Happy 4th of July everyone!
I've been having a great (albeit very warm!) visit here in Michigan, and it's not even half over yet. It's been so much fun to spend time with friends and family, and I'll definitely have lots of photos to share next week. For now, I wanted to share a sweet and simple treat that's perfect for beating this Independence Day heat!
I bring you...Nutella Fudgesicles!
I've been seeing yummy popsicle recipes popping up all over Pinterest lately, and had really been wanting to get myself some popsicle molds. I ended up picking up this set at Whole Foods a few weeks ago, but when I got it home, I realized 2 of the 6 molds it was supposed to come with were missing! WTF. (I still need to send the company an email about that...) I decided to proceed this the 4 molds that I did have and try out a recipe (courtesy of Pinterest!) featuring one of my favorite ingredients--Nutella!
The recipe is super simple and actually only includes 2 ingredients--love that!
The recipe (check out the original link here) includes chocolate hazelnut milk, an ingredient I was convinced that I wouldn't be able to find at my local grocery store since we don't have a Whole Foods in Tahoe. But thankfully I was able to find it, so I'm assuming it's fairly widely distributed. I'd highly suggest using the chocolate hazelnut milk if you can get your hands on some, but if not, almond or coconut milk (or even regular milk!) would probably work.
Because I used Nutella these pops are not dairy-free, but they definitely have a reduced amount of dairy compared to traditional ice cream. Plus, does anything with made with Nutella ever taste bad? I think not.
All you do to make the pops is take 1/2 cup of Nutella (eating the remainder of the jar while you're waiting for them to freeze is optional...) and put it in a medium-sized bowl.
Then take a 1 1/2 cups of the chocolate hazelnut milk and add it to the Nutella.
Whisk until smooth. Easy peasy.
Fill the popsicle molds with the Nutella/milk mixture, but make sure to leave a little space at the top for the pops to expand as they freeze.
Allow to freeze for at least 2 hours...and then enjoy!
The pops are really delicious and if you like Nutella, you'll definitely love them! The recipe made enough to fill about 5 molds (so I had a little leftover) which means that each pop has less than 200 calories! Definitely give them a try this summer!
Have a fantastic 4th of July everyone! Xoxo