Fudgesicles (With Dairy Free Vegan Option)

I love a frozen treat in the summer. These fudgesicles are super simple to make . Milk, sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch and a little salt are cooked on the stove to make a pudding. The pudding is poured into popsicle molds and frozen. They are a delicious summer treat. I have tested this recipe with whole milk and unsweetened almond milk and both taste delicious. 

Fudgesicles (With Dairy Free Vegan Option)

Fudgesicles (With Dairy Free Vegan Option)

Yield: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 13 minutes

Rich and creamy fudgesicles are a perfect summer treat. These are like a "pudding pop." They only take minutes to mix together and pour into molds. My daughter said they taste like frozen hot chocoloate.


  • 2 1/2 Cups Milk (I have used whole milk and unsweetened almond milk. Use almond milk for dairy-free vegan pops.)
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Corn Starch
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla


    In a medium saucepan, combine milk, cocoa powder, sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Cook over medium heat until bubbling and the mixture starts to thicken. It is important to stir well as it cooks so that it thickens evenly.
    Take off heat and pour into popsicle molds.
    Freeze for 8 hours or until solid and remove from popsicle molds.
    Store fudgesicles in a gallon zip top bag in the freezer for up to one month.


It is important to mix the pudding well as you cook it so it does not thicken too much on the bottom of the pan.

If you do not have popsicle molds, you can make it in muffin tins with silicone liners. Fill the liners inside the muffin tin and put a piece of foil on top. Punch the popsicle sticks through the foil and then freeze.

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I like this popsicle mold.  I also order extra sticks.  


This 1/2 whisk is one of my favorite kitchen tools. In this recipe it helps you scrape the sides and bottom of the pan so the pudding mixture thickens evenly.  



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Marie Fiebach is a married mother of four active kids. She helps busy families plan and execute weeknight dinner so they can recapture a little calm in the crazy. You can see her every week on KAKE TV’s Good Morning Kakeland or listen to the Feed Your Family Tonight Podcast.