Banana Pudding Pops taste just like a creamy banana pudding on ice! They're loaded with fresh bananas, real cream, and crunchy vanilla wafers for a decadent frozen treat.
Why You'll Love These Pops
Who doesn't like popsicles? Better yet, who doesn't love banana pudding made into a frozen concoction? These Banana Pudding Pops are everything you love about your favorite dessert with an icy twist. It's summer on a stick!
The idea for this recipe was inspired by a friend when she adapted Homemade Peach Ice Cream into frozen banana pudding. It sounded so creamy and amazing, I just had to turn it into a pop!
Banana Pudding Pops are ice-cold treats that are perfect for summer picnics, cookouts, barbecues, or dessert by the pool. You don't have to be a kid to love these pops. Adults are crazy about the frozen chunks of bananas and vanilla wafers hidden inside.
With only five ingredients, these banana pops are so easy to make, you'll be whipping them up every week!
- fresh bananas - real fruit flavor can't be beat
- instant vanilla pudding - provides the base
- half and half cream - adds richness
- sour cream or yogurt - gives the popsicle extra creaminess
- vanilla wafers - it's not a true banana pudding without them!
Try my favorite popsicle mold (ad) which works really well with this recipe.
With these easy instructions, you'll love serving them at every gathering!
- Prepare the popsicle mold (ad) by spraying lightly with cooking spray.
- Make pudding by pouring half and half cream into a large bowl. Add pudding mix and whisk until thickened.
- Add sour cream or yogurt, then fold in crushed vanilla wafers. Slice one banana into the mix. Mash the other banana into pudding and whisk everything together.
- Spoon banana pudding into popsicle mold and close with lid. Insert popsicle sticks into the middle of each mold.
- Freeze mold for at least 4 hours for best results, preferably overnight.
- When pops are solid, rinse mold with warm water for 10 to 20 seconds. Wiggle them from side to side and they should slide out when tugging on the stick.
- Serve popsicles immediately or store in plastic sandwich bags in the freezer.
Not at all! Sometimes they can be stubborn and not come out of the mold as quickly as you would like. If that happens, let them sit out on the counter at room temperature until they're ready to release.
Sure! Vanilla pudding allows the taste of fresh bananas to shine through. But, if you want to use banana flavoring, that would work too.
If you want to reduce the fat content in these pops, try using vanilla Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. The taste will be a little different, but no one will mind!
- Make sure you purchase a popsicle mold that works well. The mold I use (ad) is made of flexible silicone which helps the pop slide out easier.
- Check the sticks after putting the mold in the freezer to make sure they're straight.
- Freeze the mold for at least 4 hours for best results.
- To help the pops release, run lukewarm water over the mold for a few seconds. Make sure the water is not too hot or the pops will melt.
- Once the popsicles are out of the mold, place them in plastic baggies and store in the freezer until ready to serve.
- Serve over ice to prevent pops from melting.
Popsicles are fun to experiment with, so have fun dreaming up new and delicious variations! The sky is the limit as far as flavors are concerned. Try these fun add-ins:
- chocolate chips
- crushed candy bars or cookies
- strawberries or raspberries
- salted caramel
Want a lighter version? Feel free to reduce the calories in these pops by using low-fat milk instead of half & half and yogurt instead of sour cream.
Banana Pudding Pops put the fun in every event. They're perfect as an afternoon treat, or a surprise party favor. Try these other fun desserts too...
- No Bake Banana Pudding
- Pistachio Cherry Banana Bread
- Homemade Peach Ice Cream
- Key Lime Poke Cake
- Blueberry Cheesecake Pops
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