These Rainbow Popsicles are the perfect summer time treat. They are colorful, creamy and so easy to make. Kids love to help make and eat them!
For this rainbow popsicles recipe you will need instant vanilla pudding, 3 oz size Dixie Cups, Jumbo popsicle sticks and Food Coloring in addition to a few other ingredients. You can get the full recipe at the bottom of this post.
Mix the vanilla pudding according to the package instructions. You will want to add a little more milk than the directions say to make it easier to pour. I found 6 cups of milk worked well.
Let the pudding stand for a few minutes to thicken, but not fully set. Divide the pudding into 4 bowls and color each bowl a different color with the food coloring. What colors you use are up to you. You can go with primary colors, pastels, or any colors that fit your theme.
Layer the different colors of pudding into a Dixie cup and add a jumbo popsicle stick into the center of each cup. The thick pudding will be able to hold the stick upright.
Place the cups into the freezer until they are fully frozen. Once frozen, they should pop right out of the cups with a little jiggling. If they do not, you can cut the side of the cup and peel it back to release the rainbow popsicles.
Please note: I highly recommend Dixie cups for making popsicles. They are a bit waxy, which makes it easy to get the popsicles out!
The pudding in these rainbow popsicles really make them creamy. They remind me of those pudding pops I loved as a kid.
My kids keep asking to make these in different colors. They are so simple to make that they can pretty much make the popsicles themselves at this point.
You can download this free printable recipe card for rainbow popsicles. Then print it out and have some fun with the kids in the kicthen!
- 2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding
- 12 Dixie Cups - we used a 5 oz size...but they were pretty big! Next time I will try the smaller 3 oz size.
- 12 Jumbo popsicle sticks
- Food Coloring
- Make the vanilla pudding according to the package instructions. You will want to add a little more milk to help it pour.
- Let the pudding stand for a few minutes to thicken, but not fully set.
- Divide the pudding into 4 bowls and tint each bowl a different color with the food coloring.
- Layer the different colors into a dixie cup.
- Add a jumbo popsicle stick into the center of each.
- Place in the freezer until fully frozen.
Once frozen, they should pop right out of the cups! If not, you can cut the side of the cup and it will peel back easily!
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