August 1, 2013
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You might be thinking “why are these SUPER pops?” Well, because they contain a delicious SUPERFOOD—Avocados!
The summer has been rough here. When we get home from camp or playing outside, the first thing we want to do is cool off—fast! So I immediately search the freezer for delicious Popsicles.
I don’t want to load my daughter up with junk or too much sugar. I’d rather have something with a bit of a “healthy kick,” if you will, while not sacrificing the yummy flavor.
I also don’t want a recipe that’s overly complicated or has a list of ingredients I don’t even have stocked in my house! They should be simple (like MOMables menus) and allergy-friendly. That’s why I came up with these delicious Chocolate Super Pops!
They taste sweet and chocolatey, but hidden inside are healthy fats and tons of antioxidants. The delicious fruit used is a great source of vitamins, potassium, folic acid, and amino acids.
We keep ours dairy-free by using nondairy rice milk. Depending on the brands you buy for the cocoa powder, they can be made gluten- and top-8 allergen-free!
The brand of Popsicle molds you have will determine how many each batch yields. Ours yielded four.
Check out this MOMables post for even more summertime snacks your kids will love!
Chocolate Super Pops
- 2 ripe avocados pitted and peeled
- 1 medium-large ripe banana
- 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons honey
- ¾ cup milk or nondairy substitute
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- Put all the ingredients into a food processor or blender.
- Mix until smooth. Scrape the sides, and mix again if needed.
- Pour the mixture into the Popsicle molds, and freeze until solid (about 4 hours).
I tried this recipe, but the Popsicles are all stuck in the mold. I tried running under hot water, twisting before pulling to make sure the sides are unstuck. I froze them for 5 hours before trying. but I cannot successfully get the Popsicles out of 2 different shaped Popsicle molds – the stick just pulls outs leaving all the chocolatey goodness trapped. Help!!
I’m sorry Lisa! I am not sure what type of popsicle molds you are using they can be the culprit.
Would carob powder in place of cocoa be sweet enough to substitute? My daughter has a sensitivty to cocoa, but would love to try a healthy Popsicle alternative.
You can definitely use carob power. I would, however, add a little more sweetener for the first time. The flavor isn’t exact. Great idea!
Hello, I would like to know how many cups equals 2 avocados , thanks
Hi Yasmin, it depends on the size of the avocdo. I’d say between 1 and 1 1/4 cups.
thank you very much for your response. I will make these popsicles soon :)
I made these this weekend and mine turned out much greener – without your pretty chocolate color – and it was a big turn off for my kids. I just used regular Nestle Toll House Cocoa…think that was the problem?
Oh wow! That’s odd, hmm… we made ours using Hershey’s, and as you can see they’re quite chocolatey. You can always add more if you feel it’s not the color you’re desiring!
I made these with nestle toll house cocoa as well and mine were very chocolate and yummy. But I used one avocado, not two..
My husband is allergic to bananas and as such out pediatrician has advised us to avoid them for our 17 month old son until he is able to communicate any discomfort he might experience. Typically when I see a recipe that calls for bananas I sub with avocados. Any idea what I could substitute the bananas with for this one?
Hi Heather! in these pops, you can sub 1/2 cup frozen mango for example. the bananas serve as a thickening agent for the pops. let us know how your family enjoys them!