I am so excited about these fudgesicles that I don’t even know where to begin. I suppose we can start with how they were my favorite childhood treat. I love them as an adult too, but for years my summers have been incomplete because my local Safeway doesn’t carry “The Original Brand Fudgsicle” (that’s DC living for you), and the grocery store by Brian only offers the fat-free or no-sugar-added varieties. Harris Teeter, why do you even bother?
So as soon as I got this popsicle mold, I set out to make my own and am happy to report that my life is now better because of it.
I don’t typically post twice a day, but I just had to share. You won’t believe how easy it is to make your own. Recipe after the jump.
What’s so great about this recipe is how simple it is. All of the ingredients are pictured right above (the light corn syrup and vanilla are in the same bowl) and once you mix and cook everything together you’re basically good to go.
All that’s left is pouring your chocolate concoction into molds, and freeze overnight. Since I couldn’t taste test until this morning, I had one for breakfast. And then I had another.
I loved them. They really his the spot and I can’t wait to have another for dessert tonight. My only complaint is these things melt really quickly (as you can see), but I suppose the rushed devouring just adds to the excitement. I feel like a kid again.
You must give these a try. I’m telling you.
- 2 cups milk (I used half skim, half whole, because why not?)
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 2 Tablespoons light cornsyrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together milk, cocoa powder, sugar, corn syrup and vanilla extract.
- Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently, and cook until all of the sugar and cocoa powder is dissolved.
- Pour hot mixture into 6-8 popsicle molds for large fudgesicles, or smaller ones for more, and freeze overnight, or until solid.
- Depending on the kind of popsicle mold you have, you might need to let the fudgesicles sit out a little or run under warm water to get them to slide out.