Kids Week: Frozen Pudding Pops!

Nothing says kids and summer time like something frozen on a stick! Making home made popsicles totally makes me feel like a child again. I realize that if your kids are like mine and eat 27 popsicles a day that the most economical thing to do is head to Costco and buy a box of otter pops, but take a break every once and a while and have some fun creating your own flavor combos in homemade popsicles. There’s something magical about it! Kids love helping out and these recipes are so quick and easy that you won’t mind extra “helpers.”

You can pick up all kinds of shapes and sizes of molds just about anywhere these days. The ones in this picture are from Target and Walmart. They’re only a couple of bucks too. Totally worth the tiny investment! You can use the plastic sticks they come with, or just buy a bag of popsicle sticks and then you can make multiple batches.


I started thinking about pudding pops about a month ago and I couldn’t stop dreaming about different flavor combos that sounded good. I kept a list on my fridge and kept adding to it thinking I’d just try out as many as I could and then post the best one. Problem: they were ALL good! So since my family has had pudding pops coming out of their ears for the last month, you all will as well. I’m going to share all of them with ya! First of all, read this:

Notes on dairy:

I tested a lot of different dairy combos from non-fat milk to low-fat to whole milk to heavy cream. You can choose what you put into these. Just know that the higher the fat percentage the creamier the end product. Don’t go up to full cream though, that doesn’t work so well. My most favorite result was half and half so that’s what I wrote in most of the actual recipes. You can absolutely substitute low-fat milk (or even soy milk if you’ve got allergy issues), it just makes the pops a little icier whereas the half and half obviously makes them richer and more creamy. Also, I used the sugar free puddings, and Jello brand definitely tastes the best.

Are you ready for this?? Here we go! (The first one is totally my favorite)

 


 

 

 


These might be my 2nd favorite!

 

 


 

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  1. Just made the strawberries and cream…yum! But I have to ask, how do you get them to come out of the molds so perfectly? I can’t do it to save my life!

    1. Heather, I just run them under warm water- but only really quickly. I think some people do it too much and then they end up melting!

  2. Do you think fat-free half and half would work as well as the regular half-and-half, or would it make the popsicles icier like low-fat milk would?

    1. Just tried it…fat-free half-and-half makes great pudding pops, but I’ll probably try the regular stuff next time to compare. I’ve already made the chocolate-mint-oreo pops AND the strawberries and cream pops! I also used the recipe as an inspiration to make cookies and cream pops using vanilla pudding (http://prettyladydesigns.blogspot.com/2011/04/in-kitchen-cookies-n-cream-pudding-pops.html). I linked back to this site to give you the credit. Thanks so much for sharing this! My hubby misses the jell-o pudding pops so he appreciates it too. :o)

  3. YUM!!! I have made the blueberry and the strawberry recipes with my daughter and they are easy and delicious. Thanks so much!

  4. My daughter, my cousin’s little girl and I made the Chocolate-mint cookie bars Tuesday night, then we enjoyed them after dinner last night. THEY WERE AMAZING!! I can’t wait to try another flavor, we might have to buy more molds! (Although shot glasses with sticks are the perfect size for my almost 5 yr old!)

  5. So far we’ve tried the mint chocolate cookie pops, strawberries and cream, and PB banana! Yum! Although the PB banana was definitely not as big a hit with my crowd. I also like your strawberry watermelon ice pops. Thanks for the recipes! 🙂

  6. Seriously, can someone tell me how the popsicles in those pictures came out so beautifully. Mine wont leave the mold. 🙁 HELP!

  7. Question: In your cookbook it says to use a 1 oz. box of pudding, but the small boxes are 3.4 oz. so I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to use the whole box or not? These are great and I can’t wait to make them with my kiddos! Thanks for your help in advance. 🙂

    1. Its’ a little confusing Kristina, because we’re talking about sugar free pudding, which is 1 oz. Regular pudding is 3.4 oz. They both work fine, so as long as you’re using the small, 4 serving box, you’re good!

  8. So, since I’m a sucker for all your brazilian recipes, how well do you think the brazilian lemonade would freeze?

  9. These look so good. I can’t wait to try! Thanks for sharing. I’ll post on my blog when I get a chance to try and link to you. I’ve become obsessed with making pops these days….

  10. Going to the store RIGHT NOW to stock up on pudding and popsicle molds. Thank you so much! Also, I’ve been looking for a way to use the “chocolate mint” I recently planted in my garden and I think it will be fantastic in the mint chocolate cookie pops. I think I’m more excited than my kids are! 🙂

  11. just attempted to make these last night…can’t wait to try one. i was wondering if i made them correctly though. the mixture seemed very thick. i just dumped the pudding mix powder in the blender with the half and half. i did not prepare the instant pudding according to the directions on the box first. is this correct? just wondering

  12. Have you tried using coconut milk? I can’t have dairy or soy, but want these in my belly 🙂

  13. I’m so excited to make these. Is there a reason you used sugar free pudding other than to get less sugar content in the pudding pops? Just wondering if regular pudding would change the texture or not.

  14. Yummy recipes! I read through most of the comments…can’t find answer to my question…would your recipes work with regular pudding instead of instant?

  15. We have never had pudding pops before, so we made the strawberries and creme one with blueberry yogurt. They were delicious! I could of eaten them all myself! Can’t wait to try the others!

  16. I’ve had much fun this summer trying many of these recipes with my boys. All hits, I might add. I wanted to thank you for sharing and also share our own recipe (inspired by yours!) We took a small box of chocolate pudding mix and mixed it with 1 3/4 cups milk. Then diced 3-4 regular marshmallows, broke two whole sheets of graham crackers, and stirred them in before freezing for S’mores Pops! They are already asking for s’more! Thanks again!

  17. can you substitute banana pudding for the vanilla and bananas? my store doesn’t usually have ripe bananas

  18. I want to make these, but only have the large size boxes of pudding on hand. Any idea what the conversion would be for the rest of the recipe. Unfortunately, the large size is 5.1 ounces, so not a simple doubling of the small 3.4 ounce size.

  19. Just made the PB Banana ones, but instead of PB, I used Nutella. OMG they are so good! Serious do-again 🙂

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