One of my favorite summertime memories as a child was waiting on the porch with my Dad for the ice cream man to come around. If any one loves ice cream more than me, it is my dad. So we would go outside on the porch after dinner and sit waiting to hear that glorious music that meant that yummy cold treat was growing near. With all of the choices staring you in the face some kids had a hard time deciding, staring up at the pictures on the truck going back and forth, not me. I always knew what I wanted ahead of time, I am a planner, I map out my game plan way before the time comes. I do this mostly because I am extremely indecisive and this prevents or reduces the chance of me wasting everyone’s time. Anyways, back to the point. Once the ice cream man was in front of my house I was eagerly standing there waiting with my dad for one of the most delicious frozen treats on the Earth. The Fudgesicle. There were a few occasions I switched things up, but I would say 90% of the time I was getting that chocolaty goodness. From the first bite to the very last drip melting down my hand I was in heaven. So to take me back to the moment in time, I am going to share with you all today a homemade version of the epic fudgesicle that a friend told me about. To make it even better, this fudgesicle is paleo friendly, and still just as amazing. Ask my kids if you don’t believe me, though they haven’t had the pleasure of meeting with the ice cream man, (the will soon- if he comes around) they think this recipe is top notch. Okay, so they don’t say top notch, but they do say “Yum Mama, More Please”. And by they I mean our 2 year old, our 10 month old just stares at me intently with a smile across his face.
2 ripe bananas
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/2 an avocado
1 1/4 almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
Are you ready for the directions. Don’t blink, you will miss all of the steps. Okay, here we go. Put all of the ingredients into a blender, or food processor. Blend for 30 seconds or until smooth. Pour the ingredients into the ice pop mold. (makes about 6) Freeze for at least 3 hours. Remove from the freezer and taste your childhood.
Tip: for easy fudgesicle removal, run the bottom of the ice pop mold under lukewarm water for 3 seconds.