We had some egg nog left over from Christmas which had an expiration date of sometime in February. Okay, I admit, scary, but we can save that discussion for another time.
Lou was a little scared as well when he saw me drinking some. "Is that still good?!?!" He asked me accusingly.
"Sure, look at the expiration date." I answered.
He checked it out, because obviously he thought I had lost my mind, but then he came up with an idea. If you know, Lou, you know he is the idea man. He decided we should freeze the rest of the egg nog in cups because it would taste, "...just like a Jello pudding pop!" Brilliant!
So we did, we froze the egg nog, and I have to admit, Lou was right. Our newly frozen treats did taste just like pudding pops. Notice Lou doing his best Cosby face as he enjoys the pop!
The enjoyment of our tasty treats brought us to the obvious question. Whatever happened to Jello Pudding Pops??? I decided to look it up in Google today. I mean Google knows everything right? Well not this. What I found is there are a lot of people who want to know where they went, but no one really knows the answer. One person says you can get them at Walmart, but they don't taste as good. One person said Kraft used to make them but Popsicle does now, but again, they don't taste as good. I found a recipe to make them at home. I found a petition to bring back the originals, and I found a fairly incoherent rambling I am sure was written in the middle of the night by a stoner with the munchies who was jonesin' for a pudding pop.
Our recipe for pudding pops?
Popsicle sticks, or in our case, plastic knives, not the safest of ideas, but we were in a bind!
Pour Egg Nog into Plastic cups. Freeze. Put a stick in once slushy and freeze until solid.
Hey we like things quick and simple around here.