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Real-Food Fudgesicles – Naturally Sweetened and Nutrient Dense

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These creamy, chocolaty real-food fudgesicles will become your new go-to treat for hot summer days.

Summertime makes me feel so nostalgic for my sunny, Santa Cruz childhood. This year, I decided I wanted to share a favorite childhood treat with my daughter that I hadn’t had in years. FUDGESICLES!

When I decided to develop a nourishing, real-food version of this old favorite I had no idea just how easy it would be.


A frosty real food fudgesicle.


What Is a Fudgesicle?

A fudgesicle is a creamy, chocolaty frozen treat on a stick. It is similar to a popsicle or chocolate ice cream but with a rich, fudgy, chewy, melty texture. It should not be icy or watery. If it is, it has been made with inferior products like skim milk or water.

Fudgesicles are best when made with lots of healthy fats from real milk and cream, egg yolks, and butter. They should be sweet but not overly so, as their fudgy chocolate flavor is the real star of the show. 


Fair-Trade Chocolate Matters

Ideally, fudgesicles should be made with fair-trade chocolate. Read more about why fair-trade chocolate is so important: 

The Dark & Bitter Truth About Your Halloween Chocolate (+19 ethical chocolate options!)


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Raw Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 

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Raw Honey Lavender Ice Cream

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Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream — Keto Friendly

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Probiotic Coconut Mango Lassi Popsicles

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Real-Food Fudgesicles

Real-Food Fudgesicles

Yield: 6
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes

A super-fudgy frozen treat perfect for warm summer days.


  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 3 pastured egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 5 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut in small chunks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized sauce pan and whisk thoroughly. 
  2. Cook over medium heat while whisking continually. When the mixture begins to thicken pay close attention and continue whisking until the mixture is thick enough to see trails from the whisk.
  3. Take the pan off the heat and place it in an ice bath to cool. Continue whisking every so often.
  4. When the mixture is cool to the touch it is ready to be poured into the popsicle molds. Freeze overnight for best results.

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Mike Villeneuve

Wednesday 29th of July 2020

this is not a real fudgesicle, it's a popsicle. Real fudgesicles are more ice cream like, full fat and damn delicious.

Butter For All

Wednesday 29th of July 2020

Hey Mike,

Thanks for your feedback but I think you might have missed the part of the recipe that calls for Whole Milk, Egg Yolks, and Pastured Butter. I don't know what could be more full fat than that? You could, I suppose, substitute heavy cream if you wanted more even more fat but I can't vouch for how they will freeze up. It would be nice if you actually tried the recipe first before leaving a disparaging comment.



Jessica Dunn

Friday 2nd of June 2017

What popsicle molds do you use? Love your blog by the way!

Butter For All

Friday 2nd of June 2017

Hi Jessica! Currently I'm using the Koji molds but I really want to get away from plastic (even BPA-free) so when I upgrade I'll be getting these *swoon! Thanks for the nice comment and thanks for reading! Courtney

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