If you've been following the site, you probably know that my daughter plays ice hockey and so I spend a considerable amount of time at rinks watching her practice and play. I also spend a lot of that time pinning. If you don't have any idea what I'm talking about, you really need to get a Pinterest account. It's free and a great way to save all the cool recipes, fashion and home decoration ideas travel tips etc you find on the Internet. Anyway, a while back I thought I'd start a new series here on Unwritten Recipes featuring popular Pinterest picks (take a look at these amazing granola fruit tarts here) but then I got super busy at work and let things slide. This is my long winded way of telling you that I'm going to try and be better about sharing you the hottest Pinterest recipes although today's post is entirely cool! Not only did these get several hundred likes and pins, but these Nutella Fudgsicles are an easy and delightfully delicious way to beat the heat!
If you wake up every morning thinking of new ways you can eat more Nutella, you will swoon over these! They're rich and creamy and packed with that scrumptious chocolate hazelnut flavor and they're truly easy to make. Just minutes to prepare and then several agonizing hours of waiting for them to freeze!! But after that first lick, all the suffering will have been worth it and all you'll be able to think is Nutella, Nutella, Nutella!! Go for it and make these today! Ah, Pinterest, I love you!!!
Nutella Fudgsicles-Pinterest Picks
Makes about 6 pops but you can easily double this
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Nutella
- 2 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1. Place the milk and cornstarch in a small saucepan and whisk together until the cornstarch is dissolved. Place over medium heat and add in the Nutella and cocoa. Whisk together. Let mixture cook for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until the mixture thickens but not until it boils. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Let cool for about 5 minutes, stirring a few times.
2. Pour into the popsicle molds and freeze for about an hour. Then remove from the freezer and insert the popsicle sticks. Return to the freezer for at least 6 hours or longer until totally frozen and firm.
3. Run the mold under hot water to remove the pops and either eat immediately or wrap in plastic wrap and return to the freezer.
Note: Recipe adapted from The Wholesome Dish.