These homemade fudgesicles have a texture like ice cream. After tasting these fudge pops, you will not repurchase the commercial brand.
If you want a chocolate fix, these fudgesicle pops are the perfect ice pop for you and the hot summer days. This recipe uses only six ingredients which you might have in your kitchen already
Why you will like the Fudge Popsicles
• Uses only six ingredients that you might have in your kitchen already.
• These are refreshing and flavorful chocolate popsicles
• You don’t need any expensive gadgets.
• The recipe is easy to adjust to your taste.
• They are light, creamy, and chocolaty
Cocoa powder: I used 100% natural cocoa powder, and any brand will work. You can also use either Dutch-process cocoa powder or unprocessed cocoa powder.
Cornstarch is the secret ingredient responsible for fudge taste and texture like ice cream. You can omit the cornstarch or replace it with tapioca starch. The popsicles will be more watery and icier than cream and fudgy if you leave the starch out entirely.
Milk: whole milk is used for the fudgesicles. I’ve read that 2% milk or low-fat milk provides a delicious pop, but this was available. You can make this dairy-free or vegan with plant-based milk like almond milk, oat milk, soy milk, and many more.
Vanilla extract: pure vanilla extract adds extra flavor to the fudgesicles.
Salt: the salt brings all the different components of the recipe together for better-tasting popsicles.
How to make Fudgesicles Recipe
Here is an overview of how to make homemade fudgesicles. For more detailed information and ingredients, quantities check the recipe card below.
Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, salt, cornstarch, and mix in a small, heavy bottom pan. Add 1 cup of milk to the cocoa powder mixture and whisk until well combined and smooth. Next, add the remaining milk and mix.
Place the pan on medium heat and cook the cocoa powder mixture while stirring continuously until the mixture thickens. It will take about 8 – 10 minutes.
Take the pan from the heat and transfer the chocolate mixture to a glass measuring glass. Add the vanilla extract and mix.
Allow the fudge mixture to cool for a few minutes, and then fill the popsicles mold about ¾ full. Cover the mold, add the sticks, and freeze for about 4- 6 hours or overnight.
Unmold and enjoy.
What Tools or Equipment’s Do I need?
This fudgesicle recipe is quick to make and easy as well. You don’t need any special equipment or tools. if you are going for the look or popsicle image in this recipe, I recommend this popsicle mold. I prefer this mold because it comes with some popsicles sticks, a cleaning brush, and a funnel. It is easy to unmold; you don’t need to wait or pre-freeze the pops before adding the popsicle sticks.
The popsicle mold shown above comes with pop sticks, but if you like ice lollies like my family, I suggest more popsicle sticks that can last you through the popsicle-making season.
How to Store Homemade Fudgesicles
After unmolding fudge pops, re-freeze the popsicles on a tray lined with parchment paper for 20 minutes or until they are solidly frozen again. Remove the popsicles from the freezer, place them in a freezer zip bag, and seal. Label the bag with the date and the flavor of the pops. Homemade fruit popsicles will keep for about one month in the freezer, and after that, they begin to lose their flavor.
How Long Does it Take Cocoa Popsicles to Freeze?
Cocoa popsicles take 4- 6 hours to fully freeze and make unmolding easy. Freezing times will vary depending on the freezer, the type of popsicle base made, and finally, whether the chocolate mixture is cold or warm when freezing.
How Long do Homemade Fudgesicles Keep in the Freezer?
You can store homemade popsicles for 1-2 months in the freezer. If kept for longer, they won’t go bad, but the texture and flavor may change.
How to Make Chocolate popsicles Without a Mold
This Chocolate popsicle recipe can be made virtually using muffin tins, shot glasses, small drinking cups, or even a loaf pan. The sticks can lie slanted, but you can wrap the container tightly with aluminum foil if you want it standing upright. Poke a hole through the foil with a knife, add the sticks, and they will stand upright. Another option is to freeze the popsicle mixture for about 2 hours before adding the popsicle sticks, and they will stand upright.
Are Fudgesicles Vegan or Gluten Free?
These fudge popsicles are gluten-free and not vegan. The good news is that you can easily change the ingredients to make your own and accommodate any dietary restrictions. Replace the whole milk with a plant-based milk alternative for a vegan version.
How Many Calories are in Fudgesicles?
I’m constantly checking how many calories are in foods since I’m trying to eat healthily. But some food contains a reasonable amount of calories, just like store-bought fudgesicles, but the ingredients list are way too many. The original fudgesicle contains other ingredients you don’t even know. Sometimes it is not all about the calories but what is in the food, which is essential.
This is why recipes like these are developed so you can have a healthier and simple ingredients recipe alternative to a commercial brand. The estimated fudgesicles calories for this popsicle chocolate is in the recipe card.
Watch How to Make Fudgesicles
Are Fudgesicles Healthy?
Homemade fudgesicles are more healthy than commercial fudgesicles. For instance, my fudge popsicles use only 6 ingredients with no added chemicals or preservatives. You can substitute the sugar for other natural sweeteners and use plant-based milk to make it healthier. You can replace the ingredient to make any diet fudgesicles to meet your nutritional needs.
What is a Fudgesicles Made of?
This fudgesicle recipe is milk, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and salt. These are ingredients found in these homemade fudge pops.
Fudge Varieties / fudge types
- coconut milk fudgesicles: use full fat coconut milk to replace the whole milk and maintain the other ingredients the same.
- sugar free fudgesicles: use natural sweeteners in place of the brown sugar. you can also use agave, honey, or maple syrup to replace the regular sugar added.
- white chocolate popsicles can be made by using white chocolate in place of the cocoa powder
You can eat the fudge mixture without freezing it as homemade fudgesicles pudding.
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Fudgesicles/ fudge pops
- popsicles mold
- popsicles sticks
- medium size pan
- 2½ cups milk
- ½ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium heavy bottom pan, Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, salt, cornstarch, and mix. Add 1 cup of milk to the cocoa powder mixture and whisk until well combined and smooth. Next, add the remaining milk and mix.
- Place the pan on a medium heat and bring the cocoa powder mixture to simmer while stirring continually until the mixture thickens. It will take about 8 – 10 minutes. Make sure to scrape the bottom, sides and corners of the pan to prevent burning.
- Take the pan from the heat and transfer the chocolate mixture to a glass measuring glass. Stir in the vanilla extract and set it aside.
- Allow the fudge mixture to cool for a few minutes and then fill the popsicles mold about ¾ full. Cover the mold and add the sticks and freeze for about 4- 6 hours or overnight.
- When ready to use, bring the fudgesicles out of the fridge for about 5 minutes and unmold and enjoy.
After unmolding fudge pops, re-freeze the popsicles on a tray lined with parchment paper for 20 minutes or until they are solidly frozen again. Remove the popsicles from the freezer, place them in a freezer zip bag, and seal. Label the bag with the date and the flavor of the pops. Homemade fruit popsicles will keep for about one month in the freezer, and after that, they begin to lose their flavor. This recipe was adapted from food52