Thursday, June 14, 2012

Classic Ice Cream Truck Treats: Fudge Pops!

 Summer time always brings back memories of the ice cream truck coming down our street, playing those familiar tunes through the loud speaker mounted on the top of the truck.  We would run in the house begging mom for some change to get one of our favorite treats, moving fast because the truck would be up your street and gone to the next block in the blink of an eye.

  One of my favorite treats, was the simple fudge pop.  Here, I've recreated that classic fudge pop with just a few simple ingredients, and the taste will really bring you back!

To make 10 fudge pops you'll need:

2 teas. cornstarch
1-1/2 cups whole milk
1-1/3 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teas. fine salt
2 teas. pure vanilla extract

  In a medium saucepan, whisk together cornstarch and 2 tablespoons milk until smooth; whisk in remaining milk, cream, sugar, cocoa, and salt.  Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, and cook 1 minute.
  Transfer to a large liquid measuring cup and stir in vanilla.

  Pour into ten 3-ounce ice-pop molds and insert wooden ice-pop sticks.  Freeze until pops are solid, about 6 hours (o up to one week).

  Just before serving, briefly run mold under hot water to release pops.