GOOD EATS: pistachio pudding popsicles

How do you cool off on a hot summer day? If you don’t happen to have a pool to jump into or a sprinkler to run through the next best thing may be an ice cold popsicle. You also don’t have to bare it all in swimwear to eat a popsicle. That may be a plus or a minus, depending on you.

pistachio pudding popsicles / The Sweet Escape

One of my all-time favourite cold treats is Italian gelato. Not only is it delicious but it’s very nostalgic for me. I have memories of going for weekend gelato with my dad. My favourite flavour was always pistachio. Yum! When I saw that there was such thing as instant pistachio pudding a light bulb went off and I decided to turn my favourite gelato flavour into a refreshing popsicle.

Pistachio Pudding Popsicle / The Sweet Escape

So this is definitely a cheaters recipe version in case you didn’t pick that up with the instant pudding part. Here’s what you’ll need:


• 1 pack of JELLO pistachio instant pudding
• 2.5 cups of milk (.5 more than the instructions ask for)
• 1/2 – 3/4 cup green pistachio crumbs
• popsicle sticks
• popsicle mould

* makes 4-6 popsicles depending on your moulds

These are so simple it’s a bit embarrassing.

• First make the instant pudding according to the directions with an extra 1/2 cup of milk just to make the popsicles a little less pudding-like and a bit firmer to hold up in the heat.
• pour the mixture in your popsicle moulds leaving about 1/2″ at the top and let the pudding set for 5 minutes.
• stick in the popsicle sticks.
• blend up the pistachios in a mini blender until they are chunky crumbs and sprinkle at the top of each popsicle, which will be the bottom when removed.
• place in the freezer for at least 3 hours to harden then enjoy!

Pistachio Pudding Popsicle / The Sweet Escape

Wait! There’s more summer ice treat goodness. Check out some of these delicious treats from a few of my blogger friends. You have inspiration to keep you cool for the rest of the summer.

From Left to Right they are:

Lemon Lime Popsicles by Northstory

Coconut Popsicles by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

Pistachio Pudding Popsicles by The Sweet Escape

Watermelon Mint Paletas by Satori Design for Living

Salted Caramel Ice Cream Pops by Echoes of Laughter

Homemade Fudgesicles by Craftberry Bush

6 Cool Summer Treats / The Sweet Escape

7 responses to “GOOD EATS: pistachio pudding popsicles”

  1. Wow, these are so pretty and I bet they taste just as good! Pistachio brings up feelings of nostalgia for me too. We ate so much of that pudding growing up. Frozen-even better!

    • Isn’t it such a random flavour for JELLO to make? Vanilla, chocolate, lemon……..and pistachio.

  2. Shut up. There’s pistachio jello pudding? How did I not know this existed. I love pistachio ice cream so this is a perfect combo.

    • I know! I completely forgot it existed until I saw it on the shelf. I won’t lie – I ate all the left over pudding.

  3. I love these Melissa! I recently had a popsicle with pistachios and it was SO so good! And the fabric in the background is so gorgeous! Have a wonderful week! Sharing these on my Facebook fan page! Angie xo