These Rainbow Pudding Popsicles are the perfect summer time treat. They are colorful, creamy and so easy to make. Kids love to help make and eat them!
Why kids will love these Rainbow Pudding Pops
- One of the tastiest popsicle recipes you'll find
- Great treat for toddler and kids of all ages
- Fun treat for a hot day
- Perfect for little helpers to make with an adult
For this rainbow popsicles recipe you will need instant vanilla pudding mixes, 5 oz size Dixie Cups (for larger popsicles) or 3 oz Dixie Cups (for smaller popsicles), Jumbo popsicle sticks and Food Coloring in addition to a few other ingredients.
If you have a popsicle mold, you can use it in this recipe in place of the dixie cups.
How to make rainbow popsicles with pudding
Mix the vanilla pudding with a whisk according to the package instructions. You will want to add a little more cold 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 smaller bowls and color each bowl a different color with the food coloring. Make sure to blend well. 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 and freeze 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 cup paper cups for making popsicles. They are a bit waxy, which makes it easy to get the popsicles out!
The pudding in these vanilla pudding pops really make them creamy. They remind me of the regular pudding pops I loved as a kid.
My kids keep asking to make these homemade popsicles in different colors. They are so simple to make that they can pretty much make the popsicles themselves at this point with a little help.
You will want to have some napkins on hand when you eat them as they do create a colorful mess on your face!
You can get this free printable recipe card for this yummy treat. Then print it out and have some fun with the kids in the kitchen!
Rainbow Pudding Popsicles
- 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!
This nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using online calculators. Your nutrition facts may vary depending on numerous factors.
Frequently asked questions
5 oz cups Dixie cups work perfectly if you want a larger popsicle. I find the 3 oz small dixie cups to be good for small treats or popsicles for toddlers. The size of your cups is a matter of preference.
If you use chocolate pudding, it will be too dark to get a rainbow effect. The food coloring won't tint the chocolate. So while you certainly can use chocolate pudding, you will end up with a brown popsicle.
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