From the Smitten Kitchen
Fudgy. Chewy. Chocolatey. Heavenly. I think that about sums it up. These are a perfect homemade rendition of the classic summertime chocolatey treat. My toddler devours them, finishing with sticky fingers and a happy smile that only comes from chocolate. These are a wonderful treat for any day and are especially delicious when dreaming of the warmth and light that summer brings. Bring on summer, as you will be well prepared.
Yield: 10 popsicles, 3 oz each
4 T semisweet chocolate chips or chopped semisweet chocolate
2/3 c sugar
2 T cornstarch
3 T unsweetened cocoa powder
2 1/2 c whole milk
Pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 T unsalted butter
In the bottom of a medium saucepan over very low heat, gently melt the chocolate chips, stirring constantly until smooth. In a small bowl, whisk the cornstarch with a little bit of the milk, about a half cup. To the melted chocolate, add in sugar, cocoa powder, remaining 2 cups of milk, and salt and whisk to combine. Slowly whisk in the cornstarch mixture and raise heat to medium. Cook mixture, stirring frequently until it thickens, anywhere between 5 -10 minutes. Remove from heat, add vanilla and butter and stir until combined.
Set aside to cool slightly then pour into popsicle molds. Freeze 30 minutes, then insert popsicle sticks. Freeze the rest of the way before serving.
*For storing, I like to unmold all the popsicles at once by dipping the bottom of the mold in warm water. Then I wrap each popsicle in wax paper and store in a plastic bag in the freezer.