Banana Puddin’ Poptails

Banana Puddin’ Poptails

Today I am sharing the perfect summer time, pool side treat, a Banana Puddin’ Poptail.

So what exactly is a poptail? Well it is a cross between a popsicle and cocktail of course, and what could be more Americana than good old fashion Banana Puddin’?  That’s right I left that “g” off to signify the true southernness of this recipe, lol. Which I am pretty sure will ruin my SEO, (for non bloggers- Search Engine Optimizer)  but hey what can I say I stick to my guns on these things, I call it southern authenticity. 

This is the perfect summer time concoction to beat the heat and have two treats in one. This super easy drink uses the iconic banana pop, of our youth, to add just the right amount of retro chill to a party theme. Plus, it really makes a really cute drink presentation for an adult swim party. There are several varieties of drinks you can do by adding popsicles to a cocktail, I just like the idea of a banana puddin’ pop, since it is so close to the 4th of July and this is such a traditional dessert here for the holidays. I make a really awesome Strawberry Basil Poptail, which is just a Strawberry Fruit Bar, Fresh Basil, Rum and Lime La Croix, super yummy and very refreshing as well.  THE GROCERY LIST: 

  • Mayfield’s Banana Pops 
  • La Croix Coconut Water 
  • Dark Rum 
  • Banana Liquor
  • Half-n-Half 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream (to make whip cream, or Redi whip) 
  • Nilla Wafers (crushed for garnish) optional

The mixture is super easy – 1 cup Coconut Lacriox, 1 shot Dark Rum, 2 shots Banana Liquor. Add in 2 Tblsp half-n-half, top with whip cream and crushed Nilla wafers. Add in the banana pop just before your serve to prevent melting. Top it off with a cute paper straw, so you can get all that goodness from the bottom of your glass.

I have chosen to use these perky little milk jars, which I found holds the pops in place perfectly. This is important, especially if you plan to distribute the drinks via a tray. Hand passed drinks can be tricky and you certainly do not want to drop them or have them tip over, so make your glassware or plasticware selection accordingly. 

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21 Comments

  1. What’s up, just wanted to tell you, I enjoyed this article. We made these over the weekend and everyone loved them, and they could not stop talking about them, greatest idea ever!

  2. Carolyn we love LaCriox I think it makes up 80% of our body’s fluid content LOL 😛 We particularly love the coconut and the new Key Lime.

  3. First of all, I’m mad I didn’t read this prior to July 4th! BUT oh my gosh these look incredible! I’m such a sucker for banana pudding but this takes southern hospitality to new level! Not to mention I have a whole case of LaCroix in my house at all times so I only need a few more things LOL

  4. I’m so glad I read this post just in time for Canada Day this weekend! So yummy!! Pinned!

  5. I love the name of these!!!!! I’m having a party this weekend and it’s so hot these are going to go down like a storm! So happy I found this post!!!

  6. I love banana puddin’ and that you left off the “g” that my girl, lol. This is such a fun idea and I appreciate that this can be used for a kids treat too minus the adult beverages. That is the best part of your blog, you always have so many options for your readers.

  7. I’m obsessed with banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery here in NYC and this looks like it would totally hit the spot!

  8. Hey Michelle the great part is they still taste great even without the alcohol 🙂 So they make perfect mocktails for the kiddos, or momtails for baby showers.

  9. I love cool drinks especially in the summer. And I love your pictures!!! I don’t drink alcohol, so I would just need to omit that part 🙂

  10. Those look incredible and delicious! All of my favorite ingredients are included. I have to try it out!

  11. Nicole this is just one version of this kind of drink I make in the summer.Banana pudding just seemed very 4th of July 🙂 I make a killer Strawberry Basil Mojito with Strawberry fruit bars, fresh basil and rum, they are soooooooo good, I will feature them soon!

  12. I’d never heard of a Poptail before, but what a great idea! One of my least favourite part about a cocktail is having the ice melt and dilute it – in this case, the popsicle melts and just adds more flavour to the cocktail – ingenious!!

  13. I never would’ve thought of this, but these popsicles look and sound amazing! The perfect summer treat!

  14. They are very tasty and not to heavy for a summer drink, even thought pudding sounds thick.Thank you for the repin Stephanie I really do appreciate it!!!

  15. Okay these are adorable and look SO delicious! I already pinned your recipe and can’t wait to try it out this summer! I love anything with banana so these will be perfect and refreshing!

  16. These look so delicious! The perfect summer snack! Definitely gonna have to try this out:)

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