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!


Posts from Kids Week:
Hand-Tossed Ice Cream
Edible Playdough and Finger Paint
Homemade Hot Pockets
Homemade pudding pops from Our Best Bites!

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Sara Wells

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. I recently posted a list of popsicle recipes on my blog that I had made, but wow, your recipe list is amazing! I can't wait to make some of these, uh, for the kids, of course…. 🙂

  2. It was just yesterday that I was wondering if they still made pudding pops… now i can just make my own. All of the variations look delicious.

  3. what a wonderful post! And just in time for our upcoming Bible school. It would be so much fun to make Popsicles with the kids. I love the idea of mint choc and the lemon blueberry.

  4. Wow, these look so yummy!!! I was thinking something way less creative when I first saw the title. I will definitely be trying these! Thanks!!!!

  5. These are soo cute…i think my hubby is going to have a love-hate relationship with those mint oreo ones! P.S. I LOVE that star shaped mold….where did you get that one????

  6. Oh wow…I'm really excited about the Pina Colada and the Cherry Almond Fudge!! Well, and the Strawberries and Cream (when said notebook or random scrap paper is located… =)

  7. yummalicious….is that a word? I am headed over to the big Wally world tommorow to get my supplies. Blueberry lemon cheesecake…. now you KNOW that is for ME!

  8. I am all over those mint chocolate cookie pops, and my son will like the strawberries and cream. Thank you, I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

  9. I have never seen such scrumptious looking fudgesicles in my entire life! I think my husband will be more excited to try these than anyone!

  10. These look incredible! I love the variety of flavors you gave us. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! 🙂

  11. These look incredible! I love the variety of flavors you gave us. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! 🙂

  12. Those strawberry and cream ones look so neat! I am going to load up on pudding flavors next time I am at the store.

  13. Wow, Sara! You outdid yourself with this post. Pudding pops were one of my favorite things when I was little. I wonder why Jell-o doesn't make them anymore. Can't wait to try these!

  14. I'm so going out tomorrow to buy popsicle molds AND maybe some dixie cups so I can do smaller versions for the kids at summer camp with popsicle sticks! 🙂


  15. If it weren't for my current issues with gestational diabetes, I would make every single one of these flavors!!

  16. Mmmmmmmm…I am going to have to run out and buy some of the molds so I can make these!