July 15, 2012

Frozen Pistachio Pudding Pops

I have been loving popsicles lately and I have eaten more than my fair share so far this Summer.  It has been so hot, that cold treats are a must to help cool down.  I had some half-and-half leftover from this homemade vanilla ice cream and I have been craving pistachio lately, so I combined the two and made some pudding pops!  So Good! They are so smooth and creamy and your kids will love them!  

The possibilities are endless with this easy recipe.  You can create so many different flavors.  You can use any flavor of pudding or layer different pudding flavors.  You can add crushed up cookies, chopped fruit or different flavored extracts.  You could even make a family night out of it and let everyone create their own flavor.      
Frozen Pistachio Pudding Pops
adapted from: Our Best Bites

1 3/4 c. half-and-half
1 (3.4 oz.) box instant pistachio pudding
1/4 tsp. almond extract, opt.     

Whisk together all ingredients and pour/spoon into popsicle molds.  Add a popsicle stick to each one and freeze for several hours or until frozen.  Yield: about 8 pops.  Keep in mind that the number of popsicles you get will vary depending on the size of molds you use.

*Notes: Our Best Bites tested all kinds of dairy combos and they discovered that half-and-half works best and will give you a richer and creamier texture.  You can substitute milk, but your pops will be a little icier.  

18 comments:

  1. Yum!! I love the pistachio ice-cream in spumoni so I bet these are great!

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    1. I love pistachio ice cream too!! I think you will for sure enjoy these. - Jenn

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  2. Last week I bought popsicle molds and Pistachio pudding. I haven't had that kind of pudding in decades nor have I had a popsicle. I must have known you were going to post this recipe! It looks delish and my husband and I will be enjoying these later this week. Thank you.

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    1. Wow - it was just meant to be - ha ha! - Jenn

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  3. These look amazing! I logged onto my blog and this was the first post update on it and I got so excited! My husband LOVES pistachio pudding and I have several boxes that are supposed to expire in the next month or so. This recipe is PERFECT for me to use with them! Thank you!

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    1. Perfect timing. If he LOVES pistachio pudding, then I think he will really like these! - Jenn

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  4. when i was a kid pistachio ice cream was my absolute favorite. i know weird. but this is a great answer and a fun project. never thought to add pudding. thanks for sharing ANOTHER terrific recipe!

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  5. Fun! I remember making these as a kid (with milk). I liked them better than the chocolate ones.

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  6. UH! This sounds good! I've been making the pistachio cake with pudding for years~ Thanks for posting!!
    (found you at under the table and dreaming)

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  7. I love pudding pops! I remember them fondly from childhood. Thanks for the reminder!

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  8. I used to love pudding pops as a kid! Where did they go???? I love pistachio so much, I have to do this for my kids. I would be depriving them of something wonderful if I didn't!

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    1. You know what's funny? Everyone keeps saying they loved these when they were kids, but I never had a pudding pop as a kid. I thought this was such a cool recipe when I found it, but I guess it isn't anything new to most people. We always made popsicles with Kool-Aid! - Jenn

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  9. Fun idea! And so easy! My kids would love this!

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  10. I do enjoy a pudding pop. This one looks really tasty. Thanks for sharing it.

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  11. Oh man - yummo! Pistachio pudding is one of my guilty pleasures. Pinning!!

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  12. Looks delicious! Gotta try them! Thanks for sharing! Liz

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  13. Now that is something I haven't had in forever! I love pistachio pudding, now I have a reason to go buy some.

    If you get a chance I would love it if you would link up this recipe to my Pin Pary.
    http://www.sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/07/pintastic-monday-link-party-1.html

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  14. These looks delicious!! I'd love to have you link this up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. It's a new linky party starting today. Hope to see you there. Thanks, Nichi
    http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/07/tasty-thursdays-1.html

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