ECD Cappuccino Fudge Pops!

by Christina @ The Athletarian on July 16, 2012

Here it is!!  This is the first recipe for our Sisters in Iron contest.  This recipe comes straight out of The Eat Clean Diet Vegetarian Cookbook and is absolutely perfect for summer.  I will start by saying that I am not a fan of coffee.  I never was.  Mix coffee with chocolate to make a mocha though – now that I can handle!  When Theresa suggested that we start off our contest with this recipe I was beyond excited!  I love making treats that are clean.

After making the Eat Clean Protein Smoothie Popsicles, Dean felt sorry for my styrofoam cup/popsicle stick modification so he went out and got me “real” popsicle makers.  Cups and sticks work perfectly fine though so don’t fret if you don’t have the “real” thing!  I guarantee you will enjoy these popsicles no matter what shape they are in!

Cappuccino Fudge Pops

PREP: 10 minutes |COOK: 5 minutes| YIELD: 6 pops

Cappuccino?  Fudge?  Enough said!  This dessert will satisfy any sweet tooth and caffeine cravings without sacrificing your health.  Yum!


  • 2 tsp (10 ml) arrowroot
  • 1 cup (240ml) low-fat milk –> I used almond milk
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) pure honey
  • 2 Tbsp (30 ml) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp (15 ml) unsweetened cooca powder
  • 1/4 cup (80ml) freshly brewed espresso or very strong coffee
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5ml) vanilla extract


Prepare six frozen ice-pop molds in their tray.

In a small bowl, whisk arrowroot with half of milk, and set aside.  In a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt chocolate chips on medium-low heat.  Stir in honey, cocoa powder, espresso, salt, reserved arrowroot-milk mixture and remaining milk.  Increase heat to medium high and cook, whisking regularly, until mixture thickens and no lumps remain, about 3 minutes.  Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract.  Transfer mixture to a liquid measuring cup and pour into ice-pop molds.  Insert sticks and caps to secure pops, then place in freezer until solid.  To unmold, run under lukewarm water to release pop from its container.


Calories 87| Calories from Fat: 17 | Protein: 2g | carbs: 18g | Total Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Fiber: 1 g | Sodium: 25mg | Cholesterol: 2mg



Answer and email these 2 questions plus at least one photo of your recipe to by Monday, July 23, 2012.

1.) What did you like about making this recipe?

2.) Will you make this recipe again? Why or why not?

NOTE: Contest is only open to residents in North America.

We can’t wait to check out all of your cappuccino fudge pops!  Hope you like them just as much as we do!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Alex @ therunwithin July 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

oh gosh coffee in ice cream form wins all the time! yum!


2 Siobhan @ July 16, 2012 at 11:01 am

This sounds SO delicious!! I’m gonna have to try this one!


3 Ali Mc July 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

Ok….so I just started dabbling in some clean eating recipes and I must say I am liking them, I don’t know why i was worried it would be hard to like them :)

anyway, my question is – for either you or Tosca, if you’ve asked her before …

WHY is there never a sugar value on any of the eat clean nutritional info?? I know there must be sugar in these popsicles….and the other day when I made an eat clean apple oatmeal I knew there must be fruit sugar in it…but there’s never a value. Sugar is the culprit I’m most worried about as of late ;) so I was just curious why that is??


4 Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers July 16, 2012 at 11:07 am

Yummy! I think I wore myself out on fudge pops. I was addicted to them for a while. haha Perhaps I can bring back the love with a cappuccino twist.


5 Julia @ Pain, Pride, Perseverance July 16, 2012 at 11:30 am

im nearly positive that i need these in my life!!! haha! sounds delicious!


6 Felicia July 16, 2012 at 1:20 pm

yum!! okay i need pop makers this is getting ridiculous… hahah these sound good i loveeee coffee!


7 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table July 16, 2012 at 3:35 pm

These look delicious! Unfortunately I can’t have them with all that sugar… maybe the next recipe! Will you guys ever consider including the sugar content in the nutritional value?


8 Rachelle July 16, 2012 at 5:40 pm

What a perfect Summer recipe! And oh my gosh how perfect is your boyfriend? seriously who does that. I love it! Now that is true love. :)

I will definitely try this. I really want to win!!


9 Electra @ Vanilla Bean Lean July 16, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Awww your popsicle makers rock! :-D


10 The Fit MamaBear August 8, 2012 at 10:38 am

Another fantastic and REALLY easy recipe for popsicles that taste oh soo bad for you but are oh soo NOT.
1 cup pasteurized egg whites
3 scoops protein powder
handful frozen strawberries
frozen banana (optional)
Blend and pour into molds!!

For people who don’t eat eggs the following also works
1 cup non fat plain yogurt
2 scoops protein powder
handful frozen strawberries!


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