Sometimes, I really miss junk food. I crave frozen yogurt all the time, long for the sweet taste of chocolate and often have to talk myself out of making cookies because they just sound so good.
When I was at the farmer’s market last weekend, I bought dates for my raw peach pie and had a ton left over. I tweeted about needing some recipes using dates, and Alyssa linked to this recipe for a vegan “Frosty” or fugesicle.
I made a Frosty version first, and ate it fresh from the blender. SO GOOD. SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO SO GOOD. It sounds crazy but it is literally one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. I took the remainder of the mixture and froze it in my popsicle molds. They are amazing in both forms. Rich, chocolatey and creamy. Even if you’re not a vegan, make this. Seriously.
Junk food craving, cured!
Adapted from Foodie With Family
- 1 can (13.5 ounces approximately), full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk
- 12 pitted dates
- 1/2 of a ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips
- 3 cups ice cubes
Mix the coconut milk, dates, avocado and cocoa powder in a powerful blender. Blend on high until smooth. You may need to stop and mix the items around to ensure full blending. Add the ice cubes and blend, moving the ingredients around if necessary, until smooth and very thick. Divide into glasses and serve with spoons. Top with additional vegan chocolate chips if so desired.
Spoon or scrape the mixture into popsicle moulds or small, disposable paper cups. Add the popsicle handles or sticks and freeze for 6 hours, or until frozen solid.
TRY NOT TO EAT ALL IN ONE SITTING. OMG.