Alright, I fixed it. My super-failed pops from the other day can now just be considered a stepping stone to the real stuff, because this time I actually followed the recipe. Following the recipe leads to good news -- real fudge pops in my freezer.
So now that I have fudge pops waiting to be eaten (which, btw, make my day even if it is cold outside for some odd reason...) I am thinking of all the other summer stuff I need to start doing. I made a bucket list for the season but I have yet to cross anything off. Been too busy doing other stuff, good stuff no less, but other stuff. Time to get to work on that.
This recipe was pretty simple: make a chocolate custard out of milk, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, and cornstarch, adding a bit of butter, some heavy cream, and teeny bit of vanilla when cooked. That cooled and I mixed in my add-ins: strawberry chunks and white chocolate chips. The original recipe called for raspberries and dark chocolate, but I decided to change it up a bit.
I didn't have popsicle molds, but Dixie cups and spoons were found in my cupboard.
Fudge pops in hand, I can say, "Viva Summertime!"
Let me know what's on your Summer bucket list. How are you doing with checking those items off?