Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Rainbow Pudding Popsicles

Today I bring you a tutorial on how to make rainbow pudding popsicles...



Rainbow Pudding Popsicles



My car thermometer read 101 degrees yesterday. Yes, 101. On May 31st. And, no, I don't live on the equator.



We've been having a mini heatwave and I have to admit I am always a little thankful to head into the office on days like this.

But...

it is the perfect weather for a treat like this...

Rainbow Pudding Popsicles

We actually made these back in March when my nephew came over for a playdate (and I forgot to post about it - d'oh!) but they'd be perfect for this kind of weather!

First we made some vanilla pudding. It was the first time the kids had ever done that and I gotta tell ya, they had so much fun making pudding "from scratch" {thank you Jell-o for making me look like a master magician chef!} LOL.

A large box of jell-o instant pudding (vanilla) and cold milk (not pictured) can make you look amazing!

Then we divided it into 6 separate bowls. And added food coloring (I used the liquid drop kind which we already had in the pantry) until we got the colors we wanted. I admit I had some trouble getting the purple to come out right, but EH, I was working with preschoolers and they didn't care!


Colored pudding



Then I had the kids fill up some plastic cups in layers to create a rainbow effect. Here is Boogey's - not exactly the neatest rainbow out there, but quite a fun swirly visual. She really had fun making these!


A 3-yr old's version of a rainbow - gotta love the swirls!

Lastly we stuck 2 popsicle sticks in them (we needed 2 since the cups were so wide), covered with saran wrap and placed them in the freezer for several hours.


Rainbow Pudding Popsicle


When the kids were ready to try them out, I simply removed them from the freezer and {carefully} ran the outer sides of the cup with hot water to help loosen the frozen pudding, and popped them out. YUM!

Refreshing Frozen Pudding Popsicle - yum!
For those of you who have asked, these simply taste like vanilla pudding - just frozen. I was worried the taste would be compromised with freezing, but it wasn't! Definitely a YUM! :)

Do you have any favorite summer treats you like to make with the kids?

{For the record, I saw this idea on someone's blog last summer but can't remember where. If it comes to me, I'll be sure to give credit!}


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29 comments:

  1. those are so cute! what do they taste like? I can't imagine what frozen pudding would taste like.... ?

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  2. All you need is Bill Cosby to give them a lick! I can't wait to try this. My kiddos will love them!

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  3. These look so fun! I wonder, too, what frozen pudding tastes like.. But I bet it's yummy!! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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  4. this is too cute!! love it! Pudding pops are super yummy for the record- I've never done the homemade kind, but I loved it when Jello made them. these are so pretty! :)

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  5. I'll take your heatwave, and you can take my light fixtures! ;) Seriously, I will remember you if and when we ever get around to switching them out. (so many projects, so little time...and money.) You let me know if you're serious! BTW, you have to tell me again your nifty little trick to replying to comments via email. I know you told me once, but it's already slipped my brain.

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  6. Delicious! (and oh my goodness that is HOT!)
    I would love if you would share this on our Weekly Playdate linkup at: http://beneaththerowantree.blogspot.com/2011/05/playdate-link-party-everyone-welcome.html
    Itis a play and kid themed link up :)

    Cheers,
    Lori
    Come & Play!
    http://beneaththerowantree.com

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  7. That looks so good--especially with the hot weather. We're still waiting for summer, but this is something I know my kids will love!

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  8. how fun! i am sure this was very refreshing during the heatwave-we had one, too. i am not looking forward to the summer's hot weather!

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  9. That looks so yummy, what a great idea, thanks!

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  10. Those look SO good and perfect for this hot weather!!! THANKS for sharing this recipe on Fancy This Fridays! Hope you'll pop over today to see if you won the giveaway! :) http://trulylovelywiththelaneysisters.blogspot.com/2011/06/fancy-this-features-27-and-winner.html

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  11. What a fantastic idea! Looking forward to slightly warmer weather where I am so that I can try this! I also shared your post on my blog at:

    http://adesiretoinspire.blogspot.com/2011/06/snack-time.html

    Looking forward to following your crafting and snacking adventures :)

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  12. I'm featuring this on Sunday at KIS!

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  13. What a fun treat for the kiddos :) I Love the rainbow colors.

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  14. Yummers! My daughter would love these! Please stop by www.laughloveandcraft.com and link up to my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party!

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  15. I started doing pudding pops at the end of last summer. Someone said to add some cool whip to the pudding so that it isn't as icy and more smooth.

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  16. I have been putting pudding and yogurt in teh freezer for years as a nice cold treat on a hot day, so I love this idea of making the rainbow pops! I might also try layering flavors next time as well.

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  17. These are awesome!! They look like tie dyed pudding pops!!

    This would be perfect for my Foodie Friday linky party - stop by this week and link up!

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  18. Bill Cosby would be so proud! I love puddin' pops!! This is going on our summer list! And looks like we are on our way to cooler temps, thank goodness.

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  19. Kyra, Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week! I just wanted to let you know that I will feature you at tomorrow's linky party! :)
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  20. Um, DELICIOUS! I have to try these out! Yum-o! (Like Jell-O...ok, I'm lame). ;)

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  21. Wow, these look awesome. will definately give these a try!

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  22. Am I seriously the only one here whos ever had a jello pudding pop from the store dang I am old!!!

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  23. This is a great idea!! I'm going to do this with my nieces!! Except I love banana pudding!! Thanks for the tip!

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  24. oopsy--I got ahead of myself on this one and put the colors in before it was firm and then mixed it in the cup--oh brother--wonder what this will look like! LOL

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  25. Hey Kyra

    I totally used this week for my Treat Day Wednesday and linked back to your awesome post. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Head over to see what you created...SMILES :) http://www.trilogyedibles.com

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  26. Might have to use these in my art sessions!

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  27. Yeah! Thanks for linking up to Foodie Friday! Glad to have you and I cant wait to see what you bring next week!! :)

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  28. those are great!1 so pretty looking too...rainbow pops!
    KAT

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  29. I love this idea! Fun activity for the kids.

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