Banana Pudding Pops

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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.

banana pudding popsicle with a bite taken out of it.
The creamiest pop ever!
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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.

six banana popsicles arranged on a bed of ice.
Pops on Ice!

Ingredients

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.

ingredients needed to make popsicles.
Only 5 ingredients needed!

Instructions

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.

Recipe FAQS

Are pops hard to make?

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.

Can another pudding mix be used instead of vanilla?

Sure! Vanilla pudding allows the taste of fresh bananas to shine through. But, if you want to use banana flavoring, that would work too.

Is there a substitute for sour cream?

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!

banana pudding popsicles on ice.

Top Tips

  • 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 next to a fresh banana.
Popsicles make great party desserts!

Variations

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.

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banana pudding popsicle with a bite taken out of it.

Banana Pudding Pops

Banana Pudding Pops taste just like creamy banana pudding on ice! They're loaded with fresh bananas, real cream, and crunchy vanilla wafers for a decadent frozen treat.
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Freezer: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 211kcal

*See notes in blog post for detailed tips, photos and instructions.

Equipment

  • bowl and whisk
  • popsicle mold
  • popsicle sticks

Ingredients

  • 1 box 5.1. oz INSTANT vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups half and half cream
  • 1 cup sour cream or greek vanilla yogurt
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 cups crushed vanilla wafers

Instructions

  • 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 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.

Notes

  • Check the popsicle sticks after putting the mold in the freezer to make sure they're straight.
  • To help the pops release, run lukewarm water over the mold for a few seconds, or let sit at room temperature until defrosted a bit. Make sure the water is not too hot or the pops will melt.
  • Serve pops over ice to prevent them from melting.

Nutrition

Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition info is an auto generated estimate.

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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Wow! These popsicles look so good! I’m going to buy a mold right now so I can start making them.

  2. 5 stars
    My little people will love these! They already call banana pudding “Granna Pudding”!

    1. Let me know how they like them, Lorna! They taste just like banana pudding…only better! 🙂

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