Summer is here!! And I am trying to think of recipes this summer I can make with my kids. I've shared before that our kids are picky eaters, due to some sensory aversions. So when it came time to design these vanilla pudding pops, our kids voted for sprinkles over fruit--and I obliged.
I have great memories of pudding pops from when I was a child. Some recipes call for cool whip or condensed milk, but I kept these simple with milk. If your kids are anything like mine we don't need the extra sugar! I also opted for paper cups over popsicle molds, because we already had the cups on hand and I think it makes the recipe feel a little more classic/retro.
I made these vanilla pudding pops with patriotic sprinkles since we are getting close to July 4th--you could easily customize the popsicles with your favorite colors! They are perfect for a hot day, make around 10 per batch (great for a picnic or cookout) and are kid approved :)
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Vanilla with Sprinkles Pudding Pops
Serving size: approx. 10 pudding pops
Mix 2 packets of instant vanilla pudding with 4 cups of milk with whisk for 2 minutes or until smooth and thick. Pour about 1/2 cup of pudding in each paper cup. Gently mix in sprinkles of choice and add popsicle stick to center of each cup.
Freeze cups in freezer for 4-5 hours or until frozen, then peel off cups from each popsicle. Add extra sprinkles to base of popsicles (optional). Serve immediately!
My kids LOVED how they turned out! They kept saying "these taste just like pudding!!" Which I suppose is a good thing!
I used a sanding sugar type consistency for the base of popsicles so it would stick. Just keep in mind these will melt quickly on a hot day (as you can see in the pictures below!!) Since we are close to July 4th I used red, white, & blue sprinkles but you could easily customize yours to your favorite holiday or sports team.