I had originally planned on posting this recipe last week, but then I wasn’t feeling well and neither were the kids. In reality I most likely could have rallied and gotten my act together and had it writen and posted, but then it was my birthday and after a few nights of celebrating my productivity levels were pretty much below zero. This is what happens when you are on the backside of your thirties and forty is knocking at your door.
As it turns out, today is national chocolate and almond day, so it was serendipitous that this recipe get posted today instead of last week!
When I was kid we used to go to Baskin and Robbins for ice cream and one or both of my parents (I can’t remember which one exactly) would get Jamocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream. After making a batch of coffee ice cream from the Ample Hills cook book (which if you like to make homemade ice cream, you need to get this book) I was inspired to make my own Mocha Almond Fudge Ice Cream. In the end I decided to make popsicles with my new popsicle mold and I’m so glad I did. There is nothing better than biting into a ice cold fudgey treat on a hot day!
Mocha Almond Fudge Pops
- 2 cups whole milk
- 3/4 cups coarsely ground coffee
- 2 tablespoon cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup chopped almonds
- In a medium sauce pan, heat the milk over medium-high heat until it starts to steam, 10-15 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in coffee. Cover the pan and let coffee steep for about 10 minutes. Pour the mixture through a cheesecloth lined wire-mesh strainer into a bowl. Return the coffee infused milk into the sauce pan.
- Whisk in cocoa powder and sugar and mix until dissolved.
- Place chocolate chips in a microwave safe dish and heat in 20 second bursts, stirring in between microwaving, until melted
- Pour milk mixture over chocolate chips and stir until smooth and combined.
- Pour into popsicle mold and let freeze until hard. Approximately 6 hours
- If using wooden popsicle sticks soak in water for an hour before using. Let popsicles chill for one hour before inserting sticks into popsicles to avoid sticks floating up.
- Just after removing frozen popsicles from the mold sprinkle with chopped almonds and serve
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