Recipes and Food
8 Refreshing Popsicle Recipes Anyone Can Make
One of the best ways to seek relief from summer heat is with a simple, sweet treat: popsicles. Ice pops, ice lollies, otter pops, and more are easy to make, fun to eat, and so pretty, they are Instagrammable. The combinations below are a great place to start if you’ve never made your own before. Grab a popsicle mold and you’re on your way to a summer of chill treats.
1See-Through Fruit Popsicles
“These Fruit Popsicles are fun, kid-approved popsicles that are the perfect healthy treat for a hot summer day,” says Jessica Randhawa, the head chef, recipe creator, photographer, and writer behind The Forked Spoon.
2Chocolate Cherry Popsicles
3Mango Frozen Yogurt Popsicles
“These popsicles are so tasty and easy to throw together,” Rosie Morgan, an Irish female food photographer, blogger, and former professional pastry chef explains. “Use dairy free yogurt to make them dairy free.”
4Collagen Chocolate Mint Popsicles
“This recipe offers the texture of a rich pudding, but the secret ingredient is water. It lets the chocolate be front and center,” Carla Contreras, a trained chef, food stylist, health and life coach describes.
5Strawberry Basil Popsicles
“You might not think strawberries and basil go together in a popsicle, but this unique and tasty combination is the perfect summertime treat,” says Lisa Bynum, founder of southern cooking blog The Cooking Bride.
6Vegan Avocado Popsicles
"This popsicle is made from avocado, coconut milk, honey, lime juice, and salt,” says Christine Pittman, founder of COOKtheSTORY. “It's the perfect mix of healthy fats, creaminess and sweetness — everything you need for a delicious and simple snack to keep cool during the summer heat."
7Classic Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
The Bottom Line
Whether you’re looking for a sweet and healthy treat, or a show-stopping dessert to impress party guests, you can’t go wrong with a popsicle in the summertime. These recipes will get you started, but feel free to get creative and explore your own combinations, too. Take them on your next picnic or beach vacation with the family.