Frozen Butter Tart Pops

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Freezing Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 pops
All the flavours of Butter Tarts, in frozen form. Perfect Summer treat!


  • 2 1/2 cups 10% half and half cream
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup canned dulce de leche or make your own
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped shortbread or shortcake cookies divided


  • Whisk together the cream, egg yolks and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Place on the stove-top over medium-high heat. Heat mixture, stirring regularly, until mixture begins to thicken, 5-8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat. Whisk in condensed milk, maple syrup, vanilla and salt. Strain mixture through fine-mesh sieve into large liquid measuring cup. Refrigerate until completely cool, about 2 hours.
  • When cream mixture is cooled, prepare the dulce de leche. In small bowl, gently stir dulce de leche with 1/2 cup of the diced cookies. Set aside.
  • Fill 10 ice pop moulds halfway with cream mixture. Add 1 heaping teaspoon of the dulce de leche mixture to each. Fill with remaining custard, leaving 3/4-inch headspace. Using a skewer, gently stir to distribute dulce de leche a bit. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 cup diced cookie onto the top of each popsicle. Insert pop sticks and freeze until firm, about 6 to 12 hours.