These creamy pumpkin pops with Oreo coating prove pumpkin isn’t just a one-season ingredient! Making pumpkin pie popsicles is a wonderful way to cool down. Anyone can make this easy recipe using pumpkin purée and a few other ingredients. So if you are a pumpkin pie or pumpkin spice lover, or looking for tasty fall treats for kids, these are ideal.
Pumpkin Pie Popsicles Ingredients
The star of the recipe is of course the pumpkin itself. Use pumpkin puree, which is made of 100% pumpkin. Pumpkin pie filling is not the same thing, so check the can carefully. You could also make your own pumpkin puree if you want to.
Heavy cream gives this recipe using pumpkin puree a luxurious flavour and texture. Brown sugar and maple syrup give sweetness while guar gum acts as a stabilizer in frozen recipes. Rich and delicious flavours come from the addition of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger. Crushed Oreo cookies coat the pumpkin pie popsicles adding chocolate flavour as well as a wonderful crunchy texture.
How to Make Creamy Pumpkin Pops with Oreo Coating
The first thing to do is warm the pumpkin, cream, sugar, salt, vanilla, and spices in a pan on the stove. Mix in the guar gum and then carefully pour the mixture into popsicle moulds.
Now you can combine melted butter with Oreo crumbs and press this into each popsicle. Add sticks and then freeze them overnight or for at least 8 hours until firmly set. This makes such a great fall treat for kids as well as for the pumpkin spice lover!
There are two ways to make these. If you are using the kind of popsicle mould where you press the coating mixture on the side, you can make them that way. If you’re using the ones you have to fill from the end, you can add the Oreo mixture in first or last, or even alternate the popsicle mixture with the Oreo mixture. Ensure you press it in firmly so the popsicles don’t break apart when you unmould them.
What is Guar Gum?
You might be wondering what guar gum adds to the pumpkin pie popsicles. It’s actually a stabilizer. When you use it in ice cream, popsicles and other frozen treats, it helps with the consistency. You will end up with a creamy result rather than having ice crystals ruining the recipe.
Also known as guaran, guar gum comes from guar beans. It’s used as a thickening agent in medications as well as recipes. You should be able to find it at the grocery store or else you can order it online from Amazon for example.
Can I Make the Pumpkin Popsicles Vegan?
Feel free to swap the heavy cream for nut milk and the butter for a vegan alternative. Swap the Oreos for your favourite vegan-friendly cookies. This would work great if you want vegan fall treats for kids (or for you!)
It’s a gluten-free recipe too for the pumpkin spice lover who doesn’t eat gluten. In this case make sure you’re using the gluten-free variety of cookies in the recipe.
Pumpkin Pie Popsicles Variations
This recipe using pumpkin puree may be tweaked if you like. If Oreos aren’t your favourite cookie or you have something else to use up, that’s fine. You can use any type of cookie crumbs. Put the cookies in a Ziploc bag and bash it with a rolling pin until you have small crumbs. This is also a good stress-relieving exercise!
You can change the flavours in these creamy pumpkin pops with Oreo coating. Mix and match your preferred spices or swap the vanilla extract for almond extract or another favourite. The maple syrup can be switched for agave syrup if you prefer. Honey would be another alternative.
Popsicle moulds come in many shapes and sizes, so you could make this as mini popsicles or full sized ones. They keep for a long time in the freezer too so make as many as you want. This recipe using pumpkin puree is well worth making because it’s so delicious and refreshing.
How Long Do They Take to Set?
You might find yours set after 4 or 5 hours but I will typically leave mine the full 8 hours or overnight.
This just ensures they are fully frozen and won’t break apart when you try to unmould them. It depends on your ingredients as well as your freezer and other things, so make them a day ahead just to be sure!
If you like these creamy pumpkin pops with Oreo coating, you might also like Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars, Layered Strawberry Pineapple Mint Popsicles, Pumpkin Spice Whipped Dalgona Coffee or Nutella Oreo Mousse Cups.
Pumpkin Pie Popsicles with Oreo Crumble Recipe
Pumpkin Pie Popsicles with Oreo Crumble
- In a small saucepan mix together the pumpkin puree, cream, sugar, spices, salt, vanilla, and maple syrup until combined.
- Heat mixture on stove until it is hot, not boiling or simmering just hot.
- Very slowly add in the guar gum while whisking the mixture, this is very important as it will prevent clumping. Continue mixing until combined and the mixture begins to thicken a little bit.
- Remove the mixture from the heat.
- Use a spoon or ladle to pour the mixture into your popsicle moulds leaving just a little space for the Oreo crust.
- In a small bowl or i n the bag you crushed your Oreos in, mix together the melted butter and the Oreos.
- Spoon a small amount of the Oreo crust on top of the popsicles and gently pat down.
- Place the completed popsicles in the freezer for at least 8 hours
- Pop the popsicles out of the molds.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Let me know if you try to make these pumpkin pie popsicles. They are a great fall treat for kids or anyone that is a pumpkin spice lover!
Bella Bucchiotti is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for food, dogs, fitness, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.