With the summer coming up, everyone is thinking about delicious, sweet, and cold treats to share with their family. And nothing screams summertime like a good old fashioned popsicle!
Since they require just a few simple ingredients, popsicles are easy to whip up at home. Once you learn the basic steps, you can make an infinite variety of fruity and creamy pops.
Tips for making homemade popsicles:
- Always use seasonal fruit that’s not overly ripe. The riper the fruit, the sweeter the pop, and the less added sugar you’ll need.
- Unless you’re making milk-, cream-, or yogurt-based pops, which tend to be thicker, fruit chunks will sink to the bottom of the pops. To prevent this, fill molds a quarter of the way, freeze them partially, and then add the rest of the fruit on top of the frozen part, and top it off with more of the base.
- Once you’ve made ice pops a few times and feel comfortable with the process, experiment with your own unique flavor combinations.
- To create a striped layer or two in your popsicles, rotate pouring two or three different mixtures into your mold. Make sure you let each layer partially freeze before adding the next one; repeat until there is only about one-quarter inch of room left. Insert the popsicle stick before the pop fully freezes.
Popsicle Making Essentials
If you have a well-stocked kitchen, making popsicles shouldn’t require too many additional purchases beyond molds and popsicle sticks.
Ozera Reusable Popsicle Molds Ice Pop Molds Maker – Set of 6 – With Silicone Funnel & Cleaning Brush – GreenOnyx Stainless Steel Popsicle MoldZoku Mini Pop MoldsAstra Gourmet 10-Cavity Slicone Frozen Ice Pop Maker with 50 Wooden Sticks for Toddlers, Kids and Adults – BPA Free(Red)12 oz. White Paper Hot Cups [100 Pack]Acerich 200 Pcs Craft Sticks Ice Cream Sticks Wooden Popsicle Sticks 4-1/2OXO Good Grips Swivel PeelerBLACK+DECKER Countertop Blender with 5-Cup Glass Jar, 10-Speed Settings, Black, BL2010BGCuisinart CTG-00-3MS Set of 3 Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Strainers365 Everyday Value, Wax Paper, 75 SQ FT
This icy treat has been around forever and adults love them just as much as the kids do. That’s why I’ve compiled some of my favorite popsicle recipes to share with you today! Take a look and let me know which one’s your kids (and you) would like to most!
25 Popsicles You Need to Make This Summer
Fruit based popsicles are not only refreshing but healthy too!
Avocado Lime Popsicles
Avocado lime popsicles are the perfectly healthy summer treat! With only 4 simple ingredients these are so easy to make and so refreshing!
DIY Red White & Blueberry Popsicles
Fresh picked berries are transformed into a refreshing popsicle!
Strawberry Banana Popsicles
They are easy to make and delicious! The hard part is waiting for them to finish freezing so you can eat them.
Strawberry Lime Watermelon Popsicles
This recipe for strawberry lime watermelon popsicles are unbelievably easy to make and beyond delicious!
Easy 2-Ingredient Strawberry Mango Popsicles (No-Sugar Added)
These Easy 2-Ingredient Strawberry Mango Popsicles are made with the real fruit you love, no added sugar, and are gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and allergy-free!
Homemade Grape Popsicles
These Homemade Grape Popsicles made with fresh grapes will be sure to cool you off this summer.
Watermelon Kiwi Pops Recipe
This yummy Watermelon Kiwi Pops recipe is perfect for summer treats and what is even better is that they are actually healthy!
Pineapple Orange Pops
These Pineapple Orange Pops make for the perfect summer cold treat. Healthy, refreshing, fun, and tasty!
Yogurt & Milk Based Popsicles
Yogurt and milk based popsicles are easy and healthy. You don’t have worry about the kids eating these daily!
Yogurt Popsicles | Frozen Yogurt Recipe
Yogurt popsicles made with homemade yogurt, have become one of our family favorite treats.
Healthy Fruit Popsicle Recipe
Made with fresh blackberries, peaches and Greek yogurt, this Healthy Fruit Popsicle Recipe is easy, healthy and super delicious!
Vanilla Greek Yogurt Funfetti Popsicles
These vanilla Greek yogurt funfetti popsicles are super cute and easy to make – only 4 ingredients are needed!
Keep cool this summer with these Strawberry-Yogurt Popsicles – they only have 2 ingredients and they’re healthy!
Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles
Easy homemade Blackberry Yogurt Popsicles that you need to stock your fridge with! They’re a healthy frozen treat that’s perfect for summer!
We’re Bananas for Bananamilk Pops!
These pops couldn’t be any easier to make.
Favorite Summer Drinks turned into Popsicles
What’s better than your favorite summer drink? Your favorite summer drink turned into a popsicle!
Coca-Cola Float Frozen Pops
There’s nothing more refreshing than popsicles, right? If you’re a fan of Coke floats, you’re going to LOVE these Coke Float Pops!
Frozen Lemonade Pops
Keep Cool This Summer with Frozen Lemonade Pops
Root Beer Float Popsicles
You only need 2 ingredients: Ice cream and root beer. Pretty simple right?
These Dairy-Free, Bulletproof-inspired Coffee Popsicles are a delicious way to stay cool while still enjoying that strong coffee flavor, for breakfast, snack, or just because you want ice cream for breakfast.
More fun popsicles for summer!
From fudgesicles to unique flavor combinations, you have to try one of these popsicles!
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Marshmallow Swirl Popsicles
Talk about an indulgent summer treat! These Chocolate and Peanut Butter Marshmallow Swirl Popsicles are an amazingly good dessert recipe everyone will love!
These Homemade Fudgesicles are such a tasty, quick, and easy cold treat for summer. Make homemade with just a couple ingredients you probably have on hand. Perfect for cooling off and curing your chocolate cravings this summer.
Cake Batter Ice Cream Freezer Pops
This frozen treat tastes like cake batter, without having to use actual boxed cake mix. Mix up a few ingredients, freeze & you've got cake batter ice cream!
Super Easy Jell-O Popsicles - only 2 ingredients!
Easy to make jell-o popsicles. How to make popsicles easily with Jell-O. These homemade popsicles are delicious and they do not drip!
These Popsicle Rockets are made with tons of fresh fruit and have no dyes, no dairy, and very little sugar which means moms will love giving these popsicles to their kids.
Nutella Cool Whip Popsicle
2 ingredient Nutella Cool Whip Popsicles are what you need to cool off during these hot summer days! Whip them together for a great frozen treat!
Cherry Lemonade Popsicles
The flavor of these Cherry Lemonade Popsicles is pure, vibrant, fresh cherry with a touch of citrus — they’re one of the joys of summer!
Looking for more fun summer treats?
- Homemade Strawberry Ice Cream
- Frozen Lemonade
- Strawberry Ice Cream Cheesecake
- Nutter Butter Flip Flops