To the Moon Alice: Pistachio Pudding Rocket Pops

July 4, 2008 · 27 comments · Print This Post

in Ice Cream / Frozen Treats

Pistachio Pudding Rocket Pops

Happy 4th of July! These are by far my favorite pops from our “Popsicle Week” adventures. How can you possibly not love anything that looks like a rocket ship?! And they’re green to boot, although I’m quite sure that real aliens probably don’t taste like pistachios. Using these Rocket Pop molds really made me wish that someone sold a popsicle tray Tardis. I think the Doctor would approve of Blueberry Tardis Pops, don’t you?

Pistachio Pudding Pops
Adapted from Krystina Castella’s new book: Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone published by Quirk Books.
Variations of additional Pudding Pops can be found at

1 cup sugar
3/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 cups milk (Note: Do yourself a favor and use whole milk)
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups shelled pistachios
Green food coloring

In a food processor or blender, grind 3/4 cup of the nuts to a paste. (Note: I couldn’t get my pistachios to form a paste without adding a teaspoon or two of water).

In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.

Add the milk and pistachios and bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat as soon as the mixture thickens. (Note: This took approximately 12 minutes for me on a gas stove).

Stir in the butter until melted. Add the vanilla. Let cool in refrigerator for 10 minutes.

Add 3 drops green food coloring and mix with a spoon to combine.

Pour into the pop molds. Insert the sticks. Freeze for at least 8 hours.

Remove from the freezer. Let stand at room temperature for 5 minutes before removing the pops from the molds. (Note: Be gentle! I found that running the molds under warm water also helped to neatly loosen them).

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrea July 4, 2008 at 3:46 pm

Aw, my roommate gave me these rocketship molds (only in red) and I am forever opening the freezer to admire them because I love them so dearly.


2 NIKI July 4, 2008 at 5:16 pm

Those rocket ship molds are cute Erin!


3 Cze-Johnson Carrie July 4, 2008 at 8:58 pm

not saying anything!! NOT SAYING A WORRRRRD.


my favorite mold is the stars, I think. but the recipe here looks tasty.

happy fourth!


4 My Sweet & Saucy July 5, 2008 at 12:50 am

How fun are these! They look really delicious too!


5 Syrie July 5, 2008 at 6:25 pm

Very cute! They must’ve been delicious.


6 sarah July 6, 2008 at 12:27 pm

it’s going to be so incredibly hot here today – please pack on dry ice and send to sarah c/o tastespotting…


7 Angela July 6, 2008 at 12:36 pm

So cute! I’ve never had pistachio pudding before, so I’ll have to try this out.


8 cookinpanda July 6, 2008 at 6:51 pm

Oooh I am definitely going to take your suggestion to get the molds because I really like how the rocket pops look.


9 Beverly July 6, 2008 at 8:12 pm

These are so cute and I love pistachios!


10 Marilyn (Simmer Till Done) July 6, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Loved every pop in Popsicle Week! Especially pistachio, my husband’s favorite – and of course, the rocket shape makes them out of this world.


11 Stef July 7, 2008 at 12:00 am

I am lovin all of these pop posts! The rocket ship ones are so cute!


12 FoodieTots July 7, 2008 at 2:27 pm

Mmm. I used to love pistachio pudding as a kid, but the thought never occurred to me to make it from scratch, much less freeze it for pudding pops. Must give these a try. Loved popsicle week, great inspiration for summer!


13 jams July 10, 2008 at 3:56 pm

Oh, Doctor would so much approve! And Jack Harkness would probably figure out every single dirty thing to do with Tardis popsicles..


14 peabody July 11, 2008 at 5:23 am

I thought about buying the rocket shapes…they make me feel like a kid again. Pistachio pudding in a pop..yummy!


15 Jerry July 11, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Ummm yummy! I so want one, right now!


16 Indigo July 28, 2008 at 6:47 am

Okay, now I have Tardis pop cravings. That has to be the best idea in the world. In the meantime, a pistachio pop sounds ridiculously good XD. So cute!


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