These fig fudge popsicles are a sweet way to enjoy the remaining days of summer!
It’s been so hot these days. I’ve been staying cool indoors with the air condition blasting, the ceiling fan on, and a popsicle on each hand.
Summer means frozen treats! It’s the perfect time to stock the freezer with delicious no-bake sweet treats.
Fudge Popsicles with Fresh Figs
FIGS! Fig season is upon us and figs are everywhere!
Last year I made these whiskey yogurt fig popsicles. They were tasty and dreamy.
Today, I’m sharing an even BETTER popsicle recipe. Fig fudge popsicles with white chocolate drizzle and chopped pistachios.
As a kid I didn’t really like fresh figs. I mainly consumed figs via Fig Newtons and dried figs. These days, I can’t get enough of the fruit.
This fig fudge popsicle is an adaptation of the frozen fudge bars I made a couple years ago. They’re jam packed with chocolate flavor.
Why is there cornstarch in a fudge popsicle recipe?
Don’t be alarmed by the addition of cornstarch in the recipe. It’s mainly to thicken the popsicles. Just be sure to let the milk mixture come to boil to cook out any unwanted cornstarch taste.
Figs and chocolate make an excellent combination. Then again, chocolate works well with pretty much any fruit (strawberry, orange, banana, kiwi, etc).
Best of all, I don’t feel so bad eating these fig fudge popsicles for breakfast because of the fruit. These also make for great snacks while Netflix binge watching.
Recommended popsicle molds
I use these Norpro Frozen Ice Pop molds from Amazon. The mold creates 10 ice pops, just the right amount for the recipe listed here.
I also recommend these flexible silicone molds. They are a bit more expensive, but can be used for baking as well as freezing.
Fig Fudge Popsicles with White Chocolate Drizzle and Pistachios
These fig fudge popsicles with white chocolate drizzle and chopped pistachios are a sweet and tasty way to enjoy the remaining days of summer.
Yield: makes 10 popsicles
- 1 3/4 cup whole milk
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 Tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 6 fresh figs, sliced thin
- melted white chocolate, as needed for drizzling
- chopped pistachios, to garnish
In a heavy bottomed sauce pot, whisk together milk, cream, and sifted cornstarch. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat and add cocoa powder, sugar, and salt. Whisk until cocoa powder has dissolved.
Place chopped chocolate in a large bowl. Pour hot liquid mixture over chocolate. Let sit for a few minutes to allow chocolate to melt. Mix until chocolate has melted. Let mixture sit for 5 minutes to cool.
Place sliced figs in popsicle molds. Use chopsticks or the back of a spoon to press the figs to the sides of the mold.
Gently pour chocolate mixture into popsicle molds. Insert wooden sticks into molds and freeze for at least 4 hours until fudge popsicles are solid.
Drizzle melted white chocolate over frozen fudge popsicles. Top with chopped pistachios. Enjoy immediately!
I use this popsicles mold from Amazon.
- Individually wrap frozen pops in plastic wrap and keep in an airtight container for up to two weeks.
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