While downtown over the insane long weekend celebrating Canada Day in Vancouver I discovered the store Cook Culture.
Cook Culture is at 377 Howe Street at the corner of West Hastings and wow! I fell in love with it right away.
Yes, very fancy pants with their Vitamixes…
$200 copper bowls but…!!!
They also had a line of summer treat molds on sale.
Including Cuisipro’s Snap-fit Circle Pop Mold which I bought for just over $10. I have been wanting to make my own frozen treats forever but finding the right mold for the right price had been a challenge. Not anymore.
I liked that they snapped together and stood on their own but the part that intrigued me the most were the funky handles that had a drip guard and those wild circles that would hopefully ensure your treat will actually come out of the mold. These molds are also BPA-free.
I turned to Chocolate Moosey for some foodie inspiration but came up with my own recipe. You will need: 1 ounce of chocolate chips, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tbsp cornstarch, 2 tbsp cocoa powder, 1 cup milk, pinch of salt, 1/ tsp vanilla extract and 1/2 tbsp coconut oil.
Put everything in a small to medium sauce pan except the coconut oil and vanilla.
Start over medium low heat to melt the chocolate.
Raise the heat and whisk constantly for a few minutes until everything thickens.
Take off heat and whisk in coconut oil and vanilla extract.
The original recipe did not say anything about cooling down the chocolate mixture. It said to put it into the molds. At this moment I was very glad mine were BPA-free!
I was a little worried about the air pockets that I could see but just left them as-is. I put on the tops and snapped them together.
This recipe made four fudgsicles and I put them in the freezer. They should freeze in a few hours but I left mine in overnight.
I did need to put the molds under hot water to get them to release but those circular sticks really worked to stay in there securely so I could remove them easily.
Reg put it best. These truly tasted like frozen pudding on a stick! Not quite the icy fudgsicles that I am used to. These are very rich, thick and quite delicious. That said, next time I may forego the cornstarch and let them be thinner and lighter.
A very cool and yummy first attempt with my Cuisipro’s Snap-fit Circle Pop Mold. I can not wait to use them again on some other fabulous frozen treat!