8 Refreshing Popsicle Recipes Anyone Can Make

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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.  

Photo Credit: The Forked Spoon

2Chocolate Cherry Popsicles

These chocolate cherry popsicles are creamy, chocolatey, fruity and made with all natural ingredients,” explains Natalie Ward, food photographer and recipe developer at Parsley and Icing.

Photo Credit: Parsley and Icing

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.”

Photo Credit: Rosie Morgan

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.

Photo Credit: Carla Contreras

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.

Photo Credit: Lisa Bynum

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."

Photo Credit: Christine Pittman

7Classic Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

“I love making these popsicles with my family,” explains Michelle Tripple, chief blogger and owner of Confessions of Parenting. “It blends the classic summer flavors of strawberries and lemonade.” 

Photo Credit: Michelle Tripple

8Chocolate Fudge (with a Twist) Popsicles

Homemade chocolate fudge is blended with avocado and banana to make these extra creamy and nutritious,” says Pamela Reed, owner at Brooklyn Farm Girl.

Photo Credit: Pamela Reed

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

Tags: dessert, DIY, summer

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Katka Lapelosová

Katka is a writer from New York City, currently living in Belgrade, Serbia. See Full Bio

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