Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Pudding Pops – A creamy and decadent ice cream treat made with Jell-O pudding mix. Quick and easy to throw together for a party or just to have on hand as a summertime treat!
2 cups 2% milk (you could use any milk except skim)
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup strawberry preserves
In a medium bowl, whisk the heavy whipping cream and confectioners sugar until soft peaks form. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the pudding mix, milk and vanilla bean paste stirring constantly until it begins to thicken. Approximately 3 minutes. Fold in the strawberry preserves and 1 1/2 cups of the whipped cream until combined. (you may have leftover whipped cream….use a spoon and eat it. Do not share.)
Pour the mixture into molds, or cups if using, and insert the sticks into the center of the pops. If you’re using cups, wait approximately 20-30 minutes before adding the sticks.