The best homemade popsicle recipes to cool off with this summer–over 21 easy ice pop recipes!
Popsicles make the perfect cool and refreshing summer treat. I like the make all different kinds of popsicles with my son all throughout the summer. You will find our favorites below.
From fresh fruit popsicles recipes to indulging chocolate pops–you will find an ice pop for everyone.
These tasty popsicles are so quick and easy to make, the most difficult part is waiting for them to freeze so that you can enjoy them.
There are many options when it comes to ingredients for homemade popsicles.
You can make healthy popsicles with fresh or frozen fruit. A single fruit can be used or you can mix fruits for more delicious and exotic flavor blends.
You can even layer your ingredients to create beautiful striped ice pops.
Adding yogurt to your pops creates tasty creamy popsicles.
Or maybe you are craving something more indulgent? Check out the root beer float and chocolate popsicles recipes below–you are going to love them!
Making popsicles for a summer party or BBQ? Consider adding alcohol to your pops for a tasty boozy summer treat– for only those 21+ of course.
Homemade Popsicle Supplies
Just like the many popsicle ingredient options, there are also a number of options for ice pop molds.
You can go the DIY route and use paper cups and popsicle sticks.
Or, you can pick up some ice plastic popsicle molds which come in a variety of shapes and colors. They also make disposable ice pop baggies which are perfect for serving at a BBQ or other party to minimize clean-up.
Bset Homemade Popsicle Recipes
The best homemade popsicle recipes to cool off with this summer--over 21 easy ice pop ideas for kids and adults, from healthy to indulging!
Fruit Popsicle Recipes
These colorful rainbow popsicles are easy-to-make, packed with fruit, and perfect for hot summer days. Made with only fruit and honey, you can enjoy these all-natural popsicles completely guilt-free.
You can use frozen, canned, or fresh fruit for these rainbow ice pops.
However, if you are going to a rainbow masterpiece I would recommend freezing your canned or fresh fruit before making the popsicles to help thicken the layers and prevent the different colors from mixing.
Pineapple Cherry Popsicles
These juicy pineapple cherry popsicles are fresh and delicious.
With only four simple ingredients they come together quickly and are an easy homemade treat that's perfect for both kids and grown-ups.
Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
Yum! These strawberry lemonade pops are the perfect combination of sweet and tangy. They make a refreshing frozen treat for summer and are super easy to make with only 4 ingredients.
Juicy Watermelon Popsicles
Watermelon and summer go hand-in-hand. So why not make some of these easy and delicious homemade watermelon popsicles this summer?
Made using only 3 ingredients, these blended watermelon popsicles are perfect for making with the kids and enjoying outside on a hot summer afternoon.
Orange Lemon Lime Popsicles
These Orange Lemon Lime Popsicles are bursting with fresh citrus flavors.
Instead of using juice like lemon-lime popsicles from the store do, these homemade ice pops use whole fruits. This gives them the perfect texture and makes them healthier too!
Give these citrusy ice pops a try and I am sure you will be craving them all summer long.
This super easy fruit popsicle recipe starts with Sparkling Ice.
Paired with fresh fruit, the naturally flavored sparkling water makes some delicious fruit ice pops.
Use any flavor you want! Play around with different Sparkling Ice and fruit flavor combos.
My favorite is Kiwi Strawberry Sparkling Ice paired with sliced strawberries and kiwi. So yummy!
Tropical Fruit Pops
Mango, pineapple, and strawberry flavors combine in this tropical popsicle recipe. Make a tray of them with the kids or make a batch to enjoy yourself-- either way they are sure to be a huge hit!
Watermelon Popsicles with Mint + Coconut
Sweet and juicy watermelon is perfect for summertime and coconut and mint accompany it perfectly.
How beautiful are these colorful homemade popsicles made with watermelon, mint, and coconut? I love how they are layered to actually look like a slice of watermelon!
Creamy Popsicle Recipes
Creamy banana pudding popsicles are easy to make with only 3 ingredients: banana pudding, vanilla wafers, and frozen bananas. You can slice and freeze bananas or use frozen banana slices from the store.
Either way, you are going to love these creamy popsicles. They taste just like banana pudding--only in popsicle form!
Raspberry Lemon Greek Yogurt Popsicles
Raspberry Lemon Greek Yogurt Popsicles – deliciously creamy Greek yogurt popsicles infused with raspberries and lemon. Quick and simple to make, and only 4 ingredients!
Strawberries and Cream Popsicles
Prefer creamy popsicles over ice pops? Then this strawberries and cream popsicle recipe is for you.
Plus, you will love how easy these creamy strawberry popsicles are easy to make with only 3 ingredients: milk, frozen strawberries, and greek yogurt.
Rich and Indulgent Popsicles
Cookies & Cream Popsicles
Chocolate Peanut Butter Yogurt Popsicles
You will love these deliciously creamy and fudgy popsicles. They are loaded with peanut butter flavor, dipped in chocolate, and sprinkled with crushed salted peanuts!
Fresh Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles with Cookie Crumble
Cherry cheesecake popsicles combine the fruitiness of cherries, the creaminess of cheesecake, and the portability of popsicles! A creamy popsicle recipe is perfect for the summer months or if you are looking for a recipe with fresh cherries.
Your favorite frozen chocolate summer treat but with made from scratch Nutella! These homemade Nutella Fudgesicles are the classic fudgy treat but with hazelnut and cacao for a touch of added nutrition!
Root Beer Float Popsicles
Sure root beer floats are a tasty summer treat. But what if you could enjoy them in popsicle form?
Root beer floats get transformed into ice pops in this easy root beer float popsicle recipe.
The best part--aside from how yummy they are--is how easy they are to make with only 2 simple ingredients: root beer and ice cream!
Black Forest Yogurt Popsicles
Black forest flavors of cherry, chocolate, and cream combine in this homemade yogurt popsicle recipe.
They are rich and sweet, without being overly heavy and indulging like a slice of black forest cake would be.
Plus, they are frozen and perfect for cooling down with in the hot summer months!
Peach Popsicle Recipe with Honey Caramel Sauce
These creamy peach popsicles taste like a slice of peach pie topped with a sweet caramel sauce.
The coolest part is that you don't even need popsicle molds--the recipe shows you how to make popsicles using popsicle sticks and dixie cups!
Popsicle Recipes for Kids
Ocean Blue Lemonade Popsicles
These ocean-themed popsicles are such a fun treat to make with the kids. Especially for young shark-lovers like my son.
I love how easy the recipe is as well. All you need is some lemonade (either homemade or store-bought), blue food coloring, Swedish fish, and gummy sharks.
Beat the heat this summer with these delicious and refreshing jello popsicles! They’re easy to make with various flavors of jello mix and Kool-aid and perfect for a hot day. Plus, they’re a fun way to get your kids involved in the kitchen.
Popsicles for breakfast? Yes, please!
The kids will love these fun--and healthy-- breakfast popsicles.
They are packed with yogurt, granola, and fresh berries, making them a fun frozen breakfast treat.
Of course, if you can't get on board with popsicles for breakfast you can serve these yummy ice pops as a sweet treat any time of the day.
Adult Popsicle Recipes
How about an adults-only popsicle recipe to enjoy after the kids go to bed?
Inspired by the cinnamon roll cocktail, these delicious boozy ice pops are made with only 2 ingredients: cream soda and Fireball whiskey. It doesn’t get much simpler than that!
Pina Colada Popsicles
The tropical flavors of these homemade pina colada popsicles are perfect for summer. All you need to make these mouth-watering popsicles is coconut milk, pineapple, honey or maple syrup, and rum.
Or if you prefer making your pineapple coconut pops kid-friendly you can simply leave out the rum. Either way, they are delicious!
When an iced coffee isn't enough to cool you down on a hot summer day whip up a batch of these homemade coffee popsicles. With only 2 ingredients, it really doesn't get any easier than this.
You can even switch up the flavor of your pops by experimenting with different flavored coffee creamers. While I am partial to french vanilla, I bet mocha would be great in frozen form.
This homemade popsicle recipe round-up was originally published on 8/5/2016.
Yummy fruit ice pops, thanks for the inspiration.
Kathleen Kelly says
What a great selection of recipes for ice pops. I will be looking at them further…thanks for sharing!
Jerry Marquardt says
Because the 10 Refreshing Fruit Ice Pop Recipes look so delicious, I can hardly wait to try this special recipe out. I will be making them the rest of the summer.
vickie couturier says
that looks so good,my grandkids would love this
Katherine Tino says
I’m going to show this article to my daughter… she’d love to make these.
Jennifer Heintz says
The Rainbow party Ice Pops are so colorful! These are sure to be a hit, so cooling on these hot days!
Christy Caldwell says
Lots of great ideas. I know my kids will love some of these for sure. Thanks so much for sharing.
Wow! These look fantastic!
Anne-Marie Tvete says
Thanks for the recipes. Will surely being trying out a few.
sheila ressel says
I’ve just recently started making my own pops and appreciate the recipes. They all look so yummy!