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)

Ingredients:

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!

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What food reminds you of summertime?

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