Sweet Potato Fudgesicles

One of the best use for sweet potatoes if you don’t enjoy the taste is to make vegan ice cream!

sweet potato fudgesicle, vegan ice cream

Can I tempt you with these Sweet Potato Fudgesicles? They are so easy to make and taste awesome! For me that’s one more way to eat sweet potatoes! Yummy!
I felt like a big kid with these in my hands smearing over my nose as I took a bite into the creamy texture. The sweet potato really added to the depth and creaminess of these so well-deserved cooling treats in this hot weather.

I don’t have any popsicle moulds, never got around to buying them yet. So, that’s the good news, you can still make them without moulds if you have a rectangular or square glass dish or a loaf pan will do too! Fudgesicles are soft and easy to cut through after a slight thaw.

Ingredients (6 generous fudgesicles)

1 cup cooked and mashed sweet potato (peeled of course)
1 can coconut milk (you can use light or thick, it will only make a lighter or creamier texture)
100g dark chocolate (chopped into small pieces)
1 tablespoon fancy molasses (or maple syrup), optional
3 tablespoon soft brown sugar (adjust to taste but get it slightly sweeter than you would normally eat this fudge at room temperature.)

  • Bring the coconut milk to a boil at medium temperature.
  • At this point add the chocolate and stir until melted.
  • Lower heat slightly and let thicken a little.
  • Add sweet potato and continue to stir and mix on medium heat.
  • Add molasses and sugar. Stir.
  • Mixture should soon reach a fudge-like consistency.
  • Transfer to a blender or place a stick blender in the pan and give it a good blend for about a minute. This will increase the creaminess.
  • Pour into the rectangular dish.

sweet potato fudgesicle, vegan ice cream

  • Cover dish with cling film. Make slight slits in the film using a sharp knife or toothpick at regular intervals, depending on how many sections you want to make.
  • Insert wooden sticks into film. Allow fudge to cool before transferring to the freezer.

sweet potato fudgesicle, vegan ice cream

  • Freeze for about 6 hours. Then, remove and gently run a knife into the semi-frozen fudge. Run the knife all the way through the depth of the fudge. This will help to later cut the frozen block.

sweet potato fudgesicle, vegan ice cream
sweet potato fudgesicle, vegan ice cream

  • Freeze for another 6 hours before serving. (12 hours freezing in total).
  • To serve, remove fudgesicle from the freezer and let thaw for 10 – 15 minutes. Run a knife around the edges of the dish, then in the pre-made cuts. Gently try to lift the first fudgesicle by grabbing the stick and helping lift it from underneath with the knife. It’s a little tricky to get the first one out. But the rest should come out a lot easier.

So, I hope you enjoy these with the weather if it’s hot where you are. A great fun dessert for your barbecues too!

sweet potato fudgesicle, vegan ice cream

sweet potato fudgesicle, vegan ice cream

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  • Veganosaurus
    June 25, 2013 at 5:00 am

    Those look sooooooo indulgent and delicious!!! Beautiful photos too. Mmmmmmm.

    • Lovlie
      June 28, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Thanks Susmitha, they were so delicious. I am making more for sure!

  • Jessica
    June 25, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    These look amazing, thanks for sharing!

    • Lovlie
      June 28, 2013 at 1:25 am

      Thank you, Jessica. 🙂

  • Kris
    June 26, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Holy smokes! I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical just from reading the title of the recipe, but when I saw what the popsicles looked like after being bit into, I was sold. Those are beauties! How clever! I will absolutely try these out. Thank you, and stay cool 🙂

    • Lovlie
      June 28, 2013 at 1:26 am

      Thanks for stopping by Kris. Even I was very surprised as to how creamy these turned out! Definitely worth making again…and again!

  • blessedmama
    June 28, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Okay, okay, okay, this is totally inspired! I definitely want to try this recipe!

    • Lovlie
      June 28, 2013 at 1:28 am

      Let me know if you do how it turned out! It’s a great homemade frozen treat, I do find myself wanting the frozen goodies a lot these days!

  • Ashleigh @ greenmandarin
    June 29, 2013 at 3:46 am

    These are in my freezer right now…and they taste good warm I can’t wait until tomorrow! I’m sure they will be kid-approved also 🙂 thanks!!

  • Ruxandra @Gourmandelle
    July 9, 2013 at 6:40 am

    Oh YUM! They look so good! Will try soon 😀

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