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Frosty Peppermint Fudgesicles

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Old-fashioned Fudgesicles are so easy to make... and the odds are good that you have all the simple ingredients right at your fingertips, right now!  

They taste remarkably like the real McCoy... only better because they're homemade. ;-)

Here's my peppermint-embellished copycat version adapted from the Fudgesicle recipe at Food.com 
 
 
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Step 1: Tools, Ingredients and and Prep:

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Tools:
  • Medium Saucepan
  • Popsicle Molds
  • Craft sticks, popsicle sticks OR disposable plastic sporks. (I ran out of craft sticks! ;-)

Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups Milk
  • 1/2 cup (less 2 T) Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder- (I subbed with Special Dark Cocoa Powder at the last minute... YUM! ;-)
  • 8 Peppermint hard candies
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter (not pictured)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
Prep:

Crush the peppermint candies inside a ziplock baggie. Remove 2 Tablespoons and add them to a 1/2 cup measuring cup. Reseal the baggie immediately. Humidity will cause the crushed candy to get sticky and that's not good for garnishing.

Add enough sugar to fill up the 1/2 cup measuring cup containing the crushed peppermint candy. 

Put the peppermint/sugar into a medium saucepan.  Add the milk, cornstarch and cocoa powder.

Heat over medium-high, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens at a soft boil.

Remove from heat, wisk in the vanilla extract and butter. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes so you don't get scalded.

Pour the cooled fudgesicle mixture into the molds. The mixture should thick enough to hold the popsicle sticks upright, but if it isn't, no worries. Just put the pops in the freezer for 30 minutes (set you timer!) then insert the sticks.

Freeze for a minimum of 8 hours. 

If you aren't a peppermint fan, just leave out the candy and add 2 more Tablespoons of sugar to the recipe. This pop is delicious either way!


craftpro9 months ago
Wow this is awesome!
bajablue (author)  craftpro9 months ago
Thanks so much Craftpro! They're a great Summertime treat! :-)
craftpro bajablue9 months ago
Ok maybe i'll make them.

BTW I'm not a craft pro lol
bajablue (author)  craftpro9 months ago
hahaha... stick around... you'll be one before you know it! ;-)
I love peppermint!
Great work bajablue!
bajablue (author)  CrazyBassFisherwoman1 year ago
Thanks CBF! They're so dang easy to make... hope you try them soon!
Spork? Huh. Okay whatever makes the popsicles better. Maybe sporks just help with that. These look delicious! Can't wait to make 'em soon!
bajablue (author)  Lily Baldwin1 year ago
Spoon + Fork = Spork ;-)

I've been suffering from acute Popsicle-mania and used up all of my wooden craft sticks... but any kind of plastic utensil will work for popsicles.

Desperate times.... ;-D

Thank you for commenting Lily!
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These are sooooo good! Texture, consistency, and flavor are all identical to the real thing! YUM!
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bajablue (author)  nickmccullough1 year ago
I think so, too. ;-p~

Thank you for posting your picture... they look beautiful!!!
Haven't made it…but my mouth is watering anyways :P
bajablue (author)  patriots88881 year ago
Hey Evan! I bet your mom has all the ingredients (hint) ;-)
Oh trust me I'he already been checkin' :D
would a teaspoon of peppermint essence work instead?
bajablue (author)  AussieAnglerGal1 year ago
Sure!

Just omit the Vanilla and add 1/4 teaspoon Peppermint extract to start with. I haven't used it in this recipe and it's pretty potent stuff.

Thanks for commenting, AAG!
ok i'm going to have to make these!
fantastic photo by the way
wow another great recipe bajablue!
my sister would love these!
bajablue (author)  AussieAnglerGal1 year ago
lol... whatcha waiting for? ;-D
Ohh! Those look refreshing for a hot day. Gorgeous photos too. Well done! :)
bajablue (author)  canucksgirl1 year ago
They really are refreshing... even without the peppermint. TY CG!
It looks very delicious.
bajablue (author)  susanchen20111 year ago
Thank you, Susan. They really are!
artfulann1 year ago
Delicious, makes my mouth droll and it's only 7:30 a.m....
bajablue (author)  artfulann1 year ago
Let me help you what that. ;-)
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Wow! I've never seen a homemade fudgesicle recipe! That's brilliant :D
bajablue (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
I can't take the credit, but this recipe is an amazing (delicious) copy cat!
I'm still glad you posted this, or I may never have seen a fudgesicle copycat recipe :)
pac271 year ago
its making me hungry!
bajablue (author)  pac271 year ago
That's good... I hope? ;-) Thank you for commenting, pac27!
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