Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Make Your Own Jell- O Pudding Pops

Try these DIY Pudding Pops for a creamy, fudgy, refreshing treat! If you miss the Jell-O Pudding Pops from back-in-the-day, try this easy recipe, so you can start enjoying that delicious frozen treat again.
When I think of Jell-O Pudding Pops the first thing that pops in my head is Bill Cosby and his Jell-O Pudding Pop Commercials Remember those? I think it was around the early 80's. I can still remember the commercial.....

New Jell-O Pudding Pops, New Jell-O Pudding Pops! hey Mr. Cosby whats that? New Jell-O Pudding Pops, Frozen Pudding on a stick. They wont strike out with mom.....
LOL The silly things that certain foods bring to mind. My kids had never heard of jello pudding pops.

I explained it to them and they said...... mom that's a fudgesicle! I told them no a fudgesicle is different more like a chocolate Popsicle. A pudding pop is more chocolaty and creamy like actual pudding. I have seen the new jello pudding pops on the market, but to me they are just not the same.

Kraft made the original Jell-O pudding pops not Popsicle. Also the original pudding pops were bigger. And finally Popsicle isn't even making them in the original shape as a Jell-O pudding pops. I don't even know why they were taken off the market in the first place. Do you?

I wanted to surprise the kids and let them help me make Homemade Jell-O Pudding Pops. They got so excited and couldn't wait to get started. I made this recipe two different ways one with instant pudding and this time with cook and serve pudding.

I found the best result was using the cook and serve, the pudding pops were so much creamier. The kids loved them especially in the little Dixie cup shapes. I have made this recipe three times because they love them so much.

I think the next recipe I want to try and recreate will be the Jell-O Gelatin Pops. If you remember pudding pops you have to remember the Gelatin pops. I sure do miss the old time favorites.

Is there a childhood favorite food or treat that you remember eating and cannot buy today? If so what is it? There is one I remember eating and I thought it was the bomb, Dunkin Donut Powdered Donut Cereal! LOL I could eat my weight in that stuff.

Here is Mommy's handsome boy enjoying the pudding pops he helped make. All he kept saying all day was "mom is it 5 minutes yet??? I told him you mean hours, he said ya I really really want one of the chocolate pops. LOL

Carson got to stick all the sticks in all by himself. Using the large box of pudding we got about 9 pops, it depends on how much pudding you add to each cup.

Add the cups to a 13 x 9 inch baking pan and then place the whole pan in the freezer. Freeze for at least 5 hours. Yummy Pudding Pops! They never last long in our house they are usually gone the next day. I cant wait to try my hand at the vanilla and banana pudding pops. We might even do a swirl of vanilla and chocolate.


Tiffany @ Eat at Home said... #

I just did jello popsicles last week on my blog and people were asking about pudding pops. I'll have to point them over here. And I may have to try this myself too!

Kathy A said... #

Wow, that does bring back good memories. We couldn't afford them all the time, so that was a bigtime treat when we could have them. I guess our big thing was homemade slushes with just good old Kool Aid.

Tina Butler said... #

Tiffany the Jello Gelatin Pops are the ones I want to make next. Umm I loved those to, I will hop over to your site and check them out.

Kathy the koolide slushies sound so yummy, good old koolaide cheap and fun for lots of recipes. I have a recipe i am posting for koolaide in a couple days.

Melissa said... #

What a fun idea! They look so refreshing and delicious!

Allison said... #

Oh, I loved eating these when I was a kid! Thank you- now I'll make them for my boys. I remember eating these cookies that came in a package that looked like cross-stiching. They were called Almost Home, I think. We loved those, and I was so sad when they stopped making them.

Sherri Murphy said... #

I forgot that I missed eating these! Thanks for the reminder.

~Mo~ said... #

Thanks for sharing this recipe, I've been wanting to try these! I wonder if you can use popsicle molds for these?

Tina Butler said... #

Mo, I dont see why not. Give it a shot and see how it works out. They will look like the actual pudding pop as well.

Mary | Deep South Dish said... #

Those look great Tina! I love how you keep the kids in the kitchen helping you all the time.

Demarcus Family said... #

I too LOVED Pudding Pops when I was a kid. I have tried to recreate them and bought the new version ( which are NOT the same). I have even written a letter to JELLO!
The old ones also had that ultra thin layer of ice and then just creamy goodness. I have only tried to make them with the instant and they weren't the same. I am excited to try these!!

Sarah said... #

OMG!! Why didn't I ever think to do this?!? They look so yummy. I've to make these ASAP.

Carrie said... #

My youngest son has seen a commercial lately where they open up a pudding cup, put a stick in it, freeze it, and make pudding pops. He has been asking and asking if we can make it, how ironic is that?! I like your recipe better than buying the pudding cups at the store, we will have to make some this week! ;-)

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Tina, how delicious. I want to try coconut and strawberry and pineapple and all the flavors I can find. Can you imagine the possibilities. Great job my friend.

Justin said... #

cool idea

roxykalei said... #

This looks absolutely yummy!! I am going to have to try it sometime soon.

Anonymous said... #

My kids would love these. It brings me back!

Jennifer said... #

I LOVED the gelatin pops and hav had such a hard time explaining what they were. I believe the jello was whipped or something? Anyways, yum! I will be trying these soon. I loved the ET Crunch cereal. Peanut butter and chocolate, mmmmm.

Libby@CookingWithLibby said... #

Oh wow! My kids would LOVE this idea!! Thanks for sharing it :) They look yummy!

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said... #

I linked up to your pudding pop recipe in my post today. Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said... #

Your recipe is going to be delicious. We tried using instant pudding in popsicle molds yesterday and they didn't work properly. We couldn't get one to come out whole - the "sticks" pulled out without any of the frozen pudding attached. So, I am going to do it your way next, and your trick of using whipped cream will make it taste especially creamy. Thank you!

Mattsangel said... #

I just made these today with my daughter.. they were goooooood. One question.. are they supposed to be a little crunchy aka icy or completely smooth and creamy?? thanks :)

Tina Butler said... #

Ours were smooth and creamy. Were they icy throughout the whole pop? If so i dont know what happened. I havent came across that one yet.

Anonymous said... #

I've cheated a bit and took jello pudding snack cups, left the tops on,poked a popsicle stick through it, then popped them in the freezer. Aside from the different shape, these came out looking and tasting exactly like the Jello pudding pops I remember.

Anonymous said... #

I am lactose intolerant and am *dying* for some ice cream. I suddenly realized I could use pudding and make pudding pops with lactose free milk! I'm also diabetic, so I'll be trying these with the sugar free instant pudding! I CAN NOT wait!

Moriya said... #

Great blog. Loved all of the photos and the recipe. I am a huge fan of Jello Pudding Pops. So... looking forward to testing your recipe!

Anonymous said... #

Thank you for this recipe, I have missed Pudding Pops for years!

Unknown said... #

I believe the gelatin pops are similar recipe, in that you fold in cool whip. The old box says right on it, whipped gelatin dessert. I miss these pops so much, they were amazing. The snap of the ice then creamy frozen pudding.

Gooseberry Patch said... #

Thanks for linking up, T! This post brought back memories...we remember that commercial too! :)

Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers said... #

I make these too!

I've said the exact thing about the "pudding pops" on the market now. They taste nothing like the original Jello Pudding Pop.

I gave up on those long ago and just made my own.


Tina @ Sugar Bean Bakers said... #

actually, I should note, my mom made these (with Tupperware Popsicle molds because she thought the ones from the store were way too expensive! :D

Anonymous said... #

Add whip cream before freezing and you can use the instant version

KatyBaker Johnston said... #

I made these last night for a cookout this weekend. I was so excited about them that I tried one this morning before work... delicious!! About as close to the real thing as I can remember. I've shared the recipe with the ladies in my office and can't wait for our guests to try them tomorrow! I swirled chocolate and vanilla by using the popsicle stick to swirl the two flavors before inserting it as the handle and they look great. I also used smaller, 3 oz. cups so I was able to get about 20-24 pops. Hope I can save some for others! :)

Anonymous said... #

Is it possible to use real whipped cream??

Tina Butler said... #

I have never used real whipped cream in this recipe. If you do you might have to adjust the sweetness.

Mandy said... #

I tried this recipe with my kids and we LOVED it! They were super creamy and chocolat-ey :) Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said... #

Those were the best. That's the whole reason I have to try to recreate them!!

Unknown said... #

My favorite flavor was the chocolate/vanilla swirl, I'm going to try it this afternoon! Love this post, thank you!

Anonymous said... #

I made these last nite, instead of half cup of cool whip, I used 2 cups of cool whip,they came out great and tasted good to

Anonymous said... #

Hi I made these last week, I double the recipe and added one cup of powder sugar, it was delishes

Unknown said... #

I remember eating PB crisps, they were so delicious. I never why they took those away. Anyways...i really want to make these and dying for the fruity gelatin pops!!