Tuesday, January 10, 2012

orange dream pudding pops

When 3 pounds of oranges arrived in my CSA box this week I knew I would have to motivate myself with 2012 blog goal #3 (use CSA box ingredients more creatively).  I am the only person in this house that eats oranges and while I really do like them 3 pounds is a lot for even this girl.  The crazy warm winter days that we have been enjoying has been prompting Carter to constantly request popsicles.  I started googling orange sherbet but, then I had an 80s flashback of pudding pops.  I loved pudding pops and can vividly remember that thin layer of ice that encased the pop.  Once you cracked the ice layer the most creamy center was right beneath.  They were delicious.  I had all of the ingredients to whip together orange dream pudding pops.  Carter and I squeezed the oranges and got mixing.  The results were fantastic.  There is no thin icy layer but, the pop is just as creamy as I remember.  These pops must really evoke dreams because Carter woke up the next day and said "mommy I had a dream last night that you let me eat two pudding pops".  True sweet dreams.

orange dream pudding pops
adapted: glutenfreefive

1 large box instant vanilla pudding
8 ounces vanilla yogurt
1 1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
8 ounces cool whip, thawed

In a blender combine pudding, yogurt, juice and milk and blend until combined. Fold in cool whip and pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 5 hours or until firm.


Kitchen Belleicious said...

Okay I have GOT to make this for my son and myself! I grew up eating the orange push pops in the summer. They were my favorite thing in the world!

Leslie said...

Wait...isnt it supposed to be "Puddin"? ;) lol..I kid.
These sound like my kind of popsicle. I love love love the orange/cream flavors!

That Girl said...

Every winter I go Orange crazy. This may have jump started the frenzy.

nancy at good food matters said...

This is definitely a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts---I love the orange/vanilla combination. Reminds me of the Creamsicle I loved as a kid.

Anonymous said...

These sound incredible!! I love orange creamsicles, so I know I'd be a fan of these. Perfect!

Lizzy said...

Oh, these look delicious!! Smooth, creamy and fabulous. Now I just need the weather to get above freezing...or maybe I should just crank up the furnace????

Vicki Bensinger said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog because now I've discovered yours which is wonderful!

I so remember those pudding pops and Dreamcicles were my favorite along with my sisters and dad. I can't wait to make these since about 8 months ago I purchased push pop molds. These will be perfect in them. I may need to reduce the calories by using the low fat or fat free yogurt and cool whip, so hopefully they will be as tasty.

Thank you so much for this recipe. I can't wait to try it and read more of your fun recipes. Have a great weekend!

Joanne said...

I'm generally not such a fan of eating oranges straight up, but I LOVE creamsicles. Serious love. Totally need these in my life!

Meg {henninglove} said...

these sound amazing!! i definitely need to buy my own popsicle maker and make these stat!

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