This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The a2 Milk Company™. All opinions are 100% mine.
May seems to be unpredictable when it comes to the weather. You just never know what you’re going to get. We went from chilly rainy days to 90+ degrees just in the past week! I wasn’t anticipating such heat, so we weren’t completely prepared. Luckily our air conditioning is working fine and dandy, but the kids found themselves craving a nice cold treat after walking home from school during the week. Because I just had surgery a few days ago, I wasn’t up for heading to the store. So I got a little creative with my a2 Milk®, which I try to always keep on hand, and whipped up some pretty incredible Chocolate Swirled Peanut Butter and Banana Pudding Pops.
You see, I don’t do so well with drinking dairy. Well – that’s how it used to be, until I found a2 Milk®.. Those of you who have been following me for a while, already know of my love for this new milk. a2 Milk® is milk the way nature intended, without the A1 protein. The A1 protein developed didn’t originally appear in cow’s milk. A genetic mutation occurred in cows, and a2 Milk® found a way to get rid of the protein that bothers so many people. Healthy cows, and a healthier milk for those with an intolerance.
Not only do I feel better when I consume a2 Milk® over any other milk, but I am able to make delicious treats that would have otherwise bothered me. I LOVE pudding, and most treats made with pudding. Pudding can’t really be made without milk though, so I had to limit my consumption. Not anymore!!
For the hot days ahead, what better way to consume pudding and a2 Milk® than with homemade pudding pops! Once you get the base recipe down, you can totally have fun experimenting with different flavors and add-ins. You really can’t go wrong with peanut butter and banana, as it makes for one tasty pudding pop. For some added fun, top your pop off with a little chocolate, or heck – swirl it in!
I split my batch and made some plain ol’ peanut butter and banana pudding pops, then I created some with just a little chocolate at the base. The most fun is to swirl the chocolate into the peanut butter mixture. What can I say, I like variety!
- 1 small box sugar free instant vanilla pudding
- 1 small box sugar free instant chocolate pudding
- 3 1/2 cups a2 Milk®, divided
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 ripe banana
- In a blender, combine vanilla pudding, 1 3/4 cup milk, peanut butter, and banana. Blend until smooth.
- Fill popsicle mold 3/4 of the way full.
- Rinse out blender and combine chocolate pudding and remaining 1 3/4 cup milk. Blend until smooth.
- Fill the popsicle mold the rest of the way with chocolate pudding mixture. Leave it as is, or use a knife to swirl the flavors slightly. Place the lid (or stick) on top and freeze for 3-5 hours, or overnight.