Chocolate Avocado Almond Pudding Pops

Chocolate Avocado Almond Pudding Pops

When my sister and I were younger, our goal in life was to catch the ice cream truck. We’d play outside in the yard with our neighbor friends all day until one of us yelled “sshhhhhhhh!!!!” and then we’d all run to opposite ends of the yard to figure out which direction that whimsical sound of The Entertainer was coming from. When we would close in on the truck’s direction, one of us would run I would make my sister run into the house to get money from mom while the rest of us kept a watchful ear to make sure that the winds didn’t carry our ice cream treats into another direction.

We’d get to the truck sweating and out of breath and would always order the same things – I’d get the red, white and blue rocket pop, my sister Karen would get the bar with the crushed nuts. Our neighbor friends would get that teenage mutant ninja turtled ice cream bar with the bubble gum eyes (gross, but to each their own).

More often than not, we’d miss the truck altogether and would have to resort to sub-par house ice cream or, on a GOOD day – pudding pops(!) that were in the freezer all along.

Chocolate Avocado Almond Pudding Pops

I hadn’t had a pudding pop in years until I started making these this summer, and boy did they bring back the memories. In my childhood, frozen things on sticks = life. Except, I promise, these taste SO much better than any pre-packaged pop.

The recipe is a blend of avocados (which will get hidden), almond milk, chocolate, cacao powder, and the ingredient that really makes them rich & decadent – a few tablespoons of almond butter.

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And if you’re trying to relive your 80’s childhood like I am, drizzle these with melted chocolate and sprinkle some crushed almonds or pistachios on top.

Rainbow rocket pops: another post??

Chocolate Avocado Almond Pudding Pops

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Chocolate Avocado Almond Pudding Pops
 
Serves: 10 pops
Ingredients
  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips, melted* (see note)
  • 3 tablespoons cacao powder
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Almond Breeze Almondmilk Vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
Optional topping:
  • ½ cup chocolate chips + ½ teaspoon coconut oil
  • crushed nuts such as almonds or pistachios
Instructions
  1. Scoop the avocados into a blender along with the melted chocolate chips, cacao powder, maple syrup, almond butter, vanilla, almond milk, and sea salt. Blend until smooth. Pour into ice pop molds and freeze overnight, or for at least 9 hours.
  2. To remove the pops, let them sit at room temperature for a few minutes until the pops are loose enough to pull out.
  3. Optional topping: Melt the additional chocolate chips together with the coconut oil. Drizzle on the pops and sprinkle the crushed nuts on top.
  4. Alternatively, you can enjoy this as pudding in non-pop form. After you blend the mixture, scoop it into a bowl, or individual bowls, and chill in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
Notes
*if you have a really powerful blender (like a Vitamix), you do not need to melt the chocolate first.

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23 comments

  1. Sarah on said:

    I lived too far out in the country to have ice cream trucks drive by in the neighborhood, but I share the childhood joy of eating a pudding pop! I love that these are made out of avocados. I will have to give them a try this summer!

    XO – Sarah
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  2. Kim from khnutrition.com on said:

    Yum! These are such a great idea. I bet the avocado makes them so creamy! Definitely pinning to make!

  3. ReaderRita on said:

    These sound absolutely delicious (and I’m going to make them tonight!), but your Rocket Pop tease has me on the edge of my seat (those were always my favorite on a hot summer day, too)!
    Not long ago, while knee-deep in a bout of nostalgia, I bought a Rocket Pop; sadly- they are not nearly as good as I remember. Now they taste mostly of chemicals, and I don’t remember that from my youth at all- I remember cool, refreshing, slightly tart fruit flavors. I wonder: was that due to my novice tastebuds, or have Rocket Pops really changed that much? I’d put folding money on the latter…

    • Ha, I’m pretty sure I’d feel the same way if I ate a rocket pop now :)

  4. peach on said:

    hi! these look great! can you recommend a brand of cocoa powder? thanks!

    • I really like the Divine brand, I get it at whole foods. Hope that helps!

  5. These look absolutely incredible!! I love that you used almond milk and avocado to healthi-fy these bars right up!

  6. Carolyn on said:

    Yum! If I used plain soy milk or almond milk instead of vanilla-flavored, could I just add a little more vanilla extract, or would that not even be necessary?

    • Hi Carolyn, plain will work just fine as-is!

      • Carolyn on said:

        Thanks, good to know! :)

  7. Andy from fitnessatrium.com on said:

    I think you just made my childhood a little less exciting because believe it or not, I’ve never had a pudding pop in all my life. It’s never too late though. Gotta try this recipe for my demanding sweet tooth! 😉

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  9. Cat on said:

    I have to try it too!! looking so delicious ^^ i really love avocados though and organic food in general 😛
    oh and found some great food facts on http://www.facebook.com/By-Jimmy-1627581070885799/ you know it? Does anyone else love organic food as much as I do? 😀

  10. Dorothy on said:

    Oooh, yum yum! I’ll try it tomorrow :) and By Jimmy looks great, thanks for sharing ! can’t wait until next posts !!

  11. annie from chasethatilove.com on said:

    What sweet memories! These pops look so luscious and creamy. I was totally off avocado based desserts for the past few summers, but I recently got back into them and I’m so pleased I did.

  12. These sound amazing! I have yet to buy popsicle molds but I might just have to for these!

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  14. They look Devine. I need to get my hands on a ice block mold, they seem to be hard to come by.

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  16. Awesome pudding pops! These had a great flavor and creamy, consistency. It’s been nice to have something sweet and cold in the freezer to satisfy the sweet tooth as a better “everyday” alternative to ice cream and the need for a snack.

  17. Mmmmmm…..yum. This looks totally amazing. I’m just starring at the screen looking at how delicious they look. My boys would devour them quickly.

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