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Easy homemade fudge popsicles made with just a few ingredients! Super creamy, delicious and the perfect refreshing summer treat for kids and adults.
For several days my oldest son has been asking for chocolate pops. I guess he got tired of fruit pops, which we always seem to have in the freezer.
I do so many pop variations, but have only published one recipe so far. Check out this prior popsicle recipe:
Chocolate fudge popsicles are wonderful summer treats
These are incredibly simple to make and the perfect summer treat for the kids to help create or even make by themselves with a little assistance.
They only take 15 minutes of prep time and then they’ll just need to harden in the freezer for about 4-6 hours. Keep them stocked in the freezer all summer long for a refreshing and delicious sweet treat to cool off with on a hot afternoon!
Popsicles are always a crowd pleaser in our house. Even the kids who come to visit, as soon as they get into the kitchen, they walk directly to my freezer and with their eyes wide opened, smile and say, “Would you please open your freezer and give me a pop?” I do believe that every kid who has entered my house in the summer has enjoyed my homemade popsicles at least once. I prefer the homemade kind. When I make popsicles, I’m able to add in all kinds of healthy ingredients such as fresh fruit, healthy coconut milk, raw local honey and even probiotics such as dairy kefir or kombucha. And adjust the sweetness level to my liking.
I make popsicles frequently enough that I find it helpful to have 2 sets of popsicle molds. Here is the one I have used for years. However, if I’m making a larger batch or if you don’t have molds there are lots of other options.
You can also use small cups, the wells of a muffin tin, or even an ice cube tray. Whatever you choose, just cover it with a sheet of aluminum foil after filling it and poke the sticks right through the foil into the unfrozen mix. Wooden toothpicks work well for the ice cube tray popsicles.
Items you will need for making chocolate fudge popsicles
Popsicle mold - any kind but I prefer silicone like this one.
Wrapping bags - only if you plan to store them in the freezer for later or use regular plastic wrap. I have been using this one for years.
Wooden popsicle sticks - love this one.
A few pantry staples - such as honey or maple syrup, vanilla extract, cocoa powder and chocolate chips.
From your fridge - milk, and heavy cream.
Let's make it...
Prep time: 15 minutes
Freezing time: 4-6 hours
Total time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 20 popsicles (two molds)
Author: Inna of innichkachef.com
NOTES ON CHOCOLATE FUDGE POPSICLES
If you have leftovers of the popsicle mixture, don't throw it away, just use it as hot chocolate. My kiddos like to drink it while it's still warm, but it's delicious cold too!!!
If you prefer dairy free, use coconut milk as well as coconut cream instead of heavy cream.
Ingredients for Homemade Fudgesicles
4 cups of whole milk
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1 cup chocolate chips
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 tablespoons raw honey
2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
Add all ingredients into a saucepan and whisk together.
Then on low medium heat let all gently come to a simmer. Keep whisking and keep a close eye on it because the milk can escape once it gets to the boiling stage. Keep milk heated just enough to allow the chocolate chips to dissolve completely.
Remove from heat and let it cool down a bit and it helps to keep whisking. Once it has slightly cooled and depending on your molds, go ahead and pour in the mixture. I recommend not filling it all the way, but leaving a half-inch of space. It will be easier to eat popsicles, especially with the little ones.
Finish spooning the mixture into the popsicle molds and put on the lids.
Freeze for 4-6 hours.
Remove from the freezer and enjoy!