Popsicles

Popsicles

Zora Hesselberth, Writer

A popular food to eat in the summer or in hot weather along with ice cream is popsicles. Whether it is homemade or store-bought, I am going to show two different popsicles that you can make at home. One will be more on the fruitier side, while the other will be chocolatey.

 

Homemade Fudgciles, Makes 4 Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 ounce chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

In a medium saucepan, melt the chocolate. Whisk in the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa, milk, and salt until smooth. Continue cooking until the mixture thickens, about 5-10 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla and butter until completely smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and add sticks. Freeze until firm, at least 4 hours or overnight. Unmold popsicles. Enjoy!

Mixed Berry Coconut Popsicles, Makes 6 Popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup blueberries
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Place the coconut milk, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, and honey in a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth. Pour the coconut mixture into popsicle molds filled almost to the brim. Freeze the popsicles for at least 4 hours. Unmold the popsicles. Enjoy!