Tuesday, July 31, 2012


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!
Try It

$1.72 for 8 popsicles, $3.72 including the mold, $.22 per pop without the mold, $.47 with it.

Buy 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...


  1. love it! but also, i have recently been enjoying fudgsicles with a base of bananas, maybe some berries (i like blueberries) milk, and cocoa powder. still a great consistancy, and delicious. Also, I've heard, but still haven't tried, that you can sub out milk for a half an avacado per banana. I think it would just make it creamier.

    1. That sounds awesome minus the avocado, Margs! I'll give it a try. I've been having carnation instant breakfast blended with a frozen banana for breakfast sometimes, it probably tastes pretty similar- delicious.

  2. A friend and I did a raw dinner and she made chocolate mousse tarts with cocoa and avocado. They were amazing. Not a hint of "good for you" in their chocolate decadence.