Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Chocolate Avocado Pops

You probably wouldn’t eat this:022_edited-1
Even if I told you that the avocado was a local, buttery variety. And the cacao nibs added the most lovely mouth-feel.

But you would eat this popsicle.


You know how my 4-year-old can’t keep her fingers out of the bowl?

Guess who was ecstatic when I opened up a can of sweetened condensed milk.

Guess who just suspiciously eyed the avocado I cut into.

Guess who said, “That would be disgusting, if you put avocado into my popsicle.”

Guess who ate two popsicles in two gulps, and then asked for another. 041_edited-1
I said, “No, because I’m going to eat the rest save the rest for later. but you can have a superfood smoothie popsicle, if you like.”

And she did.

I’m currently working on a kale/onion popsicle. Think she’d go for it?

Mozely loved it too. 047_edited-1
No, I’m not that bad. He wanted it though. We’ll save sweetened condensed milk for when he’s 5 months.

(you know I’m kidding, right? Ok.)

048_edited-1The only bad thing about this was that one of my zoku quick pop sticks broke (say that 5x fast). Sad. So so so sad. I won’t even get to eat that one. I looked on their website and they said something about not making high fat pops, too soft, blah blah blah.


Chocolate Avocado Popsicles
(recipe inspired by avocado fudgesicles seen at The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen, except not nearly as good for you, and Emme’s avocado smoothie)
The avocado helps create a fudgesicle quality—that crunchy creamy chew. It’s hard to duplicate usually. I had a hard time drinking this straight, but popsicle wise it’s killer.

  • 3/4 Cup fresh avocado
  • 2 Tbsp raw cacao nibs
  • 4 Tbsp sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Cup milk*
  1. Blend all together until nibs are very very small and the liquid is thick but pourable. My measurements here are rough (I can’t tell you how hard it is to measure sweetened condensed milk) and you will still get good results if you just eyeball it.
  2. Pour into a popsicle mold and freeze. Highly recommend the zoku, despite the stick breaking.
Makes about 7 popsicles.
*I think that almond milk would be a good substitute if you are avoiding milk. Use brown rice syrup instead of sweetened condensed milk because it has a similar sticky/thick quality. StumbleUpon


Carol said...

That looks awesome. So sad you didn't get to eat that one popsicle! But can I just say I love your orange zoku machine!

Maryea@HappyHealthyMama said...

Oh wow-these look amazing! Anything with avocado is my friend. Yum.

Mimi said...

Your children are sooooo adorable!

A Bowl Of Mush said...

These are completely amazing! I would love to try them!

rebeccasubbiah said...

wow these are cool

Briarrose said...

Wonderful recipe...very creative.

angi c said...

I've seen avocado smoothies before but never tried them. Avocado and chocolate sounds like such an interesting combination. Can I order some delivered from thelittlefoodie.com?? Or maybe I should just go buy some popsicle molds...

Camala - CC Recipe said...

This is such a great idea...I think that avocado does pair so well with chocolate, I bet these popsicles are super creamy, sounds great and sorry about your pop stick:(

Shannon said...

Hi, I was wondering if I could use cocoa powder instead of the cacao nibs and how much would I use? Thanks so much and have a wonderful day!

Mariko said...

I'd probably just use 1 Tbsp.

Shannon said...

Thanks so much! I liked these but I think the next time I make them I will bump up the cocoa and the sweetened condensed milk :O)

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