Since this summer has been different from all the others and social distancing measures have limited our opportunities to chase the ice cream truck or go get a milkshake, we've had to be a bit more creative with our sweet treats. So, we are making more of them at home, trying out different methods and turning the making of the treats into as much of an event as the eating. (Although the eating is really all we care about. We're not kidding anyone.) One of our favorite new ideas came after coming across some cool robot popsicle molds and deciding we wanted to take them to the next level. So, we filled them with pudding, let them freeze and then decorated them with edible shimmer dust to make their buttons and gears really pop. This Pudding Pops Recipe is much fun for the kids, and the whole process kind of felt like decorating a cookie, but the summer version!
Here is what you need:
Metallic Robot Pudding Pops
Step 1: Make your pudding according to package directions. I found that one box filled the 4 molds perfectly with very little left over. Insert popsicle sticks and let freeze overnight.
Tip: We found that filling these molds with a creamier base (pudding, yogurt) really made the details of the robots stand out as opposed to juices. When choosing your puddings, have fun letting the kids choose different colors. We liked the green of pistachio, the orange of butterscotch, and of course, we had to make lots of chocolate ones, whether we loved the color or not.
Step 2: Once the popsicles have frozen completely, remove them from the molds. Immediately dip your paint brush into the edible shimmer dust and paint it onto the pops. If you do this within the first 5 minutes of removing them from the molds the dust will go on very smoothly. However, once the popsicles start to warm-up, condensation with start to appear on the pops that will make it harder to apply and you will want to return the pops to the freezer to refreeze before you apply any more.
Step 3: Once you have applied the desired amount of shimmer dust, eat the popsicles immediately or return them to the freezer until you are ready to enjoy them.
That's it! This Pudding Pops Recipe is such a fun way to take your popsicles to the next level and add in a bit of creativity, too! And, in case you missed it, you can watch our popsicle segment on Studio 5, where we demo making these cute little guys. Find the link right here!
Be sure to try these other popsicle recipes!