I called up Mom today, and she gave me her old recipes for fudgesicles and orange creamsicles. I remember eating the fudgesicles as a kid. We did have some sweet stuff… sometimes… but it was almost always homemade. =) Love you, Mom. Thank you for saving us from Fruity Sweetie Sugar Juicy Bars and all that other good stuff we begged you for incessantly.
And with no further ado…
1/2 c. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
3 T. cocoa powder
2 1/2 c. milk
Combine all of these in a saucepan, adding the milk in gradually while whisking. Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until thickened. Once it’s thickened, add 1 t. vanilla and 1 T. butter (optional- I’m pretty sure Mom never added it to ours, and they were still good). Cool, and pour into the popsicle mold of your choice.
1-2 c. plain yogurt (the kind without sugar)
3-6 T. frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
1/2- 1 t. vanilla
Stir together and freeze in popsickle molds. As you can see, you can make just half the recipe or the whole thing, depending on how much you love creamsicles. =) I don’t remember this one, so I think I’ll make the smaller quantity to start…