Easy to make, festive, and fun, these funfetti pudding pops are a fun treat for the whole family. Kids especially love these!
Why you’ll love it: Easy and economical, pudding pops are a cool treat to make.
How long it takes: 5 minutes to make, 3 hours to freeze
Equipment you’ll need: popsicle molds, freezer, mixing bowl
Servings: 4, depending on the size of your molds
May I just forewarn you all that I do believe I might be obsessed with popsicles this year? (And I’m obviously obsessed with funfetti — who isn’t?)
I bought these Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds and I’m not going to lie, I wanted to kill someone every time I tried to get a popsicle out. I practically dislocated my shoulder.
But now I think I finally have the hang of it and everyone is probably safe. Including my shoulder. The trick is running them under hot water. I’m sure this is old news to most people but it was obviously something I had to learn gradually.
Now that I can actually get the stinkers out of the molds, my mind is going a million miles a minute with new popsicle ideas.
Today we’ll look at pudding pops: smooth, creamy and nostalgic. If you love chocolate, try classic pudding pops.
Let’s celebrate a bit with festive funfetti pudding pops! They are so stinking cute. Kids love them! And they are a good source of calcium. And sprinkles.
About This Recipe
Want to know another great thing about homemade popsicles? They are beyond easy to make! They won’t take you more than five minutes start to finish and you’ll only need one bowl. Just remember that they need at least 3 hours of freezer time!
You’ll find that homemade pudding pops are much, much more economical than store-bought and way less expensive than ice cream trucks.
Pudding pops start with an instant pudding mix — whisk it up, stir in the sprinkles and freeze. Done.
Because sprinkles come in tons of colors and shapes, you can make pudding pops to match any occasion from birthdays to holidays.
What You’ll Need
- Popsicle Molds: They come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Choose one that looks easy to use. The size (and yield) of your popsicles will depend on the size of the molds. If they’re small, you’ll get more popsicles!
- Instant Pudding Mix: It doesn’t matter whether the mix is sugar-free or regular, as long as it’s instant pudding and not the kind that has to be cooked. Any flavor is fine but vanilla really showcases the sprinkles.
- Milk: Whole milk, 2%, or skim milk is fine. Just remember the creamier the milk, the creamier the pudding pop. I usually compromise with 2%. I haven’t tested these with non-dairy milk such as almond milk but I’m thinking it would be fine.
- Funfetti Sprinkles: Some folks call them jimmies. Choose colors to match the occasion.
How To Make Pudding Pops
It’s so easy! Simply blend the pudding mix and milk together until the mixture begins to thicken. I like to use a mixing bowl with a pouring spout or a large measuring cup so it’s easier to fill the molds.
Add the sprinkles and fold them into the pudding. Pour into molds and freeze for at least three hours. That’s all there is to it!
Helpful Tip: Don’t overmix the pudding once you put the sprinkles in. Your sprinkles may bleed their color and you’ll end up with gray icky-looking pudding pops. Stir the pudding and milk together first until the mixture begins to thicken and then fold in the sprinkles.
Store-bought pudding can be frozen. It will have the consistency of ice cream according to Can You Freeze This. I suppose if you stuck a popsicle stick into the container you could make pudding pops that way.
They are no longer available. Although they were really popular, pudding pops were discontinued in the 1990s. Happily, it’s very easy to make your own!
Make It Your Own
- Any flavor of pudding can be used.
- Sprinkles of any color or shape can be used.
Pudding pops can be frozen indefinitely. Most molds come with a handy stand so they’ll sit upright in the freezer while they solidify but once they’re frozen, you can bundle them together in a freezer bag.
More Funfetti Recipes
- Funfetti Cookies
- Cake Mix Blondies
- Sprinkle Ice Cream Pie Recipe with Rice Krispie crust
- Salt Water Taffy by The Cupcake Project
- 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) instant vanilla pudding
- 1 ¾ cups 2% milk
- ¼ cup multi-colored jimmies (sprinkles)
- In a mixing bowl (see note), whisk milk and pudding mix for about 1 minute or until it begins to thicken. Whisk in jimmies.
- Pour mixture into popsicle molds, and freeze until firm (at least 3 hours). Once frozen, remove from popsicle molds and enjoy immediately.
- Use a mixing bowl with a pouring spout or very large measuring cup, if you have one. It’s much easier to fill the molds.
- Do not overmix once you stir in the sprinkles or they will lose their color and you’ll end up with grey pudding pops!
- Helpful hint: To easily remove popsicles from molds, hold under warm running water briefly until they loosen.
- If desired, other flavors of pudding may be used. Sugar-free pudding is fine, too, as long as it’s instant pudding.
- Add any color of sprinkles you like!
This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition data is gathered primarily from the USDA Food Composition Database, whenever available, or otherwise other online calculators.