Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Nilla Wafer Pudding Pops

Time for this month's Recipe Swap!  I missed last month, so I was happy to be back with the group for April.  However, this month's recipe stumped me....
Tomato Pudding???  The original recipe says the dish is a condiment.  
I like condiments.
I like tomatoes.
I LOVE pudding.  Since I have been pregnant, my craving for pudding has been pretty extreme.  Pudding I can work with. Skip the tomatoes, skip the condiments, it's all about pudding.
When I was younger, I loved these guys, 
                                                                                                         image source
They are pretty tough to find in the grocery store now.  They had a brief comeback, but they weren't the same delicious pops I remember from my childhood.  Could I re-create that delicious popsicle at home?  This month's recipe swap gave me the opportunity to try!
The days are getting longer, and we are having a few sunny days here in Seattle, so my mind is turning to fun and sun....and popsicles.  I don't have popsicle molds and during my last minute trip to the grocery store, I couldn't find any.  Perfect time to get creative and break out some Dixie cups and popsicle sticks.  
Also lurking in my cabinets?  Nilla wafers.  Why not combine banana cream pudding with some Nilla wafers?  This recipe came together in a snap!
Nilla Wafer Pudding Pops
makes 6
1 3/4 cup half and half
15 crushed Nilla wafers
1 3.4 ounce box instant banana cream pudding (small box)
In a blender mix all ingredients together. Put in small Dixie cups or popsicle molds, freeze, and eat!
This is the perfect project to whip up with the kids this summer.  You can get creative and try all sorts of flavors.  They turned out creamy and delicious.  Not quite like I remember when I was a kid, but a pretty good substitute.  I'm sure you could also use regular milk, the half and half made these popsicles thick and rich.  The possibilities are endless!
Please check out the posts from my fellow recipe swappers...they are all so creative!