Fruity Pudding Pops Recipe - Delicious and Refreshing

Fruity Pudding Pops

Fruity Pudding Pops Recipe - Delicious and Refreshing
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 4 hours (freezing time) | Servings: 5


Fruity Pudding Pops
Fruity Pudding Pops

Fruity Pudding Pops are a delicious and refreshing treat perfect for hot summer days. These pops are made with a combination of pudding mix, soft drink mix, milk, and fresh strawberries, creating a sweet and fruity flavor that is sure to please both kids and adults alike.


Pudding pops have been a popular frozen treat for decades, with variations of the recipe dating back to the 1970s. This fruity version adds a unique twist to the classic pudding pop recipe, incorporating fresh strawberries for a burst of flavor and natural sweetness.


How to prepare

  1. In a medium bowl, combine the dry pudding mix and soft drink.
  2. Add milk to the mixture.
  3. Using a wire whisk, beat the mixture for 2 minutes or until well blended.
  4. Gently stir in the strawberries.
  5. Evenly pour the mixture into paper cups.
  6. Insert a pop stick into the center of each cup.
  7. Freeze for 4 hours or until firm.
  8. Just before serving, peel off the paper cups.


  • Prepare the recipe as directed, using Jell-O white chocolate flavor instant pudding and pie filling, your preferred flavor of sugar-sweetened Kool-Aid, and substituting 1 drained (11 oz (312 g)) can of mandarin orange segments or 1 sliced banana for the strawberries.
  • Feel free to experiment with different flavors of pie filling and soft drink mix to create your own unique combinations. You can also try adding other fruits, such as blueberries or peaches, for a different twist.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to use fat-free milk for a lighter and healthier version of this recipe.

- For a creamier texture, you can use whole milk or even half-and-half instead of fat-free milk.

- Feel free to experiment with different flavors of pie filling or soft drink mix to create your own unique combinations.

Serving Suggestions

These pops are perfect for enjoying as a cool and refreshing dessert on a hot day. Serve them at a summer barbecue or pool party for a fun and tasty treat.

Cooking Techniques

The key to making these pops is to mix the ingredients thoroughly and freeze them until firm. Be sure to insert the pop sticks before freezing to ensure they stay in place.

Ingredient Substitutions

If you don't have pie filling on hand, you can use fresh or frozen fruit instead. You can also substitute the soft drink mix with fruit juice or flavored syrup.

Make Ahead Tips

These pops can be made ahead of time and stored in the freezer until ready to serve. Simply remove them from the freezer a few minutes before serving to allow them to soften slightly.

Presentation Ideas

For a fun presentation, you can garnish the pops with additional sliced strawberries or a sprinkle of granola before serving.

Pairing Recommendations

These pops pair well with a variety of summer dishes, such as grilled chicken, salads, and fresh fruit. Serve them alongside your favorite barbecue fare for a complete meal.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover pops in an airtight container in the freezer for up to a week. To reheat, simply remove them from the freezer and allow them to soften slightly before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of Fruity Pudding Pops contains approximately 150 calories.


Each serving of Fruity Pudding Pops contains approximately 25 grams of carbohydrates.


These pops are low in fat, with only a small amount coming from the milk used in the recipe.


Each serving of Fruity Pudding Pops contains about 3 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

These pops are a good source of calcium, thanks to the milk used in the recipe. The fresh strawberries also provide a dose of vitamin C and other essential nutrients.


This recipe contains milk and may contain allergens for those with dairy sensitivities.


Fruity Pudding Pops are a relatively low-calorie and low-fat treat that provides a good source of calcium and other essential nutrients.


Fruity Pudding Pops are a delicious and easy-to-make frozen treat that is perfect for cooling off on a hot day. With a combination of pudding mix, soft drink mix, milk, and fresh strawberries, these pops are sure to be a hit with the whole family. Enjoy them as a refreshing dessert or snack anytime you need a sweet and fruity pick-me-up.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of finding this recipe for the first time is still fresh in my mind. It was a warm summer day, much like today, when I stumbled upon a dusty old cookbook in the back of my grandmother's kitchen cupboard. As I flipped through the pages, my eyes landed on a recipe for Fruity Pudding Pops. Intrigued by the combination of flavors and the simplicity of the recipe, I knew I had to give it a try.

I had always been drawn to the art of cooking, thanks to my grandmother who was a talented cook herself. She had taught me the basics of cooking and baking, instilling in me a love for creating delicious dishes from scratch. As I read through the ingredients and instructions for the Fruity Pudding Pops, I could feel my mouth watering in anticipation of the sweet and refreshing treat.

The recipe called for a few simple ingredients - vanilla pudding mix, fresh fruit, and popsicle molds. It seemed like the perfect dessert to beat the summer heat. I immediately set out to gather the necessary ingredients and get started on making my very own batch of Fruity Pudding Pops.

I followed the recipe carefully, mixing the pudding mix with milk until it was thick and creamy. Then, I chopped up some strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi to add to the pudding mixture. The burst of vibrant colors and fresh fruit aromas made my kitchen feel like a tropical oasis.

I poured the pudding and fruit mixture into the popsicle molds, being careful not to spill a drop. I placed them in the freezer and waited anxiously for them to set. The anticipation was almost unbearable as I imagined the sweet and tangy flavors melding together to create a delightful frozen treat.

Finally, the moment of truth arrived. I carefully removed the popsicle molds from the freezer and ran them under warm water to loosen the popsicles. With a gentle tug, the Fruity Pudding Pops slid out of the molds and onto my waiting plate. They looked even more beautiful than I had imagined, with swirls of colorful fruit suspended in the creamy vanilla pudding.

I took a bite and was immediately transported to a paradise of flavors. The creamy pudding was the perfect backdrop for the burst of fresh fruit, creating a harmonious blend of sweetness and tartness. Each bite was a symphony of flavors and textures, a true delight for the senses.

I couldn't wait to share my creation with my family and friends. As they took their first bite of the Fruity Pudding Pops, their eyes lit up with delight. They praised me for my culinary skills and begged me to share the recipe with them.

And so, the recipe for Fruity Pudding Pops became a staple in my repertoire of dishes. Over the years, I have made countless batches of these delicious treats, each one bringing back memories of that fateful summer day when I discovered the recipe for the first time.

I am forever grateful for that dusty old cookbook and the inspiration it provided me. It has sparked a passion for cooking and baking that continues to bring joy to me and those around me. And as I sit here enjoying a Fruity Pudding Pop on this warm summer day, I can't help but smile at the thought of all the delicious recipes waiting to be discovered and shared with the world.


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