One of the ways we have decided to reduce our grocery budget is to start making our own popsicles. Premade ice cream pops and sandwiches are expensive!
I had popsicle molds on my thrift/garage sale list, but when I saw these and the price at Cracker Barrel I went ahead and purchased them. I thought the patriotic handles were really cute!
For my first try I made Fudge Pudding Pops. The recipe is from May/June Taste of Home Simple & Delicious magazine.
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
1 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup cocoa
1 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract
In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour until smooth; gradually add milk. Stir in brown sugar, coca and salt. Bring to boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool for 20 minutes, stirring several times.
Pour into popsicle molds insert popsicle sticks. Freeze until firm.
These are very tasty, although very rich. Enjoy!