Homemade Fudgsicles

Happy Monday! How was your first weekend of summer? Ours could not have been better – absolutely gorgeous weather and jam-packed full of fun! We spent most of Saturday at Shane’s company party, and as in years past, there was a traditional New England clam bake. I never get tired of watching them cook the food – the process is really cool.

The catering company builds a fire outside with rocks and wood. When the fire has sufficiently heated the rocks, they’re covered with rockweed and then racks of mussels, clams, chorizo, potatoes, corn, and of course lobster! There are little bubbles of seawater in the rockweed, and when heated, they burst, steaming and seasoning the food. It’s ridiculously good, and has definitely become one of the most highly anticipated rites of summer.

Homemade Fudgsicles

We went home that night and treated ourselves to these homemade fudgsicles for dessert. After mulling over the decision for weeks and weeks, I finally ordered myself a popsicle mold recently. Nothing says summer quite like popsicles and though I had a cheap mold I was using the past few years, it was definitely time for an upgrade. I have a ton of recipes I want to try, but there was no doubt these fudgsicles would be first. Fruity popsicles are all good and well, but chocolate is where it’s at πŸ™‚

Homemade Fudgsicles

These fudgsicles set a very high standard for all future homemade popsicles to live up to – easily the best fudgsicles I’ve ever had! They definitely lived up to their name – so fudgy and absolutely loaded with chocolate flavor. The texture was spot on too, we couldn’t have loved them more. Promise me that before the summer is over you’ll give them a try. Even if you don’t have a popsicle mold, I’m sure you could make these with paper cups and wooden sticks. You’ll immediately feel like a kid again eating a homemade fudgsicle!

Homemade Fudgsicles
from On A Stick by Matt Armendariz (originally seen on Brown Eyed Baker)

{Note: you can easily double this recipe to make 8 fudgsicles.}

2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups whole milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
4 popsicle sticks

Add the chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in 30-second bursts on 50% power, stirring in between each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the melted chocolate, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and whole milk. Set the pan over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens, about 8-10 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and butter until incorporated.

Transfer the mixture to a heatproof measuring cup and allow to cool until just warm to the touch. Pour into your popsicle molds. Freeze for 30 minutes, then insert the popsicle sticks. Freeze completely then serve.

Makes 4 fudgsicles

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