Coconut-Chocolate Sugar-Free Ice Pops


A cool low-guilt summer treat flavored with coconut milk, bananas, and cocoa. It's vegan and features no refined sugars, and is quick to whip up.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 hrs
Total Time:
5 hrs 15 mins
8 ice pops


  • 6 pitted dates

  • 3 ripe bananas

  • ¾ (13.5 ounce) can light coconut milk

  • ¼ cup almond milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • dash salt


  1. Place dates in a bowl, cover with hot water, and soak until soft, about 6 to 10 minutes; drain.

  2. Puree dates, bananas, coconut milk, almond milk, vanilla, cocoa powder, and salt together in a blender until smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes; pour into popsicle molds.

  3. Freeze until solid throughout, about 6 hours.

Cook's Notes:

For an even tastier ice pop, use full-fat coconut milk instead--or add 1/3 cup sliced strawberries or bananas into the molds before freezing.

Add extra dates for more sweetness, or sea salt to counter the sweetness.

If you have leftover puree, freeze in ice cube molds overnight, pop them out, and store in a bag or container for a sweet frozen treat. Place 2 or 3 in a bowl and defrost on counter for 5 to 8 minutes before eating

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

139 Calories
8g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 139
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Sodium 59mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 4mg 21%
Calcium 21mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 327mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.