I get so excited when the weather begins to get warmer. Summer is my favorite season, mostly because there are so many things to do and so many wonderful days spent outdoors with my family. Since my kids were babies, one of our favorite summer activities has been making our own popsicles. We’ve created so many flavors over the years and it’s still a huge tradition in my house today. There’s just something special about biting into a popsicle that you’ve created yourself as opposed to anything you can buy in the store. Plus, when unmake your own, you can ensure that they are filled with healthy ingredients.
If you have never made popsicles, you are missing out on some serious deliciousness. I love making my own because I can add the ingredients that my kids love best, and use healthy fresh fruits and even a few vegetables to make sure that they are having a refreshing snack that also gives them loads of healthy vitamins and nutrients. Whether you like fruit based or cream based popsicles, there is sure to be one in this recipe collection that will become your favorite. From strawberry banana to a great two ingredient fudgesicle, you’re going to love creating these yummy flavors and you may even be inspired to create your own unique flavor. These homemade popsicles are going to make your summer parties great, and if you are planning a get together this summer, be sure to check out these 7 outdoor entertaining tips to give you the best summer party ever.
All of these popsicles use the freshest of ingredients, so you don’t have to worry about additives or preservatives, which is one of the things that we worry about most as parents, right? From fresh fruits to delicious yogurt based creamsicles, these are certainly going to be a hit with your kids this summer. And, if you want some amazing milkshake recipes, which are also perfect for summer, you just have to see these 5 delicious homemade milkshake recipes. They’re bound to make you the most favorite mom on the block!
So if you’re ready for summer (and aren’t we all?) then you must be ready to try out these amazing homemade popsicle recipes. Your kids are going to love them, your neighbors are going to love them, and you are definitely going to love them. Try one or try them all – you can make a new one every day and just fill your summer with popsicle goodness!
21. Banana And Nutella Fudge Pops
22. Easy Orange Banana Smoothie Pops
My favorite smoothie recipe of all time calls for oranges and bananas, which is why this orange banana smoothie pop recipe caught my eye. It follows the same delicious principle and adds Greek yogurt for a creamy texture. Lime zest and juice give it just the right kick and overall, this is one of the easiest popsicle recipes I’ve seen. Just blend everything tougher and pour into your molds. In about four hours, you’ll have a wonderfully traditional tasting smoothie in frozen form.
23. Old-Fashioned Orange Creamsicles
If you grew up loving the taste of orange creamiscles in the summer, this recipe is going to make you very happy. You can recreate that wonderful taste of your past and with just a small handful of ingredients. This one requires fresh or frozen orange juice, heavy cream, honey, orange extract and vanilla extract. It will really, really take you back to those summers as a kid when orange creamsicles were the highlight of your day.
24. Starbucks Rival Passion Tea Lemonade Pops
If you’ve ever had passion tea lemonade from Starbucks, then you know how wonderful it is. It’s such a refreshing drink that’s not too tart and not too sweet. If you love that drink, or just the thought of passion tea lemonade in general, these popsicles are going to make you very happy. This is a recreation of that famous Starbucks drink but in ice pop form and it is absolutely wonderful.
25. Two Ingredient Creamy Peach Popsicles
Peach is one of my all-time favorite flavors. Living in the south, we get a lot of peaches and I love learning new recipes to include them in. These creamy peach popsicles only require two ingredients and they are so easy to make. You’ll need a few peaches and some peach flavored non-fat Greek yogurt. Not only are these delicious, they’re perfectly healthy and sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
26. Peanut Butter And Jelly Ice Pops
I got so excited when I saw these peanut butter and jelly popsicles. Really. My kids adore PB&J and I just knew that they would love these ice pops. Plus, these are packed with protein so they’re perfect for a pre or post workout snack. They do have a few ingredients but they’re going to be so worth the extra effort. Imagine your favorite peanut butter and jelly sandwich but in popsicle form!
27. Peanut Butter And Banana Popsicles
Elvis would absolutely adore these peanut butter and banana popsicles and your kids will, too. You only need four ingredients to make them and they are the perfect satisfying snack for summer. Bananas, creamy peanut butter, honey and yogurt give them a creamy texture and a taste that is out of this world. If you are a fan of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, you will certainly love these frozen ice pops that carry on that same great taste.
28. Kid Popular Rocket Pops!
If you, or your kids, have ever chased down the ice cream man for a rocket pop, know that you are not alone. These popsicles are probably the most popular of all and now you can make them yourself. The best thing about these homemade rocket pops is that they are all natural, so you know that you’re giving your kids a nutritious and healthy snack. Plus, they’re easy to make and delicious and sure to be the best snack of your summer.
29. Multi-Layer Rainbow Popsicles
These rainbow popsicles are almost too pretty to eat with their layers of colorful fruit. You’ll want to eat them though, because they are also delicious and the perfect cool down treat on a hot summer afternoon. Mind you, these do take a bit of time because there is a different fruit layer for each color. when you’re finished, you’ll see just how worth it they are. And, your kids will love them which gives you the opportunity to offer them a healthy treat, which is always a winner.
30. Raspberry Coconut Pops
If raspberry is your favorite summer berry then you will love these popsicles that have raspberry and coconut. You use coconut milk for the coconut part and then top that with a raspberry puree that is absolutely divine. You end up with a two toned popsicle that is creamy on one end and purely natural fruit flavored on the other. Kids and adults alike are bound to love these frozen treats and they’re really easy to make.
31. Homemade Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles
These homemade strawberry cheesecake popsicles are literally like frozen cheesecake on a stick, right down to the sprinkling of crushed graham cracker crumbs on the bottom. With real cream cheese, fresh strawberries and sour cream, they taste just like your grandma’s cheesecake and are the perfect dessert choice for those summertime barbecues. They’re also a lot easier to make than you may think.
32. Wholesome Strawberry Banana Pops
If you’re looking for a delicious cool treat that is also wholesome and nutritious, you can’t go wrong with these strawberry banana popsicles. They use fresh ingredients as well as milk and yogurt and you don’t even have to add sugar unless you just want that extra sweetness. Even at that, you only add enough to taste, so these are about as healthy as you can get and in flavors that most kids love.
33. Cool Striped Fruit Popsicles
Remember Fruit Stripes gum? That was my favorite as a kid and these striped fruit ice pops make me think of that gum for some reason. You use pureed fruit to make the stripes and just layer it in in whatever design or fashion you prefer. You can add yogurt if you want a creamy layer but you could also just use fresh fruit which would make these super healthy and kids are going to love the colors as well as the taste.
34. Awesome Watermelon Popsicles
Not only do these watermelon popsicles taste like their namesake, they look like it, too. Pureed watermelon makes the actual watermelon section while canned coconut milk gives you the white area and kiwi makes up the green “rind” section. Then, you just add in mini chocolate chips for the watermelon “seeds” and you’re all done. These are just as delicious as they are adorable and are perfect for every summer event you have on your schedule.
35. Yogurt And Honey Fruit Pops
Fruit, whatever fruit you choose, along with honey and Greek yogurt make these wonderful freezer pops that are sure to be a great cooling snack for those summer days. You don’t even need popsicles molds to make these. You can pour them into Dixie cups, add a popsicle stick and then freeze. They’re really easy to make and the fresh fruit and yogurt is so good for you.
36. Yogurt Parfait Freezer Pops
These yogurt parfait popsicles are so yummy and they make an awesome presentation, too. They’re so gorgeous with their colorful bits of fruit against the white of the yogurt. Add some granola and you’ve got the perfect parfait on a stick. These are great for snacks or you can even enjoy them for breakfast. They’re filled with nutritious ingredients and pack a powerful bit of protein for energy.
37. Healthy And Delicious Blackberry Grape Pops
Blackberries and grapes go really well together, as you will see when you indulge in these luscious blackberry grape popsicles. You need six ounces of blackberries and about a pound of red grapes to make them. That’s it – just two ingredients to summertime deliciousness. These are so simple to make and are sure to be a hit with kids of all ages.
38. Gummy Bear And Sprite Pops
add some gummy bears to your popsicle molds and then fill the molds with sprite. Freeze for about four hours and then you’ve got a delicious treat that has a fun little surprise waiting when they eat through the frozen soda to get to the gummy bears.
39. Two Ingredient Refreshing Grape Popsicles
These grape popsicles are so unlike those in the stores. Instead of being all purple from manufactured, and otherwise unhealthy, grape flavors, you use actual grapes to make these. The only two ingredients you need in fact are grapes and grape juice. This one calls for white grape juice but if your kids really love the purple color, you could do traditional purple grape juice just as easily. And, you drop in sliced grapes before adding the juice and freezing so they have that extra something special inside.
40. Strawberry White Chocolate Freezer Pops
Strawberries and white chocolate – what could possibly be better? Oh, maybe putting the two together into a frozen treat that is sure to keep you cool and satisfied on those hot summer days. I love these two ingredient popsicle recipes and this one may just be my favorite. You only need strawberry flavored Greek yogurt and melted white chocolate to make them and they are absolutely amazing. Seriously, you will want to make these year round!