Cute and easy watermelon pudding cups are a festive summer treat that looks like the fruit! Only 4 ingredients!
Watermelon Pudding Cups
I’m so excited to share this new recipe with all of you!
I can’t get over how cute these watermelon pudding cups are — I think these are just the most adorable desserts ever! Don’t they just look like summer in a cup?
These pretty party treats are perfect for backyard barbecues, birthdays, or even baby showers. It is also a fun recipe for kid to make themselves or with a little bit of help.
You can make these watermelon pudding cups two ways: with or without the watermelon flavoring. Since they look so much like watermelon already, I think it’s fun to add a couple drops of flavored extract so they taste like you’d expect.
However, if you’re not a fan of watermelon-flavored treats and simply like the look of this dessert, you can skip the extract. You can even make them dairy free with our homemade coconut pudding recipe. So many options to make them your own!
The best part about this recipe is how easy it is – only a few simple ingredients!
- Coconut cream pudding mix (5.1oz boxes)
- Green Jello mix (6oz box)
- Pink food coloring
- Chocolate chips
Kitchen Supplies Used:
A free printable copy of this recipe with full ingredient amounts is available at the bottom of the post, below photo step-by-step instructions.
A free printable copy of our watermelon pudding recipe follows these easy step-by-step directions.
Start by making green Jello and pouring a small layer into the bottom of each serving cup. Plastic cups work great for a big party, but you can use pretty glass parfait cups if making at home.
Allow Jello to set in fridge. This should take about an hour or two.
TIP: Place cups on a cookie sheet for easier handling and moving to and from the fridge. This helps prevent spills too!
Make your pudding and color with pink food coloring til it’s just the right shade of watermelon pink. If adding watermelon extract, do so now. With both the food coloring and extract, I recommend starting with 1-2 drops and seeing how that goes. You can always add more if needed, but over-flavoring or coloring is harder to fix.
TIP: We recommend coconut cream pudding because it tastes amazing with watermelon extract. If you’re not adding the extract, you could use vanilla pudding or white chocolate pudding if you like those flavors better.
Layer pudding on top of the Jello and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Garnish your cups with watermelon flavored candy if you like, then enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do They Taste Like Watermelon?
If you use the basic 4 ingredient recipe, the pudding is coconut flavored and the bottom layer is green jello. I recommend either green watermelon or lime flavor.
To really get an intense watermelon flavor, add a couple drops of watermelon extract to the pudding when you’re making it.
What Flavor Green Jello Should I Use?
The flavor of the green jello is up to you! There are some brands that make a watermelon flavored jello that is green in color. It’s perfect for this recipe!
If you’re sticking with coconut flavor for the pudding itself, a lime flavored jello would also taste very good with this.
If you’re adding watermelon extract to your pudding, then you could use either a watermelon flavored jello or a lime flavored jello.
Be sure to pin our watermelon pudding cups on Pinterest:
Grab a free printable copy of our watermelon pudding recipe:
- Coconut cream pudding mix
- Green Jello mix
- Pink food coloring
- Chocolate chips
- Watermelon extract
- Watermelon gummy candies
- Pour green Jello into the bottom of each cup, about 1/4 of the way full.
- Place cups in fridge for about 2 hours, or until Jello sets.
- Prepare pudding according to box instructions. Stir in 2-3 drops of pink food coloring until pudding is a bright pink. If adding watermelon extract, do so now.
- Layer pudding on top of the Jello until each cup is almost full.
- Top with 4 to 5 chocolate chips - your watermelon "seeds."
- Garnish with candy watermelon for an extra sweet touch, if desired.
Serving Size:1 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 314mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 2g