I know that I was supposed to write a practical post about making bulk and produce bags, but we happen to be at the beach with our friends, and I thought I’d do something a little more fun since I’m on vacation. The kids didn't argue.
When I was a kid we had a Tupperware popsicle mold set that got put through the wringer every summer, alternating between juice pops and pudding pops. Those sticks are chewed to pieces from so much love! I don’t have a well loved popsicle mold because I have my eye on a stainless set I’ve been saving my swagbucks up for. In the meantime, I just went to CVS here at Ocean Isle, NC and bought a great little set for $2!
You will need
Popsicle molds ($2.00)
1 3.9oz box instant chocolate pudding ($.97)
2 cups organic milk ($5.99 per gallon, $5.99/16 cups = $.37 x 2cups = $.75)
Mix the milk and pudding mix with a whisk for 2 minutes. Spoon into the molds and stick it in the freezer for a few hours till frozen. To release them from the molds, run it under warm water. It takes longer than you'd expect to get it out. Be patient!
|A project so easy I could do it with a baby in my arms the whole time!|
|In case you forgot what pudding looks like...|
If you want, you can mix it up and layer in some vanilla pudding. It looks cool, but it won’t be a fudgsicle, exactly. These are as good as I remember from childhood, and they took all of 5 minutes of hands-on time.
|Remember to leave a little bit of space at the top so it doesn't squish out the sides!|
$1.72 for 8 popsicles, $3.72 including the mold, $.22 per pop without the mold, $.47 with it.
$3.99 for 12 fudgsicles, or $.33 per pop.
The calorie count is higher, but they are so much better! I was glad the mold made small popsicles, perfect for little hands. I will Try It now that I have at least an interim mold. Happy summer, everybody, enjoy some frozen treats! Next I think I'll try leftover smoothie pops...