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Intensely Chocolate Grown-up Fudgesicles

Intensely Chocolate Grown-up Fudgesicles are an extra special boozy treat on these hot summer days. While fudgesicles without booze may be reminiscent of your childhood, the addition of alcohol takes them over the top for a refreshing grown-up delicacy. In addition, the alcohol keeps the fudgesicles from becoming too hard when frozen. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Time in Freezer6 hrs
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Chula King


  • ½ cup (3.5-ounces, 99 grams) granulated sugar
  • ½ cup (1.5-ounces, 43 grams) unsweetened cocoa (See Tip 1)
  • 1 Tablespoon cornstarch (See Tip 2)
  • teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 2 ½ cups (20-ounces, 567 grams) whole milk (See Tip 3)
  • 2 Tablespoons (1-ounce, 28 grams) Godiva Chocolate Liqueur (See Tip 4)


  • Combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Add about ½ cup of milk; whisk until all ingredients are well combined, about 1 minute. Whisk in remaining milk.
  • Heat mixture over medium heat, whisking constantly, until bubbly and thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. Continue cooking and whisking for 2 additional minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Add liqueur; whisk until well combined.
  • Pour through wire mesh strainer into a 4-cup mixing bowl, or other bowl with a spout.
  • Carefully pour mixture into popsicle molds, leaving about ¼-inch at the top to allow for expansion. Cover and insert sticks. (See Tip 5)
  • Freeze until hard, or about 6 hours.
  • To unfreeze, dip mold in warm water long enough to release a fudgesicle when you pull on the stick, 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Yield: 6 (3-ounce) Intensely Chocolate Grown-up Fudgesicles.


  • May use natural or Dutch process cocoa. I used natural unsweetened cocoa.
  • May use tapioca flour in place of the cornstarch.
  • I used whole milk. However, you could also use low-fat milk for a slightly less rich fudgesicle.
  • You can use Kahlua, Cointreau, Chambord, Frangelico, Cognac, Bourbon, or Rum in place of the Godiva Liqueur. In addition, you can omit the alcohol all together, and add 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract in its place.
  • My popsicle molds hold 3-ounces each of mixture. You can alter the quantities depending on the size of your molds.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 243mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 1mg