So there is a difference between the primal diet and the paleo diet. Primal allows for dairy to some extent and more saturated fats as opposed to paleo’s dairy free tendencies. Well, at least for me, being dairy free is a non-option if I want to enjoy any treats since it’s impossible to find any canned coconut milk (the go-to dairy replacement for paleo eaters) that isn’t full of junk. So, my recipe is for those who are allowed dairy or you can simply substitute organic coconut milk or coconut yogurt.
These fudge-sicles are delicious and full of healthy fats as well as raw honey which is so good for you as well! Look here to learn about why you should replace your sugar with raw honey!
So I started with 1 cup of mashed avocado. Which in Uganda is 1/2 of an avocado (yes, they are THAT big here)!
I added a pint of my recent attempt at homemade yogurt. Which was a total FAIL and came out runny probably due to a bad starter but fortunately Popsicles don’t discriminate. You are welcome to use less failed plain yogurt or 1 cup plain yogurt and 1 cup milk.
Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder.
Add 1/4 cup honey.
Finally add 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla and 1-2 pinches of sea salt. See how my vanilla extract is homemade! That’s actually not me being fancy, I just can’t find real vanilla extract here but I can find vanilla beans on the cheap (perk of living in Uganda), so I make my own.
Blend it all together either in an immersion blender or regular blender till smooth.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours. Then Enjoy!
Makes 8-10 popsicles
- 1 cup mashed avocado
- 2 cups thin yogurt or 1 cup thick yogurt and 1 cup milk (coconut or otherwise)
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 Tablespoon Vanilla extract
- 1-2 pinches of sea salt
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or bowl
- Blend together until smooth with immersion blender or in your regular blender.
- Pour into popsicle molds
- Freeze for 4 hours or more