Make homemade Vanilla Chocolate Pudding Pops with instant pudding mix and milk. This easy pudding pops recipe makes a delicious summer treat perfect for kids of all ages!
Remember Jell-o pudding pops from back in the day? One of my girls absolutely loves pudding, and even though I'm not a big fan, I love these frozen pudding pops as much as the kids do. They taste like original Jello pudding pops!
Yes, you can freeze pudding! This is a super easy way to make frozen pudding pops. The result is kind of like a creamy Popsicle, and it tastes like frozen Jello pudding. I have seen recipes that add Cool Whip for a creamier texture, but the kids and I like Jello pops this way.
Since I did not want to cook anything on the stove on a hot summer day, we took the easy way out and used instant pudding. I made both vanilla pudding pops and chocolate so that there would be enough left over for the pudding queen to snack on.
Homemade Pudding Pops Ingredients
You only need a few simple ingredients for this pudding pop recipe. They should be easy to find in your grocery store.
- Instant pudding mix -- vanilla instant pudding and chocolate instant pudding. I used Jello instant pudding mix, but generic is fine.
- Milk -- either whole milk or 2 percent milk. You need 4 cups of milk total for this recipe as you are making 2 boxes of pudding.
You will also need a wire whisk or hand mixer (electric mixer)and popsicle molds to make homemade popsicles.
How to Make Pudding Pops with Instant Pudding
Basically all you do is make Instant pudding. Because we wanted a vanilla chocolate combo, we made one batch of vanilla pudding in a large bowl and a separate bowl of chocolate pudding.
Next, you add some vanilla pudding mixture to your ice pop mold. Then, you spoon chocolate pudding over that. You can reverse the order or swirl the flavors together if you want.
Insert the handles into the molds. Be sure not to fill the popsicle molds too high or the pudding will ooze out of the top!
Then, put the molds into the freezer.
How Long to Freeze
It takes about 4-5 hours for the pudding pops to set. You can leave them in overnight if you want.
How to Easily Remove Pudding Pops from the Molds
I've found the easy way to remove the frozen treats from the molds is to run a little warm running water over the ends of the molds. Just be careful not to let any warm water get near the handles or it may run into the frozen pudding.
You can coat the insides of the ice pop molds with non stick spray, like Pam.
If you have trouble removing the popsicles, use a sharp knife to carefully dislodge the frozen treats from the molds. If the handles come out while you're trying to remove the pudding pops, you can always stick them back in.
You can use any flavor of pudding with this recipe and a combination of different flavors. Use just 1 package of pudding if needed.
Chocolate banana pudding pops are delicious and so are cookies and cream pudding pops. Add some crushed Oreo cookies to these! Use your favorite sprinkles for a pop of color!
You can use small paper cups (Dixie cup), clean empty yogurt cups or muffin tins. Insert clean wooden craft sticks before freezing.
Store pudding popsicles in a freezer-safe container or in small storage bags so they don't get freezer burn. You can also wrap popsicles in plastic wrap once they are frozen.
Vanilla Chocolate Pudding Pops
- 1 3.9 ounce box instant chocolate pudding
- 1 3.9 ounce box instant vanilla pudding
- 4 cups milk divided
- Using 2 large mixing bowls, make 1 batch of vanilla pudding and 1 batch of chocolate pudding. Follow package directions, and use 2 cups of milk for each flavor.
- Spoon some of the vanilla pudding into each ice pop mold
- Spoon chocolate pudding over vanilla pudding, leaving some room at the end for the handles
- Insert handles, and freeze for 4 hours or until frozen solid
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
Did I ever tell you about our summer foodie bucket list? Basically, the kids wrote down all of the recipes they want to try this summer, and these Easy Vanilla Chocolate Pudding Pops were pretty high up on the list. Most of the items just happen to be no-bake desserts or other frozen treats, but hey -- that's what's fun about summertime!
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Recipe first published in 2015 and updated in 2023.