These Homemade Fudgesicles are such a tasty, quick, and easy cold treat for summer. Make homemade with just a couple ingredients you probably have on hand. Perfect for cooling off and curing your chocolate cravings this summer.
Making homemade pops during the warm summer months is a frequent thing around our house. It’s like a family tradition to make a fun and unique cold treat for after dinner. I made our awesome Pineapple Orange Pops the other day and the kids have been begging for more cold treats.
Since my son is a big fan of fudgesicles, I decided we would make our own homemade version. He is autistic and doesn’t usually like to try homemade versions of his favorites. There is something about having the store version, lol. I purchased this new Norpro Ice Pop Maker on Amazon and noticed how similar the mold was to his favorite Fudge Bars. I figured I would give it a try and see if I could convince him to try momma’s homemade fudgesicles.
To my amazement, he was overly anxious to give them a try. Wow, we have some progress here. He liked them so much that I had to immediately make a second batch because the first batch was “great” according to Zachary.
If Zachary is a fan, trust me, they must be great. He is the second pickiest child I know (Jonathan being the first, ha ha).
This recipe is so super simple and super quick. You most likely already have the ingredients already on hand. All that is needed is cocoa powder, sugar, corn syrup, milk and vanilla. SUPER Simple.
1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
2/3 cup Sugar
2 tbsp Corn Syrup
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cup Milk
Whisk together cocoa powder and sugar in a pan.
Add corn syrup and vanilla and place over low heat.
Add milk while whisking constantly until every thing is dissolved and blended.
Pour mixture into 6 popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
Do you have a favorite cold treat that you make during the hot summer months?
- 1/2 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 2/3 cup Sugar
- 2 tbsp Corn Syrup
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 cup Milk
- Whisk together cocoa powder and sugar in a pan.
- Add corn syrup and vanilla and place over low heat.
- Add milk while whisking constantly until every thing is dissolved and blended.
- Pour mixture into 6 popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
Looking for other homemade cold treats? Be sure to see these other recipes that I have shared….
Can I use honey instead of corn syrup??
I have never made this popsicle recipe with honey instead of corn syrup. If you give it a try, be sure to let us know your results.
I don’t normally use corn syrup, is there a substitute?
I don’t use that either .. I was thinking maple syrup , golden syrup or honey I’ll probably use a mild honey in mine !
I made the fudgesicles today and they are so good!!! Definitely will be making it again!! I used a popsicle mold! I did have a little problem with the mold, but that was the first time I used it, so hopefully, next time will be better! Thanks for an excellent recipe!!
Hi Jen. I wanted to tell you that when I can’t find anything in my own recipe box that excites me, I go on line and look and it seems like 9 out of 10 times, I end up looking at your recipes. I don’t look so much for what it costs, but what looks good to me and I’m pretty happy with most of what you show. The fudgesicles look excellent. The grandsons will love them. Looks like a Monday recipe for sure. Thank you so much.
Simple and yummy recipe.👌Thankyou
We didn’t like this recipe. The cocoa powder was overwhelming.
I thought the flavor was great but they didn’t freeze quite solid. The moment I take them out of the freezer they drip and seem a little on the icy side. Any suggestions? Maybe I didn’t hear them long enough?
I made this the other day and it was devoured almost immediately after I froze it. It tastes like frozen hot chocolate. And it is a very simple recipe which is always a plus.
Does it matter if I use light or dark corn syrup?
Hi Terry! Either should work for you. Hope you have a great day!
Just in time for summer…better get busy will need ALOT!
This recipe was delicious. Thank you!
Just made the mixture, waiting to pour in my popsicle molds. I tasted the mix and it tasted just like hot chocolate. YUM! Can’t wait until these solidify. :)
I have never heard anyone else relate to having an autistic son who has severe brand preferences. Thank you for sharing that. It meant more to me than the recipe
I made these today….I didn’t like the result. I used Trader Joe’s unsweetened cocoa – perhaps Hershey’s would have been tastier. I also used low-fat milk, so maybe whole milk would make a difference.
These look awesome. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to wrap mine individually in parchment paper so I can reuse the popsicle mold to make a bunch and have them on hand.
They look wonderful! Where do you find the popsicle sticks? I haven’t seen them in the grocery store!
Hi Holly! You can find the popsicle sticks at any craft store and some Dollar Stores will have them too. Plus, you could order from Amazon. Hope that helps. – Jen
Can these be made as an “ice” in a larger container instead of molds?
Where can I buy these fudge cycle molds?
Hi you can buy them in the dollar tree or Walmart any store really
Thank you so much sharing this receipe !!
Must try it today !!!
My daughter will be happy as you can’t tell !
How do you store these? I wouldn’t want to leave them in the mold because I might want to re-use it. I wish there were paper wrappers for these? I think storing them together would make them stick together.
I always take mine out of the molds then wrap them individually with parchment paper or plastic wrap. Pop them all in a gallon freezer bag. Works great!
Etta Carter Brenner
Amazon has them. I use Large cookie sealable cellophane bags. Works great!
I username skim milk. These tasted way too much cocoa. I followed recipe to a T. I’ll try again with whole milk and maybe they will taste better
I used whole milk and these tasted delicious!! Just got through eating one. Tastes just like the store bought version, but without all the extra ingredients.
Made these yesterday – they were soo good
they were a little awkward in the IKEA silicone popsicle holders
I don’t think they took more than 5 minutes to make
What type of milk did you use? (Fat %). Super excited to try these!
Omgosh this looks so good. Fudgesicles used to be one of my favorite popsicles. Will have to make this. Pinned.
Looks delicious. I’m pinning to try some day. Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty . We would love to have you again next week.
What would happen if we omitted the corn syrup?
Corn syrup prevents the growth of ice crystals that would make the fudgesicles grainy. There’s no reason not to use corn syrup in anything. Corn syrup and High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) are two different things.
Corn syrup is distinct from high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS), which is manufactured from corn syrup by converting a large proportion of its glucose into fructose using the enzyme xylose isomerase, thus producing a sweeter compound due to higher levels of fructose.
Sugar is sucrose.
Corn Syrup is glucose.
Honey is 40% fructose, 35% glucose, 9% sucrose – and the remainder small amounts of other simple carbohydrates.
Agave and HFCS are both almost entirely fructose.
If your interest is in avoiding fructose, there’s no reason to avoid using corn syrup, because it’s not fructose.
Corn syrup is only found in the US, so it would be nice to have a substitute. I haven’t found one yet.
These look really easy to make and perfect for something cool. How creamy are these? I didn’t know if they would come out icy or creamy like the original fudgesicles. Thanks also for listing where to get the molds.