Fudgesicles

 

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Fudgesicles are a creamy and chocolatey way to stay cool and satisfy your chocolate cravings. It only takes two ingredients to make these homemade fudgesicles.
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Table of Contents
  1. Fudgesicles Ingredients
  2. Substitutions and Additions
  3. How to Make This Fudgesicles Recipe
  4. How to Serve
  5. Storage
  6. Frequently Asked Questions
  7. More Recipes You’ll Love
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Fudgesicles are a delightful way to keep cool and satisfy your chocolate craving all at the same time. Rich and creamy, homemade fudgesicles bring back the taste of your childhood with just two simple ingredients. With rich chocolate pudding mixed with fresh cold milk and frozen in popsicle molds, the hardest part of this treat is waiting for them to freeze.

If you love frozen desserts you’ll also want to make Copycat Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake, No-Churn Birthday Cake Ice Cream, and Boozy Popsicles.

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Fudgesicles Ingredients

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You will need:

  • 5.9-ounce package of chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups of cold milk
  • 10 Popsicle sticks
  • Popsicle molds for 10 popsicles

Substitutions and Additions

Pudding Mix: Choose  whichever brand of chocolate pudding you prefer. While the recipe calls for chocolate, if you want a different homemade popsicle flavor, you could replace the chocolate pudding with any other flavor you can find in the store. Try vanilla, pistachio, or lemon pudding for a different spin on this sweet treat. 

Milk: Any kind of milk can be used for these chocolate popsicles. Whole milk will make nice rich fudgesicles, while nonfat milk will make an icier fudgesicle. If you wanted to make dairy-free fudgesicles, you could even use almond milk, soy milk, oat milk, cashew milk, or unsweetened coconut milk.  

Mix-Ins: Add fresh fruit cut into bite-size pieces if you’d like, especially strawberries, bananas, or raspberries, as they go nicely with the chocolate. For a chocolate surprise inside, what about adding white chocolate chips or small pieces of chopped chocolate. 

How to Make This Fudgesicles Recipe

STEP ONE: Prepare the pudding according to package instructions: whisk together pudding mix and cold milk for about 5 minutes or until thickened.

milk and pudding mix whisked in a bowl

STEP TWO: Transfer the pudding mix into popsicle molds. 

PRO TIP: Use a piping bag to pipe the pudding into the molds for easy and cleaner transfer. Tap the molds on the counter to help the pudding pack down into the mold and remove most of the air bubbles.

popsicle molds filled with pudding mixture

STEP THREE: Be sure to insert the popsicle sticks into the filled molds before freezing.

PRO TIP: If you can’t get your popsicle sticks to stand up right away, wait and pop them in once the fudgesicles have been in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours.

popsicle sticks inserted into the popsicle mold

STEP FOUR: Freeze the fudgesicles for about 8 hours until very firm.

STEP FIVE: Dip the molds into warm water for about 30 seconds to help loosen the fudgesicles from the molds. 

STEP SIX: Remove the fudgesicles from the molds and place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper to store in the freezer.

PRO TIP: You can leave fudgesicles in their mold for up to a week, but it is best to remove them within a day, so they don’t lose their texture and color. 

How to Serve

Creamy and chocolatey, you can serve these homemade fudgesicles anytime you need a sweet frozen treat. These easy fudgesicles are perfect on a hot day, but can also be enjoyed year-round. You can also enjoy them with a glass of iced tea or even some frozen hot chocolate.  

Storage

IN THE FREEZER: Keep the fudge pops frozen until serving. They can be stored in a Ziploc plastic bag with sheets of parchment paper between them to keep them from sticking to one another. 

Fudgesicles aren’t just for kids. Kids and adults can satisfy their chocolate cravings, and stay cool, with rich chocolatey, fudgesicles. It’s easy to make these nostalgic treats from scratch with just chocolate pudding mix and fresh cold milk. Fudgesicles are a tasty frozen snack on a hot summer day.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to freeze homemade fudgesicles? 

How long it will take for your fudgesicles recipe to freeze depends on the mold you are using. Most conventional molds with built-in sticks should take about 5 hours to freeze. We recommend leaving them an extra few hours beyond that to make sure they are nice and solid.

How long are homemade fudgesicles good in the freezer for? 

We would recommend using up your fudgesicles within a couple weeks of freezing.

I don’t have my own popsicle mold, what can I use instead? 

If you prefer not to purchase a popsicle mold but still want to make these yummy treats, you could use small paper or plastic cups, ice cube trays, or a silicone muffin pan.

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Fudgesicles

Fudgesicles are a creamy and chocolatey way to stay cool and satisfy your chocolate cravings. It only takes two ingredients to make these homemade fudgesicles.
Prep Time 14 mins
Chill Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 14 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10

Ingredients
  

  • 5.9 ounces chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups of cold milk
  • 10 Popsicle sticks
  • 10 Popsicle molds

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the pudding according to package instructions: whisk together pudding mix and cold milk for about 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Transfer the pudding mix into popsicle molds.
  • Be sure to insert the popsicle sticks into the filled molds before freezing.
  • Freeze the fudgesicles for about 8 hours until very firm.
  • Dip the molds into warm water for about 30 seconds to help loosen the fudgesicles from the molds.
  • Remove the fudgesicles from the molds and place them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper to store in the freezer.

Notes

  • If you can’t get your popsicle sticks to stand up right away, wait and pop them in once the fudgesicles have been in the freezer for 1-2 hours.
  • You can leave fudgesicles in their mold for up to a week but it is best to remove them within a day so they don’t lose their texture and color.

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