These Hot Chocolate Pops are the best homemade chocolate popsicles you’re going to find! The chocolate chips and marshmallows push them over the edge!
Hot Chocolate Pops
Homemade popsicles never get old. There are all kinds of options to make them creative or fun and awesome looking – and these delicious Hot Chocolate Pops are right there in line. With marshmallows and chocolate chips that actually stick to the bottom, this fun recipe is about to be real popular!
You may never have thought to have your hot chocolate on a stick, but particularly in the warmer weather, these are a great way to cool off. That said, they’re amazing any time of year and you can get all of the ingredients at your local grocery store!
A creamy chocolate confection that you might be able to find at an artisanal ice cream shop, but definitely won’t find on an ice cream truck, this is one that you can make in your own kitchen. Perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth!
In order to make these, you will need both disposable Dixie cups (5 oz) and wooden popsicle sticks. The recipe yields eight popsicles at a time, so if you want to make more, be sure to double the recipe.
These are not vegetarian because of the gelatin in the marshmallows, but you can easily substitute vegan mini marshmallows. If you would prefer not to use them at all, substitute your favorite toppings like pieces from candy canes, Andes mint chocolates, or white chocolate chunks instead.
This chocolatey deliciousness is perfect as a birthday party treat for kids who aren’t into cake, a fun way to teach the kids to cook, or a holiday gift for people you can deliver them to quickly during the holiday season!
If you are thinking of making these as holiday gifts, make sure to do it strategically. Hot chocolate recipes are a cute idea to give to others, but because these are homemade fudge pops, you have to keep them frozen. You can either place them in an airtight container or cellophane bags, kept in a cooler to transport, or just bring them to your neighbors on special occasions. You can make different flavors and use different toppings of your choice to vary them.
Homemade Chocolate Popsicle Recipe
How To Make:
4 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 packet hot cocoa powder (I used Swiss Miss)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided
1 cup mini marshmallows
Pour the four cups of whole milk into a medium-sized saucepan.
Pour in the vanilla extract and stir well.
Now you’ll add your dry ingredients. Add the powdered hot cocoa mix, sugar, and cinnamon. Whisk well to combine.
Add 1 cup of the semi-sweet chocolate chips to the chocolate mixture and stir well to incorporate. If you prefer a different type of chocolate, substitute your dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips at this point.
Place the saucepan mixture on the stove over medium-low heat. Whisk every 5 minutes until you have a hot milk mixture and melted chocolate chips. (Do not allow it to boil! That will burn the chocolate.) If you are concerned about the chocolate burning because you have to step away or this is your first time making them, consider using a double boiler instead.
Remove your pot from the heat and allow the creamy hot chocolate to cool at room temperature for 5 minutes. Place the pot of hot liquid in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool completely. You may want to put a hot pad or trivet down underneath the pot in the fridge.
Place 8 Dixie cups on a large plate or tray. Drop 5 or 6 mini marshmallows and 1 tablespoon of chocolate chips into the bottom of each cup.
Pour the cooled hot chocolate into each small paper Dixie cup, filling them 3/4 of the way to the top. Some of the marshmallows will float to the top but that’s okay. Add a few more marshmallows and chocolate chips to each cup until they look full.
Insert the hot chocolate sticks into each of your cups. The marshmallows will keep each wooden stick upright, so position them accordingly if you need to.
Place the plate or tray of cups into the freezer and freeze overnight or for at least 4 hours.
Before serving, take scissors and cut a slit at the top of each cup. Peel the cup away from each frozen hot chocolate popsicle and serve immediately! Enjoy!
What Can I Use If I Don’t Have Small Paper Cups?
If you don’t have disposable cups, you can work with a muffin tin or large ice cube tray. A silicone mold would work best in order to get the pops out (think a silicone ice cube tray or silicone molds in various shapes). Conventional molds (like a metal or plastic mold) will make things a little bit trickier, as it will be harder to pull out your hot cocoa pops. If you are using a popsicle mold that is not silicone and you can’t remove the popsicles, run the mold under some warm water until you can wiggle them out.
Can I Use Lollipop Sticks With These Hot Chocolate Popsicles?
You are best off using a popsicle stick with this delicious recipe because of how heavy the popsicles are once they’ve hardened. If the only thing you have access to is a lollipop stick, do your best to make the homemade fudge pops about half the size and the lollipop sticks should hold them up.
Are These Homemade Chocolate Popsicles Better With Milk Or Water?
These are made with milk and I highly suggest sticking with milk instead of hot water. The milk is what brings about so much of the richness in these Hot Chocolate Pops. You really can’t omit it.
Can I Use Heavy Cream Instead Of Whole Milk?
I would stick with whole milk and the basic recipe here. Whole milk is approximately 4% fat within the milk and heavy cream is somewhere between 36%-40%. Even a creamy mug of hot chocolate won’t have that high of a fat content, so the best thing you can do here is to stick with the whole milk and leave the heavy cream for baking.
Is Drinking Hot Chocolate Everyday Bad For You?
I know, we all love hot chocolate and you are going to go crazy for these hot chocolate pops. That said, while it’s not something you should have every single day and these aren’t particularly healthy ingredients, these popsicles are frozen, so they should last a lot longer than a hot cup of hot cocoa. When they’re gone, make a second batch to keep these sweet treats on hand. Enjoy!
Are You Looking For More Tasty Frozen Treats? Here Are Some Of My Favorites:
- Blueberry Peach Popsicles
- Root Beer Float Popsicles
- Semi-Homemade Oreo Ice Cream Cake
- Frozen Cupcakes That Elsa Would Love
- Rice Krispie Treats Ice Cream Bowls
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These hot chocolate pops are one of those homemade popsicle recipes that everybody craves. With chocolate chips and marshmallows to eat on top, make sure to save one for yourself before they are all gone! As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Hot Chocolate Pops
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 369Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 104mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 2gSugar: 42gProtein: 9g
These hot chocolate pops are one of those homemade popsicle recipes that everybody craves. With chocolate chips and marshmallows to eat on top, make sure to save one for yourself before they are all gone!
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
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