You’ll be amazed how much these easy fudge pops taste like the real thing! Rich, creamy and decadent, these popsicles are always a huge hit!
I’m currently stuck in popsicle heaven. I have popsicles on the brain 24/7 and cannot stop dreaming up new amazing recipes. It IS summertime and to me, it’s not summer until I get around to making a batch of homemade popsicles.
These could quite possibly be the best popsicles I’ve ever had in my life.
No joke. YOU GUYS! Homemade fudge pops! Yes, I’m serious. And kind of in love.
There’s really nothing not to love about homemade fudge pops. The store-bought ones? So-so.
Break out the stretchy pants and lettuce is all I have to say.
It’s uncanny how much these fudge pops taste like the store-bought ones. In my opinion they taste even better AND you actually know what’s in them. That’s always a plus. 😉
And they’re SOO easy! All you do is make your chocolate pudding. Dump it in the popsicle molds. Pop them in the freezer…
A few hours later…..homemade fudge pops ready to be demolished.
Or just stick them in the back of the freezer so no one but you will know they’re there and you can sneak one every so often without the fam finding out. (like every hour. sound good?)
It’ll be our little secret.
And yeah, I’ve had to do this on occasion. Somewhat frequently.
So I know for certain that it works. 😀
Homemade fudge pops have been on my must-make list for practically forever. For a few reasons:
1. Have you ever even SEEN all the nasty ingredients in a store-bought fudge pop? I mean they taste amazing, but I just can’t get past that ingredient list.
2. I’m convinced that most everything is better homemade.
I felt like a total kid again eating these fudge pops. Yeah, popsicles are a little childish but I LOVE them anyway. Plus these ones were fudge-flavored which is my ultimate weakness.
Frozen fudge. Ahhh…YES, please and thank you.
Cold, creamy, and UBER-chocolate-y. these fudge pops are just what you need on a sweltering hot summer afternoon. Instant cool-down in the most delicious way. 😀
And I know for a fact that they make an epic mid-morning/2nd breakfast treat. We’re all cool with that right? Right.
Also it’s a plus that these fudge pops don’t have any weird ingredients in them. You probably have all of them on hand right now.
So you should kind of make these fudge pops. Like right now.
I think it’s safe to say that any kid is going to flip for these fudge pops. Most adults too for that matter.
Consider yourself warned. You’re gonna want to consume at least 5 of these fudge pops.
My entire family concurs. They were all begging for seconds. There was only one left (which just so happened to be MINE) and I was like c’mon guys can’t I even have one??
Their answer? No.
I rest my case. Fudge pops bring out the crazy side in people.
Don’t worry. I got my revenge and proceeded to smack the last fudge pop right in front of their greedy eyes. 😉
Although I’m pretty sure I’m going to be forced to make these fudge pops all summer long to make up for being so mean. Ha-ha.
Totally cool with that. 😉
Homemade Fudge Pops
- 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 2/3 cup xylitol or sugar
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 cups milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate chips, stirring constantly until melted. Remove from heat and whisk in xylitol (or sugar) cornstarch, cocoa, and whipping cream until smooth. Gradually whisk in milk a little at a time until mixture is smooth.
- Return to medium-high heat, whisking frequently until pudding is thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt.
- Cool pudding slightly then fill into popsicle molds. Freeze fudge pops until completely solid, a few hours.
Recipe adapted from Brown Eyed Baker
Check out my other summery delights!
Tea Cookies With Lime Cream Cheese Glaze
Fresh Strawberries ‘n’ Cream Cupcakes
Louisa [Living Lou] says
Oh my gosh, yum! Fudgesicles are always the popsicles I get in the summer, they are just so good. I’ve been wondering if I can make them at home. I need to give this recipe a try!
You NEED to try homemade fudge pops, Louisa! They’re soo much better than the store-bought ones. 😀 LMK if you try these!
Sarah, I am so excited for popcicle season! These look fantastic!! Believe or not I’ve never made homemade popsicle before, but this season I must try it. I’m all about frozen treats for adults. 😉
Olivia, I look forward to popsicle season all year. LOL. It’s kind of embarrassing how much I love them. Haha! You’ve gotta try homemade popsicles this summer. They’ll make you feel like a total kid again. 😉
Kelly @ The Pretty Bee: Cooking + Creating says
These sound delicious! I love fudge pops – such a nostalgic treat! I want to invite you to pin to my group gluten free dessert board on pinterest, but I think you have to follow me on Pinterest, because my invitation to you is not going through.
Thanks for wanting to invite me, Kelly! I didn’t realize that I wasn’t following you on Pinterest, but now I am! Thanks again. 🙂
Rachael | Spache the Spatula says
Yum I loooove fudge pops! I haven’t had one in ages since I kinda refuse to buy the ones at the store, but homemaking them is a brilliant idea!
It’s so awesome having homemade popsicles in the freeezer in the summer. Store-bought? Yawn. But homemade? It makes you totally want one every day! 😉
Who said popsicles are childish!! I guess I will continue eating those even when I reach 70 🙂 My kids will be thrilled when they see this. I have to give this recipe a go. Thanks for sharing.
I probably will still be eating popsicles when I’m 70 too! Love ’em and not ashamed of it! LOL. Thanks Amira! Please let me know if you make these fudge pops.
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Oh, this is great! I was just thinking that I needed to make some fudge pops soon. They remind me of summer as a child. And you can’t go wrong with chocolate!
Oh, me too Ashley! Popsicles were kind of my main food group in the summer when I was a kid! LOL. 😉
Kathy@ Olives & Garlic says
I was just looking at my Popsicle mold and thinking I need to make some for Briana soon. She will love these.
Yea! Perfect timing, Kathy! I know you guys will adore these fudge pops. 😉 LMK how they turn out!
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Aughhhhhh!!! I LOVE an excuse to wear stretchy pants (I call them my eatin’ pants!!!) and these fudgy popsicles look amazing! That first picture made my mouth water. Now I’m craving these – which means I need to get off the couch and make them now!!! Pinned!
Thanks Kristi! And “eatin’ pants”. Um, LOVE that. 😀 You should totally make these fudge pops right now. Best midnight snack ever.
Yay for popsicle season! Fudge pops were always my fave growing up and still are! Love that these homemade ones are so much healthier 🙂
Glad to know I’m not the only adult who isn’t still a little semi-crazy about fudge pops, Kelly! 😉
Isadora @ she likes food says
You must know that it is like 200 degrees where I live and I have popsicles on the brain all day everyday! I’ve been thinking about fudge pops recently and how I need to get my hands on some, so this post couldn’t have come at a better time! I think I’ll be enjoying these for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 🙂
Oh, gosh. Isadora, you definitely need these fudge pops in your life then. And yes, if I were you I would be eating them for every meal too! 🙂
Natalie @ Tastes Lovely says
I love fudgesicles! They were my favorite when I was little. I would beg my mom to buy them every time we went to the store. So chocolatey and yummy! Never thought to make them at home. Can’t wait to try these!
You’ll be shocked how much these fudge pops taste like the store-bought ones, Natalie! I was like, whoaa I’m never gonna buy fudge pops again. 😉
Not the most healthiest treat in the world, but it sure does look tempting! I’ll have to try this out during one of my free moments :).
I definitely wouldn’t call these fudge pops super-healthy either, but they’re certainly much better for you than the store-bought ones! LMK if you try these, Memoria!
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
My mouth is watering for a taste of these fudge pops. They look so creamy. Yum!
Haha! Thanks Cindy!
These sound delicious…and simple. I love fudge pops. I’m pinning. Seen on Show Stoppers.
Thanks for the pin, Joy!