Dark Chocolate Popsicles

These dark chocolate popsicles are decadent yet refreshing. These homemade popsicles are a must-try this summer if you love dark chocolate.

Ingredients and substitutions

I like to use chopped dark chocolate when making these popsicles, but you can substitute any type of chocolate you prefer. Or you can use chocolate chips if you want to save the step of chopping the chocolate.

Popsicles on a white plate.

Vanilla extract enhances the chocolaty flavor of these popsicles. I recommend using pure vanilla extract as opposed to artificial vanilla flavoring if possible.

I like to add a small amount of maple syrup to slightly sweeten these popsicles. You can omit it if you prefer, but in that case I recommend tasting the melted chocolate and water mixture before adding it to the popsicle mold to make sure it’s sweet enough for you.

How to make them

And the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat. Cook, stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.

Melted chocolate in a stainless steel pan.

Transfer the melted dark chocolate to a mixing bowl. Add the cold water, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl. Use a whisk to mix until smooth.

Ingredients for popsicles being mixed with a whisk in a glass bowl.

Transfer that mixture to a pitcher or large measuring cup with a spout. Pour the mixture, evenly divided, into six portions of a popsicle mold.

A popsicles mold with chocolate batter in each slot.

Add popsicle sticks to each portion, then freeze for at least four hours before serving.

A turquoise popsicle mold on a granite counter.

Storage

Store these popsicles in the freezer for up to six months (either by keeping them in the popsicle mold or transferring them to a freezer bag or airtight container).

Homemade popsicles on a white plate.

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Dark Chocolate Popsicles

These dark chocolate popsicles are decadent yet refreshing. These frozen treats are a must-try this summer if you're a dark chocolate lover.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 12 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Chilling time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 228.9kcal

Equipment

  • Popsicle Mold

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 1/4 cups cold water
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • And the chopped dark chocolate to a pot on the stove set to low heat.
  • Cook, stirring constantly until the chocolate has melted, then immediately remove the pot from the heat.
  • Transfer the melted dark chocolate to a mixing bowl.
  • Add the cold water, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the mixing bowl.
  • Use a whisk to mix until smooth.
  • Transfer that mixture to a pitcher or large measuring cup with a spout.
  • Pour the mixture, evenly divided, into six portions of a popsicle mold.
  • Add popsicle sticks to each portion, then freeze for at least four hours before serving.

Notes

  • Store these popsicles in the freezer for up to six months (either by keeping them in the popsicle mold or transferring them to a freezer bag or airtight container).

Nutrition

Serving: 1Popsicle | Calories: 228.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.1g | Protein: 2.8g | Fat: 15.5g | Saturated Fat: 8.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.7g | Cholesterol: 1.1mg | Sodium: 10.1mg | Potassium: 269.2mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 10.8g | Vitamin A: 14.2IU | Calcium: 31.8mg | Iron: 4.3mg
Three popsicles on a white plate.
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