My kids love to make these Chocolate Fudge Ice Blocks in the summer and I love that they are enjoying a ‘healthy’ and nourishing treat. We’ve made lots of simple chocolate based ice blocks over the years but the ones with avocado have always been favourites. I think because it adds a fudge-like texture, and of course I’m not complaining, it’s a welcome inclusion as far as I’m concerned.
The avocado is an incredibly nutrient-dense food and a great source of mono-unsaturated fats which will keep your kids satisfied for longer. The coconut offers immune support. They are gluten, grain, dairy, nut and egg free.
Makes 6 small ice blocks
1 perfectly ripe avocado flesh
1 cup of coconut milk (I used Ayam brand)
½ cup cacao powder
¼ cup sweetener (rice malt syrup, coconut nectar or maple syrup)
⅔ cup coconut water
- In a high speed blender or Thermomix blend until smooth and creamy.
- Pour into ice block moulds and freeze until set. If you don’t have moulds, pour into little cups, poke in a popsicle stick and freeze.
Substitute with your preferred dairy or dairy-free milk.
Choose rice malt syrup as your sweetener.
Substitute carob powder.
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