Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

So, today is the perfect day to try my hand at making homemade pudding pops.  I remember eating these all the time when I got my first apartment in 1989.  I liked them because of the creaminess and chocolate taste, plus they were not so sweet. Loved that part. ( If your kids are use to eating really sweet ice cream, this my not be their cup of tea. You may have to add in a little sweetener for them.)  My only concern about making these today was whether or not they would come out tasting creamy or icy when I removed them from the freezer.  Low and behold, a bite into them right of the freezer and they were creamy!  Of course, when you let them sit for a little bit, they have an even creamier texture.  I know that the box says to add milk when making the pudding, but I thought I would alter just a little.  I’ve seen some recipes that put whipped cream in to make it creamy.  Didn’t have that on hand and always try to use exactly what I have on hand at home.  That’s the great thing about making homemade….you can alter recipes to work for you at home. Plus, I was able to use up some items at home.


Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

You’ll need the following ingredients:

  • 1 box of Pudding & Pie Filling (3.9 oz)
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1 cup of evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp of Unflavored Gelatin
  • Popsicle Holder or other container for freezing pops


Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

Pour packet of pudding and pie filling into a small pot.

Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

Add one cup of milk to the pudding and pie filling.  The box requires two cups of cold milk, however, I’m only adding one because I am replacing one with evaporated milk.

Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

Add in one cup of evaporated milk.  This will help with the creaminess.

Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

Add in one teaspoon of Unflavored Gelatine.  This will also help with making it more creamy. So glad to be able to use up more of this gelatine that I bought when I was working on another homemade item.  Stir constantly until it starts to bubble and remove from stove.  (If you want it sweeter, you will want to add in a sweetener when you remove pot from stove.)

Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

Fill containers with pudding mix.  Place in freezer.  Let sit overnight or until frozen completely.  Normally, it takes about 8 hours or so for them to freeze.

Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

After they’ve frozen, run hot water over them to loosen from the container.  Then, while they are upside-down, grab hold to the stick and wiggle it out from the container.

Homemade Creamy Pudding Pops

Then enjoy!  Now, I’m off to try and make these in vanilla and chocolate & vanilla swirl.


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  1. Love some chocolate pudding pops! I need to get some new molds. Happy Summer!
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  2. I need new Popsicle makers. Where did you get yours, Sharon? It looks like these allow you to suck out the remainder. We will definitely be making tons of these for ourselves this summer! No store bought for us. These look yummy! Thanks for linking up with Countdown in Style.
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  3. Delicious and easy to make! My kids will definitely love this especially with this weather. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow these do look creamy! They remind me of the fudge sicles we had when I was growing up. I can definitely see myself adding some agave or stevia drops if needed 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with us at Countdown in Style!
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  6. What a great and simple treat to make. I have those same popsicle holders. I am going to try this – I think my boys will like it.
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    • Hi Kimberlee! I must admit that this is definitely a simple treat to make. It takes less work than having to bake a cake or cupcakes. Not to mention, it’s a healthy treat….

  7. JaneEllen says:

    We’ll be making these for us this summer. We love ice cream but cost gets to be a bit much for us especially in our 5 week months, arrrrggghhh, lol. Believe me trying to stretch our money for groceries for 5 weeks is no picnic, gets harder all the time. But anyway, these look and seem to be fairly good for us so will be a great creamy treat for our desserts and certainly more cost conscious than other desserts. We love ice cream cones at Burger King but can’t be spending $1.62 every night. Sure glad I clicked on your post, pinning this. Happy weekend

    • Hi JaneEllen! Thanks for pinning! These are great little treats for the summer. I’m still trying to work on fixing them in little small snack sizes. Sometimes, I just like a pinch of something sweet and these would be great in a small size.

  8. Just yummy!! Can’t wait to try this out. Reposting!!
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  9. Sounds perfect for the kids for the summer – to eat and to help make!

  10. Hi from Brazil. Love, love these. Always looking for new Popsicle recipes. I make one very similarly but without the pudding. I have to try yours soon for my kids. found at project pin it linky. Have a wonderful week.
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  11. These will be a perfect summertime treat. Thanks for sharing!
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  12. ooh yum! i haven’t had pudding pops since i was a kid!
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  13. Just the sort of things we need more off with the summer coming up. Pining it to my kid friendly board.
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  14. Those look delicious! Totally remind me of my childhood. Pinned this post so I can whip up a batch later. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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  15. How easy is that. I have to keep my eyes open for the moulds as the one we have is the tiny round shaped popsicle moulds which are tough to get out even if we warm in water. Thanks for sharing this recipe.
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    • I was going to look for a different shape than the regular popsicle container but decided that it would work best, especially when removing from the container.

  16. Looks yummy, my Mom use to buy us jello-pudding pops when we were young and I loved them. I’ve never had the homemade ones, but I’m sure they are probably yummier.
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    • Hi Sonya! Yes, we both remember those days. Now, there is so many flavors of ice cream. However, I definitely was missing the less sweet ice cream with the pudding pops….

  17. Love these for hot summer afternoon and it’s so easy to make.
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  18. Oh, yum!
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  19. Oh my goodness, if I had all the ingredient right now I would make this asap. Can you tell I’m a chocoholic. 🙂 I’m going to try this weekend. Thanks for sharing.
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  20. These look delicious. I will be making these for the kiddos this summer. Thanks for sharing.
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