Banana Pudding Popsicles are a fun dessert that is simple to prep, delicious to eat, and will keep you nice and cool all summer long!
Banana Pudding Popsicles
This recipe is a fun spin on a traditional dessert. My Dad’s Southern Banana Pudding is a family recipe that I watched him make when I was a little girl. When I was old enough, I got to help make it and I am so glad I did!
The tradition of my Dad’s Southern Banana Pudding lives on for the next generations through me and my sister. Then I got to thinking, maybe I should try to incorporate it into other desserts! Banana Pudding Popsicles were born from a delicious family recipe that is literally unbeatable.Jump to Recipe
What You Need to Make Banana Pudding Popsicles
Needing only three ingredients, Banana Pudding Popsicles are so easy to throw together!
- Banana Pudding: To be fair, Banana Pudding Popsicles may take more than three ingredients, since you may have to make your pudding. But whether you make the best banana pudding ever (my dad’s!) or a boxed pudding, these popsicles start with a banana pudding base.
- Frozen Sliced Banana: These will appear in layers throughout the popsicles. Working with frozen slices makes it easier to arrange them in the popsicles and it ensures that they fully freeze once inside. To freeze banana slices, simply slice a banana, place the slices flat on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, and put them in the freezer until they are firm (around 30 minutes).
- Vanilla Wafer Crumbs: Is it really banana pudding without vanilla wafers? These will add a delicious base to the popsicles that will keep the frozen pudding from dripping directly onto your hand.
How Long Does it Take to Make Banana Pudding Popsicles?
Once your banana pudding is prepped, it will take about 10-15 minutes to put all the popsicles together. When your popsicles are ready to go into the freezer, it will take 6-8 hours for them to be fully frozen and ready to eat.
These are a perfect make-ahead summer treat! Make them a day ahead of time, pop them in the freezer, and then pull them out the next day when you’re ready to cool down.
Where Can I Find Popsicles Molds?
You should be able to find Popsicle molds at just about any chain store, from Target to Wal-Mart. If you can’t locate them in the store, check online. Amazon will have lots of different options, as well.
Just make sure you get molds that are nice and deep that you fill from the top, not ones you fill from the side. Molds that are round or at least wide are also preferable so your banana slices fit!
Do I Have to Use a Specific Banana Pudding?
While I highly recommend using My Dad’s Southern Banana Pudding recipe, if you’re short on time, any will work. Use your favorite box mix or a premade pudding from the deli as both will freeze just as well.
Banana Pudding Popsicle Recipe
Banana Pudding Popsicles
- Popsicle mold
- 2 1/2 cups banana pudding
- 1 cup frozen sliced banana
- 1/2 cup vanilla wafer crumbles
- Place 1-2 bananas slices in each popsicle mold
- Fill molds halfway with pudding. Use a spoon to push pudding down around banana slices.
- Place 1-2 more banana slices in each mold.
- Pour more pudding in the molds. Top the molds with cookie crumbles.
- Place mold lid on, and insert popsicle.
- Place in freezer for 6-8 hours