Grab just 4 ingredients and make these Banana Pudding Yogurt Pops now. They’re healthy, easy-to-make, and so delicious!
Summer was meant carefree days spent soaking up the warmth and sunny skies, and there’s nothing better than cooling down with an ice-cold treat, after a long day in the sun. Whether it’s smack dab in the midst of summer or those tail-end days where you’re gripping onto those last few moments of warmth, you’ll always want something cool tasty to dig into. These banana pudding yogurt pops are just the treat you will need!
These are the perfect snack to have any day of the week or featured at all of your picnics and BBQs. It’s just like banana cream pie that you can eat frozen and take on the go. Just add a little instant pudding and vanilla wafers to the mix for a quick and easy frozen yogurt pop in a matter of hours! And, if you’re looking for a dairy-free option, these Banana Almond Popsicles are calling your name!
BANANA PUDDING YOGURT POPS
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What happened to Jello pudding pops?
- In 2004, JELL-O licensed its name to the Popsicle brand. Popsicle stared making their own JELL-O pudding pops, but they were not the same. The texture was different and they were made in a Popsicle mold instead of the classic pudding pops shape. Sales never reached the levels of the original pops.
Then around 2011, they started to disappear from the market, and now they’re gone. But fret not, because you can make your own JELL-O pudding pops with this kit if you want the classic flavors and shape!
Popsicles are one of my favorite snacks to have on hand, not just for the kids, but also for myself, because they are just that good. Not only are they crazy addicting, but they are also incredibly easy to make, which means I almost always have a freezer full of banana pudding pops all summer long.
Ingredients For Banana Pudding Yogurt Pops
With an ingredient list this short, I’m able to pick up whatever I need to make a batch on a whim, or I buy everything in bulk so I’m always prepared.
- French vanilla yogurt
- Banana cream Jell-O instant pudding mix
- Vanilla wafers
How To Make Banana Pudding Pops
As long as you have a set of popsicle molds on hand you’ll be ready to go and can make these jello pudding pops in a flash with these easy to follow instructions.
- Start by adding the yogurt, pudding mix, and milk to a large bowl, and then stir together until smooth. The pudding will thicken after about two minutes of stirring.
- Add crushed vanilla wafers to the pudding and stir together until the cookies are all mixed in.
- Take the popsicle sticks out of the molds. Spoon in the pudding mixture until the molds are almost full. You want to leave a little room so the stick will fit once you put it back in.
- Place the popsicle mold in the freezer and leave to rest for at least 4 hours. Overnight would be better, but my kids get impatient for these pops sometimes. Just be sure the pops are completely set before taking them out of the popsicle mold.
Banana Pudding Substitutes
If you aren’t a big pudding fan, or you have people you plan to serve that won’t eat banana pudding yogurt pops, you can always swap out the banana creme pudding mix for any of your favorite pudding flavors.
As long as you make sure to use the instant pudding mix and not the cook and serve pudding, you will be just fine using whatever you would like. If you’re serving this dessert for a party it would be fun to make several batches and mix and match the flavors instead of having just all of the same flavor. A few options would be:
- Coconut cream
- Strawberry cream
- Chocolate fudge
Vanilla Yogurt Substitutes
Just like with the pudding, the yogurt is open to substitution as well. It doesn’t necessarily have to be vanilla, and it doesn’t have to just be regular yogurt. These yogurt pops will still work with greek yogurt, or any non-dairy yogurt as well.
You could potentially have a lot of fun with the yogurt flavors as well if you buy the individually packaged yogurt for the recipe. You could match the banana with any fruit-flavored yogurt, like strawberry, or blueberry.
Or you could also have fun with dessert flavored yogurts like cookies and cream or salted caramel. The possibilities are really endless.
Tips For Making Homemade Pudding Pops
The instructions call for placing the wafers in the bottom, but that’s just my preference. The wafers can also be mixed into the yogurt mix before spooning into molds.
To remove your pops from the mold, it’s best to run them under warm water for 10-15 seconds or until you can easily remove each pop. Just be sure not to run the water too warm, or for too long otherwise, the pops will melt.
If you don’t want to keep your pudding pops in the mold, release all of them at once, then place each one in a ziptop bag and place back in the freezer.
Craving More Treats To Help Beat The Summer Heat? Try These Recipes!
- Florida Orange Juice Ice Pops
- Berries & Cream Popsicles
- Boozy Strawberry Basil Lemonade Popsicles
- Caramel Coffee Popsicles
- Apple Pie Popsicles
- More dessert recipes…
Tools used to make this Banana Pudding Yogurt Pops recipe
Mixing Bowl: These mixing bowls get used just about every day at my house. The grip handle makes them easy to hold and the pour spout makes them perfect for batters!
Popsicle Mold: We make popsicles all summer long and this popsicle mold is the best one we’ve ever had. Each pop can be taken out individually and they’re easy to clean!
*This post originally posted on 06/16/2014.
- 1 1/2 cups French vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 10 teaspoons banana cream pudding mix (1/2 of a 3.4-ounce box)
- 6 vanilla wafers crushed
- Stir the yogurt, pudding mix, and milk together in a mixing bowl until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add crushed vanilla wafers and stir to combine.
- Divide pudding mix evenly among the popsicle molds.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours until the pops are set, preferably overnight.
- Unmold pops and enjoy!