Sriracha Fudge Popsicles

by Kate on July 22, 2013

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I’ve always been a huge fan of interesting flavor combinations, something you might not immediately think would go together. Herbs in desserts are sometimes a surprising little flavor hit like those Honey Roasted Peaches with Thyme. Or in the case of these Sriracha Fudge Popsicles, the unexpected warmth of something spicy in your sweets. Perhaps that sounds a little strange but trust me, it’s a flavor experience you want to have. Last summer I got to play around with the idea of fire on ice when I made Mango Habanero Popsicles. Sweet mango paired with the mild heat of Habanero, when frozen it’s the perfect balance of hot and cold without burning your tongue off.

Spicy peppers also get along fabulously with chocolate. MolĂ© anyone? Or how about Double Chocolate Cayenne Cookies? Dark chocolate, with the warmth of cinnamon and a touch of cayenne. Peppers definitely work in desserts and with the sriracha craze going around I really wanted to make a sweet treat with it. Sure, I love sriracha on eggs, in bbq sauce, in mayonnaise… this chile sauce has countless tasty uses. But I kept going back to the thought of pairing it in something sweet.

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That’s when Sriracha Fudge Popsicles were born. The classic fudge popsicle you know and love definitely likes its spicy new taste. These pops start out chocolatey, creamy and cool. As it melts in your mouth you detect a little sweet heat and the bite finishes off cool once more. Do you like your spicy foods to make a little more of an impact on your taste buds? Simply add a little more sriracha to your batch. The spice level is easily adjusted to make the perfect fudgesicle recipe for anyones taste.

Enjoy!

~K

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Sriracha Fudge Popsicles

30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Sriracha Fudge Popsicles

Smooth, creamy chocolate fudge popsicles with a little heat thanks to the addition of sriracha for a spicy sweet treat.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips or chopped semisweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter

Instructions

  1. Place the chocolate into a medium sauce pan over very low heat. Stirring constantly, melt the chocolate until smooth.
  2. Stir in sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, milk, salt and sriracha. Increase heat to medium. Stirring frequently, cook mixture until it thickens, about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, add vanilla and butter and stir until combined. Set aside to cool slightly then pour into popsicle molds. Freeze 30 minutes, then insert popsicle sticks. Return popsicles to freezer until frozen solid.
  4. **Or if you own a Zoku Quick Pop Maker, follow manufacturers instructions and be eating these sriracha popsicles in mere minutes!

Notes

Adapted from On A Stick!

http://foodbabbles.com/2013/07/sriracha-fudge-popsicles/

{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig July 22, 2013 at 9:41 am

I totally get this! I am all about these flavors. Heat and sweet work together well.

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 7:56 am

Don’t they though?? I love heat and sweet together and the smooth chocolatey fudge works so nicely with the sriracha.

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tanya July 22, 2013 at 10:21 am

Be still my heart Kate!! I love chocolate and spice together. Sriracha is my most favorite condiment in the world!! These are truly divine!

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

Thanks Tanya! I adore sriracha too and I’ve wanted to try using it in a dessert for a while now. So glad I did!

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ChristineM July 22, 2013 at 12:18 pm

oh wow….. def. going to have to try this one.

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 7:57 am

Hope you like them Christine! It’s my new favorite flavor combination. So wonderful!

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Puja @ Indiaphile.info July 22, 2013 at 1:22 pm

I love adding a little chili powder to anything chocolate. The spice is such a nice complement to the chocolate. I bet sriracha is delicious with chocolate too! :)

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

I love how chiles and chocolate just work together. I’ve wanted to pair sriracha with a dessert and it worked out fabulously.

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Meghan @ The Tasty Fork July 22, 2013 at 9:15 pm

Oh wow. I need to try this recipe!! I love the flavor combo :)

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 8:00 am

Thanks Meghan! Hope you do give it a try. It’s a wonderful flavor experience!

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Jersey Girl Cooks July 22, 2013 at 9:32 pm

Love this idea. I like spicy chocolate and it must be great in frozen form.

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 8:01 am

It truly is Lisa!

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Deanna Segrave-Daly July 22, 2013 at 10:38 pm

So making these – I might just stop at the pudding! Love love spicy w. sweet chocolate!

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 8:01 am

Ooo! What a great idea! Sriracha pudding ;) I might just have to do that now.

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laurasmess July 23, 2013 at 12:47 am

My husband hates chilli with his chocolate, but I think it’s a gorgeous taste combination! I can imagine how good this popsicles must be (so many popsicle recipes in the blogosphere right now! It makes me sad, as we’re in mid-Winter in the Southern Hemisphere. All I want is hot soup!). Bookmarking this for Summer xx

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 8:02 am

Ha! I’m glad that you can still appreciate all our popsicles up here when you’re down there eating soup :) Glad you like these!

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Amy July 23, 2013 at 9:58 am

Such a unique idea! Love it. I would have never thought to combine these flavors.

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 8:02 am

Thanks Amy! Spices and chocolate just work so well together.

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Yvonne @ bitter baker July 23, 2013 at 12:46 pm

So interesting!! I love chocolate spicy things, so I’m sure I could squeeze down one of these! And on another note, I saw the picture of you doing the mud run! We did the Warrior Dash last week – soooo fun! Can’t wait for Tough Mudder to come to Washington (although I’m a little scared of the Electroshock therapy!)

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 8:04 am

Oh I want to do Warrior Dash! And I’m doing Tough Mudder in October (YIKES!!!) Very very nervous about the electroshock as well as the artic enema. But as nervous as I am, I’m equally excited. Tough Mudder will truly push me to the limits and I cannot wait to see what I can accomplish. You should come to New Jersey and do the Tri-State in October with me!

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Laura | Pass The Knife July 23, 2013 at 9:10 pm

With the heat wave, we’ve been doing popsicles for breakfast. At this point, why not chocolate…

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 8:05 am

Popsicles for breakfast!! LOVE! I’m taking a page from your book. The heat wave we’re having here also is a great excuse to eat popsicles for breakfast!

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Anna (Hidden Ponies) July 24, 2013 at 1:51 am

Very interesting! I’m still on the fence about chili chocolate. I love how brave you are with your flavours!

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 8:07 am

Aww, what a very nice thing to say Anna! I do like to experiment with some very different flavor combinations at times. This is one of those combinations that I wasn’t sure would work out but it truly tastes amazing.

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 24, 2013 at 9:34 am

I know spicy chocolate mixes are amazing so these popsicles must be crazy good! Thank you for linking to my bbq sauce, Kate!

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Kate July 24, 2013 at 10:47 am

They really ARE Anna! And you’re very welcome. Love that sauce!

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Barbara | Creative Culinary July 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Works for me Kate…I’m a big advocate of sweet/heat! I also recognize those popsicles…working on a Zoku recipe now!

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Kate July 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

Loooove my Zoku! And I’m so glad I had it to make these pops. I don’t think I could have waited longer than 7 minutes to eat these.

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Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry! July 25, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Love the idea of this! I can’t wait to try it. I love all the creative ideas you come up with! :-)

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Kate July 26, 2013 at 9:31 pm

Aww, Thank you Kristin! I really appreciate that. I hope you try them. They’re really unique and totally tasty.

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Jenn July 27, 2013 at 6:41 pm

We are Sriracha addicts in our home, so I can’t want to give this a try! And I’ve been looking for a recipe that would inspire me to put my Zoku in use.

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Kate July 28, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Oh I hope you like these Jenn! They’re my favorite popsicles to date and love that I have a Zoku so we could eat them just a few minutes later ;)

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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl August 3, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I love fudge popsicles, but I really love the idea of adding a little bit of heat.. I have got to try this!

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Kate August 6, 2013 at 5:34 pm

It was such a nice spin on a classic treat. Hope you enjoy them as much as we did!

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Ina June 2, 2014 at 11:26 am

Love this recipe! The only problem is that I have no idea how to get my hands on sriracha sauce here in the Netherlands! :( could I just substitute with fresh chili’s? Or any other tips?

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Kate June 3, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Thanks Ina! I’m so happy to hear you like this. These are my all-time favorite popsicles! To get a similar pop you could try making your own sriracha. Serious Eats has a recipe. I’ll add the link below. OR I would add a few dashes of ground cayenne pepper to the chocolate. That would go nicely! Chocolate and cayenne love each other. Good luck!

http://www.seriouseats.com/2012/02/how-to-make-sriracha-from-scratch-sauces.html

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