Jello Pudding Pops Recipe

Do you remember Jell-O BANANA PUDDING POPS? They were my absolute favourite in the 80’s. Now I can easily make them at home for my kids!

jello pudding pops recipe


The summer weather sure makes our family reach for cool treats. I crave popsicles in the summer months!

When I was young, I loved Jell-O Pudding Pops, they were so creamy and delicious. Yet, for some reason they stopped making them here in Canada. Do remember them?

Does the commercial with Bill Cosby ring a bell? Ahh, what a flash from the past.

Unfortunately, my kids have no idea when I talk about my favourite 80’s summer treat. “Pudding? In a Popsicle?” my daughter questions {yet the original Pudding Pops were actually made by Kraft, just so you know}.

pudding pops recipe

So, I did some research on the net, seeking the answer to why Kraft stopped making these awesome treats.

Instead I read a ton of consumer disappointment and many people excited to discover that you can easily make them at home. Score!

So, I set out to make Pudding Pops for my kids, and share with them my favourite treats from I was young.


They are creamy and delicious, just like I remember! I’m also getting more creative with the Pudding Pops I make.

I have added fresh banana to the pudding and even crushed Oreos with Vanilla pudding to make cookies and cream.

Pudding Pop

Also, try out the other JELLO mixes and make lime and others, the choices are endless. Summer just got a whole lot sweeter!

Here’s the recipe I use:


Jello Pudding Pops Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

When I was young, I loved Jell-O BANANA PUDDING POPS, they were so creamy and delicious. Yet, they stopped making them. My favourite 80’s summer treat can now be made at home. “Pudding? In a Popsicle? YES! Here is the simple delicious recipe 


  • 1 large box Jell-O Banana Cook & Serve Pudding {you can use the instant kind, 5.1 oz, yet it won't be as creamy. I tried both}
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping {in a pinch I have used whipped topping in a can and it was a good alternative}


  1. Make the pudding as the package explains.
  2. Cool slightly
  3. Add Cool Whip Topping to the pudding, stirring well
  4. Let Pudding mixture cool to lukewarm
  5. Pour into popsicle molds or use Dixie cups {for this method, insert one Popsicle stick in the middle as it should have cooled enough to set and hold the stick in place}
  6. Place in freezer
  7. Freeze for at least 5 hours and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 151Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 111mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 5g

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  1. OMG I cannot tell you how much I miss those pops, and I am always talking about them. Thanks for the recipes!

    1. Yes, they are a little harder to get out. So, I just run under hot water for a few seconds and they slide out easily.

  2. Thank you for this recipe! I used to love these as a kid…I have some instant in the cupboard and just might try some with that right now. Next time I’ll get the Cook & Serve kind!

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  4. I have the Tupperware popsicle sets, and was wondering as well if these could be made in them? I might just try it.

    I loved the pudding pops and rootbeer float bars. Rootbeer float bars were hard to find, but I found some. The only problem is that they are too big for my little ones. They are not the single ones.

    1. I don’t think I had Root Beer float bars – now I’m very curious!
      Sounds delicious though!

  5. Tami, thanks for the pudding pop recipe. I’ll have to try chocolate as that’s my favorite flavor.

    Speaking of which, did you know that Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate is Fair Trade certified? It’ll make Fair Trade Certified chocolate easily accessible to Canadians.

    I know your readers enjoy a good contest so I thought they could check this one out: The contest encourages people to make “Fair Trades” in exchange for a chance to win a trip for 4 to Ghana. The winner will get to see the impact of Fair Trade on cocoa farms in Ghana, Africa.


    1. Hi Michelle,
      Yes, I posted about Cadbury Dairy Milk and how it’s now Fair Trade Certified! Just fabulous. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Michelle

  6. I am so glad I read this post! I haven’t had these in ages & I can’t wait to
    make them!

  7. I made these when my boys were small…I’d forgotten about them til now…and they were so good, too!

  8. I loved these pops growing up. Thank you for the recipe. I’ll definitely share it with my kids!

  9. Awesome! Thanks for the recipe! lol – and now I have Bill Cosby’s voice in my head…

  10. Thanks for posting this blog. My kids loved these as well. Will have to make some for a trip down memory lane.

  11. I forgot about these! Thanks for sharing. I’ll try these out on my daughter once the Easter treats thin out around here (won’t be long!) 🙂

  12. I am so happy to have this recipe. I am going to have to give this a try. My daughter has some feeding issues, but I’m sure this would be a hit, and I can easily pack it full of calories. Thanks!

  13. Like others, i really miss pudding pops. I remember the commercial that had Bill Cosby in it. So yummy! Going to make these…going to pin them right now!

  14. Oh my goodness… I had forgotten about these until now. THANKS for the reminder. Going to make these this week!!!! Yum.

  15. I loved these when I was a kid, thanks for the recipe. Will definitely be making them this summer

  16. I loved pudding pops as a kid! Why did they ever stop making them? I’ll make these for sure!

  17. I have never come across Jell-O Pudding Pops before. When we were children we used to make pops from orange squash

  18. I made chocolate peanut butter one and they were amazing. Made the pudding mixture the same, but then melted some peanut butter, mixed it with some Cool Whip and then layered it in between the chocolate pudding!

  19. While its still warm I’m going to make these for my grandkids! They’ll be happy to have them next weekend after a hard week back to school!


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  21. I can’t remember the last time I saw Jello Pudding Pops in the store. I would love to makes these as well as the fruity Jello version. Time for some new popsicle molds.

  22. I haven’t seen pudding pops since I was a kid and Bill Cosby was “selling them” but they look so yummy and yet so easy to make !

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