It has been hot lately. Not horrible hot like last summer when we had a month of 90 degree weather. But hot enough that my kids have been wanting popsicles and fudgesicles. I don't like buying the ready made popsicles at the stores because by the time we get home they are melted. I love this recipe for fudgesicles. It is very simple and easy to make and they are so good.
First you mix together in a saucepan 1/4 cup cornstarch and 1/8 tsp salt. To that whisk in 3 cups of milk. You can use any type of milk. I used vanilla rice milk. When I first started making these I was having a lot of digestion issues with dairy so I used the vanilla rice milk. My husband who is a milk drinker even says the texture and taste is a lot better with the rice milk than when I do use milk for them. Once you mix in the milk, whisk in 1/2 cup light corn syrup.
Bring it to a boil on high heat stirring constantly. Boil for 1 minute while stirring or until thickened. Pull off the heat.
Now you add 1 cup of chocolate chips and 1 tsp of vanilla. You can use any flavor of chocolate chips. For this recipe I used semi-sweet. I have used milk chocolate and even white chocolate chips. My son loves the white chocolate fudgesicles. I have not tried butterscotch yet but would like to in the future. Whisk the chocolate chips and vanilla in until the chocolate is completely melted. Then pour into a container that has a spout so you can pour into your popsicle molds.
Pour into 3 oz popsicle molds. You usually get about 1 dozen fudgsicles. This time I only got 11.
Remove your fudgesicles from your molds. I place them in sandwich bags and then in a gallon size bag and put them in the freezer. Hopefully they will last more than just a couple of days.