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.

homemade vegan fudgesicles on a tray with ice

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.

For this homemade vegan and dairy-free version of fudgesicles, I wanted to make a recipe that is just as creamy and decadent as the original. This Vegan Fudgesicle recipe uses cashews blended with cocoa and sweet pitted dates. And, I think you’ll agree that they are absolutely sweet and wonderful!

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These homemade vegan fudgesicles are made using only four ingredients: cashews, dates, cocoa powder, and vanilla. See the recipe card at the end of this post for the complete recipe.

And, for my friends who are sensitive to cocoa or chocolate, you can also use carob powder instead of cocoa powder.

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 like a Blendtec or a Vitamix.

Step Two

Blend the ingredients until smooth, about 45 seconds.

Step Three

Pour the fudgesicle mixture into your molds and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. 

Step Four

Remove the fudgesicles from the molds and enjoy cold. 

fudgesicle with a bite taken out of it

I’m not kidding, these homemade fudgesicles 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!


Can I use almond milk in this recipe and no cashews?

Yes, but the fudgesicles won’t be as creamy. 

Can I use maple syrup instead of dates to sweet the fudgesicles?

Yes, just leave out the dates and use 1/3 cup of maple syrup instead.

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Homemade Vegan Fudgesicles


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.


  • 1 cup raw 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.


* To help the cashews blend easier, soak them in warm filtered water for at least 30 minutes before using. Rinse and drain the cashews before using them.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: fudgesicles, frozen vegan dessert, healthy fudgesicles


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