
Coconut Mocha Fudgsicles are super creamy, dairy free fudgsicles that are made with only 5 ingredients!
I should have shared these Coconut Mocha Fudgsicles long ago. I explained to you last week how my garage refrigerator/freezer broke down, leaving me with no extra space to freeze any frozen treats for a while there.
Before the breakdown, I’d been tinkering away at fudgsicle recipes, much to my kids’ delight. They were never up to par for me — I kept finding things wrong with them.
They were either too grainy, there was separation, or they were too sweet. While the kids and their friends proclaimed each batch “awesome!”, I knew I needed to keep on trying.
I had visions of what I wanted these dairy free fudgsicles to be. They had to be ultra creamy, with plenty of chocolate flavor. And since I believe wherever chocolate is, espresso should follow, I knew I wanted to make them mocha flavored.
I got the flavor balance right, but the creaminess needed work. I’d been using low fat milk, because I wanted them to be healthier, but it just wasn’t working. To get that creamy mouthfeel, you need more fat in there, pure and simple.
I was against using heavy cream, and I knew from experience that coconut milk gives you that same, creamy mouthfeel with more health benefits. I subbed out the milk with a can of coconut milk, and bingo! — instant perfection.
I didn’t use coconut milk right away because I feel like I do a coconut spin on everything and maybe you’re getting tired of that? But maybe you’re like me and you’re not.
For some of us, there’s never enough coconut in the world. 🙂
As for getting them out of the molds, it was fairly easy, but the thing is, when fudgsicles soften enough to come out, they’re pretty melty. And since we have a drought here in California (brown is the new green!), I placed the fudgsicles in a cup of water until they softened enough to come out instead of placing them under running water.
Except oops — I left a few of them in a little too long and they were a bit overly softened. I think it shows how amazingly creamy they are, so of course I went with it.
Yet the one below was still nice and frosty looking because I got that one out much sooner. 😉
Since my motto is the more coconut the better, I dipped the fudgsicles in unsweetened coconut flakes on one side.
I just love that coco-nutty crunch!
These dairy free fudgsicles are quick, easy, and delicious, and with only 5 ingredients, you just can’t go wrong.
They’re so much better than store bought pops with all ingredients you can pronounce, which will make you feel good. And you can’t beat the built-in mocha pick-me-up, which is a nice bonus.
These are win-win any way you look at them. Just be warned — you may never buy store bought fudgesicles again. 🙂
Additional dairy free treats you’ll love:
Coconut Mocha Fudgesicles
- 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips dark or semi-sweet
- 13.5 ounces full fat coconut milk*
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
- unsweetened coconut flakes for dipping (optional)
- Heat a large saute pan filled halfway full with water and simmer over medium heat. Once simmering, reduce the heat to low.
- Place the chocolate chips, coconut milk, sugar, and espresso powder in a medium sized heat proof bowl, and place in the pan of simmering water. This is your double boiler. Stir constantly until smooth and emulsified. Remove from the bowl and set aside to cool.*
- Once cooled, divide the mixture evenly between 6 popsicle molds and freeze for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight. Unmold by running under cold water for 30 seconds, serve, and enjoy!
- *For the creamiest results, use full fat coconut milk.
- This recipe made exactly 6 fudgesicles using these Zoku ice pop molds.
Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.
60 Comments on “Coconut Mocha Fudgsicles”
Coconut Mocha is my FAVORITE flavor combo!!! About ten years ago I had it for the first time and since then it has been at the top of my list! I have got to try these!!
It’s my new favorite flavor combo, Annie! Sadly I’d never had it before, but I will be making up for lost time. haha
Girlfriend these look absolutely fantastic!!!
You are too kind! Thank you! 🙂
Wow! FUDGESICLES?? Loved these coconut mocha delights! Super refreshing and so YUMMY! I also loved you motto ‘more coconut is better’! 🙂
Thank you, Anu! There is never enough coconut! 🙂
These look like the creamiest fudgesicles ever!! I love that you used coconut milk instead of heavy cream in them too! It really does work miracles sometimes 🙂 It has been so hot here and all I want to eat is frozen things and chocolate things, so these perfectly fit the bill!
I can imagine it must be SO hot in AZ right now…I would melt! These would certainly help! Thanks, Izzy! 🙂
Coconut mocha sounds seriously heavenly!
It really is! Thank you, Medha! 🙂
Hi Marcie, fudgesicles remind me of summer when I was a child. But these are way better.
I used to eat them a lot when I was younger too, but I definitely like these better! Thank you, Cheri! 🙂
These fudgesicles sound amazing, Marcie! I’ve never used coconut milk before, so I can only imagine how much flavor it gives these pops. And I love the espresso in here, too! Sounds like the perfect treat!
Coconut milk is like magic — it really makes things SO creamy! Thanks, Gayle! 🙂
Fudgesicles were our favorite when we were growing up. I love your homemade version even more, Marcie! Coconut and mocha sound like the best combo! I’m with you, there is never enough coconut 🙂
I’m hooked on these homemade pops, and they’re so easy I have no excuse to buy them ever again! Plus regular fudgesicles don’t have espresso in them. haha Thanks, Kelly!
I have been using coconut milk in anything and everything lately! So I say bring on the coconut! 🙂
These look soooo good Marcie. I’m glad you were finally able to share them with us!
I should’ve used coconut milk right away…I don’t know what I was thinking! Thanks, Ashley! 🙂
These look perfect! I’m loving everyone’s frozen treats lately. Fudgesicles were definitely one of my favorites as a kid! The coconut on top is awesome!
Thanks, Jess! These totally gave me my chocolate fix!
How fun are these fudgesicles Marcie! and there can never be enough coconut so keep the recipes coming!! 🙂
Thank you, Manali, and I’m glad we’re on the same page where coconut is concerned. 🙂
Coconut and mocha sounds like a perfect combination! These fudgesicles look so fantastic, Marcie. I’d happily take any leftovers 😉
Thanks, Danielle, and I really wish there were leftovers to give you! 🙂
Those pictures were perfect!! I am dying to try these now! holy yummy!!
Thanks Rachel! 🙂
These do look really creamy Marcie – perfect for summer and love the flavors!
Thanks, Deb! 🙂
They look perfect, Marcie!! Love the coconut mocha combo!
Thank you, Jamie — this combination was the best! 🙂
Dear Marcie, I love the sound of these fudge pops! …And there can never be too much coconut! These look creamy, indulgent and refreshing- everything you envisioned. Perfect summer treat dear. xo, Catherine
Thank you for the lovely comment, Catherine! 🙂
Love the coconut on these Marcie. I’m with you – for some of us, there is never enough coconut! xoxo
I’m glad you agree, Kristi! 🙂
These would disappear in a hurry at our house!
They certainly did here, unfortunately! haha Thanks, Jessica! 🙂
Coconut milk is the best! These fudgesicles look amazing. What a fun treat. 🙂
Thank you, Christin! They were gone in no time flat!
This is just the perfect frozen treat for me Marcie! Love the use of espresso powder! Can’t wait to try them!
The espresso flavor made these over the top delicious for me. Thank you, Mira! 🙂
Marcie!! coconut mocha fudgesicles with an espresso kick?!!! I love these!!!! Brilliant!!!
Thank you, Alice! I just loved these! 🙂
I am in love with these fudgesicles! Not only do I love chocolate but I love that these are made with coconut milk!
Thank you, Ashley! Coconut milk made these pops so creamy!
These fudgesicles look divine! The perfect summer treat!
Thank you, Jess! 🙂
I think the hardest thing in my life right now is that I don’t have one of these in my mouth (though it makes typing easier without). They look awesome.
Thank you, Senika! The coconut really did make them better! 🙂
Thank you, Julie, and I appreciate the pin! 🙂
OOOO this is a weekend activity for me, FOR SURE!
This is a great weekend activity! 🙂
Marcie these fudgesicles look amazing!! I love the flavor and how cute are your kids saying that each version was awesome!! My son does that all the time. These look way better then the boxed version too. And I love that you used healthy ingredients! 🙂
Aren’t kids so nice? haha Thanks so much, Cyndi! 🙂
Ummm mocha?? YES!!! This is my kind of fudgesicle!
It was mine too, Julie! I’m glad you agree! 🙂
Ooooh – they look SO creamy! Love the coconut mocha twist!
These were the best fudgesicles ever with the coconut and mocha!
Thank you, Arpita! 🙂
I just want to dive right into these!