Bananas are great for desserts. Thanks to their inherent sweetness and creaminess, it’s not difficult to create a delicious dessert with these brightly colored fruits. There are many banana recipes we love, but for these banana pudding pops we wanted to turn a classic banana pudding into a summer-ready popsicle. These Homemade Pudding Pops are creamy and rich in banana flavor. And no need for a long list of ingredients either. With vanilla pudding, milk, condensed milk, bananas, and vanilla wafers, you can whip up a batch of Banana Pudding Popsicles in no time!
Boxed vanilla pudding mix – this gives the banana pudding popsicles its creamy pudding flavor. You can also use butterscotch or banana pudding flavor.
Milk – for the creamiest pops, make sure to use whole milk (this is not the place for low-fat milk!)
Bananas – use fully ripened (almost overripe) bananas for the best banana flavor.
Condensed milk – this adds sweetness to the banana pops.
Vanilla wafers – Use either regular or bite-sized wafers.
These Homemade Banana Pudding Pops are super easy to make. First, whip up the pudding mix by whisking the ingredients until thickened and smooth. Layer the banana slices, pudding mixture, and wafers in cleaned yogurt containers. Add a popsicle stick to each and freeze until frozen solid.
These Banana Pudding Pops are slightly indulgent. To make them even more indulgent, add chocolate chips or pieces of marshmallow, or top with drizzled chocolate.
For a healthier version, blend together bananas, Greek yogurt, and a bit of honey, and freeze.
You can also use sliced, frozen bananas for this recipe!
For the best banana flavor, use fully ripened bananas (if they have brown spots, the better!).
If you don’t have empty yogurt containers, you can use silicone popsicle molds.
Store the Homemade Pudding Pops in their containers in the freezer for up to 3 days. Alternatively, you can take them out of the molds and place them in a resealable Ziploc bag.
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In a large bowl, mix vanilla pudding, milk, and sweetened condensed milk until fully combined.
Beat for 5 minutes until the pudding has thickened.
Place a banana slice into the bottom of each yogurt container.
Add a big spoon of pudding mixture. Then add another slice of banana to each container.
Sprinkle with crushed wafers.
Fill containers with pudding, then sprinkle with more wafers. Add a popsicle stick and freeze for a minimum of 5 hours.
It’s important to be patient with this recipe. Don’t pull out the banana pudding pops before the freezing time is over! Otherwise, they won’t be completely set and might fall apart.