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.
  • <p>Melon Mimosa Ice Pops</p>

    Melon Mimosa Ice Pops

    Sure, mimosas are great, but have you had them in ice pop form? These pops are made with champagne, mint and basil leaves, and juicy melons, like cantaloupe and honeydew.
  • Mandarin Orange Cream Pops
    Photo: Sang An

    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.
  • <p>Cucumber-Chili-Lime Ice Pops</p>

    Cucumber-Chili-Lime Ice Pops

    These bright green pops may look innocent enough, but they've secretly got a little kick of spicy flavor in the form of ground chili powder.
  • 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.
  • <p>Strawberry-Balsamic Ice Pops</p>

    Strawberry-Balsamic Ice Pops

    These Strawberry-Balsamic Ice Pops are the perfect balance of sweet and tangy. They'll keep you returning to the freezer again and again to grab a pop!
  • 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.
  • <p>Vanilla Yogurt and Spiced Plum Ice Pops</p>

    Vanilla Yogurt and Spiced Plum Ice Pops

    These two-toned pops are as pretty as they are delicious. Greek yogurt lends a pleasant tang to the sweet spiced plums. Pure bliss.
  • 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.
  • <p>Peaches-and-Cream Frozen Pops</p>
    Photo: Dana Gallagher

    Peaches-and-Cream Frozen Pops

    Our version of the Creamsicle is silky, with distinct peachy flavor. It's a not-too-sweet pop that grown-ups will love but that's playful enough for all ages.
  • 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.
  • <p>Buttermilk-Blackberry Dreamsicles</p>

    Buttermilk-Blackberry Dreamsicles

    You only need 5 ingredients to make these cool summer treats. Don't worry if you don't have a popsicle mold. You can use paper or plastic cups as a no-fuss alternative!
  • <p>Cappuccino Ice Pops</p>

    Cappuccino Ice Pops

    Espresso lovers, this one's for you. Indulge in one of these tasty pops to get your buzz without the coffee shop lines.
  • Watermelon-Jalapeno Ice Pops
    Photo: Anna Williams; Styling: Pam Morris

    Watermelon-Jalapeño Ice Pops

    Sweet meets heat in this summer-ready popsicle recipe. With the perfect balance of sweet and spicy flavors, these pops are refreshing and will be a huge hit at your summer parties.
  • peach-buttermilk-ice-pops

    Peach-Buttermilk Ice Pops

    Make use of your surplus of fresh (or frozen) peaches by making these fruity, creamy pops.
  • Creamy Frozen Fruit Pops
    Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas  

    Creamy Frozen Fruit Pops

    Flor a smarter kid-friendly snack, serve them Creamy Frozen Fruit Cups made with frozen raspberries, fresh strawberries, and Greek yogurt.

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