It is my day off. What does that mean? I’m watching food network on Hulu on my laptop (and maybe the latest episode of the Bachelorette???). I know I should get some cleaning done, but I’m going to take it easy until just before my husband gets home and then I am going to clean up as fast as I can so it looks like I have been working hard all day and then he will offer to make dinner. Ha ha. Sounds like a plan. ( I am mostly joking. That isn’t really how our relationship works. If I want to take it easy all day and the house stays a mess, my husband wouldn’t mind. And if I asked him to make dinner, he would gladly pitch in. And I am happy to try and keep the house clean and he is happy to help me. But right now, I am feeling really lazy.)
But I need to find something more substantial to eat than butterscotch chips straight from the bag. Yes, I think I need something more. I know! How about fudge-sicles! I just watched Throwdown with Bobby Flay and he visited this Mexican popsicle shop in Nashville called Las Paletas. Their many flavors of ice pops had me drooling. I knew right away that I have to make popsicles today. But we ate all of our fruit, so its got to be chocolate. And I love fudge-sicles.
I will be right back. I need to go make some fudge-sicles.
Okay. I am back. One batch of fudge-sicles, one episode of the bachelorette, and one nap on the couch later. I am feeling good! Maybe even good enough to clean the kitchen. Maybe.
- 2 TBSP. semisweet chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- 1/3 C. sugar
- 1 TBSP. cornstarch
- 1 1/2 TBSP. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/4 C. whole milk
- pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1/2 TBSP unsalted butter
1. In the bottom of a medium saucepan, melt the chocolate chips on low heat. Add the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, milk, and salt and turn heat up to medium. Cook until it thickens, stirring frequently. This should take between 5 and 10 minutes.
2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and butter. Let mixture cool slightly.
3. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze completely.