Desserts

Toasted Coconut Fudgsicles

Hi Everyone, Nicky here, calling in from Kitchen Sanctuary with a super-simple fudgsicle recipe.

Toasted Coconut Fudgsicles - Super simple with only three ingredients! You'll love these cold, creamy and rich treats.

My kids LOVE these things and they’re usually gone pretty quickly. They prefer the fudgsicles covered in funfetti or chocolate strands (of course!) but I like the grown-up feel of sprinkling on some toasted coconut.

Toasted Coconut Fudgsicles - Super simple with only three ingredients! You'll love these cold, creamy and rich treats.

Aside from the toasted coconut, only two other ingredients are needed for these fudgsicles.

I often see recipes containing honey, sugar, corn syrup, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract etc. This recipe only uses:

  • Coconut milk (full-fat for a really creamy taste)
  • Hot Chocolate Powder – preferably a sweetened version such as Cadbury Hot Chocolate

Toasted Coconut Fudgsicles - Super simple with only three ingredients! You'll love these cold, creamy and rich treats.

Using hot chocolate powder instead of cocoa means you don’t need to add other ingredients to offset the bitterness of the cocoa. The hot chocolate powder is richer, creamier and sweeter than cocoa, so it’s all you need.

If you would prefer to use cocoa, simply add honey and vanilla extract to taste.

Toasted Coconut Fudgsicles - Super simple with only three ingredients! You'll love these cold, creamy and rich treats.

I made these fudgsicles using the Norpro Ice Pop Mold – it’s my favorite type of mold to get that classic popsicle shape. It also means I can use wooden-throwaway sticks – so I’m not hunting for plastic sticks (which inevitably end up lost in the back garden or down the side of the sofa!).

Toasted Coconut Fudgsicles - Super simple with only three ingredients! You'll love these cold, creamy and rich treats.

I like to sprinkle on the coconut after the popsicle has frozen to get a neat, even covering. Just let them thaw very slightly before sprinkling the coconut on to make sure it sticks.

If you prefer, you can mix the coconut in before pouring into the molds.

Toasted Coconut Fudgsicles - Super simple with only three ingredients! You'll love these cold, creamy and rich treats.

Yield: 7

Toasted Coconut Fudgsicles

Super simple with only three ingredients! You’ll love these cold, creamy and rich treats.

Ingredients:

  • 1 x 13.5oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 5 tbsp hot chocolate powder (ideally the sweetened milk hot chocolate such as Cadbury or Carnation)
  • ½ cup toasted coconut flakes (use ready-toasted, or toast your own in a 350F oven for 5-6 minutes)

Directions:

  1. Place the coconut milk and hot chocolate powder in a blender and blend for 1 minute.
  2. Pour into your ice pop molds. Freeze overnight (or for a minimum of 5 hours)
  3. Once frozen, remove from the molds by running under hot water for a few seconds. Allow the outside of the fudgsicle to melt very slightly, then sprinkle on the toasted coconut before serving.

Toasted Coconut Fudgsicles - Super simple with only three ingredients! You'll love these cold, creamy and rich treats.

Nicky Corbishley

Nicky lives in Cheshire in the UK with her husband and two children. She blogs over at Kitchen Sanctuary where she creates family friendly recipes and mouth-watering photos.

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