Push-Up Pop Throwdown!

The Assembled Contestants

On Saturday, January 19, my dad and I froze some homemade push-up pops!  My dad and I have made these before with Cutie clementine juice, pudding, etc., but as we made a variety on that day, I decided to blog about it.

But this post isn’t just a blog… it’s a throwdown!  Which of the following dessert pops sound best to you?  Comment or email me (megan@southbayfood.com) with your vote.


Split Decision

Flavor #1:  Banana Split


Bottom:  Homemade Hot Chocolate Mix Ice Cream

Middle:   Homemade Banana Ice Cream (using fresh fruit, of course!)

Top:  Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream


Whipped Cream

Maraschino Cherry


Critic:  Me!

“Creamy and rich like a dream!  The pop held together really well, and the flavors melted together!  I would definitely suggest this dessert.”



Flavor #2:  Sun and Moon (A Light and Dark Smoothie Pop)


Alternating layers of …

Light smoothie (including strawberries, raspberries, and clementine juice), and

Dark smoothie (including blueberries, banana, and mixed fruit juice)


Critic:  Tabitha

“I like that there are two different fruity smoothies.   I like the light smoothie better.  It’s a good one to vote for.”


Supreme Slurping

Flavor #3:  Brownie Supreme


Bottom:  Ghiradelli Brownie

Next:  Homemade Banana Ice Cream

Next:  Ghiradelli Brownie

Top:  Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream


Critic:  Dad

“I especially loved the brownie and banana layers.  I thought the brownie would be too frozen, but it was great!”


This was much like the banana split, but not as good in my opinion.


Perfect Pudding

Flavor #4:  Stripe-O-Rama


Alternating layers of …

Vanilla pudding, and

Chocolate fudge pudding.


Critic:  Mom

“It’s refreshingly delicious.  I like the alternating flavors and creamy texture of the pudding.”

Which one fits your liking?  We are all eager to hear!  Please tell us your opinion.

Pouring the Pops!

(Now that we love to make push-up pops, we are always searching for new recipes. Do you have any suggestions?)