Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Pudding Pop's For Tot's

Our son loves these pudding pops even more than Cherry Cream Pops. He stands in front of the fridge and points at the freezer when he wants one. I designed these for toddlers by making them slow melting and low in sugar. There are about 3 grams of sugar per a pop but half is naturally occurring from the date and coconut milk. If you don't want to use gelatin then it will still work fine but will melt faster. Enjoy!

Pudding Pop's For Tot's

Gluten Free
Makes 15 1oz Pop's

1 can full fat coconut milk, unsweetened 
1 tbl grass-fed gelatin
2 tbl mini chocolate chips
1 coconut rolled date piece
1 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Pour the can of coconut milk into a small pot and whisk in gelatin. Let it sit for about 5 minutes for the gelatin to bloom. This helps to keep it from clumping.
  2. Gently heat over medium, whisking until all of the gelatin is dissolved.
  3. Turn off the heat and add the chocolate chips. Whisk until completely combined.
  4. Pour into a blender with the vanilla extract and date. Blend until completely smooth. Be careful when blending hot liquids if your blender doesn't have a vent it could blow the top. Taste to make sure it is sweet enough.
  5. Pour into 15 molds and let it set up in the freezer for about an hour.
  6. Insert a stick once it is firm enough to hold it upright and continue freezing for several hours until firm enough to pop out. 
  7. Store in the freezer. I like to just store them in the mold with a piece of plastic wrap over the top.

Notes and Substitutions 

coconut rolled date
  • If you want these vegan then leave the gelatin out our use agar.
  • I used a rolled date because they tend to be softer and blend up better in my cheap blender. They are also cheaper. You can use medjool dates but I would use 2 since they are a little smaller.
  • You can pour these into regular size molds but I like the size and stick length of these smaller ones. 
  • These are not extremely sweet. To make it sweeter you can add another date or maple syrup or honey.
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After gelatin blooms; gently heat and whisk until dissolved.

Turn off heat and whisk in chocolate chips.

Blend with remaining ingredients.

Pour into molds and set in freezer.

Once slightly firm, insert sticks and continue freezing.

What is your favorite ice pop flavor?


  1. I haven't had one of these in years...but I loved push pops growing up, in the creamy orange flavor. I'm not sure I would still like it now though, but I think the creamy coconut milk might taste good with mango?

    1. Yum! I live those too. I will have to try out that flavor on my next pop making round.


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