Who doesn’t love a frozen fudge pop? I was a BIG fan of them when I was younger so I worried that a knock-off “real food” version wouldn’t taste as good as what I remembered…but, oh was I wrong! And in case we need any proof my 8-year-old actually told me I was “acting like a kid” while we were eating them together for the first time. Oops – I must have gotten a little messy and proclaimed how good it was one too many times. :)
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162 thoughts on “Homemade Fudge Pops!”
These were so very easy to make. The kids loved them and so did I! We used dark chocolate and they were perfect.
Man. I so wanted to love these but I just didn’t. Maybe too much tang from the 1 cup of plain yogurt? I don’t know. bummer!
From where to buy these popsicle tray online
Here is the link: https://www.amazon.com/Norpro-423-Ice-Pop-Maker/dp/B0002IBJOG/?tag=amznlinkeng-20
I just discovered this in your book that just came in the mail today (gorgeous book btw, and some great recipe ideas, looking forward to trying many of em out as I start my real food journey more seriously), and was wondering, will honey work with this too? Or is maple syrup the best choice to use for it to be liquid enough and set properly?
I just saw going back through comments that this was asked before and I guess you can lol, that answers that lol. Can’t wait to try these in any case…and again love the book, great job on it! :)
My daughter is allergic to dairy. Can the milk in this recipe be subbed with rice milk and the yogurt substituted with the rice milk also? She is also allergic to coconut. If subbing rice milk in place of those won’t work, what would you recommend?
HI there. Have you considered almond milk and almond milk yogurt?
My daughter has a dairy allergy…do you think the coconut milk yogurt would make a noticeable difference? And do you suggest Greek style or regular style yogurt? Thank you!
Hi there. I’ve made these with regular coconut milk yogurt and they turned out well.
So good! I did reduce the maple syrup to a 1/3 cup, plus 1 tbsp. The amount of sweetness was perfect for us. I also wanted to mention that before adding the milk & yogurt, I took a taste and thought it would be perfect for chocolate icing!
These were amazing! Added half a teaspoon of cinnamon but kept everything else the same. Very rich, my 3 year old loved it.
Could this work using honey in place of the maple syrup?
Hi Lisa. We’ve not tried. If you do, let us know how it works.
How do you make this recipe into only 4 servings?
I would try cutting the recipe in half.
I love your cookbook and this site! My daughter does not like yogurt, do you think sour cream would work in its place? Thanks
Hmmm. Not sure. My instinct says it might be a bit sharp. If you try let us know. :)
Any suggestions for another substitute for the yogurt?
I would try real full fat coconut milk/cream.
Thoughts on using an already sweetened and flavored vanilla (stonyfield farms) yogurt? Then you would only need 3 ingredients – yogurt, cocoa, and milk.
Hi Deanna. Lisa doesn’t use sweetened or flavored yogurts. You can, of course, but you are looking at more ingredients (in the yogurt) and a lot of added sugar.
Gotcha! Just wondering, is nutrition info available for this recipe? 2/3 cup of maple syrup is a lot, and I was wondering how many grams of sugar that would be. I looked it up and it is approximately 140 grams of sugar, but I wasn’t sure if I got that right. The yogurt I was considering using (Stonyfield Farms) is organic and only has 30 grams of sugar for 1 cup of yogurt. I wonder if I would need to add something to make the pops sweeter since it has less sugar than the maple syrup.
Thanks for asking Deanna, I am curious too, I just made Lisa’s homemade ice cream tonight and for the chocolate I used 8 Tablespoons of pure maple syrup and 4 Tablespoons of cocoa powder to 1 and 1/4 cup whole milk and 1 and 1/4 cup heavy cream, it was delicious but not overly sweet or overly chocolatey. I can see where making the “fudge” bars would require the amount of maple syrup. The original fudge pop has 80 calories and 5 grams of sugar per pop, this would be over 14 grams of sugar per pop.
Hi again. So, you want to sub it for the maple syrup. I read the comment too fast. :) Yes, maple syrup has about 14 grams of sugar per tablespoon so it does add up to a lot of sugar over-all. We’ve not tried to use just a sweetened yogurt but I would suspect that the end product might not be quite sweet enough. Let us know if you give it a try.
where can i get these popcicle set?
Hi Traci. Just click on the picture and it will link you to the product on Amazon.
The link is to different smoothie molds. It isn’t for the Popsicle molds pictured
I just clicked on it and it took me to the popsicle mold.
I am going to try them with almond milk and fair trade organic cocoa powder when we get home from camping.
Has anyone tried these with nut. Soy or coconut milks? We are dairy free
Hi there. We have not but I think coconut milk would work well.
I have made these with coconut milk and almond milk — both very good!
I have only 4 Popsicle molds. How can I make only 4 servings? :(
Hi Carl. You could try cutting the recipe in half.
OH MY. I just made these and put them in the freezer for a treat for tomorrow (for the KIDS of course) and there was a little extra that wouldn’t fit in the popsicle mold. It just didn’t seem morally or environmentally right to throw it out, so I put it in a fancy glass and downed it. My kids are going to go NUTS for these! Thanks!
How do you half this recipe :)
Divide each ingredient by 2.
Oops, sorry. Just realized that the post isn’t new!
I’m getting a 404 on the Molly Suds links. Maybe it’s just me?
Hi! I made these and they turned out nicely. One question – When I went to buy “special dark” variety cacao powder (as suggested) the only one I could find said “processed with alkali”. Is this the kind she uses (it was Hershey’s brand) or is there another special dark variety that doesn’t process with alkali?
Hi Patty. Lisa does use Hershey’s Special Dark. As far as I know there is only one variety. ~Amy
You all should definitely try Healthworks raw cacao powder! I use it exactly the same as cocoa powder and it is NOT bitter. My puddings, brownies, chocolate sauce, milkshakes, etc, all have delicious chocolate flavor and I am very picky. I feel it is a very healthful choice. Buy it on Amazon: