Chocolate Fudge Paletas from Nutrition Stripped by McKel Hill

When we think about our youth, we think about sitting by the pool on a hot summer day with a dripping Fudgsicle in hand. These days we’re replacing the Fudgsicles with these Chocolate Fudge Paletas from Nutrition Stripped by McKel Hill. These paletas are deliciously fudgy and satisfying, thanks to whole foods like avocado and coconut milk.

Nutrition Stripped, a new cookbook from popular blogger and Instagrammer, McKel Hill draws inspiration from nature, the turning of the seasons, the world of plants, nutrient dense foods and hidden gems in the world of superfoods. This cookbook shows readers how deliciously simple whole foods cooking can be and features more than 100 exciting and good-for-you recipes and beautiful color photography throughout.  Pre-order Nutrition Stripped and we’ll send you four delicious bonus recipes from the when the book is on sale August 23rd! Head over here to submit your proof of preorder today.

Chocolate Fudge Paletas


Paletas are a kind of ice pop and are essential summer treats no matter what time of day. All you need is a high-speed blender and an ice pop mold. This recipe is similar to a Fudgsicle but contains none of the heavy cream and refined sugars. The star ingredient is avocado—and the result is a beautiful thing!

  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 2 avocados
  • Pinch of sea salt

In a small saucepan, heat the coconut milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and instant espresso over medium heat, stirring to combine. Pour this mixture into a high-speed blender, add the avocado flesh and the salt, and blend until smooth. Adjust the salt and maple syrup to taste.

Pour the mixture into ice pop molds, leaving about a 1/4-inch space at the top. Place the mold covering on top, and gently slide a wooden ice pop stick into each opening. Freeze overnight. To serve, run the molds under hot water just enough to loosen the paletas and enjoy.

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