Baileys Chocolate Mint Chip Pudding Pops

As you can see, I am still on my pudding pop roll. Sorry, but I can’t help myself. School is almost out, the weather is absolutely perfect as always here in Southern California, and I’ve got summer on my mind. In fact, I was walking our baby to the pool today and a random image of my childhood popped in my head. Me, sitting curbside outside of Thrifty after a day at the beach, eating mint chip ice cream on a cone. What was it back then, $0.50 a scoop? Whatever it was, I bought it with my hard earned money – mowing lawns, cleaning pools, washing cars…or looking under a couch cushion. I love memories like that. Life is so simple and fun at 10 and I tell my sons now to enjoy every minute of being a kid.

Baileys Chocolate Mint Chip Pudding Pops via Real Food by Dad

So instead of loading Connor into his car seat and going to the grocery store for some mint chip ice cream, I decided to make a grown-up version with these Baileys Chocolate Mint Chip Pudding Pops, since I had everything I needed right in the pantry. Seriously, check out how easy these are to make – some Baileys Irish Cream, vanilla pudding, a little chocolate pudding for the striping, chopped-up Andes chocolate mints, and a drop of green dye to give them that authentic mint chip ice cream look.

Baileys Chocolate Mint Chip Pudding Pops with Real Food by Dad

The taste? Pure summer, with more childhood memories on my mind. If it wasn’t ice cream at Thriftys, then if was slushies at 7-11, or even K-Mart (does that even exist anymore?). And I am cracking myself up as I go back-to-back weeks with boozy popsicles/pudding pops. I am not a big drinker at all, just ask the guys I coach with. We meet at a sports bar to go over baseball plans, I order a beer and barely drink half of it by the time I leave an hour later. Sorry guys. But I can’t resist making these ridiculously fun and tasty pops as we get closer to summer.

Baileys Chocolate Mint Chip Pudding Pops from Real Food by Dad

And since it may not actually be legal or socially acceptable to eat these curbside outside of a Thrifty or Rite Aid, I will be enjoying them poolside instead, watching my sons enjoying their summer and feeling blessed for another day on this planet.

 

 

Baileys Chocolate Mint Chip Pudding Pops

Baileys Chocolate Mint Chip Pudding Pops via Real Food by Dad

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  • Yield: 14-16 Servings
  • Prep:

As you can see, I am still on my pudding pop roll. Sorry, but I can't help myself. School is almost out, the weather is absolutely …

Ingredients

  • 1 5.9 oz Instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 oz. Instant chocolate pudding
  • 4 1/4 cups milk, divided use
  • 3/4 cup Baileys
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped Andes Mint candy
  • 1 drop green food coloring

Instructions

  1. Empty dry vanilla pudding mix into a bowl and add in 2 1/4 cup milk and Baileys. Stir for 2 minutes. Add in chopped Andes and fold to combine. Place a small drop of food coloring onto a spatula and fold into pudding mixture. Place 2 oz dry chocolate pudding mix into a bowl and add in remaining cup of milk. Stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer each pudding mixture into a pastry bag and layer with vanilla pudding, chocolate pudding and crushed Butterfinger, Repeat until each well is filled. Insert popsicle stick and let freeze until solid, 3-4 hours.
  3. Notes: (1) Feel free to skip the chocolate striping if you want to avoid using a partial box of pudding. (2) Freeze time will vary according to settings and how full your freezer is.

  • http://www.applesandsparkle.com/ Crystal S.(Apples & Sparkle)

    You have outdone yourself with this one. I think these are gonna have to be hiding in the back of my freezer all summer long. Seriously one of the best sounding pops I could ever imagine. : )

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much Crystal! They ended up tasting exactly how I expected, so good! Have an awesome weekend!

  • Bri | Bites of Bri

    I love this combination. I don’t own a popsicle mold, but now I’m definitely getting one!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Bri! You totally should:)

  • HalfBakedHarvest

    All you pudding pop creations are amazing. love the addition of baileys and the mint chocolate chip is always a winner!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Tieghan! They’re so fun to make. Have a great weekend!

  • http://hipfoodiemom.com/ Alice Choi

    Matt, I love these pops! I wasn’t the one sitting outside the 7-11 eating ice cream . . that was my brother but you reminded me of that with this post! Good times . . and I’ve never thought to use instant pudding mix. . love this!!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Alice and I hope you have a great weekend!

  • http://www.edibleperspective.com/ Ashley

    Mint chocolate chip is one of my faaaavorite ice creams! And now with Baileys?? So so good.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Ashley, the Baileys in these is so yummy!

  • kellyjanke2

    I think some of the BEST food recipes come from moments or memories from our past! I just love the connection you made in your head about the ice cream, and thought to make the pudding pop! So sad that ice cream used to be so cheap, why did that have to change?? You rock, Matt! Thanks for sharing another pudding pop recipe! Keep them coming ;)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much, Kelly! I totally agree about the best recipes coming from old memories. Have an awesome weekend!

  • http://www.primaverakitchen.com Olivia Ribas

    I love all your grown-up version of popsicles. I don’t have a popsicle mood, but you’ve inspired me to get one ;-)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Olivia, try Amazon, I believe there are some really good ones on there. Have a great weekend!

  • Liz Stark

    These definitely beat the old-school popsicles – gorgeous and delicious!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thank you Liz!

  • ITheeCook

    I think you need to open a pudding pop food truck! These are awesome.

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Now that would be funny, Rina! Love that idea:)

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    These look incredible! I might have to leave out the Bailey’s this summer, but mint chocolate is one of my FAVES!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Ashley, they would be just as good without the Baileys, the Andes chips give it such a good minty flavor anyway

  • http://neighborfoodblog.com/ Courtney @ Neighborfood

    Mint chocolate and booze? This is dreamy!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      The perfect combo Courtney!

  • Tutti Dolci

    As a huge Baileys and mint fan, these are my favorite pudding pops yet!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Laura, they are awesome!

  • http://www.kitchenfrolic.ca/ Stephanie @ kitchen frolic

    Love that you’ve taken a childhood favourite (pudding pops!) and made it super-cool for adults (Bailey’s is one of my favourite things!). I can’t wait to make these.

    Chocolate-mint is my husband’s ice cream flavour of choice, so he’s going to LOVE these!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      You should definitely make these for him, Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by and hope you guys have a great weekend!

  • Nancy

    I love that you admitted you can’t drink an entire beer. My boozing days are behind me too (I drank like a fish in law school, keeping up with every one else and in my first few years of practice, we’d break out the scotch at 3 pm on Fridays). Now, I’d much rather get my booze through gorgeous, flavourful, nostalgic pudding pops like this! These photos are beautiful, Matt. You have me walking down memory lane with this post too. Remember freezies? Those long tubes of frozen sugar water and the hard plastic would cut the sides of your mouth? My friends and I would go to the corner, family run stores almost every day for frozen treats and penny candies. Sigh, those were the days!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I remember those Nancy, especially the cuts! Too funny! Thanks so much for the kind words, I am having so much fun with the blog. Hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  • Beth @ bethcakes

    Oh yes, I could totally go for one of these right now. Love that these reminded you of your childhood! Those are the best recipes. :) Also Bailey’s in ice cream is just a winning combo. Pinning!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much, Beth! Have a great weekend!

  • Krista

    Keep the pops coming! I need something to cool me off in the dreadful heat! :)

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I’m sure I will make more all summer long:) Thanks Krista!

  • http://pickfreshfoods.com Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods

    Keep these good treats coming.! These look delicious! I love the andes mint. My son is a big mint chocolate chip fan. I’d have to make the booze free :D

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Cindy, I’m sure I will do a few more of these. Too fun not too. Have a great weekend!

  • gonnawantsecond

    What a delicious cool treat! Love them!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much, Kathleen!

  • Mike @TheIronYou

    I love chocolate mint chip, it’s the best combo ever. I would actually love to have one of those popsicles right now!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Sending some your way, Mike. You’ll be able to drink them by the time they make it to you.

  • Meg

    Oh the days when we were younger and would have afternoon ice cream stops. Those were the days! I can’t wait to try these any ice cream + booze is a win in my book!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much, Meg!

  • http://www.closetcooking.com/ Kevin @ Closet Cooking

    I definitely want some of these!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Come on up and grab a couple Kevin!

  • Paula

    You had me at Baileys!!!.. One of the things I enjoy most about my children is seeing things through their eyes. “A child is not a vase to be filled, but a fire to be lit.”…random, anywho, love the flavor combo and the grown-up frozen pop!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I love that quote Paula!!!

  • Lauren @ Oatmeal With A Fork

    Oh my goodness, your site is literally like food porn for me! My favorite combination is chocolate and mint, and the fact that you’ve thrown in the Andes’ mints just makes this recipe so much better! :-D

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Haha thank you so much, Lauren!

  • http://www.serenabakessimplyfromscratch.com Serena Bakes

    I was going to order a new popsicle mold today and now I know I need 2.. One for adult pops and one for the kids! These look amazing!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Exactly! Thanks Serena and have a great weekend!

  • http://jhip.blogspot.com jsnail89

    This looks delicious. Hopefully it will work with something other than a popsicle mold since I don’t own one!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thank you and let me know if you try them in something other than a mold. Otherwise you can find them on Amazon.

  • foodnessgracious

    I love how you swiftly ended up making a grown up version of these pops! Ahh I love summer memories :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Gerry! Have a great weekend!

  • Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes

    You’re killing it with these popsicle recipes!! I love mint chocolate chip!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Jamie!

  • Kate@Diethood

    YES! I LOVE the addition of Bailey’s!!

    Also? 50 cents a scoop… about to sound like my Mom, but… those were the good ol’ days!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Yeah, I think I am sounding older every day. Scary!

  • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

    I’m loving all of your popsicle recipes! These look fantastic!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Jessica!

  • http://www.isugarcoatit.com/ I Sugar Coat It!

    Love the look of these – especially that last photo with the melted smear! I am less of a chocolate mint fan, but a lover of all things Baileys :)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Jacquee, hope you had a great weekend!

  • http://bakingamoment.com/ Allie|Baking a Moment

    These look so creamy dreamy and I love all the memories that go along with them! Mint and chocolate is one of my favorite combos ;)

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much Allie!

  • Shashi @ RunninSrilankan

    These look so incredibly good! Amazing photos btw!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks so much Shashi!

  • http://thekitchenmccabe.com Kayley McCabe

    Sweet Mercy! Keep these rolling, Matt! Mint chocolate is my all time favorite!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Same here Kayley, nothing better:) Thanks!

  • Meg @ Beard and Bonnet

    Whoa! These need to be in my freezer. NOW!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      On our way Meg:) Thanks!

  • http://www.thisgalcooks.com Julie @ This Gal Cooks

    Oh now these pops are right up my alley! LOVE the mint and the Bailey’s. What a great combination, Matt! Hope you have a great week!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Julie, hope you have a great week as well!

  • http://soupaddict.com Karen @ SoupAddict

    I’m so glad I didn’t toss my molds last fall (they came thiiiis close to going in the Goodwill box). I love adult popsicles – the boozy flavors add something special to the classics. Bailey’s and chocolate and mint – inspired!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      I’m glad you didn’t toss those, time to get making some fun pops like these this summer! Thanks Karen:)

  • Jocelyn

    I’m so glad you’re still on a pudding pop roll because dang, these are brilliant! :) I want one right now!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      Thanks Jocelyn! Now you’ve got me thinking of what to come up with next!

  • http://www.culinaryhill.com/ Meggan | Culinary Hill

    I love your pudding pop kick, and I swear I’m going to bust out my Popsicle molds just as soon as you clean your grill. :) BTW these look insanely delicious! I love cool mint on a hot day!

    • http://realfoodbydad.com/ realfoodbydad

      It’s cleaned Meggan, so you’d better get shoppin’!