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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Questions & Reviews

  1. Umm…ok. It's after midnight and my mouth is watering. This does not bode well for my waistline! They all look delish but I'm wondering…how did you store these bad boys?

  2. WOWIE! What can I say more? These look amazing! I was just telling DH the other day that I need to learn how to make pudding pops! Mmmmmmm! I'll have to try these out!

  3. I can't wait to try some of these, I think I love popsicles more than my kids. I have just been pouring our leftover smoothies in them.

  4. I'm curious, Sara, about why you used sugar-free pudding instead of regular? Would it make any difference to use regular pudding?
    Thanks for all the fabulous ideas!

  5. We made the PB banana ones today.. YUM! i have always loved pudding pops, why don't they sell them anymore? weird. thanks for the recipes!

  6. Mint chocolate cookie pops? You must have known me in a previous life!!! OOOH, that sounds so good!!

  7. I loved pudding pops when I was a kid. I can't wait to make these with mine. Thanks for the tip.

  8. WOW those look soooo good! I have 3kids at home that would love to try all of those. Well I guess only 2 of my kids could try, one is only 5 months so that might not be a great idea for him. ha

  9. i'm making these today! first, i just have to find a mold, and then pudding, maybe a little half and half…. a trip to the store might be in order.