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Homemade Fudge Ice Pops

On hot summer days, these are my kids' favorite frozen treats. They're healthy and economical, too.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + freezing
  • Makes
    20 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1-1/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 20 freezer pop molds or 20 paper cups (3 ounces each) and wooden pop sticks


  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Stir in the brown sugar, cocoa and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool for 20 minutes, stirring several times.
  • Pour 1/4 cup mixture into molds or paper cups. Top molds with holders. If using cups, top with foil and insert sticks through foil. Freeze until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 121 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 159mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Dandiloin
    Sep 2, 2012

    Really good. All of my family loves it.

  • farmerswife75
    Jul 6, 2012

    Made this with my five year old, simple enough for her to help out extensively. We put ours in shaped ice cube trays for smaller servings. We jab a toothpick into the pop when it's time to eat it. Much less meltage that way.

  • tamaraann1978
    Jun 29, 2012

    Made these for my 3 year old yesterday & we tried them today. We're not fans. Followed the recipe exactly, and maybe this is how they're supposed to be, but they were very chewy. More like eating hardened pudding. What a waste of ingredients & money. Will just buy them from now.

  • ksandjs1
    Aug 20, 2011

    No comment left

  • Muttilou
    Jul 25, 2011

    Horrible, my 11 yr gson wouldn't even eat them. I followed the recipe exactly. Left a film in your mouth, butter maybe.

  • sdeb
    Jun 16, 2011

    I've never eaten a fudge pop that didn't taste like frozen pudding! mmmmmmm

  • Joy01
    Aug 21, 2010

    Has anyone tried this with soy or coconut milk? We're a non-dairy household.

  • Chef4
    Jul 12, 2010

    After tweaking this recipe a bit, I would give it five stars. I cut down on the brown sugar, adding only 1/2 packed cup and also omitted the salt. When putting "batter" into cups, I swirled in peanut butter. I am looking forward to making this recipe again!

  • ruthsblack
    Apr 18, 2010

    These taste like pudding that has hardened

  • freestyle
    Aug 30, 2009

    Made these with my Special Needs class and they were a huge hit. Easy to do and tasty too!!!