Homemade peanut butter fudgsicles

Wednesday, 2 September 2015


Something about the word fudgsicle sounds way better than ice lolly doesn't it? Americans have definitely got the naming food thing down. Popsicles, candy, corn dogs, soda, zucchini.... everything sounds way more exciting. Even courgettes.

Anyway, back on point. Meryn has been nagging me to buy a Zoku after becoming addicted to the Nerdy Nummies YouTube channel (which is totally awesome by the way, definitely check it out). Sceptical at first, I lasted a good three or four weeks before caving! 

I needn't have been sceptical though. After just one use, I can definitely see us getting our money's worth from this cool little kitchen gadget (anyone else a complete sucker for kitchen gizmos?). I ordered our duo Zoku online for only £12 (reduced from £30). I'd previously looked at the triple version, at nearly £40, so was pleased to pick up the smaller one for such a good price.

You may or may not have noticed that we're having a bit of a peanut butter 'moment' in our household (can a year or more be classed as a moment...?) so it goes without saying that 'zoku peanut butter recipe' was my google search of choice within moments of opening the box.

I found a few recipes, tweaked them slightly to my taste and we were all really impressed with the results. Seriously tasty and I'd say 'fudgsicle' - albeit a little rude sounding ;) - is a good term for these, as they're slightly denser than your average lolly with a definite fudgey taste. Plus, they're dairy-free (a bonus for me). We loved them!

You will need:

1 can coconut milk (full fat)
4 tbsp smooth peanut butter
4 tbsp honey
2 tbsp raw cacao powder (or 3 tbsp cocoa powder)
1 tsp vanilla extract

Pop everything in a blender, zap until completely combined. Chill your mixture for as long as you can bear it (we lasted ten minutes). Pour into your ready-frozen Zoku (or lolly moulds), wait until frozen and enjoy!

*This recipe makes enough for approx. nine fudgsicles.

I plan to write a more detailed post on the Zoku once we've had more chance to experiment with it, but I thought I'd share our first successful recipe. You could definitely make these with a traditional lolly mould, rather than a Zoku, if you choose to.

17 comments

  1. These look great! I will definitely try them in our lolly maker x

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  2. I hadn't heard of fudgiscles before your post! What a lovely idea, and they do sound so much better that 'lolly' x

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  3. That is a very cool machine! I love the sound of these, and being lactose intolerant, I could enjoy these xx

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  4. Fudgsicle definitely sounds a lot better than an ice lolly, far more 'moreish'! I need to have a go at making things for my boy, he loves peanut butter and lollies so this would be a complete winner with him!

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  5. I know my boys would love these, outing them on the try list xx

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  6. I used to love these growing up! I need to buy a set of the molds so I can make my own - you can make anything in there & you know what ingredients are going in!! x

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  7. These look amazing! I've never heard of a Zoku before but I'm going to check it out.
    Alana x

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  8. These seem so easy to make. Unfortunately I don't like peanut butter but the hubby would love them x

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  9. Ah i may have to try something like this but not with peanut butter. I can't stand the stuff. A nice strawberyy lolly would be the best ;) x

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  10. I really didn't want to read this just now because now I am craving these. lol I absolutely love peanut butter at the moment and these sound amazing. xx

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  11. The Husband is always moaning at me for my peanut butter consumption. These look heavenly.

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  12. I had not heard of a fudgsicle before now. I am not a peanut butter fan, but Baby would love these x

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  13. These sound absolutely delicious, I'm drooling!
    You're right about Americans and names!

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  14. Is there anything you could use as a substitute for the coconut milk? Like a lower calorie option? :)

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  15. these look yummy, im craving something like these at the minute, the kids were love them

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  16. Wow these sound great I think my girls would love this!

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  17. Oh these look yummy! Is it easy to get the popsicle out? That's always my big issue with homemade ice pops!

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