Finally summer is upon us. That means it's time to make delicious frozen treats. From sweet and tangy Lemonades to fruity and creamy Popsicles.
But nothing beats Chocolate! It's delicious in any form. Today, I happened to make it in frozen form.
To make these fudgy Chocolate Popsicles, I followed the same recipe for Chocolate Ice Cream.
I love the custardy taste in these Popsicles. Plus they're creamy and sweet to perfection.
They take a bit more time that regular Chocolate Popsicles, but they are well worth the trouble. After they're frozen you can still bite into them. They're that fudgy!
Be prepared for many more Popsicles recipes as the summer goes on. I'm loving enjoying frozen treats in the afternoon.
This recipe makes 6-8 Popsicle, depending on the size of the paper cups.
You'll need six, 4 ounce paper cups and six wooden sticks.
Any left over custard, you can just make it into ice cream.
1 cup of Cream
1 cup of Whole Milk
1/2 cup Sugar (taste for sweetness while preparing)
2 Egg Yolks
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/3 cup Cocoa Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
1 tsp Corn Starch (optional, makes it thicker and fudgier)
-Mix the cream, milk, sugar, egg yolks, salt and corn starch in a heave bottomed sauce pan. Whisk well!
-Cook, covered, over medium-low heat for 10 minutes. Whisk every two minutes while cooking, to make sure the milk doesn't scorch.
-When it's warm, remove from heat. Whisk in the cocoa powder.
-Return to the stove, turn it up to medium heat. Continue cooking and whisking for 8 to 10 minutes. You don't need to whisk it constantly, just every two minutes or so. After that amount of time, it should be thicker and velvety. Like melted ice cream.
-Remove from heat, whisk in the vanilla extract.
-Let it rest at room temperature until completely cooled (about 90 minutes).
-Pour the custard into the paper cups. Put the wooden sticks in the center using something to make them stay put (I used hair clips). Or you can freeze the custard for an hour, then insert the sticks, when the custard has hardened enough for them to stay in the center.
-Let them freeze completely and enjoy!