This Homemade Vegan Fudgesicle recipe is a healthy frozen dessert made with dairy-free with no refined sugars! Both kids and adults love this chocolate treat.

vegan fudgesicles chocolate on a white platter

Vegan Fudgesicles

Did you ever have a fudgesicle growing up? They’re traditionally made using dairy ice cream blended with cocoa powder and sugar. Fudgesicles were one of my very favorite frozen desserts when I was a kid.

But, now that I’m dairy-free, I wanted to make a version that is just as creamy and decadent as the original. This recipe uses cashews blended with cocoa and sweet pitted dates.


These homemade vegan fudgesicles are made using only four ingredients: cashews, dates, cocoa powder, and vanilla. For my friends who are sensitive to cocoa or chocolate, you can also use carob powder instead of cocoa powder.

fudgesicle ingredients

Recipe Steps

Step One 

Gather up all your ingredients, including cashews, water, dates, cocoa powder, and vanilla, and combine in the base of a high-speed blender.

Step Two

Blend the ingredients until smooth, about 45 seconds.

Step Three

Pour the mixture into your molds and freeze until solid. 

carrie with fudgesicles

I took a bite so you can see for yourself how creamy they are.

vegan fudgesicles chocolate bite

I’m not kidding, they taste just like I remember. I usually use coconut milk as the base of my frozen treats, but the cashews work perfectly so the chocolate is the dominant flavor.

Watch me make this recipe on YouTube!

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Here’s the printable recipe:


Homemade Vegan Fudgesicles

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This Homemade Vegan Fudgesicle recipe is a healthy summer treat using cashews, dates, vanilla, and cocoa powder.

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


  • 1 cup cashews*
  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder (you can substitute carob powder or cacao powder)
  • 8 pitted Medjool dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine the cashews, water, cocoa powder, dates, and vanilla extract in a high-speed blender and process until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  2. Pour into molds and freeze for at least 6 hours.
  3. You may need to pour hot water over the molds to remove the fudgesicles.


* Soak the cashews in warm filtered water for at least 30 minutes before using. Rinse and drain the cashews before using them.

Keywords: fudgesicles, frozen vegan dessert, healthy fudgesicles


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