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Cereal Milk Popsicles

I’ve always wanted to try Momofuku’s incredible cereal milk ice cream, but I’ve never quite found an excuse to trek down to New York City just for dessert. But I’ve found something that’s just as good – cereal milk popsicles that are ready in a flash and are equally creamy and delicious! Oh, and did I mention that these bad boys will save you the cost of a plane ticket? Talk about a win-win.

A stack of cereal milk popsicles.

I used to adore sugar-based cereals when I was a kid. Coco Pops, Fruit Loops, Honey Nut Cheerios. You name it, I was properly downing it for breakfast. But these days? I stick to Special K or Cornflakes for a quick and easy breakfast bite. I know, it’s not exciting but I don’t have the same metabolism I used to!

When I’m looking to relive that incredible feeling of shoveling down a bowl of sugary cereal before the school bus arrived, I’ll whip up these cereal milk popsicles. They’re so simple to make and are unbelievably tasty.

I once made these bad boys when the kids were away on a trip. They were meant to be a treat for when they got back, but I ate nearly all of them myself. Don’t worry though – I just saw it as an excuse to make more!

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    So, whether you’re on the hunt for a summertime treat or an easy-to-make dessert for a busy weeknight, these popsicles are bound to fit the bill.

    A stack of cereal milk popsicles.

    Why You’ll Love These Cereal Milk Popsicles

    • They require just three ingredients
    • They’re incredibly easy to make
    • You can get little ones involved without worrying about burns or cuts
    • They freeze well and are the perfect summer treat


    • Full-fat milk
    • Sweetened condensed milk
    • Cinnamon waffle cereal
    A stack of cereal milk popsicles.

    How to Make Cereal Milk Popsicles

    • Step One: Pour the full-fat milk and condensed milk into a large bowl. Stir to combine.
    • Step Two: Add 1 ½ cups of the cinnamon waffle cereal to the milk and stir. Then, leave the mixture to steep for 15 minutes.
    • Step Three: Sieve out the cereal over a bowl. Discard the cereal and keep the milk.
    • Step Four: Divide the remaining cinnamon waffle cereal between the popsicle molds (reserve a small handful).
    • Step Five: Pour over the reserved milk, top with the remaining cereal and add the popsicle sticks.
    • Step Six: Place in the freezer for at least 5 hours until frozen.
    Cereal milk popsicles on a piece of parchment paper.

    Equipment Needed

    To make the magic happen, you’ll need just a few key pieces of equipment. 

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    What to Serve with Cereal Milk Popsicles

    Recipe Tips and Tricks

    • Don’t forget to sieve the cereal. Although you can put small amounts of cereal into your popsicles, you won’t want to have mushy chunks of cereal in your final product.
    • Don’t skimp on steeping time. You’ll want to get the flavor of your chosen cereal infused into the milk. So, make sure you leave the mixture to steep for the correct amount of time.
    • Don’t buy a super-cheap mold. If you’re buying tiny plastic molds that are on the flimsy side, you’re not going to be able to wiggle your popsicles out properly. Buy one that’s a decent size and constructed with high-quality materials.
    • Stir everything by hand. You don’t want to crush your cereal at any point, so stir everything in by hand to avoid your cereal breaking apart.
    Cereal milk popsicles laying flat on parchment paper.

    Variations and Substitutions

    • If you want to add a touch of crunch to these popsicles, feel free to crumble small amounts of any cereal into the mix before freezing (instead of putting it on top!).
    • You can switch out the full-fat milk for low-fat varieties. Just know that they won’t be quite as creamy or delicious as the full-fat versions!
    • If your kids adore color, don’t be afraid to drop a bit of food coloring into your mixture. Pastel pink or blue popsicles are always fun!

    Storage Instructions

    You can leave these popsicles inside their molds if you’re planning to eat them within a couple of days. However, you can also store them inside plastic freezer bags or containers to avoid them sticking together.

    Can I Freeze?

    You can totally freeze these Cereal Milk Popsicles – in fact, you’ll need to (or they won’t set)! Just remember to eat them within 2 months of freezing to avoid freezer burn or any funky textures.

    Cereal milk popsicles laying flat with a bite out of one.

    Popsicle Recipes

    • Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles – These strawberry lemonade popsicles are a sweet and tangy treat that’s perfect for cooling off during the summer months.
    • S’mores Ice Pops – For a creamy and satisfying dessert, try out these s’mores ice pops that are made with rich fudge and toasted marshmallow ice cream!
    • Toasted Coconut Fudgsicles – These toasted coconut fudgsicles contain just a few ingredients, making them a perfect dessert for whipping up with little ones.
    • Coconut Crème Ice Pops – If you’re up for a creamy dessert with a twist (AKA wafers!), then you’ll adore these coconut crème ice pops!

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    Cereal Milk Popsicles

    Created by Stacie Vaughan
    Servings 12
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 5 hours
    Total Time 5 hours 15 minutes
    Jump on this tasty trend! Infuse your breakfast favorites into your desserts with these creamy popsicles!


    • 3 cups whole milk
    • 3 tbsp sweetened condensed milk
    • 2 ½ cups cinnamon waffle cereal


    • Pour the full fat milk and sweetened condensed milk into a large bowl. Stir to combine.
    • Add 1 ½ cups of the cinnamon waffle cereal to the milk and stir. Leave to steep for 15 minutes, then sieve out the cereal over a bowl. Discard the cereal and keep the milk.
    • Divide the remaining cinnamon waffle cereal between the popsicle molds (reserve a small handful). Pour over the reserved milk, top with the remaining cereal and add the popsicle sticks. Place in the freezer for at least 5 hours until frozen.


    Serving: 1g | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 288mg | Sugar: 6g

    The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

    Course Desserts
    Cuisine American
    Keyword Cereal Milk Popsicles

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    1. kathy downey says:

      Thanks,i will be trying this sometime when the grandkids visit!

    2. Julie Wood says:

      These Cereal Milk popsicles are amazing! I can make these for the kids and they are healthy with all the calcium in them. Yours sure turned out pretty. Thanks for an awesome idea and recipe.

    3. Who doesn’t love cereal milk? This is such a unique idea!

    4. Congratulations!
      Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your weekend and your new Red Plate!
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      Miz Helen

    5. I’ve heard about Momofuku and how wonderful their desserts are! Definitely want to try. 🙂 I’m liking this idea of making my own cereal milk – I’m with you – that coco cereal milk. Yum! 🙂

    6. sounds different and yummy. since we have lots of cereal on hand have to try this

    7. That sounds fantastic! We have these ice-cream shaped popsicle molds – these would look look so cute made in those.

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