A few weeks ago, I was digging through the cabinets in my apartment looking for something (probably a spice), and came across a set of popsicle molds way in the back of the top shelf of the corner cabinet. Naturally, I pulled them out and set them on the counter.
They’ve stayed on the counter for about a month now, but tonight, my roommate decided we should make popsicles, so away she went into the internet to find a suitable recipe, one that we could make without having to go to the store.
A quick Google search pulled up the fact that AllRecipes has over 80 popsicle recipes, so it was to there that we went. We searched for a suitable chocolate recipe, since both of us are chocoholics. We went with one that had a few more ingredients than some others, but we had everything we needed in our cabinets.
The recipe was simple. Stir some ingredients together, simmer for a bit to thicken it up, add a few more ingredients, put in the fridge to cool, pour into molds, freeze. (You get the idea.)
This recipe is easy to cut in half if you don’t have very big popsicle molds, but I’m glad we went with the full recipe. We had just a tiny bit left over, which I poured into silicone cupcake molds and popped in the freezer with the popsicles. The only substitutions we made to the recipe was that we used skim milk instead of whole milk, because neither of us drinks anything over skim (I can’t stand the taste, honestly).
Despite the use of skim milk, the popsicles turned out creamy and delicious! We waited overnight for the main popsicles, but just under three hours for the silicone molds. (Mine was more frozen than Sarah’s was. I win.) To me, they tasted like brownie batter, minus the risk of salmonella poisoning.
- Super easy to make
- Not a lot of steps
- Tastes like brownie batter
- You have to wait 3+ hours for them to set
- I wasn’t a fan of the chocolate chips (you can always leave them out!)
- Nearly impossible to get them out of the molds
Overall, I’d give this recipe a total of 4/5 stars. It’s quick and easy to make, and there’s not a lot of clean-up involved. You can probably put this together with what you’ve already got in your cabinets! (That’s the main reason we chose this recipe; we didn’t have any instant chocolate pudding mix like some of the other fudgesicle recipes called for!) The reason I didn’t give it five stars is that it’s just not the greatest popsicle I’ve ever had. I’m sure that, for some of you, this will satisfy your sweet tooth. For me, there was something missing. Almost perfect, but not quite, to quote Shel Silverstein.