Fudgesicles…and try try again

May 4, 2012 |  Category:   baked goods + desserts the biz

Well, hello frozen treats on a stick.


Remember this experiment that didn’t really go over so well last year? But hey…we’re still not giving up! Kind of like our Coconut Five Spice Cookies that went through 2 iterations as a biscotti and a macaroon before settling on its current cookie form. We KNEW the chocolate curry ice cream tasted good, but the presentation in a cup was just a fail so we chucked the idea last summer and vowed – yes, VOWED shaking our fists in the air – that we would bring it back on a stick this summer. I don’t really know why, but it was really hard to find commercial grade molds. We didn’t need super heavy duty automated industrial, but we needed more than the home versions you stick in your freezer (if anyone has any other leads to popsicle molds, please pass along!), so that was a little bump in the road. But we did it! And we’re debuting them at the Brooklyn Flea Smorgasburg tomorrow.
Not only will we have the original (OG) Chocolate Curry flavor that has now been reworked as a fudge pop on a stick, but we will also have Thai Iced Tea Fudgesicle pops too. WHUT?! Yeah, ya heard!

I’m personally excited about this because we finally have a product in which to spread Mark’s ice cream flavors to the masses without actually making ice cream (too many logistics and expenses for ice cream right now) and we get to share the flavors that he’s been making for years, like Thai Iced Tea. Yes, there will be other flavor fudgesicles all summer so stay tuned. I know that it makes Mark happy too because I think he would still jump ship on cookies for ice cream if he could.


So help make Mark a happy, not sad panda tomorrow and give it a try if you’re at the Flea. Especially since it’s more production work on his weekly plate and he gets to wake up even earlier on Flea days to drive to Queens to get dry ice to make sure these pops stay frozen at the market. Oy! The things we (ok, just Mark) do to spread a little bit of frozen joy!

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  • Katie May 4, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Those look divine! Hope the sun shines and the people demand popsicles tomorrow.

  • Amanda @ willfuljoyful May 4, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Thai Iced Tea Fudgesicle??? Why, oh why do I have to live so very far away?

  • Rendy May 4, 2012 at 11:33 am

    *big sigh* alas…I’m in Indonesia T_T

  • adele {dellie} May 4, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    What interesting combinations! I’ve never really tried ice-cream beyond the typical flavours, but I’d try these if I could.

    Good luck with your debut. I’m sure they’ll be a hit.

  • Candace May 4, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Could ya send them Fedex in dry ice to SanFran?! Pleeeeze?!!!!

  • sandy May 4, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    those look absolutely delicious. thai ice tea…that is brilliant.

  • Christine May 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    My mouth is watering. I would buy a dozen for my freezer if I could. Any chance you will go large scale and sell these at Whole Foods or some place similar?

  • Jenna May 4, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    @Christine haha! Let’s see if they sell locally at the flea market first! And I don’t know about large scale! That would be an entirely different business…but who knows??

  • Denise in PA May 4, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    Oh my, both flavors sounds divine. I think that’s worth a trip from Philly to the Flea….one of of these weekends…!!!

  • jodi May 4, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    yay! i’m actually going to smorgasburg tomorrow. will keep an eye out!

  • kay w. May 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    these look awesome, jenna! i won’t be in town this weekend otherwise i’d be there to try them in a heartbeat. actually, speaking of iced goodies, something’s happened in my life that’s kicked me in the butt to get to this ice cream biz sooner than later, so maybe that coffee and conversation is in the future sooner than later?

  • Amy G. May 4, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    HELLO fudgesicles of my dreams. I want to fly to Brooklyn for those.

  • rachel May 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    i LOVE frozen treats, and these sound so amazing and different. too bad i am in utah!

  • Jill // For the Love of Brooklyn May 4, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    ahhhhhhhhhh, NOMZ. want NOW.

  • Heather Zdroik May 4, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Love the idea of those flavors, you are always so creative. Here is a website for some good quality molds. We used these in a gelato shop I worked at & I’ve considered buying them myself to start making frozen treats to sell at my local farmer’s market. Hope this info helps you out! http://coldmolds.com/pops.html

  • Jackie May 4, 2012 at 3:27 pm


  • Jennelle May 4, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    These look and sound delicious! I won’t be back in NY until next month…so if you are scheduled to be at the market in late June(?)- I’ll be there!

  • caroline May 5, 2012 at 7:20 am

    that thai iced tea fudgesicles is calling my name.

  • carolin May 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I just got back from smorgasburg. I tried the thai iced tea fudgesicle – they’re amazing! Exactly like the best thai iced tea yet even yummier 🙂

  • Jenna May 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    @Heather – thanks for that link. Those are the kinds that we are currently using, but it’s cheaper on this site so thank you for that!

  • Jenna May 5, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    @carolin YAY! Thank you for trying! It wasn’t the ideal weather to debut frozen treats but we’re going to keep bring them back.

  • rae May 6, 2012 at 9:24 am

    oh i wish i was going to be at the flea! i am OBSESSED with thai iced tea, and i would love one in a fudgesicle form!

  • Jen May 7, 2012 at 10:54 am

    zomg. Thai Iced Tea Fudgesicle?! Had I read this before today, I would have made us skip our plans and head over to Brooklyn, just for them.

    Next time I’m in nyc… ooooh yes, next time…

  • Jen May 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

    PS. Dave and I have friends who have a pretty awesome pop company in DC. We’ll ask about the molds.

  • lynne May 8, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    You need to check out “King of Pops” in Atlanta. There is money to be made in frozen treats on a stick. They are the best local thing around…love ’em. Think Food truck meets frozen push cart.

  • miriam May 8, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    For molds, there’s a pastry chef supply place in Las Vegas called Chef Rubber. Not the cheapest, but a wide variety of stuff.


  • Heather Zdroik May 16, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Jenna – Glad I was able to show you a cheaper option … probably because here you are buying directly from the source & not from a middle man! Cold Molds is a great company & their products are built to last for years. Plus they even have a “try before you buy” program. And no, I’m not even being paid to say this … I’m just a big fan of their company! 😉 Good luck this summer.