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Homemade Fudgesicles

Updated on January 13, 2017
Fudgesicles little chocolate popsicles
Fudgesicles little chocolate popsicles | Source

Fudgesicles Are My Favourite!

Fudgesicles are the brand name of frozen chocolate on a stick and even better is making your own homemade fudgesicles.

I have very fond childhood memories of my Grandma's candy store in Nova Scotia. My grandma owned a corner store that had one of those big glass counter top cases full of penny candy. You got a little bag and you filled it full of candy but that was not my favorite thing believe it or not. My grandmother also had a freezer and in it were Fudgesicles!

If it wasn't for my Mom putting a limit on the number of fudgesicles I could eat I am sure I would have made myself sick consuming them.

Now I have discovered that it's actually quite easy to make these frozen treats.

Fudgesicle Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. In a small pot, combine the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, and milk.
  2. Cook on medium until it becomes thick.
  3. Remove from heat and add the vanilla and butter and stir till its well combined.
  4. Place in popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
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Kids love fudgesicles
Kids love fudgesicles | Source

Fudgesicles Just Taste Good!

I could eat these frozen treats forever. As a child I was always asking my Mom to buy me just one more.

My Mom had a strict rule about paying for the things in my Grandma's store; after all this was how my grandmother made a living. But my Grandma would often treat us and sneak us the treats we liked best. That's what Grandmas do.

I still love fudgesicles and I will buy boxes of them at the supermarket. I have tried many fudgesicle recipes and although nothing compares with the chocolate popsicle of my youth, the recipes above come very close. I'm not sure why that is, perhaps the recipe was different back then or it was just that special youthful enjoyment of a favorite treat.

Chocolate covered frozen treat
Chocolate covered frozen treat | Source

The History of Frozen Treats

Did you ever wonder how we came to eat these frozen treats on a stick? It all started with a mistake by a little boy in California in 1905.

Little Frank Epperson was enjoying some water mixed with soda powder on his front porch when he ran inside and forgot about his drink. He left it there all night with the wooden stir stick in the glass.

When young Frank found it in the morning it was frozen solid with the stir stick jutting out like a little handle. He ran some hot water over the glass (much like we do today when eating homemade popsicles) and out came the frozen treat.

He started to make them for his friends and as an adult he made them for his kids. He called them "Eppsicles" after the first few letters of his last name but his kids called them "Popsicles" because their "Pop" made them. That became the name that stuck.

Frank knew he had something worth patenting and filed for a patent in 1923; about 18 years after his childhood discovery. It was an instant success!

However, Frank never did become rich with his popsicles and he eventually sold the rights to them to the Joe Lowe Company in New York City, At the time of selling the rights, Frank was penniless; he was obviously not a good business man.

The company went on to grow the brand and even developed the double stick popsicles during the depression so children could split it in half and share it for the same price as a single ice pop.

Frank could probably have used some help from the Shark Tank back then!


Fun Popsicle Facts

  1. There are more than 30 varieties of popsicles today
  2. Two billion popsicles are consumed yearly in America
  3. The most popular flavor is Cherry
  4. The brand expanded to include Popsicle, Fudgesicle, Creamsicle and Dreamsicle.
  5. Popsicle brand is owned today by Good Humor (Unilever)

Sugar Free Fudgesicles! - Healthy Protein Option

The one drawback with fudgesicles is that the commercial variety tends to be high in sugar. Below is a recipe for some super healthy protein fudgesicles. These are being prepared in the green popsicles molds that are excellent for this frozen treat.

Why Do Things Melt?

Butter melts when heated.  Fudgesicles do too!
Butter melts when heated. Fudgesicles do too! | Source

When the temperature increases the molecules that make up the object start to jiggle and dance and loosen their grip on each other.

They are still attached but much more loosely at this point thus forming a liquid and if things keep heating up they will eventually lose touch with each other altogether and evaporate!

More complex objects with more molecules do not melt, but if the heat is turned up long enough, they may just burst into flames!

The Only Problem with Fudgesicles: They melt!

Fudgesicles in the News!

Here is Nicolas Cage's experience with a Fudgesicle Eater!

"It was two in the morning. I was living in Orange County at the time and was asleep with my wife. My two-year old at the time was in another room. I opened my eyes and there was a naked man wearing my leather jacket eating a Fudgesicle in front of my bed".

"I know it sounds funny ... but it was horrifying."

Homemade Fudgesicles - With Nutella!

What is Your Favourite Frozen Treat?

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    • Susan Zutautas profile image

      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I've never thought of making my own Fudgesicle's before but will have to try this. Yummy lens!

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      I want to have one right now, it is a bit warm here! :)

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      Angela F 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Fudgesicles are always in the freezer in the summer.

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      WebWriteGirl LM 4 years ago

      I sure do!

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      Magda2012 4 years ago

      I want to try your recipe. looks yummy :)

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      Joan Haines 4 years ago

      Are you kidding? They're one of the best things ever! I can't believe how easy they are to make. What a good idea, so you can make sure the ingredients are the ones you want! "Squid Angel blessed."

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      malena10 5 years ago

      Great lens, congrats for purple star!

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this. I will make some for myself.

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      GeekGirl1 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this. I will make some for myself.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      I love 'em, and I'd certainly love to make them for myself! Great lens! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      Onemargaret LM 5 years ago

      I grew up eating Fudgesicles. Never made them though. I might do so after reading your lens. Thank you.

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      catbehaviors 5 years ago

      Oh yes, I love them!

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      gavin-harris-904 5 years ago

      THEY TASTE AMAZING

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      These are my husbands very favorite - Must try making them :>)

    • MermaidDoc profile image

      MermaidDoc 5 years ago

      Yes, they're very yummy but I think I like Revolo's better :)

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      getmoreinfo 5 years ago

      I love Fudgesicles, now I can make my own with this recipe.

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      Yes I do!! Great lens. =)

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      What a great recipe for these hot summer days!

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      Close2Art LM 5 years ago

      thanks for the recipe and instructions, this will be fun to make, BLESSED!!!

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      I love fudgesicles! Especially the Weight Watchers' brand.

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I like them a lot! This looks like a great recipe

    • MoniqueDesigns profile image

      MoniqueDesigns 5 years ago

      Great lens, I love them.

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      Senditondown 5 years ago from US

      Yes, they sure hit the spot on a warm day.

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      purpleslug 5 years ago

      Love them!!!!!

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      I've never tried one but I'm sure I would. My grandmother had one of those shops too, but hers was in Ireland. Memories, memories.

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      gatornic15 5 years ago

      I do love fudgesicles, and now I am hungry for one. Blessed

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      ryanhx64 5 years ago

      off to the store now cya

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      TamarWrites 5 years ago

      My favorites are the white ones!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Excellent lens - informative, personal. The science was great - no one else tried that as far as I saw. Squid angel blessed and congrats on front page honors.

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      TheresaMarkham 5 years ago

      Love fudgesicles & love this lens! Great work!

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      bordercollieluvr 5 years ago

      great lens - do you happen to have a recipe for DOG frozen yogurt popsicles - I want some of those stainless steel popsicle makers.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Delicious. A recipe, a little bit of science and calories all in one! Congratulations on your Purple Star recognition. Blessings.

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Thanks for the recipe. these look delicious!

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I still love fudgesicles to this day!

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      Sharon Bellissimo 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      @VeseliDan: Thank you for the blessing, it seems fudgesicles were a popular childhood treat!

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      VeseliDan 5 years ago

      I just love Fudgesicles, they are great. I ate them my whole childhood and this was a remember to my childhood. Blessed.

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      Sharon Bellissimo 5 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      @Ramkitten2000: Hahaha great idea!

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      Deb Kingsbury 5 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      LOVE Fudgesicles! I used to eat way too many of them when I was a kid. I'm glad they make a light version now that actually tastes really good. So now I can eat TWICE as many. :)