• Small paper cups (5 oz works well)
  • Popsicle sticks
  • ~ Chocolate and Vanilla Swirl Pops:
  • 1 (3.9 oz) box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 (3.9 oz) box chocolate instant pudding
  • 4 cups milk, divided
  • ~ Strawberries and Cream Pops:
  • 1 (3.9 oz) box vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups roughly chopped strawberries pureed with 2-3 tablespoons sugar

I’m sure I’m not the only one who loved pudding pops growing up… now you can make them at home, too!  It’s a fun, icy treat for the lovely warm weather we’ve been having!  This would be a good one to get the kids involved in!  Get creative with your flavor combinations!

Directions:

Mix each pudding mix in a separate bowl with 2 cups of milk in each.  Stir until well mixed.  Pudding will thicken.  Place paper cups on a baking sheet.   Spoon desired amount of each pudding mix into small paper cups and layer flavors and mix-in’s as desired.  Place popsicle stick in the center of each cup and place baking sheet in the freezer.  Allow to freeze for at least 6 hours.  When ready to serve, pull from freezer and either peel paper cup away or warm hands on cup and then press bottom of cup to pop the popsicle out.

* Other mix-in ideas: sliced fruit, crushed up cookies, pieces of graham cracker pie crust, sprinkles, etc

* I used 5 ounce cups, but 3 ounce cups would be great for little ones!  Jumbo popsicle sticks are good for tiny hands, too!

* We made these for Lyla’s end of the year preschool picnic so we mass-produced them in paper cups, but you could always use popsicle molds, too!

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