Saturday, 7 January 2017

Healthier & Homemade Chocolate Pops

Homemade ice pops! Is there anything better on hot Summer days? When everyone is sweltering, these are a most welcome, icy-cool treat. 


These homemade treats are delicious and they are also healthier. Rather than the dubious artificial flavours, colours and preservatives found in many commercially produced pops, these have familiar, easily recognised ingredients. Simple!

This is how I make them:

Homemade Chocolate Pops

2 cups milk 
1/4cup honey
2 Tablespoons raw cacao (or 3 Tablespoons cocoa)
2 Tablespoons cornflour
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon butter

1.  Mix cornflour with a little of the milk until blended to a smooth slurry.

2.  Add milk, honey, cacao (or cocoa) and vanilla to a medium sized saucepan. 

3.  Whisk in cornflour slurry.

4.  Add the butter to the milky mixture.

5.  Heat mixture gently, over low heat, stirring constantly until it thickens. (Do not boil.)

6.  Allow this custardy mixture to cool somewhat. 
     (If a 'skin' forms on top of the mixture, carefully pour it through a fine sieve.) 

7.  Carefully transfer mixture to a heatproof pouring jug.

8.  Pour mixture into ice pop moulds and cap each one.

9.  Freeze for several hours until set.

There's nothing like homemade treats!

Enjoy ... and don't forget to catch the drips!



  1. They look yummy Meg. We have another 34C day coming up on Thursday so I might get some ready during the week,

    1. They are yummy, Nanna Chel. Easy to make too. Enjoy and stay cool next Thursday. Meg:)

  2. They look very worthy of try!

    1. They are easy to make and delicious, Cheryl. My mum sent me the original recipe (I've no idea where she got it from)eons ago. I've reduced the amount of honey from 1/3cup to 1/4cup and substituted raw cacao instead of cocoa. Not as sweet but still yummy. Meg:)

  3. Great idea Meg! They look and sound yum!

    I think we should be doing more of this type of thing, best to avoid the chemicals in the commercial stuff!


    1. Hi, Tania. I think when we make things like this at home, from scratch, that it is easier to avoid those chemicals. And, they are yummy too! Meg:)