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Are you looking to make your children a real treat this summer? This special recipe for Homemade Fudgesicles was passed down to me from my grandma and uses real cream.
This recipe is special to me because it was given to me by my grandma several years ago. My Grandma farmed, and so everything she made was made from scratch. She didn’t often write down her recipes because she made them up as she went along. A pinch of that here and a little of this there(hmmm….she may have passed that trait down…lol!)
She did, however, write down her recipe for fudgesicles for me. After I got married, I made them for the first time, and wow, they are amazing! This is one of those recipes that will never be good for you but are one amazing treat to enjoy every so often.
I made a batch yesterday with some farm fresh cream and milk…just like Granny probably used to make them. I’m so thankful she left me this recipe before passing away. It’s a true gem.
I hope you enjoy this recipe! The store version doesn’t even hold a candle to this homemade version
If you make it let me know what you think!
Ingredients in Homemade Fudgesicles
What you need:
- Milk. This should be whole milk, not lowfat milk or nonfat milk. This is a real treat, and you want it to taste that way! You can also use unsweetened coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, or any other milk alternative.
- Cream. Heavy cream is really the star in this recipe! While other fudgesicle recipes might use store bought chocolate pudding mix as their base, this one is the real deal.
- Sugar. Regular cane sugar is what is used in this recipe. I’ve not yet tried it with an alternative.
- Salt. Just a pinch of salt will really help up the flavor in this homemade fudgesicle recipe!
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder. It’s amazing how little cocoa you really need for these chocolatey fudgesicles. I get mine here.
- Cornstarch. This is your thickener. You could also use arrowroot, potato starch, or tapioca starch depending on what you have on hand.
- Vanilla Extract. This is optional. My granny did not add any to hers but you could add a bit for a little different flavor if you wanted to.
You will also need:
- Popsicle containers and possibly popsicle sticks depending on the containers
Instructions for Making Homemade Fudgesicles
Mix all ingredients together in the saucepan, besides the cornstarch, and stir constantly over medium heat until the mixture is warm or just until it starts to bubble.
Add in cornstarch and stir until all is dissolved in the mixture.
–You might also enjoy this recipe for Frozen Yogurt Pops.
–Another recipe from my Granny is this one for her Homemade Peach Kuchen. If you enjoy this recipe you might like that one as well!
Dairy-Free Fudgesicles Variation
You can substitute the milk and cream in this recipe for pure full-fat coconut milk and coconut cream if you need a dairy-free version of these Homemade Fudgesicles.
Need to print this recipe for Homemade Fudgesicles for your Recipe Binder? Grab it below!
- 3 cups milk
- 1 cup cream
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- Pinch of salt
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
- 2 Tablespoons cornstarch
Mix all ingredients together in the saucepan, besides the cornstarch, and stir constantly over medium heat until the mixture is warm or just until it starts to bubble. Add in cornstarch and stir until all is dissolved in the mixture.
Pour into popsicle containers and freeze.
How Long Do Fudgesicles Last?
Fudgesicles will last quite a while (months) if stored in the original container in the freezer. However, they will eventually develop ice crystals and won’t have a very good texture.
More Homemade Cold Treats
- Frozen Yogurt Pops
- Frugal Homemade Ice Cream
- Homemade Milky Ways
- Snow Ice Cream
- Quick Strawberry Ice Cream
- How to Make Peanut Butter Pie
- Homemade Icecream Recipe (Chocolate)
- Homemade Banana Pudding Recipe
- Chocolate Dream Pie
Need more sweet treats? Be sure and check out all of the recipes I have listed on my Desserts and Treats page, including the cold treats section!
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Merissa has been blogging about and living the simple life since 2009 and has internationally published 2 books on the topic. You can read about Merissa’s journey from penniless to the 100-acre farm and ministry on the About Page. You can send her a message any time from the Contact Page.
This recipe for Homemade Fudgesicles was originally posted on Little House Living in July 2010. It has been updated as of June 2023.