This was well recieved by all. All I had on hand was vanilla pudding, and they turned out great. Now I need to try chocolate, and always have pudding on hand. Instead of getting out the mixer (kitchen Aid) and having to clean up, I mixed it in a 1Litre mason jar. The kids had fun shaking and minimal clean up for me. Made 14 tupperware Ice tups. Mix sugar and pudding first then add milk. Wonderfull.
I've made these before and heard a wonderful hint from another source: If you're using dixie cups, place them on a tray/plate/etc. after they're filled. Cover the cups snugly with a sheet of Saran wrap (or equivalent brand). Use a sharp knife to start a small hole above each cup, then poke the popsicle sticks through the holes. The Saran wrap will help keep the sticks upright, and you don't have to worry about forgetting to put the sticks in at the right time and winding up with a bunch of little cups of stickless pudding pops! Been there, done that! :D
My mom made these growing up. She used milk replacer cups (like small tupperwear cups), if you have no idea what I'm talking about you don't need to worry about it. Anyhow, for the best flavor for adults just freeze about 1/2 way....mmmm. I got cravings for that on baby #1. My kids love them frozen (outside is my only request).
I would have to agree with ladypit on this one. It was very easy to make and the kids loved them but I thought the taste was average. Since it was cheap and convenient to make I would give the recipe 4 stars. Thanks also to UnknownChef86 for the hints about the sticks, it was very helpful indeed!
Extremely easy and absolutely delicious - reminds me of my childhood :)
I haven't had a pudding pop since my children were little. I made this using vanilla pudding because that was my favorite. My grandaughter really like them even the adults wanted one. Now that they have had them again they want me to make other flavors. Thanks alijen. Bullwinkle
Easy and tasted great!
I made 2 batches-1 chocolate and 1 vanilla. For the optimum richness I used half and half instead of regular milk. You know...too late now, but my eldest DS loves mint/chocolate, and I should have tried adding some peppermint extract. Next time!! Thank You for a recipe that I'm having fun with!
This is a tough one for me to rate. For taste I'd say a 3.5. But for ease and cost and the fact that my kids love them as much as the VERY expensive store bought kind, I'll go with the 5. I used fat free/sugar free pudding and splenda to make pops very similar to the ones I buy that are 2 WW points a piece. The taste of these reminds me of the Weight Watchers brand ones (which I am not terribly fond of because they have a splenda aftertaste). There is a slight splenda aftertaste. That said my kids devoured them. So I will make them again. Thanks!
Boy!!! I love this recipe :) AWESOME!! Words can't describe how much this does taste better than store brought. Just say I know I will be making these every week from now on. Thank you for sharing this recipe from the bottom of my heart! I love fudgesicles! Can ya tell? heheheheee