Taste of Summer: Fudgesicles

I am constantly weirded out by London seasons.  On Easter, it was snowing.  A month later, we seem to be having our summer.  (Summer never comes in July here, only in weird times like March or October.)  So while it is nice, I try to take the opportunity to eat the warm weather food that I love.

Probably the dessert which provides the strongest reminders of hot summers in America is fudgesicles.  These addictive chocolate popsicles are the taste of summer and my childhood.  I was lucky enough to find a great recipe from Smitten Kitchen, which I adapted to make a little more fudgy.

Homemade Fudgesicles (adapted from Smitten Kitten)


25g chocolate chips

1/3 cup granulated sugar

1 tablespoon cornflour

1 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 1/4 cup single cream (the picture shows milk, but I tried it with both single and double cream – single cream is best)

7 grams unsalted butter

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

DSC_0634Place the cream, sugar and chocolate chips in a saucepan over low heat.

DSC_0636Sift in chocolate and mix in vanilla extract and unsalted butter.  Allow it to simmer (but not boil) while it thickens.

DSC_0637Allow to cool to room temperature, then pour into popsicle moulds (I found that it made three big moulds.)  Freeze overnight.  See Beardy Bestie enjoying her fudgesicle!


What food reminds you of summertime?


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