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

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've done this before, but I've never thought of all these flavor combos…awesome!

  2. Oh my stinking heck! I can't wait to try these! I am stuck in a hotel room in Houston, with no ingredients and no popsicle containers. Thank you again for making such a fabulous post for us to learn from!

  3. These look amazing. I think they are as much for mommies as for kids. I can't wait to try them.

  4. Oh. My. GOODNESS.

    I am making popsicles tonight.

    Oh- and I made the strawberry sorbet recipe for our 4th of July dessert. It got RAVE reviews from the family!!

  5. Oooh, perfect timing! The weather is hot, I'm out of Otter Pops and I'm just planning my grocery list. Plus, I'm tired of giving my kids those sugary pops. I have the molds, but have only done kool-aid or lemonaide. Not nearly as creative (or healthy) as all these yummy flavors! Thanks! I'm loving kids' week!

  6. Those ALL look so good. My mouth is watering just looking at them. I love all the pictures too! I definitely need to go buy some popsicle molds.

  7. I can't wait to try these. I definitely prefer creamy treats! Oh yeah, I think my kids may like these as well.

  8. I am excited to try some of these–I love all of the variations for the freezer pops! Mmmmm!

  9. Oh my! These look so delicious! I can't wait to try them! I don't know if I will want to share them with the kids though!

  10. These look amazing and I bet they are even more amazing when you eat them!

    Lucky us that you shared all these fun ideas, experiments, and recipes with us!

  11. such fun pics you took of these! Can't wait to try the pina colada and the cherry fudge (though I must admit I love maraschino cherries and would prob use those…like those boxed cherry chocolates haha)

  12. I just made up a batch of the mint chocolate ones last night and I just could not bear to throw away the extra (I only had 4 popsicle molds) so, I did what any sane person would do and ate it….oh man, can't wait for those puppies to get out of the freezer! Simply divine! Lemon blueberry cheesecake is next up!

  13. We just bought 2 sets of molds and have only used koolaid, so this makes me excited about popsicles. Thanks soooooo much.

  14. Chocolate ice cream and popsicles and cookies…. Isabel will be in heaven! These look great. 🙂

  15. You know the way to my heart with the mint chocolate pops. It's not even 9am and already I'm craving ice cream. Yum yum!

  16. As soon as I saw these, I immediately had to print them off. They just look so delicious. Though, I'm not so sure I want to share them with my kids. . .

  17. We've never tried these at home but the Oreo ones look incredible and I bet my son would love these!

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