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Chocolate Ice Cream Pops

It’s hot here…really hot. Leave it to South Carolina to skip spring and go right into summer!

We are starting to crave ice cream…bad! I am impatiently awaiting David’s new cookbook, the ice cream maker is all polished and shiny but we need something to cool us down…now! Yes, we could go and buy some but what fun would that be when I can whip this little cuties out?!

The day I made the Banana-Chocolate Bonbons I doubled on the recipe since it was pretty tasty. Turned out that half of the chocolate pudding stayed in the fridge while I tended to other creations. To top things off, we did not really feel like eating it "like that", so I came up with these.

Dark Chocolate Ice Cream Pops:

Chocolate Pudding:

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons cornstarch

4 ounces fine-quality bittersweet chocolate

2 Tb cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups whole milk

1 large egg yolk

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

In a heavy saucepan whisk together sugar, cornstarch. Add chocolate and cocoa powder to sugar mixture. In a bowl whisk together milk and egg yolk and gradually whisk into chocolate mixture. Bring mixture just to a boil over moderate heat, whisking constantly, and boil 1 minute, whisking. Remove pan from heat and whisk in butter and vanilla.Divide pudding between two 8-ounce ramekins. Chill puddings in freezer, surfaces covered with plastic wrap, until cooled, about 30 minutes.

1 cup heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks.

For the pops: once the pudding has cooled, gently fold the whipped cream into it. Pour the batter into 4 ice cram pops, or 4 glasses like I did. Put a wooden ice cream stick on the middle, and freeze until firm.

Easy to make on a hot day and easier to eat on a hotter day!

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Anonymous May 1, 2007 um 5:41 pm

Oh! Look at the pretty pops!!! I love them. And the ribbons are so cute. And they have chocolate in them.

I’m on my way to South Carolina!

MyKitchenInHalfCups May 1, 2007 um 6:02 pm

I’m on my way with Ivonne!
Those look ever so good…um chocolate and pink ribbons in a cool treat to cool the heat!

Sophie François May 1, 2007 um 6:05 pm

this pops are looking so good !

Connie May 1, 2007 um 6:09 pm

oh does this mean its summer?! yay!

Anonymous May 1, 2007 um 6:17 pm

wow…pops looks great…thanks for sharing

Linda May 1, 2007 um 6:22 pm

these are stunning!

Kelly-Jane May 1, 2007 um 6:31 pm

They look fabulous. You have an impeccable eye for presentation (and good things to eat!.

I am eagerly awaiting DL’s new ice cream book too – I see it’s out in the US, so hopefully it will reach here very soon.

Mélanie May 1, 2007 um 6:50 pm

They are so cute.

Anonymous May 1, 2007 um 6:51 pm

wonderfull recipe!

Anonymous May 1, 2007 um 7:26 pm

Hi Helene! I just got DL’s book last week, and I’ve already made his coffee ice-cream with fudge ripple… you are going to LOVE the book!

In the meantime, these pops look fantastic! I wish we’d skip right into summer too – I’d make those in a heartbeat!

Fabienne May 1, 2007 um 7:57 pm

Ce livre est sublime et quelle jolie présentation pour cette glace !

Anonymous May 1, 2007 um 8:40 pm

Je me devais de cliquer avec un tel nom de recette!!
it’s great, just great!!!!

Cheryl May 1, 2007 um 8:49 pm

Frozen chocolate, yum. Its only 70 degrees here, but it is never too cold or too hot for me to try something as wonderful looking at this.

Liputu May 1, 2007 um 9:21 pm

Just lovely and exquisite! Hope to get one soon, very soon!

Anonymous May 1, 2007 um 9:38 pm

Ahahah, it seems that we are on the same wave length today 😉

Peabody May 1, 2007 um 10:03 pm

Luckily we do get a Spring here in the PNW. However, having lived a large portion of my life in Phoenix(where there are hardly any seasons but hot) I can relate.

Laura May 1, 2007 um 10:31 pm

Ireland is enjoying the longest most beautiful dry Spring I can remember so these look like a perfect way to celebrate before the rain comes back. My little one will be most sincerely grateful!

Aimée May 1, 2007 um 11:28 pm

Why wait for summer? You don’t need an excuse anymore to make ice cream. Keep it coming!
Tres beau and three cheers for creme glacé!

Brilynn May 1, 2007 um 11:39 pm

You have no idea how much I want David’s new book! These look amazing, very elegant with your ribbon!

Anonymous May 2, 2007 um 1:07 am

boy oh boy, look at those! they look so creamy and refreshing. i have to make this one soon, its getting hot here too…

Gattina Cheung May 2, 2007 um 2:28 am

These pretty pops I should make it four seasons!

Kajal@aapplemint May 2, 2007 um 3:36 am

Helen …its getting difficult to keep up with your wonderful posts…everytime i check u have something new on better than the other.Beautiful presentation.I figure with those around you’ll be spending more time at the gym 🙂

Meeta K. Wolff May 2, 2007 um 5:51 am

Helene! These are so gorgeous. I’m comin too – no ice-cream pops without me girls LOL! Perfect for when you have a few kids in the house. Thanks for the recipe!

Ilva May 2, 2007 um 6:50 am

So pretty and a brilliant idea!

Amrita May 2, 2007 um 9:14 am

hi helene! thanks SO much for visiting my blog! I was so glad someone as famous as u actually visited my blog…hah!! :D….

Anonymous May 2, 2007 um 11:25 am

Absolutely adorable! They look so sweet, the ribbons were a great touch for the photograph 😀

Margo May 2, 2007 um 12:21 pm

Those look amazing!

Anonymous May 2, 2007 um 12:57 pm

C’est superbe ! Je fais rarement de la glace et paradoxalement quand j’en fait, … c’est en hiver ! Glace vanille aux leckerli. Je suis toujours très admirative devant tes créations et aussi tes photos.
Bien à toi

Jes May 2, 2007 um 2:11 pm

I’m glad that the recipes aren’t *always* ridiculous (I just haven’t seen the other challenges). I can’t wait to see how my vegan slant on the recipe goes…hopefully it won’t flop too terribly. 🙂 Those pops look fantastic!

Freya May 2, 2007 um 3:12 pm

SO cute with their little ribbons! I want one right now as it’s hot and sunny!

Parisbreakfasts May 2, 2007 um 3:18 pm

I have to say that you Frenchies have a serious ribbon obsession!
Not that I mind at all
And it does make things look so much nicer…
Pink is BIG too
Pink ribbons on anything and you’re set!
Not to suggest this does not look divine and taste even better…

Ales May 2, 2007 um 6:43 pm

these look fantastic, I know a couple of chocolics that wouldn’t mind try them!

Stella May 3, 2007 um 3:20 am

Hi Helene!
thanks for visiting Sweet Temptations:)
I’ve browsed through your wonderful blog & I think I’m gonna try your peach cinnamon muffins soon!
Your cooking & baking looks gorgeous as well! I better learn some tips from you:)

LILIBOX May 3, 2007 um 7:54 am

they are so beatiful that , we must wait to eat it !!
Ups !

Lis May 3, 2007 um 3:48 pm

OH MAN you’re killin' me!!

We’re still in the 50’s here but I’d gladly have a go at one of those!

And they are so damn pretty =)

You just amaze me!


Anonymous May 3, 2007 um 7:24 pm

Making me hungry… Those look sooo delicious! Wonderful recipes too!

Amanda at Little Foodies May 4, 2007 um 10:36 am

I’m just working my way through your blog and I can’t believe how beautiful it is. You’re a genius!

Anonymous May 4, 2007 um 1:59 pm

I am always ready for ice cream, hot or cold:) these look great!

Unknown May 4, 2007 um 2:43 pm

South Carolinians unite! I couldn’t believe the 90 degrees on Tuesday. I must make these pops, but not without ribbons (now I must go ribbon shopping too!).

Thistlemoon May 4, 2007 um 10:00 pm

That is just sinful and beautiful!

Anonymous May 10, 2007 um 1:35 am

So cute!

Anonymous July 10, 2007 um 11:24 am

It looks so good and yummy!!

Anonymous July 10, 2007 um 3:55 pm

Congratulations on winning DMBLGiT!!! You deserved to win. These are utterly gorgeous!

Anonymous September 8, 2007 um 6:03 am

so pretty. and looks delicious!

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