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Fudge Pudding Pops (GAPS, Paleo and Primal)

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Long Before Starbucks . . .

Sub-zero chocolately goodness flowed out the back of the ice cream truck, and ice blue abominable snowman feet with gumball toenails danced on rainbows. The rainbows, of course, came from the band of My Little Ponies who’d joined the caravan of children chasing the truck  down the street. What’s not to love, right?

The danger in thinking this way, of course, is that you just might have the audacity to chase down an ice cream truck when you’re sixteen.  When this happens you’ll hear yourself say “I’d like a screwball, please” as if it were the very first time. And you’ll think, “Man, is there a popsicle name here that won’t make me blush?”

It’s Then That You Realize . . .

That you were right about the rainbows, but wrong about the source. They don’t come from Fluttershy’s home just behind the waterfall below the clouds . . . they come from the carinogenic and ADD-inducing red #40, yellow #5, and blue #2!

Fortunately, there is a healthier way to capture the joy of frosty goodness on a hot summer day  . . . homemade popsicles! Delicious, tried-and-true recipes with a nutrient-dense twist. Take the fudge pudding pops below, for example. They contain magnesium-rich cocoa butter, collagen building gelatin, anti-oxidant rich avocado and even the option for bone marrow (hey, the french do it!).

You’ll love them, I promise. Ready? Set! Summer!

Note: Chocolate is GAPS legal if it doesn’t create digestive problems for you personally. More info here.

Homemade Fudge Pudding Pop Recipe

Equipment Needed:

Unlike juice pops, this recipe can hold a popsicle stick in place. Some of the recipes I’ll be sharing later this season will do much better with a mold like this  stainless steel set I bought after my BPA-free mold broke last year. So much better, and BPA-free doesn’t mean anything anyway!

For now, you can just use dixie cups and plain popsicle sticks :)


  • 2 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
  • 1 large ripe banana
  • 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup raw honey (depending on your preference)
  • heaping 1 ounce food grade cocoa butter (weight), or 1/4 cup melted (where to buy cocoa butter)
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder (or more to taste – please note that the chocolate flavor is less strong when frozen so you might want to use more than you’d think. And also, cacao contains caffeine )
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon unrefined sea salt (where to buy quality salt)
  • 2 teaspoons grassfed gelatin
  • 2 cups hot coconut milk or raw milk if you’re not on GAPS (where to buy coconut milk, how to make your own coconut milk, where to find raw milk)
  • 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup bone marrow (optional )
  • nuts


  1. Place coconut milk on the stove until it is hot (but not boiling), then remove from heat and set aside
  2. In a medium mixing bowl add the gelatin and 2 tablespoons of coconut milk/milk to allow it to set up.
  3. In a double boiler or small pot set over simmering water, melt the cocoa butter completely.
  4. Remove cocoa butter from heat and stir in with the remaining hot coconut milk.
  5. Slowly add coconut milk mixture to gelatin, whisking thoroughly until the gelatin is completely dissolved
  6. Add coconut milk mixture and all other ingredients (except nuts) to a blender and puree until smooth.
  7. Taste and make sure it is chocolately/sweet enough. Add cocoa powder and honey as needed.
  8. Pour fudge pudding into popsicle mold/dixie cups and sprinkle base with nuts if desired. Freeze for at least 2 hours.
  9. Enjoy!


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111 Responses to Fudge Pudding Pops (GAPS, Paleo and Primal)

  1. Tracy Maynard via FB says:

    Yum , you always have great recipes

  2. Ashe Biles via FB says:

    Thanks Jenny Coker Craig! I’m following this page now :)

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  4. Rosa SantaCruz via FB says:

    Rosa Del Carmen Gardner yum!! Tony Gardner

  5. Rebecca Mickley via FB says:

    Cheri Harkness!

  6. Zeffie Heaton via FB says:

    Yesterday I was thinking it’s about time for some of these :)

  7. Misses Faaleava via FB says:

    Ooooh, thank you so much Mommypotamus! We LOVE fudgesicles 😀

  8. Mylène Barbeau via FB says:

    Rim :)

  9. Meagan Hope Baker via FB says:

    Shannon have you made some thing like this? It sounds that it wouldn’t taste right w the avacado

  10. Shannon Hooker via FB says:

    Meagan Hope Baker i made chocolate “pudding” with avocado and it was hard to tell. same with adding it to my chocolate smoothie. it really lends a light flavor and the chocolate kinds covers it up. 😉

  11. Mell N Viv Nenno via FB says:

    Malena Yako I would make these for me but I hate bananas ..

  12. Heather Day via FB says:

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  13. Rebekah Thompson via FB says:

    Thanks Heather Day! I’m pinning this right now!

  14. Shawna Coblentz Murphy via FB says:

    I made these this morning!

  15. April M Wiley via FB says:

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  16. Maria Stathakis Ping via FB says:

    Lindsay Schumaier thought of you

  17. Julie Jelinek Tranbarger Chhc via FB says:

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  18. Angel Anderson Morrison via FB says:

    Tiffany Violet Leigeber check these out for kiddos

  19. June Biemiller via FB says:

    Could you use almond milk? Not everyone in my family like coconut.

  20. Mommypotamus via FB says:

    June Biemiller – Yes, you can! It won’t be quite as creamy, but it will still be good :)

  21. MaryAnn Davis via FB says:

    thanks! Great Fudge Pudding Pops recipe.

  22. Erin Hanson via FB says:

    I wish these were already in my freezer….

  23. Lindsey Snyder Griffiths via FB says:

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  24. DaveandRichelle Hart via FB says:

    I’m trying to imagine these without the chocolate (although I’d rather not)…have you tried it?

  25. Halima Hayat via FB says:

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  26. Fajr says:

    I have a child who has an allergy to avocado and banana, any suggestions on substitutions? Thanks

    • Amanda @ Mommypotamus Support says:

      Fajr, Coconut cream might work, but you’d probably need to play with the ratios.

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  28. Cha says:

    I made these fudgepops and they were gross. It may have been that I substituted guacamole for the avocado. The garlic undertones just didn’t mesh well with the chocolate and banana.

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  30. Jennifer says:

    So, do you know what the carb count is for one of these delicious things?

  31. Elyse B. says:

    SO GOOD! Learned the hard way that the banana needs to be very, very ripe–otherwise it overwhelms the chocolate goodness.

    By the way, I had extra after filling my popsicle molds, so I put the leftovers in the fridge–and accidentally made the most delicious chocolate mousse I have ever had. After going dairy-free, I thought my mousse-eating days were over. Ta-daaa! Thanks, gelatin! (And Heather :)

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