This ice cream pudding is lush and delicious, but by adding the popcorn to it it’s also a little bit of fun and a whole lotta yum!
The textures and flavour seem a little weird at first but it really works. My kids love them.
Popcorn and Picnic Ice Cream Puddings serve as ideal desserts – no matter what the occasion.
With summer approaching, the days of picnics and family gatherings are here. While there are endless delightful food options from which to choose, one classic favourite that often pops up is popcorn and picnic ice cream puddings.
Not only do these dishes bring back the nostalgia of childhood memories and simpler times, but they also provide a much-needed treat and sweet escape during sunny days. A perfect balance between crunchy and creamy textures, with just the right amount of sweetness!
Just the thought of them can conjure up memories of summer days spent outdoors, enjoying the sunshine while snacking on these treats! Not only are they incredibly delicious, but they also make fun finger food that can easily be shared while savoring tasty morsels as the warm summer breeze rustles through the trees.
You will need 6 to 8 individual pudding moulds for this recipe. Mine are Soffritto non-stick pudding moulds and measure 5.5 cm across the bottom and 4 cm deep. You could also use those little disposable tin foil moulds.
You could also use the following tins for this recipe:
- Rectangle Loaf Tin – 22 cm x 11 cm or 4 cup capacity takes 2lts ice cream with maybe a little leftover.
- A smaller loaf tin 15 cm x 8 cm or 2 cup capacity makes 2 3 cakes (if you don’t quite fill to the top you will get 3).
- 20 cm round cake tin.
Stir the ice cream well until it resembles soft-serve ice cream. Add 1/3 of the chopped Picnic chocolate bars and mix through.
Place a layer of Picnic and popcorn in the base of each pudding mould and then pour the ice cream in. Place a layer of popcorn on the top and put in the freezer for a minimum 4 hours or until set.
Remove ice cream puddings from the freezer. Carefully run a knife around the inside of the cake tin - if needed, use your fingers to gently twist the puddings in the tin to ensure the ice cream isn't suck to the bottom of the tin and gently tip the puddings out onto serving plates.
Top each one with remaining Picnic chocolate bars and popcorn. Place some more popcorn and Picnic beside the puddings on the plate and serve immediately.