With the summer winding down I’m having a hard time letting go. Luckily, living in the south means we get to hang onto it a little longer, but the weather has already started getting cooler. I decided to say goodbye to the summer the best way I know how, homemade fudge popsicles. J and I were getting groceries the other day when I passed a dollar bin of junk. Normally I don’t take a second glance at those things, but on top was sitting these little popsicle molds, so I begged Jamey to let me buy them so I could make us some!
I used this recipe mainly because it had all the ingredients that I already had at home.
2 tablespoons (21 grams or 3/4 ounce) semisweet chocolate chips or chopped semisweet chocolate (I used milk because that is what I had, so mine might have been a tad sweeter than normal, but they were still good.)
1/3 cup (67 grams or 2 1/3 ounce) sugar
1 tablespoon (7 grams or 1/4 ounce) cornstarch
1 1/2 tablespoons (8 grams or 1/4 ounce) unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups (300 ml) whole milk (I only had skim so that is what I used. )
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) vanilla extract
1/2 tablespoon (7 grams or 1/4 ounce) unsalted butter
In the bottom of a medium saucepan over very low heat, gently melt the chocolate chips, stirring constantly until smooth. Stir in sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, milk and salt and raise heat to medium. Cook mixture, stirring frequently until it thickens, anywhere between 5 minutes (for me) and 10 (suggested in the book). Remove from heat, add vanilla and butter and stir until combined.
Set aside to cool slightly then pour into popsicle molds. Freeze 30 minutes, then insert popsicle sticks. Freeze the rest of the way before serving
I ran a little hot water over the mold to get the popsicles to slide out easier. They turned out pretty great and J said they were really good, so I’m going to write it down as a win! I’m already dreaming of all the yummy popsicles I can make when the wether turns warmer again. How are you all saying goodbye to the summer days? Drinking Pumpkin Spice Lattes already?