Homemade Pudding Pops

You know how all your friends growing up always had the cool snacks at their house? (Although I’m sure my friends thought I was the one with the cool snacks.)  One of my friends always had Jello Pudding Pops at her house. Visiting her in the summer was always a treat. Don’t worry – I liked her for more than just her pudding pops. I mean, she also had really cool Cabbage Patch Dolls. No really – I liked my friend for who she was – not just for her pudding pops and dolls (and cool play room and cute puppy).

I can not recreate a Cabbage Patch Doll, nor do I think my boys would want me to. But Beth at Turn 2 the Simple reminded me a few days ago with her comment on my Creamy Pudding recipe that I can recreate a Pudding Pop! I love how tasty these are, how refreshing they are on a hot day – and how they actually offer some nourishment and keep my kids full for a little while.

I simply followed my Creamy Pudding recipes and froze the mixture into pudding pops. EASY!!! I made both chocolate and vanilla. I didn’t try butterscotch, but I think I might next time just for fun!

How to Make Pudding Pops:

Make a batch (or two or three) of pudding. You can use my healthy varieties of Creamy Pudding if you want!

Pour the pudding into popsicle containers or 3 ounce sized bathroom cups.
Each batch of pudding made about 15 Pudding Pop cups.
I found it easiest to put all the cups on a large cookie sheet for easier transport the freezer.


Allow the pudding to cool and set up (about 45 minutes). Place a popsicle stick in each cup:


Put the Pudding Pops into the freezer for at least 4 hours. I was surprised that it took quite a while for these to be frozen through and through. Oh, but when they were frozen – it took me back to my days as a little girl playing with Cabbage Patch Dolls with my friend, and eating pudding pops on her porch.


Do you have any Pudding Pop or Cabbage Patch Doll memories to share? Oh dear, or are some of you too young to remember Cabbage Patch Dolls?

Comments

  1. Lynn says

    Did they pop right out of the cups or is there a trick?

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    Laura Reply:

    If you hold the frozen cup in your hand for about four seconds, they pop right out. :)

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    Lynn Reply:

    Awesome thanks so much! My kiddo’s will LOVE these!

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  2. says

    bill cosby comes to mind…

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    Laura Reply:

    Oh YEAH. Bill Cosby and pudding pops. How could I forget?!

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    Tara Reply:

    I was thinking the exact same thing!

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  3. Samantha says

    I’m making these tonight! Oh and my 19 month old daughter has two cabbage patch dolls shes adores =] Their names are Baby and Baby lol

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    Laura Reply:

    Such clever names – I love it!!

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    Samantha Reply:

    She is quite creative =] Or not.. lol

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  4. Kristi says

    I still have my cabbage Patch doll from way back when!! I just gave it to my daughter to play with. :)

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    Laura Reply:

    I eventually got my own Cabbage Patch Dolls too – I think they are around here somewhere. Maybe I’ll save them for any grand-daughters I happen to have some day! :)

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    Kristi Reply:

    Very timely article, though. Thanks!!! I was just thinking I need to find a healthy pudding recipe and here you give me two in one!!!! :)

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  5. Dawn says

    This sounds SO GREAT! I’m always looking for yummy nutritious summer treats, and given it was over 100F in MN today, I’m especially excited for these chilly pops! Thanks so much for posting!

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, we’ve been having super hot days here too. These pudding pops have been hitting the spot (and the kids have been enjoying them too). :)

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  6. says

    bathroom cups? that just SOUNDS wrong! :D ok ok, i know what they are, but my family never bought them, so they are still off my radar screen…and so when i saw it the weirdness just jumped out to me :)

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    Laura Reply:

    Eew, you’re right – that doesn’t sound good. :) I never buy them either, but checked into them when I first thought of this idea. They work great, but we should call them something else!

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    jessicaf Reply:

    yeah, it’s a perfect size and pop-ability!!! (and speaking of old toys…remember Popples?)

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    Emily Reply:

    I still have my Popple! My parents kept a whole barrel of our old stuffed animals and gave them to us when we bought our first home. I have to admit it was really fun to go through them.

    Laura Reply:

    I don’t remember hearing about Popples??? I’ll have to look them up!

  7. Staci Brown says

    Such good memories – it was extra special if you got the one that was vanilla and chocolate in the same pop. My three year old looks at my old Cabbage Patch kid dolls like they are a little scary. Plus I had some homemade Cabbage Patch Kids that my mom tried to make for me and those really are scary looking!

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  8. says

    I actually have a Cabbage Patch that my mom made for me! My brother and I each got to pick out a head (which sounds creepy now that I think about it) and my mom bought kits that had a basic pattern and fabric like the “real” Cabbage Patch kids were made of! I still remember going to Wal-Mart to pick out the head (again, creepy) and being so excited for her to finish. My 20 month old now loves playing with it.

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  9. Wendy says

    Hi Laura,
    What a timely post considering most of the country is in a heat wave, and us in MN have had temps and humidity equal to the amazon…the weather guy said we had the highest dew point in the country. Don’t know how that happens! I am making these, 100 degrees tomorrow, I may have to break down and turn on my cooktop just once for pudding!

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    Mrs. Mordecai Reply:

    I’m sure this recipe isn’t as fabulous as Laura’s, but you can make pudding in your microwave if you just can’t stand to turn the stove on.

    http://be-it-ever-so-humble.blogspot.com/2009/09/homemade-microwave-pudding-cups.html

    I can’t wait to try freezing it! Why didn’t I think of that? :)

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  10. Courtney says

    Popples, Bill Cosby, Cabbage Patch Dolls, and pudding pops. Those were the days!! I just bought some super cool rocket pop molds on Amazon and we’ve been experimenting with creamsicles and fruity popsicles. I was lamenting the fact that there was no way I was buying Jell-O pudding to make fudgesicles. Thank you for saving the day!! :D

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  11. says

    Ohhhhhhh these look GOOD! With this crazy heat we’ve been having up here I’m trying to keep the freezer stocked with frozen treats (today we had peach/kefir Popsicles!) I will definitely try these!

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  12. Michele says

    When I have flavored yogurt that is nearing its expiration date, I do this same thing with it. My kids think frozen yogurt on a stick is uber cool, and I feel better that it has a little nutrition in it.

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  13. says

    I made these just this morning!! My hubby has been dying for banana pudding pops and I finally got around to making them. I just mushed up 2 really ripe bananas and added it to the vanilla pudding. They were perfect!
    I think I’m going to do strawberry ones next.

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    Laura Reply:

    Oh, banana pudding pops – what a great idea!

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    Heather T. Reply:

    A little off subject but you made me think of Banana ice cream, we have been making here its just frozen bananas that you peel, slice freeze 1-2 hours or longer then put in your food processor it is soo yummy and it is really like ice cream. Amazing at least we think so.

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    Abbey Reply:

    We made the banana ones too, and if you slice the banana thinly and lay a slice in the bottom, it is a great “weight” to put the stick into(we used straws). Then you have a yummy treat at the top of the pop.
    My cabbage Patch kids STILL still smells like baby powder!!!Now what kind of chemical was THAT???

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  14. Jessica says

    Oh these make me want to lick the computer. Better go make pudding instead. :) I don’t want to go out and get the cups so I may try making “mini-pops” in the ice cube trays. We’ll see…
    LOVED me some cabbage patch dolls — yay 80’s!

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    Laura Reply:

    we make ‘mini-pops’ here too! :) they are just perfect for little ones! (and for a small treat for us grown-ups too!)

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  15. says

    I used to love pudding pops! I’m going to have to make these this week! As for Cabbage Patch dolls, I never had one until I was an older teen. A friend of the family made me a homemade cabbage patch knock off one year, and that was pretty cool, but no real one until I was about 16 or so. i was at a flea market and some guy had a naked cabbage patch doll hanging by her neck with a rope. I had to rescue her! I bought her baby clothes and even snagged a diaper from a family member. Sadly, I no longer have either of the dolls. I finally figured out that my son would not have anything to do with them and girls just weren’t in our picture so I sent them on to be loved by another little girl.

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  16. Jodie in MN says

    My girls have my beloved Cabbage Patch doll and even though they continually try to change her name I insist that they call her by her given name, Gabby.

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  17. Jenny says

    We do this at home and the kids love it! And when I was young the real “pudding pops” were a treat at our house! Wont ever forget Bill Cosby’s commercials :) As for Cabbage Patch…..oh lemme tell ya. Being from N GA no childhood was complete without a trip to the Cabbage Patch Babyland :) They actually have a labor and deliver room “cabbage patch” where you can witness births….lol! I think for some kids it may be a little traumatic. I had the homemade version as well as the real thing, my poor little brother even had a boy one. I think he may have rebelled against having it since he later colored it with markers….hehehehehe. Aaaaahhhhh….thanks for a trip down memory lane!

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  18. Jenny says

    oh and remember “Garbage Pail” kids…the grody characters that made fun of Cabbage Patch?! sorry, very random thought. I never could understand why someone would do that, my brother (of course) loved them. hahahahaha But it came to me (of course) after I entered my comment. :)

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  19. ShellyS says

    Hey, Laura –
    I was just talking about Pudding Pops earlier this week! You probably make your own pudding, huh?! For the lazier folks, do you think a box of cooked pudding would work just as well – or what about instant? I know, I know…it just wouldn’t taste the same! lol

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    Laura Reply:

    I’m sure it would work – I’ll just turn my head the other way. :)

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    Abbey Reply:

    Both will work just fine. I made some that way (shame on me I know….) but now I have a GREAT recipe for homemade pudding so no excuse for next time!

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  20. angie says

    I was just telling my brother the other day how much I wished I had one! Now I guess I’m gonna have to make some. Yummy! Thanks for all the cool ideas!

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  21. says

    Dixie Cups … sounds much better. =)

    My mom made Orange-sicles during the summer in those old style Tupperware popsicle “thingy”. They were so refreshing on a hot day after swimming. What a great memory!

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  22. holly zeger says

    I have two cabbage patch dolls out in our storage room. Just waiting for a little one to pass them on too :)

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  23. Jessica Bish says

    I loved my cabbage patch dolls and when my son was born that’s what we got my daughter – her very own ‘real’ cabbage patch doll. I do believe I was a bit more excited then she was since she was only 2 at the time. ha! Hopefully someday she will appreciate it.

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  24. Chelsea Seibert says

    Thankyou SOOOO much for reminding me of these!! My mom made pudding pops for us as kids, I don’t know why I don’t think to make this stuff on my own… Thanks for the push!! The little cups are an awesome idea!(My kids will be thanking you too!)

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  25. says

    Oh my, I loved Jello Pudding Pops as a child, our school lunch sometimes came with one!! And yes I remember Cabbage Patch Dolls!! I wanted one so bad and Unbeknownst to me at the time it was something my parents just didn’t have the money to buy me. Very lean times indeed. My mom worked at a manufacturing plant and a lady she worked with made mom a “cabbage patch doll” for me she even had yellow hair just like mine, only it was made out of yarn. She even came with a birth certificate that mom helped me fill out when I opened her. I named her Kelly and I think mom still has her. By now she is probably showing her age, I know I am, lol I’m 34!! Mom and Dad were geniuses!! They couldnt’ afford a real doll but I loved my handmade one just as much, and she looked just like a real cabbage patch doll, even had toes and a belly button!! When the smurfs were a huge thing mom had a lady make my brother and I, a Papa Smurf and a Smurfette doll, they were crocheted.
    Even with no money there is no end to what a parent will do for their children. How blessed and loved I am!!!

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  26. Danette Coski says

    I’m a little confused about something going from the pudding recipe in your linked post to then making these pops.

    Does the mixture need to cool or chill before being poured and frozen? Or can it be poured in warm and stuck right in the freezer?

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    Laura Reply:

    Pour the pudding into cups, then allow it to cool and set up for about 45 minutes before you put it into the freezer.

    Once it’s set up, you can put popsicle sticks into the pudding and they’ll stay upright (hopefully). The pudding was still warm when I put it into the freezer, but not hot.

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  27. phyllis kassum says

    I made these for the grandkids. they like to hold the empty cup as a “rest” for the pop. I also mixed some fresh fruits, peach,banana, pineapple with a little white grape juice and made “slushie” pops. Both kinds are a winner when the weather is so hot.

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  28. Laura says

    i still have my Cabbage Patch Doll!! her name is cabbage haha oh the creativity of my childhood mind :) i too only have [2] boys [so far ;)] and they dont seem to think she’s cool haha.
    the pops look very yummie! we’ve been making blended fruit and yogurt pops so far this summer, looks like we might be changing it up a bit!! :D

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  29. Marilyn K says

    Loved those pudding pops as a kid…and Cabbage Patch dolls. My boys like to play with our old Pound Puppies at Grandma’s house! We just made popsicles with strawberry yogurt smoothies yesterday and I bought those Dixie cups for the first time! They have turned into a bunch of fun for my boys. They are making cup towers and then knocking them down with the air from the fan. :)

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  30. Danielle B says

    Awwww yes, CP dolls. I fondly remember Mindy and Megan. Megan was my first. I had three others, their names are escaping me at the moment. My bro had one too. He named his Joshua. Or he called it Joshie. (he was a babe lol) My sister said she was too old for them when they came out. 13 maybe? lol

    I remember my aunt sewed clothes for my CP dolls. Mine and my cousin. I *think* I have them around here somewhere. Either that or I gave them away when I gave some of my dolls away.

    Yummmm… pudding pops. mmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmm!!!

    OH Laura… any healthy recipes for Jell-O?

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    Laura Reply:

    I think I could figure out how to make it with some sort of gelatin and fruit juice. It’s on my list of recipes to play with – eventually!! :)

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    Danielle B Reply:

    Yum thanks!! I’ll be looking forward to it!

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    Danielle B Reply:

    I knew I’d remember! Not that it matters lol. I had twins Christopher and Justin. One of whom I put a dot of perm marker above the “belly button” to distinguish the two. The other I still don’t remember!

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  31. says

    Great idea for the pudding pops Laura, thanks for the inspiration. My neighbor lady once made me a cabbage patch doll for my birthday…I named her Bonnie, and I still have her and the Koosa I got for my birthday also…named him Cocoa…because he was brown…I know, real creative…lol…since my boys probably won’t play with them, I plan on saving them for my future granddaughters to play with when they visit….I mean, one of my 4 boys is bound to have a girl….right?

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  32. says

    Oh those cabbage patch dolls. Mine had blonde hair and green eyes. I had a deer costume for her, antlers and all. That was the one doll I played with all the time. She is still around here somewhere.

    I loved, and still do love, pudding pops. Thanks for the recipe.

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  33. Emily says

    How funny, I was just craving these this morning and thinking I should try making them soon, and then I got on your site this afternoon, and you had posted about it!! I’ll have to try yours! :)

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  34. Rose says

    I just came across your blog yesterday and I must say I am hooked! I made these pudding pops today with my little guy as mommy’s helper and we can’t wait to taste them tomorrow! Thank you for sharing such a simple and delicious recipe.

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  35. Melodya says

    Laura, we have done this with our buttermilk/orange juice also!

    But our all time favorite is using a GOOD juice and Jello (or some form of gelatin). You can’t suck the flavor out like a kool-aid or just juice pop. And as it melts it doesn’t really drip cause it is turning back into jello!

    Back in ’98 I was preggo with my first. 3rd floor apt building, July. I was Craving a Pudding pop and they had stopped selling them. So I called the Jello company and.. um.. slightly pleaded with them to recontinue the product. LOL

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    Christina D Reply:

    can you explain exactly how you would do this? i’d love to make these for my young kids that I loathe chocolate drops everywhere :). would love a more dripless alternative

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    Melodya Reply:

    Make Jello as directed using juice instead of water. Pour into containers & put into freezer. I use the cheapo pop cycle sets you can get at the grocery store. Have fun!

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  36. Janet Kiessling says

    Ok, I am going to the store & gettin some arrowroot!!! I have some kiddos who can not have the regular refined sugar – so when thay see pudding stuff – they drool!!!! I have tried other recipes – arrowroot was not in it! The missing secret ingred. – well, sort of!!! The other ones just would not get thick – yuck!!! Wahoo – yes, I am so excited! Thank you & Hugs – Laura!!!!!!! (((HUGS)))) :0)

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    Katie Reply:

    If you are able to order arrowroot from Azure Standard it is sooooo much cheaper than the price I found at the store. Even if you did a UPS order of arrowroot from Azure it is quite worth it for the cost savings, at least compared to what I found at our local Fred Meyer.

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    Janet Kiessling Reply:

    Thank you – I will give that a try. But I have 6 very anxious kiddos wanting me to try this recipe ‘yesterday’!!! :0)
    So, I’ll think that I will go to the store first & then buy the rest – or the bulk through Azure!!
    Thanks for the advice!! Blessings! Janet

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  37. says

    Ahhh, cabbage patch dolls. I still have mine. Apparently, she was the last brown hair/light eyed doll on the shelf and my grandma basically fought some lady for it! My daughter has her own cabbage patch now, who she named Tansy. I’m totally going to look into these pudding pops for her.

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  38. Crystal says

    My kids LOVE pudding pops! When I was little I remember my grandma got me 2 Cabbage Patch dolls and they both looked me (blond hair and green eyes) and 2 for my sister (brown hair and brown eyes)! Now realizing how crazy difficult that must have been!!

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  39. says

    Oh wow… those look good! I’ll have to make some! YUM!

    I used to have an asian cabbage patch kid… it was part of their “international adoption” collection. I actually still have her and her funky jacket! I’ll have to pull her out for my daughter one day! I even have the cabbage patch horse! :)

    By the way.. I made your whole wheat and honey zucchini bread recipe yesterday… it was SO GOOD!!! :) THANKS!

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  40. Jennifer says

    So we made these yesterday using homemade pudding and I have to say, they were delicious! I am a big fan of pudding straight from the pan, but I actually think that pudding tastes better frozen and on a stick. Thank you for this timely post as it is supposed to be in the 90s where I live today and those four pudding pops left in the freezer (yes, only four, we almost ate them all) are going to be a welcome treat this afternoon…if they last that long… :o)

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  41. Amber says

    I will never forget my Cabbage Patch doll…she had brown hair and green eyes and freckles on her nose…a yellow dress and her name was Iris Herberta….such memories :) I can’t wait to make these for my son! what a great idea! and totally a money saver which is the best part for me!

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  42. Jolene says

    Going to the store….. to get cups…. and arrowroot…. and sticks…. :D

    or maybe just make pudding! :D I like the rave reviews– so I printed and will be trying these in the next few days!

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  43. Andrea C says

    Found your site from Moneysavingmom.com
    love this idea, got five little ones, I can’t wait to try them!!
    Oh, and Cabbage Patch dolls, mine was Kelly Gretta and my husbands was (oh stink, now I forget the name, but his mom made doll cothes, so she bought a little boy cabbage patch doll) And. . . my daughter just received her first cabbage patch doll – his name is Lance and the paperwork I found in the box dates back to 1993. . . Love that her greatgrandma found an original(non pink hair, sparkly face) for her!!

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  44. says

    I also found this link from Money Saving Mom. I have no idea why I have never made these before. They are super easy and yummy. Thanks for the reminder to make them. I am on my way to do it!

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  45. Anna says

    Trixie Ermina will always have a special place in my heart even though she is in a memory box stored at my parent’s house.

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  46. Michelle says

    I have pudding where you just mix milk in and whisk it for a few minutes. Will that work for these freezer pudding pops? I do not use the stove at all so they would not require cooling time.

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, that should work! :)

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  47. says

    I guess I really need to get some stainless steel popsicle molds! These look yummy.

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    jessica Reply:

    You don’t really need the stainless steel molds at all. They make plastic ones that are just as good!! :)

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    Lisa @Retro Housewife Goes Green Reply:

    Plastic can leach toxins into your food and it’s also bad for the environment. I prefer stainless steel. :)

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    sonya Reply:

    Is pba the only concern with food and plastic? I always look for a glass or metal option and am a big advocate of wax paper. But you can buy pba free popsicle molds. Also, I fold in whip cream to my chocolate pudding to make the pudding pops. It works great and taste creamy and delicious. Thanks.

  48. Callie says

    I loved pudding pops! Do they even make those anymore? I think I will be making these soon. And I had a friend who at least 30 cabbage patch dolls. I only had 1–that a family member made for me. It wasn’t the same. It did not have cornsilk hair. Or a signature on her behind :(

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    Dana Reply:

    Someone asked if they still make pudding pops…they do! My husband and I found them at an Aldi last summer. They were taken over by Popsicle brand…they are a different shape now but man, are they good!

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    Darcy Reply:

    I was the same as you, Callie. I had a homemade one, and it just wasn’t the same. My parents said they didn’t want to spend that kind of money on a doll. Of course, now my girls have Cabbage Patch dolls that my parents bought for them (along with dolls that cost even more!).

    I grew up on pudding pops as well. Now that our goat is milking again, I will just have to try making some pudding and making pudding pops!

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  49. RaShell S says

    How do you keep the pops from sticking to the paper cups. I just pulled one out of the freezer and I can’t get the paper off them.

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    Laura Reply:

    Oh dear – you know…the ones I used were made of thin plastic. I didn’t think of the paper sticking. If you run water over it, will the paper come off??

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    RaShell S Reply:

    Just tried running water over the paper cup.. It worked! We are at this very moment enjoying our choc. pops! Thank you!

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    Larissa Reply:

    If you let popcicles sit on the counter for 5-10 min they should slide right out too and you don’t have to worry about paper on your popcicle. But you have to practice patience. :)

    Lillie Reply:

    You should be able to tear the cup off starting at the rim of the cup. That is how they use to do it at Dairy Queen. I suppose they probably still do. I don’t know.

  50. says

    I loved my cabbage patch dolls!! I kept a few of them and gave one to my daughter when she turned 4. Brings back some good memories :D Can’t wait to try this recipe with my children. Thanks!

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  51. Anna says

    I had just made pudding pops earlier today~~~ then I saw this e-mail! Ahhhhh…. childhood memories. Hope to be creating some for our son, including pudding pops. And to answer your question about Cabbage Patch Dolls, I received mine back when Zayer was still in business (yup, I’m right there with you on the age thing). My mom stood in line overnight to get me one for Christmas that year then come spring/summer I left it outside in the sun and it actually got a tan! CRAZY?! Right!?! Who knew a plastic doll could get a tan?

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    Kelley Reply:

    My aunt used to date Xavier (long time ago,LOL) so I always got Cabbage Patch dolls for my Birthday and Christmas. I plan to take my daughter to the Cabbage Patch Hospital in Cleveland, GA this year for her birthday so she can “adopt” a Cabbage Patch baby, and watch it being “born” :)

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  52. says

    I absolutely LOVE pudding pops. Ok, what kind of pudding do you use? Or do you have a pudding recipe?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yep – just follow the links in my post for “Creamy Pudding” and it’ll take you to three yummy recipes!

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    Becky @ Our Peaceful Home Reply:

    Oh, duh. Thanks. For some reason my other computer didn’t want to find any links.

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  53. says

    My cabbage patch story comes from the creator, Xavier Roberts. I grew up in northeast Georgia and he would come by my family’s farm and purchase fresh produce from us. I also grew up going to Baby Land General every time family came into town. (Baby Land General is where the cabbage patch were “born” every hour, on the hour. It just happen to be about 10 miles down the road from my family’s farm. :)

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  54. says

    I was just thinking about pudding pops and wondering if the still sold those. No reason to buy them now, I’ll just make these! Have you ever used instant pudding and then froze it? Great idea!

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    Laura Reply:

    No, but I would imagine it would work. :)

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  55. Janet Kiessling says

    Well, the kids & I stopped @ the store to buy some arrowroot. They did not have any. So, I went home to look it up to try & purchase it online. Found a couple of places BUT the s/h was completely outragious(sp?). I guess that what happens when we live way over here in California – :0). So, one of the websites sudgested using cornstartch. We tried it – and IT WORKED!!!! Mama’s happy & the kids will be happy tomorrow when they get to have some yummy vanilla – made w/ homemade vanilla, too!!! Thanks for the recipe, Laura!!! <

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    Katie Reply:

    Did you try azure standard? You may be able to find a drop point for deliveries near you. They are located in Oregon. They do UPS deliveries also.

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    Janet Kiessling Reply:

    Thanks – tried everything!!! :0)
    Frugally speaking – this was cheapest way to go!!!

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  56. susan says

    i loved my cabbage patch doll so much that i bought my older girls’ one when they re-released them….they weren’t as fond as i was and ignored them…too many other toys i guess

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  57. Micah says

    My children play with my Cabbage Patch doll. Her name is Tracey & she’s a preemie. Really cute! My oldest 2 girls received their own as a first birthday gift & my baby girl will get hers next year. As for the pudding pops, I told my husband it was a good thin he knew I’d made them because without accountability I could eat the whole (ice cube) tray! I figured if I was going to put in the effort of stirring a pot for so long making pudding I’d just as well stir 2 pots at once! We enjoyed chocolate and vanilla. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!!

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  58. Kelly says

    Can you make the pudding with out the eggs?? Just wondering we can not do eggs here… We CAN do Duck Eggs.. and that is what I used last time I made it.. But the ducks are not laying great right now.. so I was wondering if it might work without the eggs??

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    Laura Reply:

    Hmm, I’m not really sure. The eggs really help acheive thickness in this recipe. BUT, you could sure give it a try and see what happens. At the very least, you can drink your pudding!

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    Kelly Reply:

    Okay.. guess we will give it a try and see what happens!

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  59. Christa says

    I was just talking about pudding pops last night with my husband. It seems they were so much bigger than the ones we have in the store now. Cabbage patch kids!! My mother stood in line in CA just to learn they were all out and had to be put on a waiting list to get me one. The things we do for our kids.

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  60. says

    christa, my mom did the same thing!!! I had a red haired one that looked just like me! I don’t know what happened to her but I miss my doll! I have a great pic of me holding her. ahhhh…the memories.

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  61. Luz says

    Hi Laura,
    I was looking at your pudding pop recipe and was wondering if you think that sugar free instant pudding would work to make these?

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    Laura Reply:

    Yes, it would work – although I’m not a fan of sugar-free foods as I don’t trust their sweeteners to be healthy. :(

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  62. Sarah B says

    Growing up we always used these “special” glass malt cups and layered pudding then ice cream into the cups then froze them- they were oh so good!! I loved eating those things!

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  63. says

    Pudding pops & Cabbage Patch dolls! Yes, I’m at the end of my 4th decade too. My red-haired CP doll, Gilly Whitney, is in a box in the attic. I had hoped to pass her on to one of my children, but with five boys, that’s not going to happen. Hmmm…what will be her fate?

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  64. says

    I have a Cabbage Patch doll that my mother insisted on buying for me (I thought they were as ugly as could be and didn’t want one, finally consented to a black premie girl with a tuft of hair, her name is Carolyn Jo and I can see her on the shelf right now, just brought home three months ago after three and a half years of storage…), AND one that my mother made (Jessica Karen, and she’s sitting next to Carolyn Jo), which my mother, at my insistance, did sign on her bottom! :-)

    We make all sorts of popsicles here, usually plain yogurt or yogurt with fruit, sometimes fruit juice.

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