Saturday, August 30, 2008

A Last Hurrah To Summer...Dairy Free Fudgesicles!

We went to Emily's 1st grade orientation on Wednesday. It was so kind of the PTA to welcome everyone back to school with fudgesicles (that was sarcasm)! If it had been cookies I could have brought some along but popsicles don't travel well, especially on the half hour walk it takes us to get there. I promised Emily that I would try to make fudgsicles for her when we got home. My plan was to use coconut milk like my dear friend Melanie at "A Foodies Fall From Grace"
but when I got home I found that my one can of coconut milk had one knows where it went! At this point the promise of fudgsicles had already been made so we moved on to soy milk. I have to say these turned out amazingly like the real thing. They are a little less sweet (agave or more sugar could be added), but the texture is smooth and creamy. Really good! Amanda decided to go with an abstract photo...a fudgesicle defying gravity...I like it!!!

1 1/2 c. Soy milk
1/2 c. Chocolate syrup (I used Hershey's)
2 t. Powdered sugar
2 t. Guar gum

Mix the soy milk and the chocolate syrup in a container with a pour spout. Sift the powdered sugar and guar gum together to remove all lumps. Slowly sprinkle the sugar/guar gum mixture into the chocolate soy milk while whisking like crazy! This is of course to avoid lumps (which is also the reason for combining the sugar and guar gum). I haven't tried making this in a blender but it might be worth a try and may eliminate the clumping problem. If anyone tries it please let me know if it works. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds. if you don't have popsicle molds there is always the classic ice cube tray covered in tin foil with toothpicks stuck through the top (yes, my mother did that). Freeze until solid and enjoy!!!
Now let's go sit on the porch and eat our fudgesicles in the gentle warm breeze... ahhhhh...
in a month this porch will be covered in snow.


Anonymous said...

Nice job! And a great lesson in moving forward with whatever you have on hand.

Alisa said...

Those look great!

Ross and Lisa said...

I need your help!!...if you have any suggestions! We just found out that my husband is allergic to all grains along with a long list of others. In fact we are actually awaiting pathology results that will most likely confirm EE. Okay, not that you needed all that info, but I am looking for anything to substitute the grains to make bread. I thought I could use potato flour but everything I have found is in conjuntion with another flour. Please help if you can. My email is


Sophie said...

Yum! I used to eat these all the time when I was little, when dairy was easier to digest :). I'll have to try this! In fact, I have guar gum.

I'm not sure if you remember me :), but I commented on your blog months ago...I'd asked about allergy testing :). It turns out I have a gluten-allergy...I am also finding out that I have other food baking has become a real adventure for me lately :D.


FoodAllergyMom said...

Ross and Lisa,
I can never have TOO MUCH information. Does he have any other allergies? Nuts? Eggs? I do not have any grain free recipes myself but I Googled "grain free bread" and several recipes came up...all of which were made with almond flour and eggs. Also, if you look at the bottom of my blogroll there is a site called "Winning Against Eosinophilic Esophagitis", you might want to check it out. Best of luck to you! If I find any recipes that look good I will email them to you.

FoodAllergyMom said...

I do remember you. What test did you end up going with? I just looked at your blog and I am amazed at how effortlessly you seem to have switched to gluten free. I will be looking to you for recipes now too.

Ross and Lisa said...

Thanks so much! Yes, he has SEVERAL allergies. Too many to list all, but here are a few nuts, peanuts, all grains, some veggies, etc. Milk and egg are okay so far. I actually have talked to you before. My old blog was Living With Eosinophilic Disorders, but have recently started a new support group and change my blog to Mothers Encouraging Mothers of Eosinophilic Children. Thank you for your help! I am going to try the fudge pops with coconut milk...he is allergic to soy. I'll let you know how they turn out :).

Ross and Lisa said...

Sorry to keep bothering you, but can you possibly tell me if a recipe calls for 1/4 C. of Ener G egg replacer, how many whole eggs that is equal to? I have looked online and cannot find the conversion.


FoodAllergyMom said...

Hello Lisa,
thank you for telling me who you are! I just recently took you off of my blogroll because I realized it was no longer active. At that time I couldn't get your new one to come up either. Now that I have the new info I will update my bogroll and my post about support blogs.
In answer to your question, the standard equivalent for 1/4 cup of prepared EnerG egg replacer is 2 eggs. And please, "bother" me all you want, I actually wish I would get more comments and questions than I do. :)

Ross and Lisa said...

Thank you for the egg info. I understand wanting more questions. I have had this support blog for months and only one comment. Hopefully others have at least seen it though! ;)
Sorry, I should have told you I change blogs sooner. It is
I am sure I will be "talking" to you sooner the more we adjust to our new way of eating.