Even though summer is winding down, frozen Popsicles are always popular with kids. I get weekly recipes sent to me from Cooking Light — and thought these Chocolate Pudding Pops would be a nice change from tradition Popsicles. They were easy to make and the kids (and I) loved it!
I used the smaller ring pops because that’s what Big A wanted. I ended up halving the recipe. Just a reminder that this is a treat food as it contains added sugar.
For more on how to make ice pops see this article from Cooking Light.
Happy end of summer to you all!
• 2 1/2 cups 2% reduced-fat milk
• 1/2 cup sugar
• 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
• 1 tablespoon cornstarch
• Dash of salt
• 1 large egg yolk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
1. Combine the first 6 ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring well with a whisk. Cook for 8 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring constantly.
2. Remove pan from heat. Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and chocolate, stirring until smooth. Transfer the mixture to a bowl; place bowl in an ice-filled bowl.
3. Cover surface of pudding directly with plastic wrap; cool completely. Spoon chocolate mixture evenly into 6 (4-ounce) ice-pop molds. Top with lid; insert craft sticks. Freeze 4 hours or until thoroughly frozen.