So as promised today – the next healthy dessert recipe! Chocolate coconut popsicles to the rescue on this hot fall day!
Err…something is a little wrong with that sentence? Unless you live in Texas. Then the pumpkin-fall-chili-lets-wear-boots season hasn’t quite arrived yet, unfortunately. Kinda makes me wanna cry, actually…
But then I just eat some chocolate and call it a day. A hot, summeryfall day.
This was the first time I had used (unsweetened) coconut milk for anything food related ever. Or non-food related, really. If you are also a first timer – make sure you shake up the can REALLY well before you open it. It’s gonna come out a little bit chunky. This will help you avoid mixing it up and making a little bit of a mess!
I contemplated using a full cup of coconut milk in this recipe, which would likely give the popsicles a creamier consistency – more like fudgesicles. Instead, I lightened them up a bit by using 1/2 cup of coconut milk and 1/2 cup of almond milk, which I think made them a little more like a popsicle.
Still creamy, but slightly more popsicle-esque.
And still a heavy coconut flavor! This recipe is definitely for coconut lovers!
You only kinda need a popsicle mold for this recipe. If you don’t have one, you can do one of two things:
1. Buy a popsicle mold.
I bought this 8 Cell Frozen Ice Cream Pop Mold Popsicle Maker, and I like it.
2. You can pour the mixture into little solo cups with wooden sticks in them, as shown in this recipe!
I think this is kind of genius, honestly.
Chocolate Coconut Popsicles
- 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
- 1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 5 packets Stevia
- 1/2 teaspoon NuNatural's cocoa syrup (or other syrup)
- Blend all ingredients together in a food processor.
- Pour into a Pyrex measuring cup, or other cup with a spout to pour from.
- Pour into popsicle molds.
- Freeze for 2 hours.
- Remove from mold by running under hot water for a few seconds on each side.
Nutritional information will depend on size of popsicle molds/number of popsicles made.1 serving (if made with 8 popsicles) is 1 Weight Watchers point.
Courses Healthy Desserts
Serving Size 1 popsicle
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Unsaturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 1.9 mg
Sodium 35.4 mg
Total Carbohydrates 4.3 g
Dietary Fiber 1.1 g
Sugars 2.4 g
Protein 3.7 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
I found it easiest to pour the mixture from the food processor into a Pyrex measuring cup, to then pour into the molds. These molds help exactly 2 cups of mixture, and popped out easily after running them under hot water for just a few seconds on each side.
These are a great little 50 calorie treat (that is low in sugar!) to help curb your after dinner sweets cravings!
Do you ever cook/bake/freeze with coconut milk?