These gluten-free Homemade Fudgesicles are made with just five simple ingredients, and couldn't be easier to make. These put the store-bought kind and the ice cream truck to shame this summer!
Remember growing up with classic fudgesicles? They were probably one of my favorites growing up. I mean hello, if you've been around here, this should be no surprise that I would. I mean am a HUGE chocolate lover after all.
Did you know that the original brand Fudgesicles you can buy at the store contains "malted barley extract?" Yea, that's not going to work for those of us who need to be gluten-free since barley is one of those no-go ingredients. No to forget to mention they usually have a bunch of other process ingredients like corn syrup solids.
Don't worry though I've got you covered because these Homemade Fudgesicles are BETTER than those anyways!
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Ingredients in Homemade Fudgesicles
- Heavy Cream
- Cocoa Powder
How to Make Dairy-free Fudgesicles
- Heavy Cream - Sub in full-fat coconut cream.
- Milk - Sub in full fat canned coconut milk.
- Chocolate - I always use Enjoy Life chocolate that's already dairy-free.
I do not recommend making this recipe with low-fat canned coconut milk or the coconut milk from a carton because they contain more water content. That can leave these fudgesicles a little more icy and not as creamy.
I have also tried them with almond milk in place of the milk, and heavy cream, and the results were more on the icy side. Still delicious but not as creamy.
How to Make Homemade Fudgesicles
- Whisk together the liquids and the cocoa powder in a saucepan until the mixture comes to a simmer over medium-low heat.
- Add the chocolate and whisk until it is melted.
- Allow it to cool slightly.
- Pour it into your favorite popsicle mold and freeze!
A Note About Popsicle Molds
There are several different types of popsicle molds, and really you can use whatever kind you want.
I personally prefer the more classic vertical kind of popsicle mold because I find they have a smaller chance of our daughters knocking them over and spilling them while they set up in the freezer.
You could also use a horizontal type of mold like these popsicle molds.
I will say, though, I do NOT recommend the ice pop type molds (plastic) since the mixture is still slightly warm when you put it into the molds.
Usually, these don't last long in our house since once they are made, our girls are generally sharing them with all their friends. However, these will hold up in the freezer for several weeks. I wouldn't say I like to leave them in the popsicle mold since well I am usually using it to make more popsicles, lol. So I will either simply wrap them with plastic wrap or buy these easy-to-use popsicle bags to put them into if I want them to last a bit longer. But like I said, they don't tend to last very long around here, especially in the summer heat!
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Easy Homemade Fudgesicles
- Popsicle Mold
- 2 C Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 C Milk
- 3 TBS Cocoa Powder
- ¾ C Sugar
- 8 OZ Chocolate
- Combine the heavy cream, milk, sugar and cocoa powder into a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk until combined and the liquid is at a low simmer.
- Add the chocolate and continue to whisk until all of the chocolate is melted.
- Remove the sauce from the heat and let it sit about five minutes to cool slightly and thicken.
- Pour the sauce mixture into your popsicle molds and place them into the freezer for at least six hours or until frozen.
- Heavy Cream – Sub in full-fat coconut cream.
- Milk – Sub in full-fat canned coconut milk.
- Chocolate – I always use Enjoy Life chocolate that’s already dairy-free.