The fudgesicle failure of 2012

By | June 11, 2012

I was so excited about this one. Summer was coming, I loved the idea of frozen treats, and my husband found these mini colored popsicle sticks for me.

I knew my fudgesicles would be amazing. Okay, so I didn’t have little popsicle molds. Buuuuuut I did have a mini muffin tin. That would work, right? Wrong.

And speaking of wrong…

Things that caused me to label these fudgesicles as a failure:

  • The shape was all wrong. They should have been tall and thin, not short and round. What was I thinking?
  • The consistency was off. Even after being frozen overnight, they were too soft. I wanted something a little sturdier…something that didn’t slide up and down its stick after being out of the freezer for two minutes.
  • Turns out fudgesicles are kind of hard to photograph. I didn’t like any of my shots, and only posted these two because a post without photos is like a fish out of water. In other words, at high risk of dying. Or something.
  • My attempt at creating “grown-up” fudgesicles also flopped. I added chocolate liqueur (sneaky, sneaky) and then could not taste it at all. Guess that needs to be doubled. At least.

So that’s what went wrong. I guess the one thing that went right is that making these gives me an answer to the “are there any snacks around here?” question.

My husband is due home any minute, and something tells me the failure part won’t bother him.

I don’t think there’s much point in sharing a recipe that flopped, but if you’re curious, my version was a slight adaptation of these.


Husband on June 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm.

I just had two of them. I loved the authentic chocolate taste and great consistency.


Tali Simon on June 11, 2012 at 11:05 pm.

Thanks, honey. :)


Rachel B. on June 12, 2012 at 9:50 pm.

My kids and I have so much fun with our Zoku. Popsicles in minutes, without electricity! If I’m going chocolate, I always use chocolate pudding. Why make it from scratch when it’s so much easier to open a little carton and pour it in! Sometimes i add mint extract and Oreos….that’s good.


Tali Simon on June 13, 2012 at 11:00 am.

The Zoku does look amazing, though certainly more expensive than your everyday popsicle mold (which I clearly need to get my hands on). Of course, I can see getting a lot of use out of it with kids around. Cute ideas for additions!


MM on June 17, 2012 at 10:38 pm.

Ooooh …now I want a Zoku. That is way too cool.


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