Move over cupcakes, the new craze is popsicles! I have been on a popsicle kick lately. My mom got me hooked on the Walmart brand fruit bars. It started with the mango and I’ve now added the strawberry fruit bars too. Also, I’m fond of the orange sherbet push pops that Walmart sells. I currently have 4 different types of store-bought popsicles in the freezer.
Anywho, over on Pinterest there are a ton of popsicle recipes being pinned. The one that got my attention was the Creamy Nutella and Cool Whip Popsicles from 52 Kitchen Adventures. Who doesn’t like Nutella? Who doesn’t like whipped cream? Together??? Yes!!
Now the writer over at 52 Kitchen Adventures was sponsored by Cool Whip to create and share this recipe. Therefore she HAD to include Cool Whip whipped cream. I love Cool Whip, don’t get me wrong, but once I made homemade whipped cream for the first time, I knew I’d never have to buy Cool Whip again. So, I decided to make these popsicles with homemade whipped cream instead of store bought Cool Whip.
I almost always have Nutella in the pantry and the ingredients for the whipped cream are house hold staples. All I needed was to find popsicle molds. Well, that turned out to be a challenge. I looked at two Targets and a Walmart and came up with nothing. It’s summer! Shouldn’t they have popsicle molds around??! Luckily my mother-in-law found some at a dollar store. They aren’t the typical shape, but hey…they worked!
The recipe is simple in itself and makes 3 typical sized popsicles. All you do is blend 1 cup whipped cream, 1/2 cup milk, and 3 Tablespoons Nutella. Pour the mixture into the molds and let them freeze for several hours.
Here’s the recipe I use for homemade whipped cream, which makes a little over 2 cups:
- 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- 1 Tablespoon Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (sometimes I do 2 teaspoons)
- Chill a bowl in the freezer for 10 minutes or so
- Pour ingredients into chilled bowl
- Using a hand mixer, start on low and mix. Little by little increase the speed until the mixture is completely whipped.