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These Easy Homemade Creamy Fudgesicles tastes just like the nostalgic treats from your childhood. Creamy, dreamy, and so fudgy these fudgsicles are perfect to cool off with on hot summer day.

This post originally appeared on Blogghetti, June 2014, and is now updated with new pictures and more tips and information.

Growing up fudgesicles were probably the only frozen treat we had in the house. Occasionally, we had a carton of ice cream but fudgesicles were one of my Dad’s favorites. Making these Easy Homemade Creamy Fudgesicles was super fun and easy.

I love chocolate and popsicles so it was an easy decision to make these not only because they creamy delicious, but because they also remind me of my Dad. Good memories.

You’re going to want to save this homemade fudgesicle recipe for the next time you are craving a creamy fudgy popsicle.

bite taken out of fudgsicle on white plate
Cool off this summer with a homemade creamy fudgy popsicle

#DairyMonth

This fudgesicle recipe is also a great to share with you for #DairyMonth as several food bloggers and I are posting delicious recipes this week featuring dairy products. Monday, I shared this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup ice cream which you need to make soon! Come back on Friday, to check out my post for an easy fruit dip!

Fudgesicles are easy to make and will delight everyone.  Close up of three fudgsicles on plate
Never mind the ice cream truck, make fudgesicles at home.

Easy Homemade Creamy Fudgesicles

Just 5 ingredients in this creamy fudgesicle recipe and freezer time is all it takes. Popsicles are so fun to eat and super easy to make. I don’t know why I haven’t made more, but that will change.

These creamy and chocolatey fudgesicles are such a treat and being homemade you know exactly what is in them. Not to mention, it’s much cheaper to make them yourself. Saving a trip to grocery store is definitely an “in’ thing to do these days, right?

You will need a set (or two) of popsicle molds but that expense will pay for itself over and over again as you can make fudgesicles all the time and so many other great popsicles. I recommend these popsicle molds for two reasons, they are made of silicone, easy to get the popsicles out, and clean up is easy (dishwasher safe). Okay that was three reasons, but you get my drift.

Also needed are the wooden popsicle sticks which can be found at any craft store and even the dollar store. If you’re wanting to reuse the sticks, these plastic sticks may be what you want.

fudgsicles on white plate with blue placemat
The easiest, fudgiest popsicles made by YOU

What’s the best cocoa powder to use in making fudgesicles?

The best cocoa powder is an unsweetened one like Hershey’s. Dutch-processed cocoa powder is an excellent choice as is Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder. Just be sure it’s unsweetened.

How long will Fudgesicles last in the freezer?

Homemade fudgesicles will last in the freezer for a couple days if you leave them in the molds. After that they will lose a bit of texture and color, still tasting great though. I like to remove them from the silicone molds when totally frozen and wrap each in individual storage bags them place them a larger bag back in the freezer. They’ll be great to keep this way in the freezer for about 3 weeks….if they even make it past day two.

How do I fill the popsicle molds?

To fill the popsicle molds, I find it best to pour the slightly cooled fudge mixture into a glass measuring cup with a spout. This way you are controlling where to mixture goes much better than from the saucepan. Be sure to tap the molds slightly to get any air bubbles out.

four fudgy popsicles on white plate ready to be devoured.
Melt in your mouth creaminess in every bite.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups low fat or skim milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup or agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
ingredients for fudgsicles
Six ingredients and a popsicle mold is all you need to make your own fudgesicles.
creamy fudge popsicles on white plate
Kids of all ages will love these!

How to Make these easy Homemade Creamy Fudgesicles

Step 1

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, cocoa powder, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla extract.

cooking fudge mixture on stove

Step 2

Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often, and then reduce the heat to low.

Step 3

When the sugar is completely dissolved, remove the saucepan from the stovetop. Allow it to cool slightly before pouring into the popsicle molds. To fill the popsicle molds, pour the slightly cooled fudge mixture into a glass measuring cup with a spout. This way you are controlling where to mixture goes much better than from the saucepan. Be sure to tap the molds slightly to get any air bubbles out.

pouring chocolate mixture into popsicle molds
Filling the popsicle molds with the fudgy mixture.

Step 4

Cover the molds and freeze for about 5 hours or overnight. To remove the popsicles, dip the popsicle mold in hot water for 5 to 7 seconds. *Tip: If you make the fudgesicles early in the morning, they will be ready for an after dinner treat.

I told you this was an easy recipe to make popsicles. Just mix the ingredients, pour into molds, and freeze. The wait is the hardest part!

What are your favorite treats to cool down with on a hot day?

Fudgesicles are easy to make and will delight everyone. Close up of three fudgsicles on plate
Ahhh – perfect summer treat for the chocolate lover in you.
four fudgy popsicles on white plate ready to be devoured.
Perfect frozen summer treat.

Tips, Tricks, and FAQs

  • If your popsicle mold doesn’t come with a cover like this one, it’s best to let your fudgesicles freeze for about two hours before inserting the wooden popsicle stick. Waiting a bit will ensure the stick will stand up on it’s own and freeze in the perfect position. Then freeze for another 3 hours or overnight.
  • Use a good quality cocoa powder for the best results.
  • As an alternative to the conventional mold, you can use small Dixie cups (like the bathroom cup size) to make popsicles in. Prepare recipe as directed, cover cups with plastic wrap, and allow to freeze in cups a couple of hours before inserting the sticks. Then freeze for another 3 hours or so.
  • Using whole milk in place of the lowfat will result in a deeper chocolate flavor, while using nonfat milk will give it more of an ice pop texture.

Other Delicious Frozen Treats to Make

bite taken out of fudgsicle on white plate
The whole family will love these cool treats.

Easy Homemade Creamy Fudgesicles Recipe

four fudgy popsicles on white plate ready to be devoured.

Easy Homemade Creamy Fudgesicles

These Easy Homemade Creamy Fudgesicles tastes just like the nostalgic treats from your childhood. Creamy, dreamy, and so fudgy these fudgsicles are perfect to cool off with on hot summer day. Made with just 5 simple ingredients.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, fudgesicles, ice cream
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freezer Time: 5 hours
Servings: 8 fudgesicles

Equipment

  • Popsicle molds and wooden popsicle sticks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups low fat or skim milk
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup or agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the milk, cocoa powder, sugar, corn syrup, and vanilla extract.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring often, and then reduce the heat to low.
  • When the sugar is completely dissolved, remove the saucepan from the stovetop. Allow it to cool slightly before pouring into the popsicle molds.
    To fill the popsicle molds, pour the slightly cooled fudge mixture into a glass measuring cup with a spout. This way you are controlling where to mixture goes much better than from the saucepan. Be sure to tap the molds slightly to get any air bubbles out.
  • Cover the molds and freeze for about 5 hours or overnight. To remove the popsicles, dip the popsicle mold in hot water for 5 to 7 seconds.
    *Tip: If you make the fudgesicles early in the morning, they will be ready for an after dinner treat.

Notes

  • If your popsicle mold doesn’t come with a cover like this one, it’s best to let your fudgesicles freeze for about two hours before inserting the wooden popsicle stick. Waiting a bit will ensure the stick will stand up on it’s own and freeze in the perfect position. Then freeze for another 3 hours or overnight.
  • Use a good quality cocoa powder for the best results.
  • As an alternative to the conventional mold, you can use small paper cups (like the bathroom cup size) to make popsicles in. Prepare recipe as directed and allow to freeze in cups a couple of hours before inserting the sticks. Then freeze for another 3 hours or so.
  • Using whole milk in place of the lowfat will result in a richer fudgesicle, while using nonfat milk will give it more of an ice pop texture.

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Blogghetti” is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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    8 Comments

    1. I’ve got a can of Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder in the cabinet, lucky me! These will be a big hit here!

    2. I am totally going to make a batch of these this weekend for the family! We love fudgesicles and I love the fact that now I can make him at home.