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Dark Chocolate Espresso Ice Pops

Hello and welcome! Today I have a quick and simple dessert that screams “adult summer dessert”. Dark Chocolate Espresso Ice Pops have the rich flavor of dark fudgy brownies in a classic Fudge Pop or Pudding Pop form. Amazingly refreshing, these pops are decadent and the perfect dessert to serve at your next summertime get together. This recipe is super easy with a big pay off. Let’s get to it!

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Ingredients

The ingredients are simple. Milk, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, espresso powder, cornstarch, salt and vanilla.

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You will need an ice pop mold. The recipe should make 16 ice pops. I have a relatively small, 6-well mold. I ended up with a bit of leftover Dark Chocolate Espresso Ice Pop mix, which we ate like pudding. It was delicious. So, no worries if your mold is small, like mine.

In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together the dry ingredients until well combined.

Add one cup of the three and a half cups of milk and whisk together to make a thick paste. Then whisk in the rest of the milk until smooth.

Set the burner to medium and bring the mixture to a simmer. Whisk often until the mixture is very hot to the touch. Switch to a silicone spatula and keep stirring and cooking until the mixture is fairly thick, about three minutes more.

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Let the mixture cool down for about 10 minutes. I poured the mixture into a large heat-safe measuring cup to make pouring into molds easier. Stir the cooling mixture often to prevent a skin from forming on the top.

Pour the slightly cooled mixture into the molds. Freeze for about 1 hour before inserting the sticks.

Time to Freeze

After 1 hour in the freezer, insert the sticks and freeze again for at least 5 hours until frozen solid.

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Ice Pops

When you’re ready to serve, run the ice pop side of the mold under hot water for a few seconds to loosen the pops from the mold. Unmold and enjoy!

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Make these Dark Chocolate Espresso Ice Pops and keep them in the freezer (they will last 3 months!) and share them with your friends or save them for when that chocolate craving strikes! For another summertime super chocolatey treat, try Pistachio Gelato Brownie Sandwiches. Take care and be well, Friends! xo Kelly

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Dark Chocolate Espresso Ice Pops

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Dessert, Snack American
By Bon Appétit Serves: Makes 16 Pops
Prep Time: 10 Minutes (Plus 6 Hours Freezing Time) Cooking Time: 5-8 Minutes Total Time: 6 hours, 20 Minutes

Preview Text: Dark Chocolate Espresso Ice Pops have the rich flavor of dark fudgy brownies in a classic Fudge Pop or Pudding Pop form

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp. Instant Espresso Powder (or more unsweetened cocoa powder)
  • 2 tbsp. Cornstarch or Potato Starch
  • 1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 3.5 cups Whole Milk
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Instructions

1

In a medium-sized saucepan, whisk together the dry ingredients until well combined.

2

Add one cup of the three and a half cups of milk and whisk together to make a thick paste. Then whisk in the rest of the milk until smooth.

3

Set the burner to medium and bring the mixture to a simmer. Whisk often until the mixture is very hot to the touch. Switch to a silicone spatula and keep stirring and cooking until the mixture is fairly thick, about three minutes more.

4

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Let the mixture cool down for about 10 minutes. I poured the mixture into a large heat-safe measuring cup to make pouring into molds easier. Stir the cooling mixture often to prevent a skin from forming on the top.

5

Pour the slightly cooled mixture into the molds. Freeze for about 1 hour before inserting the sticks.

6

After 1 hour in the freezer, insert the sticks and freeze again for at least 5 hours until frozen solid.

7

When you're ready to serve, run the ice pop side of the mold under hot water for a few seconds to loosen the pops from the mold. Unmold and enjoy!

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    Mari
    July 28, 2022 at 10:30 am

    Is it wrong to want to lick the pan out after the mixture cooks? Just asking for a friend, who looks suspiciously like me. You could not have found a better recipe for my family if you tried. Everyone likes coffee, and who doesn’t like chocolate? This will be so refreshing on a hot day. It will also be refreshing after doing the dishes, putting away groceries, making the beds, sweeping the floor, reading, hopscotch, roller skating, and talking on the phone. In short, this decadent treat is perfect for any time or any occasion. This one is a keeper. The day is grudgingly sunny but the clouds are skating across the sky and looking decidedly threatening, so it’s a day ending in Y. I love what it does for my lawn and flowers, and the smell after summer showers is so pleasant. My little girl bird has begun talking more. We were surprised because generally only the males talk, but there are exceptions. Clearly, Dana is an exception. Mostly she says Baby, Hi Buddy, and blows kisses. Tuesday when we were putting her to bed she said, Baby Bed, because we always tell her it’s baby bedtime. Mostly she babbles away incomprehensible, but according to my children, it’s from listening to me all day! I am obsessed with my birds noth domestic and wild. Time to fill up the bird feeder again. Happy Thunderous Thumping Thursday to the Djalalis, Terry and the four footed babies who think of mischief and treats. That means you Miss Sophie. ☀️☔️🦜🐕🥰

    • Reply
      Kelly Djalali
      July 28, 2022 at 12:18 pm

      Happy Thursday, Mari! How fun to have talking pets! I wish our pups could talk. Penny is the biggest talker of the three. She has a lot of specific vocalizations that she uses to communicate, along with very specific head shakes. She is very communicative, and of the three, she is the least likely to bark at people and other animals. She is also the only one of the three who will actually hunt and kill rodents, specifically chipmunks. Which breaks my heart, but it’s what she was made for. Have a great day, I am sure these ice pops will be huge hit at your house! Let me know how they go over. xo Kelly

  • Reply
    Carroll
    July 28, 2022 at 12:57 pm

    I must get an ice pop mold!!!

    • Reply
      Kelly Djalali
      July 28, 2022 at 1:08 pm

      Yes, Carroll! I don’t use it often, but it’s handy to have for fun desserts like this. Thanks for stopping by today! xo Kelly

  • Reply
    Sue Smith
    July 28, 2022 at 3:40 pm

    Hot damn! I’m in! LOLOL. The sound delicious. Great time of summer for this post. Thx for the recipe, Kelly! 😘

    • Reply
      Kelly Djalali
      July 28, 2022 at 3:42 pm

      You will really love these, Sue! They are so dreamy and delicious! xo Kelly

  • Reply
    Terry
    July 28, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    These sound do good gotta buy the popsicle maker I’ll keep ya posted 🤗❤️Mom

    • Reply
      Kelly Djalali
      July 29, 2022 at 7:34 am

      Hi Mom, I bet with the grandkids coming over you will get a lot of use out of the popsicle molds. Let me know how these go! xo Kelly

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