I was a little skeptical that homemade chocolate fudge pops could be as delicious as the ones you buy. They certainly take more effort than pulling a box off the freezer shelf at the store but I think you'll agree they're worth the extra time and energy.
Chocolate Fudge Ice Pops
makes five 4oz pops
- 2 cups low-fat milk
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- splash of vanilla
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature and pour into molds.
Freeze overnight. When frozen, run the mold under hot water briefly to loosen the mold and enjoy!
These things are delicious. I was expecting them to be sweeter but they're really nice and rich and chocolately and have that slightly chewy Fudgesicle texture that I loved so much growing up. They will certainly be in constant rotation over the summer. I think there will be a lot of frozen treats in my house this summer given it's only May and the temperatures are already going to be in the mid to high 20s for at least the next to weeks.
I picked up the molds at the Superstore. Another great President's Choice product. I was drawn to these ones in particular because the individual pops are nice and big and look like a lot of the ones I've seen used in food magazines. I also like that, once they're frozen, you can remove the individual molds from the base so the pops take up less space in the freezer. The one thing I didn't consider was whether this set up was going to fit in my freezer. I had to move some things around but I made everything fit. I'm looking forward to making some more interesting recipes through the summer. Most will likely involve alcohol in some way, shape, or form.