#004: homemade fudgesicles

So recently, my parents made a trip to the grocery store but they forgot to pick up my chocolate ice cream. Since summer is the season of popsicles and it’s always summer in Singapore anyway and I’ve been dying to break out my popsicle molds again, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make fudgesicles.

Now, I can be pretty picky when it comes to the desserts I eat so I wanted to be absolutely sure that these fudgesicles would be creamy and yummy, not just barely-flavored frozen milk/water. After trawling the internet and combing through various recipes and reviews, I decided to use browneyedbaker’s recipe after a little tweaking.

fudgesicle

So the popsicles actually set up pretty well, but I’m not well-versed in the art of food photography and popsicles can be a tricky subject since they melt really quickly in Singapore’s heat..

Not only were these fudgesicles absolutely delicious, they’re also pretty low-calorie (especially compared to the giant scoops of ice cream I usually serve myself… oops.) so it’s a win-win! I also used semisweet chocolate because most of my family prefers that, but you should be able to substitute it with milk or white chocolate depending on your own preferences!

Please let me know how this recipe turns out for you if you try it out 🙂

Okay, let’s get into the actual recipe:

yield: 10 fudge pops    prep time: 30 minutes      total time: 30 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

60g semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons natural unsweetened cocoa powder
2½ cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

1. Melt the chocolate in a heatproof plate or bowl over a pot of simmering water, stirring continuously.

2. Combine the melted chocolate, sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and milk in a medium saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, add the vanilla and stir until well combined.

3. Let the mixture cool slightly (it should still be warm but not hot to the touch), and then pour into 8 popsicle molds. Leave to set in freezer overnight.

Note: if your popsicle molds don’t come with sticks or you’re choosing to use wooden sticks or paper straws for aesthetic purposes, let the popsicles freeze for about 30 minutes before inserting those!

Happy popsicle-making, I hope you enjoy these as much as I did 🙂

x Natasha

 

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