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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Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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  1. Oh yum!!! I've marked this page to make these! I need to find better pop molds, because the $1 store ones are cheapo junk.

    The cookies and the cheesecake sounds super yummy!

  2. These all look so yummy! I think adding crumbled up graham cracker crust to the cheescake one would be soooo good!

  3. Is there a trick to getting them out of the molds? I had to run them under hot water and then they were all metly.

  4. I just discovered your blog a few weeks ago and wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying it! Thank you so much for sharing all of your delicious recipes and ideas!!!

  5. My little boy was looking at the pics of the pops with me and he pointed to the strawberry ones and said, "Let's make those." I guess they looked the yummiest. Please post the recipe!!

  6. My kiddos are a little young for these still but that doesn't mean I can't make them for myself, right? 🙂

  7. Yum! I am definitely going to have to try the mint chocolate. I must be thinking in the same wavelength because I posted about pops today, too.

  8. my fave is pina colada. i know it's kids week, but to make it an adult snack, i can add a splash of white rum maybe. 🙂

  9. These look delicious! My mom made chocolate pudding pops for us once when we were little – I still remember them! I used to love them (even the store bought ones by Jello.) Banana was my absolute fave…ooh – chocolate and vanilla swirl, too. Dang it. Now I want one. ((Sigh.))

  10. These all look so good I can't even decide which to make first. I'm going to make the kids vote!

  11. These look so good-especially for a hot day like today. On my way to the kitchen right now to whip up a batch.

  12. I'm drooling, these all look so fantastic! I love me some pudding pops and I can't wait to try these!

  13. These look so great.. I cannot wait to make these when my niece and nephew come for a visit in a couple weeks!! Oh and I will make them for hubby too as he is really a big kid!

  14. I gotta say, the mint chocolate cookie pops look and sound the best. I think those would be my favorite. What a great idea, in general, though. Never would've thought to make my own pudding pops! I may have to try the banana one with chocolate pudding though… I love the combo of chocolate and banana!
    – Jennifer

  15. Yum! I'm gonna need to buy more popsicle molds! Or maybe I'll just use my ice cube trays and toothpicks for small portions for my toddler until I can get to the store.

  16. Trust me, you are not the only one loosing their mind! These all look amazing! Can't wait to try the pina colada ones!

  17. Just bought popsicle molds. You've given me more ideas than I can handle. Must go to store now!