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Sure...The one day I'm NOT thinking about chocolate!!! LOL
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LMAO!!!!!



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Get back to your books Kandigirl!

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6/1/10 11:31 A

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Healthy Choice fudgesicles are the BOMB!

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5/30/10 1:18 P

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Never heard of instand bird's custard powder... didn't know it existed.

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Oh, I just got my info from Wikipedia and maybe it was not up to date. I looked at a couple of other sites and see that it shows better ingredients. It looks pretty clean, maybe not organic but still ok as long as you stick to the "original" or non-instant variety. It's the non-instant Byrds that has all the bad ingredients:
Sugar, Modified Starch, Whey Powder, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Cream Powder, Milk Proteins, Thickeners (Carboxymethyl Cellulose, Carrageenan), Flavourings, Colours (Beta Carotene, Annatto).

But the non-instant is, as you say:
Cornflour, Salt, Colour (Annatto), Flavouring. There are so many nice things said about this stuff that now I'm going to have to see if I can find some around here. I love new food things!
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Thanks for introducing me to Byrds Custard Powder.

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5/30/10 10:59 A

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Hmmm... that's funny. My Bird's custard powder does not have ANY oil in it. (I thought that sounded weird). It's for making cornstarch pudding.
Yes, it is a British thing... My mom is 1/2 Brit.

My custard powder ingredient list:
cornstarch, salt, color, flavor

I'm sure it's not clean, but there is no oil in it. The list is pretty simple. I think it has been around since the beginning of time before hydrogentaed stuff was even invented yet! lol!

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Got me going there Hawggy-I just had to look up Byrd's. Interesting. Too bad it has hydrogenated oil in it. I't a real "Brit" sort of thing. I love to learn about stuff.

Malt Powder (from Wikipedia)
Malted milk is a powdered food product made from malted barley, wheat flour, and whole milk. The malted barley and wheat flour are mashed together in hot water where the starch converts to maltose. Milk is added to this sugar solution. This is evaporated until it forms a syrup and then dried, in an oven, to produce a cake. The cake is milled into a powder.
Malt powder comes in two forms: diastatic and non-diastatic. Diastatic malt contains enzymes that break down starch into sugar; this is the form bakers add to bread dough to help the dough rise and create a good crust. Non-diastatic malt has no active enzymes and is used primarily for flavor, mostly in beverages. It sometimes contains sugar, coloring agents, and other additives.
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Somewhere in my recipe files I have a recipe for making your own diastatic malt. You start by sprouting wheat grains and then I think you dry it and grind it into a powder...something like that. I'll dig it up if you are interested.

Funny story: This really happened--I used to keep a jar of malt powder for making malted hot chocolate. My boy, who was little at the time really liked that treat; so did my dh. The malt powder came in small plastic bags from the co-op just like a lot of other bulk items.

One fine day my dh dipped into what he thought was malt powder to add a heaping tablespoonto his hot chocolate, put it to his mouth and took a big slurp. Boy, did he experience a confused moment! He even took another sip because he wasn't sure if what he was tasting was really coming from the cup or if I was cooking something that was going up his nose...or what...but then it hit him hard!! He picked up the little plastic bag, turned it over and read "garlic powder"!!!
True story.

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5/29/10 9:24 P

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Hmmm... I didn't see any cream or full fat milk. It just said local organic milk. I'm thinking you could even use almond milk.
I may try it with almond milk, dark cacao, raw honey. I don't know where to get malt powder (and is it very clean? not sure)
But, I think I will make a custard out of it first with the Byrds. Hmmm...

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these sound good. I'm trying to think of ways NOT to use full cream and milk.
They won't be as good but I don't care, I don't need that much fat.

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5/29/10 7:40 P

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She made cornstarch pudding on top of the stove. I remember she always had some BYRD'S CUSTARD in the cupboard. I know she used that for rice pudding; probably for chocolate pudding too. Add some cocoa... I don't ever remember getting JELLO when we were kids.

That was another thing mom would do. Make her own FRUIT FLAVORED gelatin. She used KNOX and real fruit juice and fruits.

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5/29/10 5:14 P

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Did your mom make her pudding from scratch? I'm just wondering if her pudding froze better than others. Or did she use a boxed pudding mix?

I'm getting so, so tired of this cold, rainy weather. I think of frozen chocolate treats and I can't wait for summer!! Maybe if we all made some frozen pudding pops we could coax summer to get here...lol!

How's the weather been up north your way?

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When we were kids, we would freeze chocolate pudding. Remeber those "Puddin' Pops" (Bill Cosby commercials)? We would make our own. Mom didn't like junky food.

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here's another one: www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/nigella-
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I can't find much other than ones made with commercial pudding mix. But Laura you were on the right track I think with your pudding idea. I've never frozen pudding before so I don't know how it would turn out. I might try it some day with my own homemade chocolate pudding.

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Which one? Kelly the Kitchen Kop? Different eh?!
I'm going to look for more. Last night while I was trying to fall asleep with ideas streaming through my head I realized that I had only Googled the words "homemade fudgesicle". Duh! I need to Google something more like "homemade chocolate frozen pops" or like. I'm going to try that.

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5/29/10 6:15 A

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Oh my, ANI! That recipe looks crazy great!

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you guys rock! love this team! Thanks for the great ideas, I will experiment in the next week or so and let you know what I come up with. emoticon

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Great idea Laura!! I have homemade pudding recipes to share if anyone wants.

Edited by: ANIDUCK at: 5/28/2010 (22:49)
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Ooooh, here's an interesting website with a Fudgesicle recipe
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The only thing that I can think that would come close to a fudgesicle, is to make your own homemade chocolate pudding (you know how mom used to make blanc mange or cornstarch pudding?) and freeze that.
I would try it with any type of milk; doesn't have to be cow's milk, although that would be creamier than say, almond milk, and even try it with stevia for sweetener. Add cocoa and cornstarch to thicken it. Pour it into the popsicle molds. There are probably hundreds of Blanc Mange chocolate pudding recipes out there on the internet, just try a different sweetener than white sugar for it to be truly CLEAN. Like I said, I would try stevia...

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Hi Ani I didn't know that, along time ago I had some and know people who used it in place of chocolate but it don't taste the same, I didn't realize coco was a healthy food. I have hear the fair sex can't survive long in a chocolate free environment

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Here's one:

Homemade Fudgepops

- makes 6 pops -
Adapted from Alton Brown's Good Eats.
Ingredients
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped fine
12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) heavy cream
8 ounces (1 cup) whole milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Special Equipment: popsicle molds
Procedure
1. Place chopped chocolate into a medium glass mixing bowl. Set aside.
2. Combine heavy cream, milk, and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Whisk constantly until cocoa is dissolved and mixture comes to a simmer. Remove from the heat and pour over the chocolate. Let stand for 2 to 3 minutes and then whisk gently until all chocolate is melted. Whisk in the vanilla extract.
3. Divide the mixture evenly among the molds and place in the freezer. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until solid. Fudgepops can be held in the freezer for up to 1 week in an airtight container.

Well, this isn't exactly non-fattening but it's clean if you use organic bittersweet chocolate.

I'll go look for some more.
I'm just thinking that maybe you could use some gelatin or agar agar to make it smooth rather than so much cream. Hmmmm

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I doubt that freezing protein powder would hurt it. Maybe we could do a search around the net to find a healthier version without all the chemicals and whatnots.

Mike, carob is ...sort of...kind of...in a way...similar to chocolate. It's not nearly as good, has it's own particular flavor and I don't know that it's any better for you than chocolate. I actually like it but I don't feel that it can substitute for a bona-fide chocolate craving--just doesn't satisfy like chocolate! I like it mixed in hot milk with a bit of sweetening. You know, it's not the chocolate part of chocolaty things that is harmful anyway; it's all the sugar, and added junk. Cocoa, by itself is actually healthy.

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Hi I don't know how you would do it but there is a fruit or vegetable I don't know which it is called carob, it is a chocolate substitute and not as refined as chocolate

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hey guys, I have a question. Every night after a day of some pretty clean eating I like to polish off a fudge sickle after dinner. Been something I really enjoy and don't want to give up. I have found healthy alternatives for most junk foods, but there is always that one thing we cling to.
Any good ideas for making my own pop? maybe with casein protein powder or something? I have some popsicle maker things.
also, would freezing protein powder hurt it at all?

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