Sunday, July 24, 2011

Chocolate pudding pops!

Happy Sundae Sunday! My friend Di is hosting a virtual ice cream social today, similar to the cookie exchange she hosted last winter, to celebrate July being National Ice Cream Month.

I only recently purchased an ice cream maker, and while I've been using it a ton, I've gotten many of my recipes from other bloggers who are attending the social. My challenge: finding a recipe that someone in the group hadn't already posted. At first, I made a strawberry cheesecake light ice cream, which was pretty tasty. But I was desperately craving chocolate.... I read up on all sorts of unusual chocolate ice creams: ones with cayenne, coffee, cherries. But I was really in the mood for chocolate-chocolate.

And then I remembered my most recent issue of Cooking Light and a recipe for chocolate pudding pops. Score!

These taste exactly like the chocolate pudding pops we grew up with: a perfect tasty treat for a 95ยบ afternoon!

Chocolate pudding pops
adapted from Cooking Light

590 mL (2 1/2 cups) 2% milk 
110 g (1/2 cup) sugar
50 g (1/2 cup) unsweetened cocoa, sifted
10 g (1 tbsp) cornstarch
pinch of salt
20-25 g egg yolk (from 1 egg)
4 g (1/2 tsp) vanilla extract
59 g (2 ounces) semisweet chocolate, cut into small chunks

1. Combine the milk, sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, salt, and egg yolk in a medium saucepan. Whisk continuously over medium heat for 8 minutes, or until the mixture is bubbling and has slightly thickened.
2. Off heat, add chocolate. Let rest 1 minute and then whisk in. Add vanilla.
3. Pour mixture into a bowl set inside a larger bowl filled with ice water. Stir occasionally until cooled.
4. Use a measuring cup with a spout, pour into popsicle molds and insert sticks. (Mine made 8 popsicles.)
5. Freeze completely.

Check here for the round-up of all of the Sundae Sunday tasty treats!


  1. Abby--These look delicious! I loved chocolate pudding pops as a kid. I've got pudding molds in the freezer right now. I like the idea of waiting until the mixture cools to pour it into the mold. I haven't done it that way before.

  2. These look great! I've been looking for a chocolate pudding pop recipe and hadn't found one yet. I'll try them this week, since we just finished our strawberry ice cream last night, and now don't have any frozen treats. Sounds like you're having similar weather. Are you ready for the heat to end too?

  3. Pudding pops were always a great treat in summer when I was a kid. These look perfect!!! I will have to get some pudding pop molds.

  4. I used to love pudding pops! I havent' had one in years, but I might just have to try making my own. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Ooh, those would be a huge hit around here! And thank you so much for including weights of ingredients. =) Thanks so much for joining in on the ice cream social!

  6. These look so fab that I might have to dig out my pop molds! The ice cream social has been almost as much fun as if we were sharing these cold treats in person.

  7. Oh, this brings back memories! My mom used to make us chocolate pudding pops, but with the Jell-O chocolate pudding mix. :) Yours looks so good and perfect for a hot summer day and they are so low in fat. I have been looking for popsicle molds shaped like yours. I think those are the best shape for popsicles.

  8. This just says Kid Summer Fun! Nice job.

  9. Oh my kids would love to have these this afternoon!

  10. So glad you like your machine.... I'm addicted to mine! What a great recipe and fun selection! Everyone likes pudding pops! I will have to get my molds out and give this one a try!