Cool Down with Homemade Popsicles

Make your own popsicles using fresh or frozen fruit, fruit juices, ice cream, milk, and even cocktail ingredients.

  • Mint-Melon Pops
    Photo: Sang An

    Mint-Melon Pops

    Use popsicle molds or small paper cups to make these tart warm-weather treats. Using fresh fruit instead of bottled juice reduces the amount of sugar in the chilly snack, making it a naturally kid-friendly choice.
  • Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles
    Photo: Victoria Pearson; Styling: Rori Trovato

    Triple-decker Citrus Popsicles

    Serve a treat that's as pretty as it is tasty. The trick to this pop's tri-colored look is simple: freeze the first layer alone for 45 minutes, then add a second layer and freeze again, and finish with the third. Freeze the complete pop overnight to keep it solid even in the sun's hottest rays.
  • Triple-Berry Popsicles
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    Triple-Berry Popsicles

    Berry-lovers, unite! This sweet-and-tart summer treat will have kids begging for more. A little lemon juice adds just the right amount of tangy flavor to the sweet mixture of fresh fruits.
  • Lemon-Blueberry Twist Pops
    Photo: Sang An

    Lemon-Blueberry Twist Pops

    Create a creamy pop by combining blueberries with custard-style lemon yogurt and 1/2 cup of whatever kind of milk you have on hand. Swirl the ingredients together with a knife to create an attractive marbled appearance and serve this inspired summer dessert to kids and dinner guests alike.
  • Strawberry-Orange Pops

    Strawberry-Orange Pops

    Surprise summer company with these chilly eye-catching treats. Fill hollowed-out lime halves with a creamy mixture made from orange juice, vanilla yogurt, and strawberries. Freeze, then cut the lime halves in half to make wedges. To add "seeds," mix is semisweet chocolate mini morsels before freezing.
  • Mandarin Orange Cream Pops
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    Mandarin Orange Cream Pops

    Treat guests to a cool treat at your next outdoor passed-plate party. This palate cleanser can be lightened by substituting a little orange sherbet for half the ice cream in the recipe.
  • Strawberry-Cream Fruit Pops
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    Strawberry-Cream Fruit Pops

    The rich secret ingredient in this smooth fruit pop is sour cream, but your guests will never know! Mix the cream with blended and strained strawberries then sweeten with a little sugar and a few teaspoons of lemon juice.
  • Raspberry-Banana-Yogurt Freezer Pops
    Photo: John O'Hagan; Styling: BuffyHargett

    Raspberry-Banana-Yogurt Freezer Pops

    Get your fruit fix year around with a pop that calls for fresh or frozen raspberries, a banana, low-fat yogurt, and a little honey, for sweetness. It's perfect for a post-dinner treat or an afternoon snack any day of the year.
  • Red, White and Blue Ice Pops

    Red, White and Blue Ice Pops

    Show your patriotism with these flag-inspired frozen treats. The flavor comes from cranberry juice, lemonade, and a blue sports drink.
  • Mango-Tango Pops

    Mango-Tango Pops

    Instead of mango pops, you can try the variations for these frozen pops: Raspberry Pucker Pops or Lime-Colada Pops. All are perfect for a hot summer day.
  • Raspberry Pops
    Photo: Sang An

    Raspberry Pop

    Get a double hit of raspberry flavor with fresh raspberries and raspberry juice drink. If you don't have pop molds, you can use small paper cups.
  • Pineapple-Berry Ice Pops
    Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris-Pursell

    Pineapple-Berry Ice Pops

    You can use paper cups and plastic spoons instead of traditional pop molds to make these fruity pineapple and blueberry popsicles.
  • Orange-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Pops
    Photo: Ben Fink; Styling: Andrea Steinberg

    Orange-Vanilla Frozen Yogurt Pops

    Trade in store-bought ice pops for these fruity frozen yogurt pops for a fun treat on a warm day. You can make them with ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
  • Orange Cream Pops
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    Orange Cream Pops

    Make these easy orange popsicles with vanilla ice cream, orange juice concentrate and a little bit of whipping cream and satisfy your craving for an orangesicle.
  • Chocolate Milk Punch Pops
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    Chocolate Milk Punch Pops

    These adult-only popsicles are a frozen version of the popular Southern bourbon-based punch.
  • Watermelon Margarita Pops
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Caroline M. Cunningham

    Watermelon Margarita Pops

    These treats are just for the grownups and basically a frozen margarita on a stick. Serve with a side of sea salt to sprinkle on top.
  • Chocolate Pudding Pops
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    Chocolate Pudding Pops

    These rich, creamy chocolate pops will take you right back to the fudgesicles of your childhood.
  • Sparkling Strawberry Pops
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Sparkling Strawberry Pops

    These frozen strawberry pops are made with sparkling wine, but you can make a kid-friendly version using sparkling white grape juice.
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