Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Frozen Fudgy Pops

Summertime.... what tastes better during the hot months of summer than a fudgy, perfectly chocolatey frozen treat from the freezer? 

Yesterday, I decided to make Charlie a little treat since he has been working so hard this summer.  I decided to make these fudgy pops.  They were quick and easy, and used basic ingredients I had on hand. 





Running some hot water over the mold helps the frozen treats release more easily.




As I was taking some photos, I decided that it would be more authentic if I took one bite out of the fudge pop (I wasn't going to have one since I am working on getting rid of the post-baby weight, you know).  Yum!  I thought to myself.  Oooo these are really good... ok, just one more bite...




As you can see, that didn't work out so well.  These fudgy pops are a perfect balance of fudgy rich chocolatey-ness.  I'd better go for another walk now!



Frozen Fudgy Pops

 

  •  1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • dash salt
  • 10 wooden Popsicle sticks

 
Melt chocolate chips over low heat in medium sized saucepan, until they are melted and smooth.  Add the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, milk and heavy cream.  Turn heat to medium and cook and stir frequently until mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.  Remove from heat, add the vanilla and butter, and stir until well combined.
 
Let the mixture cool slightly (it should still be warm but not hot to the touch), and then pour into 10 slightly greased Popsicle molds (I just put a tiny spray of pam in each mold).  Freeze for 30 minutes, and then insert sticks.  Freeze completely before serving.  To remove fudgy pops from molds, run a little hot water over them and they should slide right out. 

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