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Homemade Fudgesicle Brownie Pops

Posted July 13, 2015 by Stephanie
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All it takes is a couple of bars from that familiar tune of the ice cream man: instantly I’m five again, equal parts nervous and excited. Whenever my brother and I heard that da duh da duh da duh, we’d run around the house screaming “ice cream man! Ice cream man!” It didn’t even matter if my mom gave us money or not, even the idea of the ice cream man was almost too much to bear.

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On the rare (okay, almost always) occasion that my mom would find some change in time, we would burst out our front door, our tiny fists – quarters and dimes tightly tucked inside – raised triumphantly above our heads. It was always a moment of intense speculation; would the ice cream man still be there and more importantly, would he still have our treats of choice?

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When we finally made it to the ice cream man, we would slow down, our decision-making skills thrown out the window. To my five-year-old self, choosing the right treat felt eminently important. I’d waver between ice cream sandwiches, rocket pops, and fudgsicles. They were all my favorite and I would always make my brother choose first, just in case I got frozen treat envy.

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Now that I think about it, choosing and buying treats from the ice cream man was one of the rare things that my mom let us do by ourselves. We felt so grown up, talking to another adult, picking our treat of choice, handing over our change. Yes, the ice cream was sweet, but what was even sweeter was that first taste of independence, satisfying and safe in our little cul de sac.

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These fudgesicle brownie pops remind me of childhood in the best way possible. Chewy chunks of fudge brownies are suspended in creamy, chocolate-y goodness. I ate two in a row as soon as they were frozen enough. I would have had a third, but now that I’m a grown up (as if!) and have to make decisions every day, I figured two in a row was enough. I just won’t talk about the third one I had after dinner…

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Homemade Fudgesicle Brownie Pops Recipe inspired by Lady and Pups

Fudgesicle recipe via Food 52
makes 8 pops, depending on pop size
prep time: 20 minutes
freeze time: 6 hours, or overnight
total time: 6 plus hours

  • brownie chunks**
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • slightly heaping 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and salt. Add a touch of milk and whisk into a smooth paste. Whisk in the remaining milk until smooth.

Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring with the whisk or silicone spatula. Continue to heat until small bubbles appear at the edges – continue to heat for 2 minutes.

Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Transfer to a glass measuring cup and let cool. Cut or break the brownies into large chunks and stuff into the bottom of the mold so your popsicle stick has something to rest on. Insert the stick and loosely pack chunks of brownies into the rest of the mold.

Pour the cooled fudgesicle mixture into the molds. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight. To store, remove pops from molds and wrap in plastic wrap and keep frozen.

Notes:
**I halved my all time favorite brown butter brownie recipe, but you can feel free to make your go-to brownie recipe, or use store bought.

Popsicle molds found here!

It’s Popsicle Week! Billy over at Wit and Vinegar holds a crazy Popsicle Week every summer where bloggers from all over create crazy frozen concoctions. Be sure to head over to his site and check out what every one else is freezing up! >_<
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38 Comments

  1. Kathryn says:

    These popsicles are just TOO FREAKIN’ GOOD. I have an empty mold at home which is just waiting to be filled with this gloriousness.

  2. Wow those sound awesome! Definitely my kind of popsicle :)

  3. These look so super delish and I probably would have eaten 4!

  4. I need all my fudgesicles to have brownies in them…immediately. OMG.

  5. OMG, you are too cute!!! That gif of you is just adorable. And your hair is still so blue!!! I love it, just like I love these popsicles!

  6. Billy says:

    UM HAI THAT GIF OF YOU IS THE KEWTEST & I WANT THESE POPSICLES

  7. Yes yes yes! Brownies and fudgsicles in one — so perfect, Steph! As for the ice cream truck, I was always the weirdo that went for the sherbet baseball mitt with the baseball gumball. Who does that!?

  8. Sherrie says:

    Umm you are the cutest thing, like ever.

  9. cynthia says:

    omg THIS. that gif!!!!! you are too TOO cute, and you have absolutely captured exactly how i felt about the ice cream truck too! why was it always nerves in addition to excitement? lol. (AND YES ROCKET POPS. also sometimes a pikachu pop. idk.) these fudgesicle pops look too good to be true — i need to buy a popsicle mold ASAP so i can make these babes!

  10. danielle says:

    Where did you find your Popsicle molds? I’ve been looking for that exact kind for months! And the Popsicles look indescribably refreshing !! :)

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      they’re from amazon – i just used wooden sticks with them here’s the link: http://amzn.to/1Lc1C1z
      i’ll pop it up into the post too :)

  11. Alana says:

    ERRRRMYGOSHHHHHHH I just want to hug that gif of you, your amazing hair and that popsicle. You’re so squeezable!! And holy YAYYY for these fudgesicle brownie pops. Love love love them and you and Popsicle Week and Billy and Mariah.

  12. sometimes i get bored with one-textured things (ie pureed soups and gasp milkshakes), so these sound perfect!

  13. Adrianna says:

    girl you lookin’ cute!!!

  14. Gemma says:

    I don’t know how long you’ve been using gifs for your posts, but I’m loving them! They add an extra dimension to the recipes that brings you a little closer to watching it happen right in front of you.

    I’ve never made my own popsicles, but I’m thinking this year might be the year I give it a try.

  15. Oh heck yeah! I love that brownie bits get all chewy and cold when they are frozen, is that weird? Girl you are killing popsicle week!

  16. Beau Ciolino says:

    Um these sound so damn good and also that gif of you made my day. Yesssss

  17. These are off the charts awesome! And gosh darn if you are not just the cutest thing ever. Love that GIF! XO

  18. Molly says:

    CUTEST GIF EVER and the pops look amazing! I have chocolate envy. Hooray for popsicle week!

  19. You’re such a g-darn babe, lady. And these POPS! We actually kind of mind-melded on the pops, but you shall see what I mean any day now! Suffice to say, I love where your head is at.

  20. Oh this so awesome! I just made them, but with cookie chunks!

  21. Holly Kettle says:

    These look amazing!

  22. Yaaaaaas. The ultimate chocolate on a stick. 3 for me, please :)

  23. Caitlin says:

    this is so GENIUS.

  24. Alanna says:

    1) You are TOO cute.
    2) Give me fudgesicle brownie pops right this minute!!!

  25. Ugh! I want these all up in my face! Also, your gif game is on fleek! Aaaaaand, I totes had a relationship with the ice cream man too. I was really into push up pops.

  26. Steph! These are absolutely brilliant! Brownies IN the popsicle?! LOVE

  27. Brett says:

    yesss!! these look so good and tasty and fudgey and i’m into all of those things. the baking sheet x popsicle photo is definitely a trend rn :p

  28. Fudgcicles and brownies?! They look amazing. I love all your GIFs!

  29. Char Dee says:

    Heaven on a stick! Must try.

    Char Dee

  30. Nina says:

    This looks so good! I’m adding this to my “to make List”.

  31. Anon says:

    I think trick photography cause my Popsicle melted watching that gif

  32. Lisa-Marie says:

    Hello,
    I’m surprised that you can make an ice cream with chunks of fudge brownies. I really like your story about your childhood. I think it’s for every child very important to choose the right treat.
    One day I will make this brownie pop.

    Kind Regards
    Lisa-Marie

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