Homemade Fudgsicles

– makes 6 pops –
Adapted from Alton Brown’s Good Eats.

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
12 ounces 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
8 ounces 1 cup whole milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Special Equipment: popsicle molds

1. Place chopped chocolate into a medium glass mixing bowl. Set aside.

2. Combine heavy cream, milk, and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until cocoa is dissolved and mixture comes to a simmer. Remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes and then whisk gently until all chocolate is melted. Whisk in the vanilla extract.

3. Divide the mixture evenly among the molds and place in the freezer. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid. Fudgepops can be held in the freezer for up to 1 week in an airtight container.

Credit: Serious Eat