Fudgesicles? Ok, so they may sound like something that Harry potter says just before he casts a spell, but they are, in fact, one of the easiest desserts to make. With a little prep (and a little freezing), you’ll be able to make a portion of these delicious iced treats that can be pulled out at a moment’s notice. Perfect for a hot summer’s day. To learn how to make homemade fudgesicles, read on.
How to Make Homemade Fudgesicles
Homemade fudgesicles could be described simply as a homemade chocolate freezepop. They are so easy to make, and we’ll make a little wager that you already have most, if not all, of the ingredients at home.
We hate it when recipe guides say that something is easy to make… Followed by an hour of whisking, flipping, and prepping, thankfully, this isn’t the case in this instance. A pan, a whisk, and a popsicle mold. Yep, that’s it.
We start the recipe by melting chocolate in the pan. We add a few little extra touches, such as milk and sugar, to make it a little sweeter and a little looser. We then add a generous helping of cornstarch. Which makes the mixture go all thick and gooey.
Our final flourish is a little butter and vanilla… Butter in a freeze pop? Who’d have thought that works? Our theory is that it is the salt that makes these Homemade fudgesicles so tasty… Plenty of chocolate manufacturers are including sea salt in their recipes, so why not?
The hardest part of this recipe is waiting for your homemade fudgesicles to freeze. It will take around 4 hours, so you’ll need to plan ahead slightly. But once they are made and frozen, you can enjoy them any time of day (or night).
Tips and Tricks
If you have made these a few times (hint, you will), you can change things up a little in the chocolate department. They work equally well with dark chocolate, and we have even tried a white chocolate version!
Ever had a snickerdoodle fudgesicle? Now’s your chance. We love adding a few teaspoons of chopped peanuts to this recipe. Just stir them in at the end before freezing. Another lovely addition is a handful of crushed-up popcorn.
We appreciate that dairy isn’t for everyone. But hey, do you know what? It isn’t a problem. This recipe works equally well with coconut milk, almond milk, or soy milk. To be honest, it’s that sweet that we couldn’t tell the difference!
Some homemade fudgesicle recipes call for adding a pinch of salt. We find this a little imprecise and an easy way to make your fudgesicles taste all weird. So here’s a top tip. Use salted butter. It should have just the right amount of salt to make your fudgesicles fantastic!
Here’s another great tip. Sieve your corn starch before adding it to the mixture. When combined with liquid, cornstarch can get a little clumpy. Nobody wants a fudgesicle with a lump of cornstarch in the middle. By sieving it, you can ensure that your mixture is super smooth.
This has to be our favorite tip. It saves time and always ensures that you get a perfect result. When heating chocolate over high heat, it can be very easy to burn it. You’ll also notice that it sometimes curdles and splits. To avoid this, we recommend melting your chocolate in a microwave. It’s so much quicker!
Speaking of microwaves, if you want a one-bowl solution, you can construct this recipe entirely in the microwave. Just use a microwave-proof bowl and half all of the times listed in the recipe. Remember to interrupt the cooking and stir often!
Make sure that you allow the mixture to cool before attempting to freeze. Hot milk and sugar can be deceptively hot. If you put them in the freezer too soon, you risk heating it up, which isn’t proper food hygiene. Also, steam (even small amounts) can create frost inside your freezer.
How simple was that? A cool and chocolatey treat for any night of the week. Our homemade fudgesicle recipe is so simple and tasty! Extra points will be awarded for eating without dripping any chocolate onto your fingers! We guarantee that they won’t last the week. Have you tried any with different chocolate? Let us know in the comments below.