Today I’m having fun with Pudding Pop creations. Spumoni with pistachio pudding, chocolate, cherries & nuts – yum! Oh, and I have a few Jello Pudding Popsicle kits to giveaway – yay!
Who remembers Jello Pudding Pops as a kid? I LOVED those things! Frozen, creamy chocolate goodness – they were one of my favorite treats.
Then they seemed to disappear. Perhaps I didn’t eat them for a decade or two, but when I went looking for them once again, they were no more.
Luckily for us all, pudding pops are beyond simple to make. Although they’ll never be as perfectly delicious as the store bought treats of our kinder years, we can get close. Oh, and we can get creative.
The story starts about two months ago. I was shopping at a local grocery store and found a display of Jello Pudding Pop kits. AWESOME! I bought one for myself and three for my readers (I know, I know – I’m soooo sweet) and had big & fun plans. I got home, put them away in my pantry and forgotten they were there until a few days ago.
I made a batch of chocolate pops. I made a batch of vanilla pops. I made a batch of layered and swirled pops. Then I started digging around and found pistachio pudding so I decided to make some Spumoni Pudding Pops.
Oh, and it went on. Cookies & cream pops, banana cream pops, chocolate peanut butter pops – seriously, the combinations are absolutely endless.
I’m pretty sure Jello Pudding Pops are about impossible to mess up. You get the best results with a higher fat content milk – 2% or whole works great. Want your pops even creamier – fold in a half cup of Coolwhip or whipped topping. The pops do have a bit of an icy bite to them. I think there best when they’re let to sit at room temperature a few minutes before eating and sucked on more than bit.
Added bonus – a lot of Jello puddings are vegan, so I’m working on vegan pudding pops next.
These Pudding Pops brought back delicious memories. As easy as they are to make, I’m sure new memories will be made over here. This is a great recipe to get the kiddos involved in. Just mix & freeze. They’ll have a blast getting crazy & creative with popsicle concoctions.
Hope everyone is loving this summer time living! Thanks so much for stopping by!
Last, but not least – I have 3 Jello Pudding Pop Kits to giveaway. The kit includes popsicle molds and four boxes of pudding. Perfect to get you started! Seriously guys & gals – this is NOT a sponsored post – I’m sharing cause I love you all ♥
- 3.4 oz box of Jello Pistachio Pudding
- 1¾ cup milk, 2% or whole
- ½ cup maraschino cherries, chopped
- ¼ cup grated dark chocolate (grates best when frozen for a few minutes)
- 2 tablespoon chopped nuts, I used almond
- popsicle molds or dixie/paper cups & popsicle sticks
- Optional - Coolwhip / Whipped Topping
- Pour milk into mixing bowl.
- Add pudding mix. Whisk for about 2 minutes.
- Stir in cherries, chocolate and nuts.
- If adding whipped topping, fold it in about ½ cup.
- Spoon pudding mix into popsicle molds.
- Freeze 5-8 hours or until firm.
- When ready to demold, run pops under warm water for 15-20 seconds and gently pull. If using dixie cups, just pull off paper.
- Popsicles are best when allowed to rest at room temp for a few minutes.
- Enjoy 🙂