Homemade Chocolate Popsicles are super easy to make. These fudge pops are decadent and refreshing. Your family will go crazy over these.

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Homemade Chocolate Popsicles

My kids love fudge pops so I thought I would try to make this homemade recipe. I never cared for all those hard to pronounce ingredients in the store bought version. This recipe only has a few ingredients and I feel better about giving these to my children.

I thought the entire recipe was really fast and easy. It did not take hardly any time to mix these together.

I suppose the true test would be the kids. They all declared these so delicious and full of flavor. Everyone agreed these taste a ton better than what I had been buying at the grocery store.

The chocolate is richer and the flavor is much more intense. Chocolate fans definitely want to try this recipe and also Dairy Queen Buster Bar Recipe.

It is the perfect frozen treat to enjoy when you want something sweet. Plus, it is healthier than ice cream. If you want something fruity, try Mango Popsicles Recipe.

Let’s get started making chocolate popsicles.



  • Whole Milk 
  • Heavy Cream
  • Water 
  • Unsweetened Cocoa Powder 
  • Sugar 
  • Flour 

Just a few simple ingredients and you can make these wonderful chocolate popsicles.

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How to make Chocolate Popsicles: 

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a large sauce pan.  Use a whisk to mix everything together. Allow this mixture to heat over medium heat. 
  • Let the mixture boil. Continue to heat for 2 to 3 minutes boiling. 
Process of making the mixture and freezing CHOCOLATE POPSICLES.
  • Allow to cool. Remove from the heat so the mixture can cool slightly.  You do not want it to be boiling hot when poured into the molds.
  • Divide the mixture between the popsicle molds. Once you have poured the chocolate mixture evenly in the molds, add the popsicle sticks.
  • Freeze the popsicles. This normally takes about 4 to 6 hours after you pour into popsicle molds and freeze. I prefer to freeze them overnight to make sure they are frozen solid.
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How long to homemade popsicles last?

The Popsicles can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.  You can leave them in the molds or take them out.

If you remove from the molds, place inside an airtight freezer container or bag. This is easier if you have children so they can just enjoy one when ready.

Otherwise, you will have to remove from the mold each time. When I first started making homemade popsicles, I just left them in the molds.

I quickly learned with kids it is easier to remove them all and place in a bag or container.

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How to remove popsicles from molds?

Run the popsicle mold under warm water. Only do this a few seconds or you risk melted the popsicle mixture.

This should help to make it easier to remove the popsicle from the mold.

Just don’t use hot water or it will quickly melt the popsicles and make a really big mess.

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Variation ideas:

  • You can substitute milk for the cream in this recipe. Just note that it will not be as creamy.  
  • Substitute Dark chocolate cocoa powder for a new flavor twist. This is so rich and decadent.
  • If you need a dairy free option, use almond milk or coconut milk instead of the milk.
  • Try adding mix-ins to the recipe. Banana and peanut butter are delicious with chocolate. Add to taste and blend with the other ingredients.
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  • Canned coconut cream is a delicious substitute for dairy and will make these popsicles so creamy and rich.
  • Add ¼ cup chocolate chips or melted chocolate for even more chocolate flavor.
  • Greek yogurt is another option for these popsicles but it will not be as creamy as using heavy cream or coconut milk.

This recipe is very easy to adapt based on what you have on hand or your dietary preference. You can easily add healthy fats, mix ins and more.

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Your family will love this treat.

Skip the ice cream truck and make this rich and decadent treat at home. It is so yummy and will definitely be a hit.

Not only will you save a bunch of money but get a better treat. It just has so much more chocolate flavor than store bought.

The boxes at the store can be pricey and they don’t taste near as good. Make these instead for a great treat at home.

My kids eat this pretty fast so I like to make a double batch. Since they last up to 3 months in the freezer, they won’t go to waste.

Make these today for a wonderful treat the entire family will enjoy. It is so yummy and super easy to make.

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Chocolate Popsicles

4.71 from 17 votes
Homemade Chocolate Popsicles are super easy to make. These fudge pops are decadent and refreshing. Your family will go crazy over these.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freeze 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 224


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  • Pour all the ingredients into a large sauce pan.
  • Whisk them together and heat over high heat. Bring the mixture to a boil.  Heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then remove from the heat to cool slightly.
  • Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, insert the popsicle stick and freeze until set (4-6 hours).

Recipe Notes

The cream makes these popsicles more creamy but you can use all milk instead if you prefer. 
The Popsicles can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 224kcal, Carbohydrates 26g, Protein 4g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Cholesterol 41mg, Sodium 33mg, Potassium 152mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 23g, Vitamin A 536IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 99mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Karina says:

    5 stars
    Thank you so much for this recipe. It’s my favorite chocolate popsicle recipe and I make it all the time. I use flat molds and I just sprinkle mini chocolate chips on top. Also my mom likes to add instant coffee with milk to this recipe as well and she loves it. 🌟

    1. Carrie says:

      I’m so glad you love it. I love your ideas!