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Dark Chocolate Dipped Fudgesicles

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These creamy-dreamy, dark chocolate dipped fudgesicles will become your sinfully delicious treat for hot summer days.

Don’t let summer pass you by without indulging in this real-food fudgesicle dipped in smooth dark chocolate. The recipe is rich in real fats and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup. Chocolate lovers rejoice!

Dark chocolate dipped fudgesicles collage for Pinterest.

This real-food fudgesicle recipe was originally published on June 11th, 2016. It was the very first recipe I ever published on Butter For ALL.

To celebrate my 5-year anniversary, this original recipe is being republished with new photos and all dressed up in a melted dark chocolate shell!

A plate of frosty dark chocolate dipped fudgesicles.

What’s in 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 some inferior product like skim milk or water. Blah. 

Fudgesicles with a frozen dark chocolate shell.

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. 

Smooth chocolate-covered fudgesicles.

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!)

Fudgesicles with a dark chocolate shell.

My Other Frozen Treats To Try This Summer

Raw Honey Lavender Ice Cream

Probiotic Coconut Mango Lassi Popsicles

Cultured Raw Lemon Ice Cream

A dish of cultured lemon ice cream topped with fresh raspberry, mint, and lemon zest.

Raw Vanilla Bean Ice Cream 

A bowl of raw vanilla bean ice cream.

Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream – Keto Friendly

A bowl of strawberry cheesecake ice cream.

Chocolate Pudding Recipe Variation

This incredibly easy recipe doesn’t only make the best fudgesicles in the world — it can also be used to make the creamiest, silkiest chocolate pudding!

Find the instructions for this beautiful dessert (or snack) in the recipe notes below. 

A jar of creamy chocolate pudding with whipped cream and a chocolate-covered strawberry on top.

Chocolate-dipped frosty fudgesicles on a plate.

Fudgesicles with a frozen dark chocolate shell.

Dark Chocolate Dipped Fudgesicles

Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Inactive Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 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 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into small chunks

Dark Chocolate Shell

  • 2 ounces unsweetened 100% cacao baking chocolate 
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


Fudgesicle Base

  1. Combine the milk, egg yolks, maple syrup, corn starch, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt in a medium-sized sauce pan and whisk thoroughly. 
  2. Cook this mixture over medium heat while whisking continually. As the mixture warms, add the butter and continue whisking.
  3. As the mixture heats it will start to thicken. Pay close attention and continue whisking until the mixture is thick enough to see trails from the whisk.
  4. Take the pan off the heat and place it in cold water or an ice bath to cool. Continue whisking every so often.
  5. When the mixture is cool to the touch it is ready to be poured into the popsicle molds.
  6. Freeze popsicles overnight for best results.

Making the Chocolate Shell and "Dipping" the Fudgesicles

  1. In a small sauce pan over very low heat melt the chocolate, coconut oil, and maple syrup together. Stir the mixture occasionally until smooth.
  2. Place a large baking sheet in the freezer. Once cold, release the fudgsicles from their molds and place them on a piece of parchment paper on the frozen baking sheet. Working one at a time, hold the fudgesicle over the pan of chocolate and use a spoon to ladle the melted chocolate over the frozen pop. Once coated, lay the fudgesicle back on the cold baking sheet. Return the whole sheet to the freezer to set up completely before serving.


Using Leftover Chocolate Shell

Use any extra chocolate shell to coat strawberries, spoon over ice cream, or make hot chocolate by adding and heating milk!

Chocolate Pudding Variation

To make pudding cups, take the cooled fudgesicle base and spoon it into small jars. Refrigerate the jars until time of service. Serve the pudding as is or with whipped cream and chocolate-dipped strawberries!

Dark chocolate dipped fudgesicles with text overlay for Pinterest.


Saturday 31st of December 2022

Hi! Holy wow, if only I had access to the fudgsicles in my childhood! Now I can make them for my little ones (and with butter? Incredible). Is there an alternative to using cornstarch? Would tapioca flour or something non-corn related work instead?

Butter For All

Tuesday 3rd of January 2023

Hi Bethanne!

You can omit the cornstarch. The eggs will thicken the mixture but you might want to do the cooking on a double boiler so it can go a little slower and more gentle.

I hope you LOVE them!



Thursday 10th of June 2021

Made these a couple days ago with a couple changes, used yolks from duck eggs and regular sugar, less than the amount called for. I also didn’t do the chocolate shell. Finally got to try one. These are hands down, the creamiest, chocolatey fudge sickles I’ve had in years. I stopped buying them over 20 years ago. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!!! I will be making frequently! And the stainless steel molds are perfect!

Butter For All

Friday 11th of June 2021

Hi Tawnia!

Mmm, duck eggs would make them so rich, great idea! I'm so happy to hear you enjoyed them!

Thanks for leaving a nice note :)



Saturday 5th of June 2021

Will be making these tomorrow! I’m not a big maple syrup fan. Can I substitute agave or honey? Thanks

Butter For All

Saturday 5th of June 2021

Hi Tanya!

Yes, absolutely! Either substitution should work well. I hope you really enjoy them!


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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