Homemade Fudgesicles Recipe Using Jello Pudding (2024)

Homemade fudgesicles anyone!? Yes please! They’re super easy to make using chocolate Jello pudding. Who would have thought that instant pudding would work so well to make fudgesicles!?

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Homemade Fudgesicles

These homemade fudgesicles are perfectly flavoured, super fast to put together, and best of all: it’s less than $2 for a big batch of homemade fudgesicles!

I used an Amazon popsicle mold – but if you don’t have one, or if you don’t want to invest in one, IKEA has very affordable popsicle molds, or you can even use Dixie cups, like I did last week in my easy rainbow popsicles recipe.

I made these homemade fudgesicles yesterday and we’ve already eaten half the batch. My 9 year old loves them! She had one this morning at 7am as her pre-breakfast snack while she was watching TV. Normally my kids drink milk first thing in the morning, and these are made with lots of milk, so I don’t feel too bad.

Okay, so maybe I feel a little guilty for feeding my kids popsicles at 7am, but I just didn’t feel like getting the milk this morning. These fudgesicles were the next best thing and the kids are LOVING them!

I love how perfect these homemade fudgesicles look!? I’ll include tips for removing the popsicles from the mold in the tutorial below. I know that part can definitely be tricky, but with a few tips, it’s super simple.

When I was a kid we used to have fudgsicles all the time. My mom LOVED them! And now that we have an awesome popsicle mold, I’m predicting lots of fun flavoured popsicles coming up in our summer this year!!

Check out our Homemade Jello Fudgesicles video tutorial:

Homemade Fudgesicles Recipe Using Jello Pudding

The full printable recipe is at the end of this post, but here’s a list of affiliate links to products on Amazon showing what you’ll need:

Any brand of instant chocolate pudding should work, but make sure the box says 4 servings (usually 1/2 cup each) on the box.

I also used food grade popsicle sticks. I really don’t know if they need to be food grade? Or if there’s something wrong with regular craft sticks? If you can get the food grade ones though, it’s probably safer.

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Make sure your mold and popsicle sticks are ready to go before you get started. The pudding sets in a few minutes, and if you can’t pour the pudding, you won’t be able to get it into your molds.

Prepare the pudding according to the package directions, except add more milk. My package of pudding asked for 2 cups of milk, but I added 2-2/3 cups of milk.

Adding extra milk will do two things:

  1. It will stretch the pudding further so you can fill a 10 slot popsicle mold. (Each of my popsicle slots holds 3 ounces of liquid)
  2. It will give you extra time to work with the pudding so it stays liquid enough to pour into the molds.

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My batch of pudding fit PERFECTLY in the molds. I was able to fill all 10 popsicles until they were about 1/4 inch from the top without any leftovers.

The popsicle mold has a fancy aluminum cover that goes over the popsicles. In the top of it, there are holes for the popsicle sticks. I pushed the popsicle sticks into the mold, until they were about 1 inch from the bottom. If you push them all the way to the bottom of the mold it doesn’t give you very much popsicle stick to hold onto at the end, so make sure you don’t push them down too far.

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Put the mold in the freezer and wait for the chocolaty goodness to set! I think they’ll freeze in about 4 to 6 hours? But I left mine overnight, so I’m not sure exactly how long it takes.

How to remove homemade fudgesicles from the mold?

When you take the popsicle mold out of the freezer, the fudgsicles are not going to budge when you try to pull on the sticks. Don’t worry! This is normal. They just need to melt ever so slightly so they can slide out of the mold.

There are 2 ways you can easily do this:

  1. Run the popsicle you’re trying to remove under warm water. Then grip the popsicle tightly with one hand, and pull the popsicle stick with the other hand, squeezing slightly with the hand holding the popsicle to squeeze it out of the mold.
  2. Alternatively, you can fill a tall plastic container with warm water, then dip the mold into the water for about 7 seconds. Then again, grip the popsicle tightly with one hand, and pull the popsicle stick with the other hand, squeezing slightly with the hand holding the popsicle to help it come out. With this method, as long as the sides of your water container are thin enough, you can “dip” two popsicles at a time in the water.

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The popsicles look SO GOOD when they come out of the mold! I don’t know why I didn’t buy a popsicle mold earlier!?

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We’ve made a lot of popsicles over the years here at One Little Project! Here are a few of our favourites:

Incredibly Simple Mango Coconut Freezer Pops

How to Make Easy Rainbow Pudding Pops Using Dixie Cups

3-Ingredient Refreshing Berry Lemonade Freezer Pops

Healthy, Delicious and BEAUTIFUL Fresh Fruit Salad Popsicles

The 25 BEST Homemade Popsicle Recipes Your Family Will Love!

I really LOVE how even, uniform and perfect the fudgsicles look. They look like they’re store bought, except you can fill them with whatever you like. 🙂

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And these homemade fudgesicles taste DELICIOUS! Seriously, they’re so good. I’m a pretty big fan of chocolate pudding, and it tastes just as good when it’s frozen. It’s an awesome, refreshing summer treat!

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Homemade Fudgesicles Recipe

These homemade fudgesicles using Jello chocolate pudding taste so good! They're perfectly fudgey, and they're SO EASY and quick to make!

Prep Time5 minutes mins

Freezing Time6 hours hrs

Total Time6 hours hrs 5 minutes mins

Servings: 10 fudgesicles

Cost: $2

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Make sure your popsicle mold and popsicle sticks are clean and ready to go before you start.

  • Whisk together the pudding mix and the milk until smooth.

  • Pour the pudding into each slot in the popsicle mold until it’s about 1/4 inch from the top.

  • Put the lid on the popsicle mold (if it has a lid). Push the popsicle sticks into each popsicle until they’re about 1 inch from the bottom.

  • Place the molds in the freezer for about 6 hours or until completely frozen.

  • Run the molds under warm water to help remove the fudgesicles.

  • Enjoy!

If you want to see what happens when you use VANILLA pudding, check out our post from last week, How to Make Easy Rainbow Pudding Pops Using Dixie Cups.

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These homemade fudgesicles are SO EASY to make using Jello chocolate pudding. And they taste sooooo good! They’re perfectly fudgey and delightfully refreshing for a hot summer day! This is such a fun summer recipe and a great recipe for kids!

This post was originally published on June 12, 2019.

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Homemade Fudgesicles Recipe Using Jello Pudding (2024)

FAQs

What is a Fudgesicle? ›

Fudg·​si·​cle ˈfəj-ˌsi-kəl. -sə- used for a frozen chocolate confection on a stick.

What is the difference between Creamsicle and Fudgesicle? ›

Creamsicle's center is vanilla ice cream, covered by a layer of flavored ice. Fudgsicle, originally sold as Fudgicle, is a flat, frozen dessert that comes on a stick and is chocolate-flavored with a texture somewhat similar to ice cream.

What are the ingredients in sugar free Fudgesicles? ›

The Fudgsicles brand contains 28g per pop and are made with aspartame and maltodextrin. It's far better and healthier to make your own sugar free fudge pops at home.

What do Southern people call popsicles? ›

According to our regional breakdown, people from the Northeast typically call them freeze pops, while the Midwest and the South prefer simplicity and opt to call them popsicles.

What is Mexican popsicle? ›

Though paletas may look like ordinary popsicles, this dessert packs a much larger punch. Paletas are a Mexican frozen treat made from fresh natural fruits such as strawberry and mango or made from rich creamy ingredients such as Chocolate and Sicilian pistachio.

What do they call popsicles in the South? ›

Popsicle. “Popsicle” is the most popular term for the pops – Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia call them “popsicles.” To me a popsicle has a stick, so no.

What are the ingredients in freeze pops? ›

WATER, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, APPLE JUICE (FROM CONCENTRATE), CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF THE FOLLOWING: CITRIC ACID, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, SODIUM BENZOATE AND POTASSIUM SORBATE (PRESERVATIVES), RED 40, YELLOW 5, YELLOW 6, BLUE 1.

What are frozen fudge bars made of? ›

Skim Milk, Whey, Sugar, Corn Syrup, Contains 2% or less of Cocoa, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Coconut Oil, Water, Mono and Diglycerides, Guar Gum, Cellulose Gum, Cellulose Gel, Carob Bean Gum, Tara Gum, Carrageenan, Xanthan Gum.

Do Fudgesicles contain caffeine? ›

Do Fudgsicle® have caffeine? Each Fudgsicle fudge pop includes approximately . 19mg of caffeine. In comparison, a cup of coffee has roughly 45-180mg of caffeine, and a cup of tea has 24-31mg of caffeine.

What are the ingredients in Welch's popsicles? ›

WATER, SUGAR, APPLE JUICE FROM CONCENTRATE, CITRIC ACID, NATURAL FLAVORS, SODIUM CARBOXYMETHYL CELLULOSE (STABILIZER), SODIUM BENZOATE AND POTASSIUM SORBATE (TO MAINTAIN FRESHNESS), FRUIT AND VEGETABLE JUICE FOR COLOR, STEVIA EXTRACT.

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