Evan recently requested popsicles during a trip to the store. I grabbed a mixed box of popsicles and fudgesicles. Every kid loves a cool treat on a hot summer afternoon, right? Well, I didn't feel too bad until I got the box home and glanced at the ingredients. The fudgesicles first ingredient was corn syrup, then water. Now I'm not going to go all "corn syrup is evil" on you but, I assumed that fudgesicles were made out of milk? Maybe I assumed wrong, but either way, it got me thinking.
I could make my own popsicles and fudgesicles for the kids fairly easy and a lot more healthier! So I started the quest to find some recipes that the kids would enjoy.
Here is the first one that I have tried! And let me tell you that the kiddos LOVED them and so did I :-).
- Chocolate Pudding 3.4 oz box (I used Jello chocolate instant pudding)
- 2 cups of Milk (I used Organic Skim)
- 6 Oreo’s (I used Trader Joes)
- 1/2 cup of cool whip (I used Cool Whip Lite)
I have been trying to substitute organic or healthier version of staples when I can. So I used Organic Milk and Trader Joe's Joe Joes which are made with all natural ingredients and No Hydrogenated Oils!