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Sunday, July 4, 2010

Homemade Pudding Pops: Make Your Own #26


This is the halfway mark!  Only 26 more to go and I will have fulfilled my new year's resolution (it may be the only one I succeed in completing - I obviously need to make myself more accountable next year!).  Anyway, back to the Make Your Own thing... do any of you remember Bill Cosby's endorsement of Jell-O?  Do you remember pudding pops?  Through the mid 1980s, they were one of my favorite summer treats.  Our freezer seemed to always have a box of them available on hot days.



They are super simple to make at home.  Granted the ingredients aren't exactly all homemade, it's still an easy make at home treat.  If you don't have popsicle molds, simply use paper cups and your own wooden craft sticks.  



Homemade Pudding Pops:
1 small box instant pudding (any flavor, but combining butterscotch and chocolate it really tasty.  Simply double all of the recipe)
1/2 cup half & half 
1 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar (optional)
Combine all ingredients and pour into molds and freeze.

If you want to make these sugar-free, substitute Splenda for the sugar and use sugar-free pudding mix.  I made some for my diabetic father and he loved them.


12 comments:

Jennifurla said...

Puddings pops were one my favorites too, once you got that thin little icey layer off it was pure bliss. I enjoyed some homemade choco covered banana's yesterday - frozen

VanderbiltWife said...

Mmmm. When I was pregnant with my daughter, someone mentioned pudding pops. And I was like MUST HAVE ONE NOW. I prefer the vanilla. I am pregnant again and I WILL be making these...or seeking some out at Publix. ;)

Jessie

Belinda said...

Bill Cosby is once again representing J-E-L-L-O. I love your homemade version.

The Mom Chef said...

Great idea. This would even be something that I can make with my daughter and she'd love them. Thanks for the idea.

Steve said...

I think there would go over well in my house with three girls under age 7.

Drick said...

have not thought of these since, well, back then.... fantastic...

iwantthepie said...

I loved pudding pops as a kid! I've got some grown up flavoured pops in the freezer now, but these will be my next batch.

Sara said...

I still look for pudding pops (or some variation thereof) in the freezer aisle. My favorite part of that snack was peeling away the icy layer with my teeth. Talk about random childhood memories!

baking.serendipity said...

I think I was born right when pudding pops reached their peak, and after reading your post, I'm really sad to have missed them. Something tells me that the homemade ones would be better though :)

Magic of Spice said...

These are great:) Wow the memories...

Stephanie said...

mmmm....anything cold looks fabulous to me this week. YUM!

Natasha said...

I remember making fruit juice pops when I was a child; they were the first thing I could "cook." lol This look great for hot summer days!

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