This post is sponsored by the American Dairy Association although all opinions are my own.
Enjoy a cool treat that will satisfy your chocolate craving. Made with a few simple ingredients such as whole milk, unsweetened cocoa, and sugar you will be amazed that these Homemade Fudgsicles are made from scratch and not made from a gourmet ice cream parlor.
When I was a kid, I looked forward to the ice cream truck during the summer. There is something nostalgic when I hear that ice cream tune outside. I would use my allowance to buy myself an ice cream treat and I could only afford a frozen juice pop in the plastic wrapper or a push-up pop. But I always wished I could buy a Drumstick, Klondike Bar, or Fudgsicle. If you notice, the ice cream treats I wanted are for the chocolate lovers in the world and delicious ice cream.
What is in the Fudgsicles?
I was a bit nervous when I learned how to make Homemade Fudgsicles. Because of its rich, creamy, and chocolatey taste, I always thought that Fudgsicles would be difficult to make. It really isn’t that way at all. All you need are five ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Unsweetened Cocoa
- Whole Milk
- Vanilla Extract.
I don’t feel that I need to say this but the most critical ingredient in this recipe is the milk. The dairy itself is an essential component of any healthy and well-balanced diet. Dairy is filled with potassium, Vitamin D, and calcium. I also understand that not everyone’s belly can tolerate dairy. I discussed my lactose intolerance issues in my post on Simple Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. If you are one of those people who love their dairy but need something a little easier on the tummy, consider lactose-free dairy brands. Read more about alternatives and suggestions if you are lactose intolerant.
All you’re going to do is mix all of the ingredients together until you get a thick pudding-like consistency, yet it’s still smooth enough to pour. In fact, the chocolate mixture that you will freeze into these Fudgsicles is practically chocolate pudding. You can eat as such if you want. Just make sure you cool it down first.
Overall, these Fudgesicles are super chocolatey, smooth, and absolutely perfect for chocolate lovers on a hot day. Below you will find a list of items you will need to make these popsicles, which includes popsicle molds. You can use them for any popsicle recipe you come across.
Recipe adapted from the Kitchn
Commonly Asked Questions
Yes. I have not explored making these Fudge Pops with melted chocolate or another chocolate alternative. I wouldn’t be able to tell you the outcome if you decided to go a different route. I feel that if you melt chocolate with cream and milk you should be fine, but I can’t say for sure.
You can freeze chocolate milk in popsicle molds but I doubt they would be as chocolatey and delicious as these Fudgsicles. You’ll basically be eating frozen chocolate milk.
If you like this ice cream treat, you will love the recipes below:Print
Homemade Fudgsicles (Fudge Pops)
- Total Time: 24 hours 10 minutes
- Yield: 6 1x
Satisfy your chocolate craving and your need for ice cream in one bite with these Homemade Fudgsicles! Only five ingredients needed!
- 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 tbsp. Cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp. Salt
- 2 c. whole milk (lactose milk)
- 1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract
- Using a fine-mesh strainer, sift the cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and cornstarch together to remove any clumps. Place the dry ingredients in a medium saucepan.
- Turn the heat on medium heat. Using a whisk, slowly pour in the milk and continue to stir with a whisk to work out any additional clumps. As you stir, the mixture will thicken, this should take between 5-10 minutes.
- Once the mixture has reached the consistency of smooth pudding, remove from the heat and allow to cool at room temperature. Once cooled, add the vanilla extract and stir. Pour into the popsicle molds and place them in your freezer overnight.
- Run the molds under warm water to loosen the popsicles and serve.
- Prep Time: 24 hours
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: Ice Cream
- Method: Freeze
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: fudge pops, homemade fudge pops, fudgsicles, fudgesicles,
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