These easy Homemade Fudgesicles are a great way to enjoy creamy chocolate popsicles any time of the year! Using simple ingredients, learn how to make this classic frozen dessert at home from scratch.
There's nothing quite like a classic creamy chocolate fudgesicle on a hot day! If you've never had the pleasure of enjoying these delicious fudge popsicles, let's explain what they are.
A fudgsicle is a frozen dessert made with chocolate and cream. The chocolate can be either milk or dark, but most commonly you'll find fudgesicles made with milk chocolate.
You can find them in nearly any grocery store in the freezer aisle, especially in the summertime when they are most popular.
This homemade version is even better than the ones you remember from your childhood.
They are easy to make, using only a few simple ingredients, and in just minutes, you can be enjoying these creamy chocolate popsicles!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Transport back to your childhood while making these homemade fudgesicles.
They're made with simple ingredients and no fillers or preservatives.
Make a large batch and pull them out of the freezer whenever you or your kids need a quick pick-me-up.
The fudge flavor is the perfect match for their creamy texture.
- Heavy Cream & Whole Milk - These two liquids make up the creamy base of the popsicles.
- Cornstarch - Thickens the popsicle mixture giving it a thick and dense texture.
- Brown & White Sugar - A mix of these two sugars gives the fudgesicles their sweetness and also helps keep them together.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - Gives the fudgsicles a rich cocoa flavor and blends into the mixture nicely.
- Dark Chocolate - Real chopped chocolate or chocolate chips gives these pops additional sweetness, color, and chocolate flavor.
- Vanilla Extract - Helps balance out the rich cocoa flavor.
- Salt - Enhances the overall flavor of the chocolate, cream, and sugar.
Please see the recipe card below for quantities.
Wondering how to make this Fudgesicles recipe? It's easy! Just follow this step-by-step photo tutorial. Then, scroll down for the recipe card for the full ingredients list and recipe method.
Heat the milk and cream: Add the cream and milk to a saucepan at medium/low heat. Stir until it's hot but not boiling.
Make the slurry: Remove 2 tablespoons of the warm milk mixture and stir with cornstarch until a thick slurry is formed. Add the slurry to the rest of the milk and whisk in.
Add the chocolate: To the warm milk mixture, add the sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate, vanilla, and salt. Stir gently until the chocolate melts and everything is evenly combined. Remove from the heat to allow the mixture to cool.
Pour and freeze: Pour the chocolate mixture into your favorite popsicle molds. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid. Remove and enjoy!
When heating up the milk, it's important to make sure it doesn't get too hot and scorch. This could give the homemade fudgesicles an unpleasant flavor.
If you want to avoid any lumps, make sure to sift the cocoa powder before adding it to the milk mixture.
Assemble everything before turning on the heat. This way, once the milk is hot, you can add everything in quickly and easily.
The time it takes to freeze the fudge pops will depend on your freezer and how warm the mixture is. They should freeze in 4 hours, but it's best to freeze overnight.
Pack up a cooler and bring it to a party along with these Summer Fruit Rolls with Vanilla Yogurt Dip.
Bring to a summer BBQ along with Mini Mexican Street Corn.
For a nutty crunch, add your favorite chopped nuts including almonds, peanuts, or walnuts to your fudgesicle.
Add even more chocolate flavor by folding in chocolate chips after the mixture has cooled down a bit.
A swirl of peanut butter, almond butter, or even Nutella gives these homemade fudgesicles an extra flavor boost.
Blend in well-mashed ripe banana.
For a fun summer twist, add a splash of rum, bourbon or vodka to the mixture before freezing your fudge popsicles.
To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute the milk and cream for coconut milk. Use full-fat coconut milk for the best results.
For an extra special treat, dip the frozen popsicles in melted chocolate and sprinkle with your favorite toppings.
Frozen popsicles can be stored for up to a month in the freezer. However, these homemade fudge popsicles are best enjoyed within the first week or so.
Once you've taken them out of the mold, they will start to soften. So, it's best to eat them right away or store them in a covered container in the freezer.
Yes, however, the flavor will change and you'll need separate ingredients. This recipe uses simple ingredients for a fudge pop that is creamy and sweet.
Storebought fudgesicles are made of milk, sugar, corn syrup, cocoa and other processed ingredients Make a healthier version using this recipe!
Yes, any type of milk will work in this recipe. Whole milk, almond milk, soy milk, and coconut milk are all good options. However, the lower the fat content, the more icy your fudgesicles will be.
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- Popsicle Molds
- 1 cup heavy cream (250 grams) double cream
- 1 cup whole milk (250 grams)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons white sugar
- 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 ounces dark chocolate (chips or chopped) (80 grams)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Heat the milk and cream together over a medium/low heat until hot (but don’t allow it to boil).
- Add 2 tablespoons of the warm milk mixture to a small dish and stir in the cornstarch to create a thick ‘slurry’, then pour it into the pan of milk.
- Pour in the sugar, cocoa powder, chocolate, vanilla and salt. Heat gently, stirring, for a few minutes until the chocolate melts and the mixture thickens slightly.
- Remove the pan from the heat and let the fudgesicle mixture cool.
- Whisk the mixture briefly, then pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours until solid.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.