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Patriotic Pudding Popsicles: A Fun 4th of July Idea

Kids will love these Patriotic Pudding Popsicles made with bananas, Greek yogurt and strawberries! They’d be perfect for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or a mid-summer poolside treat.

Won’t the kids be delighted when you bring out these Patriotic Pudding Popsicles for 4th of July? These frozen treats are made with fruit, Greek yogurt and vanilla pudding topped with sprinkles.

Patriotic pudding popsicles

The Perfect Summertime Treat for Kids

Summer is almost here. That means exceedingly warm temperatures throughout most of the United States and lots of time playing outside. Chances are you’ll be spending a lot of time over the next few months at a backyard or community pool. If you’re like my family, it’s going to be one of those small kiddie pools you have to fill up daily from a garden hose.

I originally shared these Patriotic Pudding Popsicles a few weeks ago for the monthly Ideas for the Kitchen exchange with Ashlyn at Belle of the Kitchen. Ashlyn and I wanted to create frozen treats this month to help you and your kiddos feel some temporary (and delicious!) relief from the heat when you’re basking by whatever pool is available to you.

Festive Patriotic Treats

As if poolside treats weren’t enough fun, Ashlyn and I both made our recipes patriotic too! Ashlyn’s husband proudly serves in the U.S. Army, so making the poolside treats red, white and blue is a special way to honor our country. What could be more fun and festive with 4th of July coming up than red white and blue sprinkles? While I was over at Belle of the Kitchen, Ashlyn was here sharing delicious Patriotic Ice Cream Sandwiches.

Red, white, and blue sprinkles on top of red white and blue pudding popsicles

How to Make Pudding Popsicles

The entire recipe is in the recipe card at the bottom of this post. But here’s a quick overview with pictures. You’ll see how easy they are! Let your kids help you in the kitchen. It’s the perfect thing they can make too.

Kitchen tools needed

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Ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

Patriotic Pudding Popsicles Directions

If you’ve never made homemade pudding popsicles before, you are in for a fun treat! These are so simple but turn out super creamy! And they are so fun too.

1. Combine ingredients for the popsicle base

First, you combine bananas, Greek yogurt, milk and some powdered vanilla pudding mix in a blender as your base for the popsicles.

2. Make the blue layer

For the blue layer, you mix a third of the banana pudding mixture with powdered blue raspberry Jello mix and pour it into a plastic popsicle mold with sprinkles in the bottom. You can save the remaining powdered vanilla pudding mix and powdered blue raspberry Jello mix to make more of these popsicles for another hot day.

A little boy stirs pudding mix

3. Make the white layer

The second layer is another third of the banana pudding mixture left as is.

4. Mix together the red layer

Then for the final layer, you blend the leftover banana pudding mixture with strawberries to top off the Patriotic Pudding Popsicles.

Red popsicle molds.

5. Freeze the popsicles overnight

Let the Patriotic Pudding Popsicles freeze overnight. When you’re ready to serve them, run your popsicle molds under warm water for a minute or two to loosen up the banana pudding mixture. The Patriotic Pudding Popsicles should slide right out of the molds and be ready for you to serve to your children.

My sons are five years old and two years old. They absolutely loved these Patriotic Pudding Popsicles. My oldest gave them an enthusiastic two thumbs up which is the highest honor in his current ranking system.

The kids will love these Patriotic Pudding Popsicles made with bananas, Greek yogurt and strawberries! They'd be perfect for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or a mid-summer poolside treat.
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Patriotic Pudding Popsicles

Kids will love these Patriotic Pudding Popsicles made with bananas, Greek yogurt and strawberries! They'd be perfect for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or a mid-summer poolside treat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kid friendly, popsicle
Servings: 4 Popsicles
Calories: 138kcal
Author: Carrie Ypma

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons red white and blue sprinkles
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons blue raspberry Jello powder
  • 4 strawberries

Instructions

  • Pour 1 teaspoon of red, white and blue sprinkles in the bottom of each of your plastic popsicle molds. Set aside.
  • In a blender, combine bananas, yogurt, pudding mix and milk until smooth.
  • Pour 1/2 cup of the banana pudding mixture into a separate bowl. Add two tablespoons of the blue raspberry Jello mix to it and mix with a spoon until it’s a bright blue color.
  • Divide the blue banana pudding mixture evenly between the four plastic popsicle molds to create the first layer. It should be about 1/3 full.
  • Fill the next 1/3 of each plastic popsicle mold with the cream-colored banana pudding mixture that’s still in your blender.
  • Add strawberries to the banana pudding mixture that’s left in the blender and mix until smooth.
  • Pour the final pink/red layer of strawberry banana pudding into the plastic popsicle molds.
  • Insert handles into each of the plastic popsicle molds and freeze them overnight. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1popsicle | Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 305mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 87IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 65mg | Iron: 1mg
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The kids will love these Patriotic Pudding Popsicles made with bananas, Greek yogurt and strawberries! They'd be perfect for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or a mid-summer poolside treat.

Suggestions for Patriotic Pudding Popsicles

As you get ready to make the Patriotic Pudding Popsicles, here are a few ideas for you to consider:

  • Serve as a smoothie. Pour any leftover banana pudding mixture into a cup and serve to your little ones as a smoothie. After all, they don’t have the patience to wait for those delicious Patriotic Pudding Popsicles to freeze. The smoothie will give them a sneak peek!
  • Use fresh blueberries. You could blend blueberries into the banana yogurt mixture instead of the blue raspberry jello mix. It would give your Patriotic Pudding Popsicles more of a purplish hue than the bright blue you see in the photos.
  • Make the colors more vibrant with food coloring. Use a few drops of blue and red food coloring if you want the popsicles to be a more vibrant blue and red. Just be careful because sometimes red food coloring can be very bitter tasting.
  • Catch drips with a cupcake liner. A paper cupcake or muffin liner can help catch drips to keep your child’s hands cleaner. Cut a small slit in the center of the muffin cup liner and slide the handle right through it.
The kids will love these Patriotic Pudding Popsicles made with bananas, Greek yogurt and strawberries! They'd be perfect for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or a mid-summer poolside treat.

What’s your favorite summer treat to enjoy by the pool? Please comment to let us know. We’re always looking for new ideas to try.

While you’re here, you should also check out other poolside or 4th of July treat ideas –

You’ll also find tons of other great recipes and decor for 4th of July on our Red, White and Blue Ideas Board on Pinterest. If you liked this idea for Patriotic Pudding Popsicles, please share it with your friends or pin it for later:

The kids will love these Patriotic Pudding Popsicles made with bananas, Greek yogurt and strawberries! They'd be perfect for 4th of July, Memorial Day, Labor Day or a mid-summer poolside treat.

Originally created June 2015. Updated May 2020.

23 Comments

  1. These are so fun and adorable, Carrie! I love sprinkles and pudding! It doesn’t get more refreshing than a cold popsicle.

  2. These looks delicious and are so pretty! I love the layers and the jimmies. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}.

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  4. These are so pretty! LOVE those sprinkles especially! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty – we hope to see you again tomorrow!

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  7. These looks delicious and are so pretty! I love the layers and the jimmies. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspire{d}.

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