Thursday, July 14, 2011


I have been busy doing a lot of things this week.  I have taken a lot of pictures of things I am working on so I will have a few more posts this weekend as I finish things up.  We are also busy trying to finish up 4-H projects before judging next week.  And we have VBS for our church next week as well. 

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. 

Add your sticks and pop into the freezer until they are completely frozen. 

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. 

Now that the molds are empty I need to make a batch of popsicles.  My youngest does not like chocolate so he has to wait until later when the popsicles I made this morning are completely frozen. 


Hansen Family said...

ooooh so yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe. and funny how your youngest doesn't like chocolate. Mine always wanted vanilla ice cream until my husband wanted a change... made some chocolate and they all went bananas ;). No more vanilla they said.

Eileen said...

This sounds great, I am going to try your fudge pops. It has been really hot here lately too.

Kathy ~ Cackles and Berries said...

Wow- those look soooo good!!

Ladybug said...

Now that sounds easy, Yes better
then the Store bought ones !!
Thanks for Sharing :-)