Chocolate pudding popsicle recipes for kids

Chocolate pudding popsicle recipes for kids

Finding healthy chocolate popsicle snacks is a challenge when your kids are used to eating ice cream during the hot summer months.  I found these great recipes which are refreshing and delicious, healthy and nutritious! Even if it is winter in your neck of the woods, these are great treats for indoors as well. Your kids will never know all the great stuff that’s in them, and you’ll be thrilled at how easy and quick you can whip up these chocolate pudding popsicle recipes for your kids!

Most of the ingredients you’ll need are:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Cacao powder
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nut milks
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Walnuts
  • Ice

It helps to have most of those ingredients in the pantry so that you can make these delicious popsicles at a moment’s notice!  Oh – you’ll also need this great collection of popsicle molds to get started!


Vegan Chocolate Pudding Popsicles

Adapted from 

1/2 sugar 
1/3 cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup cornstarch or arrowroot as a substitute (substitution is one-to-one)
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk beverage or rice or almond milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

In a saucepan, whisk together the corn starch, sugar, salt, and cocoa powder. Break up any lumps so that the pudding comes out nice and smooth. Slowly whisk in the nut milk over low heat, and continue to stir until the mixture starts to thicken (about 10 minutes). Continue to stir for 2 to 3 minutes until it thickens, and stir in your vanilla. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

Easy Chocolate Mousse Pops

Adapted from

1 cup vegan dark chocolate chips
1 12.3 oz block silken tofu, firm
3/4 cup non-dairy milk or nut milk like almond or hemp
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a double-boiler or microwave, melt chocolate chips. 
Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth, and pour into popsicle molds. Chill in freezer for at least 4 hours until set. This is one of the easiest and most delicious recipes ever.  The cool thing about this one is that you can use these really cool popsicle mold bags, which are easy, freeze well and lots of fun for your kids!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie Pop

Adapted from

  • 1 1/2 oz swiss chard
  • bananas – peeled
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 cup ice

This smoothie is awesome because it tastes like a milkshake and your kids won’t know that swiss chard is in their smoothie popsicle! Combine all ingredients in a blender, pour into popsicle mold and freeze for several hours. 

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Chocolate and Banana Bobsicles

Adapted from

  • 1 ½ oz spinach
  • 1 banana – peeled
  • 4 oz strawberries
  • 3 tbsp walnuts
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup ice

All the fixin’s for a delicious summer smoothie, with a great chocolate-banana flavor. Blend and freeze. That’s all there is to it…!







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5 thoughts on “Chocolate pudding popsicle recipes for kids”

  • The chocolate peanut butter smoothie pop sounds so good. I have found that peanut butter can actually mask the taste of almost any dark leafy green, and, contrary to what many people say, it’s actually healthy. I garden, so I freeze my excess kale (after blanching it in hot water and rinsing it in cold water) in little bags for green smoothies. Have you noticed any health issues with using soy? I noticed there was a recipe with tofu in it and wondered what your thoughts might be on that.

    • Yes, peanut butter definitely masks the taste of any dark leafy green, which is great for kids who will wince at the thought of anything green in their shakes!  Great idea to freeze the extra kale — blanching in hot water and then rinsing in cold is an excellent idea! As for soy, I just wrote an article all about soy, and I invite you to read it here: Do soy products cause cancer


  • These are all great choices, and with the summer heat here they will be perfect for a cool down for the kids and me! I am going to print the page and give some of these a try. They all look yummy! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Wow, these sound amazing! Can’t wait to try them for myself. I’ve been looking for a lactose free creamy sweet treat!

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