Fudgesicles

We have been having super warm weather in the PNW for awhile now. Thankfully, our air conditioning has remained fully operational this year, so no major complaints. But, sometimes you want to sit outside and have something cold. Or you like feeling extra chilly inside. Either way, I have a treat for you that is not super unhealthy, but it also really fast! I managed to make this during the tail end of a Fudgelet nap. No mean feat!

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You can use regular popsicle molds. These are ones I asked for last year, and did not get a chance to use them last summer. I was very excited to use them this year and even used them before it got super warm out back in April. They required a little practice, but I think I have them figured out now. Standing them up in a glass to fill them helped. I like them because they take up less space than traditional molds and are fun to eat–like a push pop!

Directions for Fudgesicles

Slightly adapted from What’s Up Moms 

  • 2 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil (a neutral oil like canola or you can use coconut, too)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, whisk together everything except for the oil and vanilla.

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Heat over medium low until it simmers, then let it simmer as you whisk for a couple minutes. It will thicken like pudding. Remove from the heat and whisk in the oil and vanilla.

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To ensure the popsicles are super smooth, you might want to strain the mixture first. Then, pour into your popsicle molds (2 standard size or 4 small tubes like mine).

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Freeze for 4 hours (or until hard).

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Directions for Fudgesicles (without pictures)

Slightly adapted from What’s Up Moms 

  • 2 ounces chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon oil (a neutral oil like canola or you can use coconut, too)
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, whisk together everything except for the oil and vanilla. Heat over medium low until it simmers, then let it simmer as you whisk for a couple minutes. It will thicken like pudding. Remove from the heat and whisk in the oil and vanilla. To ensure the popsicles are super smooth, you might want to strain the mixture first. Then, pour into your popsicle molds (2 standard size or 4 small tubes like mine). Freeze for 4 hours (or until hard).

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