How to Make Your Own Homemade Fudgesicles

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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.

Homemade Fudgesicles

Homemade Fudgesicles

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:


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.

Pour into a popsicle mold and freeze. Enjoy the homemade fudge pops on a hot summer day!

–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.

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Homemade Fudgesicles
4.75 from 4 votes

Homemade Fudgesicles

Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 5 minutes
Calories 2295 kcal


  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 Tablespoons cornstarch


  1. 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.
  2. Pour into popsicle containers and freeze.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Fudgesicles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2295 Calories from Fat 1008
% Daily Value*
Fat 112g172%
Saturated Fat 69g431%
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 27g
Cholesterol 357mg119%
Sodium 348mg15%
Potassium 1482mg42%
Carbohydrates 310g103%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 292g324%
Protein 33g66%
Vitamin A 4684IU94%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 1073mg107%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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.

Frozen Yogurt Popsicles

More Homemade Cold Treats

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!

Did you make this recipe and enjoy it? Be sure to leave a star rating on the recipe card and share with your friends on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and through Email using the sharing button below.

Would you or your children enjoy these Homemade Fudgesicles? 

Me and Kady

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.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing the special recipe of your Grandma’s. Look forward to indulging!

    1. “Yes” Merissa I made these Vega Fudgesicles!
      • 1 1/2 cup non-dairy milk (such as soy or almond milk)
      • 1 cup full-fat coconut milk (the kind in a can)
      • 1/2 cup white sugar
      • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
      • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      With my daughter in law coming who is very fussy; she even asked for the recipe!

  2. I love fudgesicles. I cut out a bunch of processed food so this will be a great recipe to keep on hand this summer! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I’m stopping by from Motivation Monday. I am soooooooo making these. This week! I can’t wait to try them. I’m pinning and sharing this on FB. Well done! Rosilind from A Little R & R:

  4. Wishing you a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Thanks for linking up to Create & Inspire last week. Tonight we’re featuring YOU! Hope to see you there! xo, Kimberly

  6. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  7. I made this the other week and I didnt have Popsicle containers so I used small plastic cups.. they were wonderful.. The neighorhood kids love them too…Will be making it again…

  8. What a great fudgy recipe! I am definitely making this today for the kiddos… just printed it off, and pinned! I just purchased a new container to make our own the other day and this is the kind of popsicles I want to make! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  9. I love fudgesicles, I have never tried making them, sadly. I love that you share such a special recipe 🙂 My kids will be thrilled when I try this 🙂

  10. Oh fudgesicles are the best. I made some homemade last week and they were fantastic. Thanks for sharing your version! (Well…your Grandma’s version. However you look at it.)

  11. Ooh ooh! Me too! I Pinned it. Thanks for sharing with Let’s Get Real (I’m co-hosting this week)!

  12. Lovely! Why don’t you come and share this delicious recipe to my ‘NO BAKE DESSERTS’ party.

  13. You are seriously so awesome! Don’t forget to link it up to my Feature Friday Link Party 🙂

  14. Stopping over from Happiness is Homemade link party.These look so delicious. What type of cream did you use, single or double? Pinning

  15. This may not be good for us, but I pinned it for when I want something ‘bad’!! They look delish!!

  16. Yum! Those look great and what sweet memories! Thanks for linking up! This was one of the top five clicked through posts! I am featuring it tonight!

  17. I just have to try these! Pinning! Thanks for linking up with the Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra from Scrumptilicious4You

  18. Hi Merissa. Thanks for linking up on the Pintastic Pinteresting Party. These look yummy and simple to make. Great treat on a hot summer day. Thanks again for sharing.

  19. These sound yummy! I love making things like this at home instead of buying the commercial version.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  20. For just a little surprise on the backside add a couple tablespoons of sriracha. You’ll have cold chocolate then a little heat.

  21. These look wonderful. I will try this recipe. My mother cooked like your grandmother. She taught me to cook that way. But my sister just didn’t get it. So before her wedding day, she followed momma around the kitchen and wrote down as many recipes as she could stopping at the “pinches” and “dabs” to make a guess at the measure needed. 🙂 She kept it up through the years and we all enjoy the recipes now. Thanks for sharing this yummy one.

  22. 4 stars
    My fudge sickles are now in the freezer. I have two concerns in how I made them, the first of which is the temperature. There is a difference between warm and bubbles. At what temperature did you add the cornstarch. Also, do we keep the saucepan on medium while adding the cornstarch. I made my own mistake in forgetting to add a little liquid to the cornstarch before adding it to the mixture and had to spend a few minutes taking out the lumps. My grandchildren are anxiously waiting for the results.

  23. Dear Merissa, i feel the sadness of the damaged garden. A couple of things come to mind, lightning puts nitrogen into the soil/plants. Also that in the midst of loss there is someone who will share and become a friend/ministry/blessing to your life. For what you give daily to others, just claim what you have stored up in heaven. And my last comment is to say that sometimes our gardens can offer surprises. I thoroughly enjoy your online efforts, though I don’t cook much any more but I love the simplicity of what you are offering. Many blessing for you and your family!

  24. I just ordered the molds from Amazon and they are to be here tomorrow. My grandchildren will be here Saturday so I am looking forward to making this treat for them. I have two who don’t like chocolate. Maybe I should order 2 molds. Thank you for the recipe.

  25. 5 stars
    I made these yesterday for a birthday celebration. All who ate them said they were delicious. We have a couple family members who cannot have dairy (including me) so I am going to try with alternative milks. Of course I had to use milk and cream from the grocery as we don’ t have a cow. Thank you for another great recipe.

  26. 5 stars
    This recipe is so much better than store-bought fudgesicles! My family loves them. Thank you for sharing!

  27. God Morning! I made these and the children liked them until they got to the middle. It was very “ice crystal-ish”. What did I do wrong?

    1. The middle inside? Was the mixture mixed well enough so everything was incorporated? Perhaps it didn’t freeze quick enough and started to separate?