These pudding popsicles are guaranteed to cool you off on a hot summer day! Simple to make and can be turned into a fun activity your whole family can enjoy!
You will need:
- Pudding, prepared and cooled
- Mix-ins of choice – We used marshmallows, chocolate chips, toffee, caramel, graham cracker crumbs, nuts, etc.
- Small amount of milk or cream
- Small dixie cups
- Popsicle sticks
Begin with selecting your favorite flavors of pudding and prepare as directed on the package. If you are cooking the pudding, allow to cool completely. If using instant, wait until the pudding has thickened. Here, we used chocolate and butterscotch! You will need dixie cups, popsicle sticks and any mix-ins you desire.
First we made s’mores popsicles. We filled the dixie cup 1/3 of the way with chocolate pudding, then sprinkled a little bit of mini chocolate chips over the top. Next up, we added a layer of mini-marshmallow and sprinkled crushed graham cracker crumbs, making sure to fill the gaps. I didn’t want the crumbs to fall out when I removed the popsicles from the cups, so I drizzled a tiny bit of half and half over the crumbs to wet them down and be able to solidify in the pudding pop. You can easily substitute any type of milk, heavy cream or even a little bit of water. Add another layer of pudding, then insert your stick in the middle of the cup. I couldn’t find any of these stick locally, so I ordered mine from Amazon (affiliate link). In a pinch, you could use a plastic spoon too.
* I would NOT use craft sticks from the craft store. They are not FDA approved and likely treated with chemicals that are not safe to consume. Think about how little ones suck on and chew popsicle sticks!
The second batch was butterscotch. We lined the bottom of the cups with toffee bits, then added the first layer of pudding. Next we drizzled caramel ice cream topping (which never froze solid), then more pudding on top.
It takes about 3 hours to freeze, but we waited until the next day. There are so may variations you can make. I thought another fun idea would be to have a layer of whipped cream in the middle. You can mix in any nuts or candy you like for an extra treat or just use the pudding alone. So easy to make that you can easily make a big batch for a party or a potluck!
Next time we will try fruity popsicles and even some for just the adults!