POPSUGAR Celebrity

11 Iconic Frozen Treats to Make at Home

May 24 2012 - 4:26am

Warm weather is here, and with it, the inevitable cravings for ice cream and other frozen treats. Sure, a scoop of organic sorbet could do the trick, but sometimes nothing beats a bite of chilly nostalgia best enjoyed on sweltering days at the community pool. If the tinkling tunes of the ice cream truck don't grace your neighborhood nearly enough, we've rounded up 11 iconic frozen novelties that you can whip up at home!

Source: Jill Chen/Freestyle Farm [1], Purple House Dirt [2], and Cupcakes and Cashmere [3]

Classic Ice Cream Sandwiches

Remember how the cakey outsides of the classic ice cream sandwich would stick to the roof of your mouth? You'll want these homemade versions [4] to stick around, especially because you can wrap them up in pretty packaging for a real vintage feel.

Source: Jill Chen/Freestyle Farm [5]


Better than a scoop of ice cream on a hot day, Drumsticks wrap vanilla ice cream in a sugar cone, hard chocolate shell, and a sprinkle of nuts. These step-by-step instructions [6] show us how to get one without chasing the ice cream truck.

Source: Cupcakes and Cashmere [7]


Growing up on the West Coast, the ultimate ice cream sandwich was the It's-It. With luscious ice cream sandwiched in between two oatmeal cookies, then dipped in dark chocolate, these treats have been a favorite since they were invented in the 1920s. Go for a twist on the classic with these sandwiches [8] made from oatmeal molasses spice cookies and Mexican chocolate.

Source: Still Simmering [9]


Chipwiches are the ultimate comfort dessert, pairing vanilla ice cream with chocolate chip cookies and rimmed with even more tiny chocolate nibs. This homemade version [10] ups the choco factor by using homemade chocolate chip ice cream!

Source: Siriously Delicious [11]

Push-Up Pops

Push-Ups were as fun for kids to eat as they were delicious, so who would have thought that they would be so easy to make? These grown up Push-Ups [12] combine sweet pineapple with savory rosemary in a sherbet you may love more now than you did back then!

Source: Purple House Dirt [13]

Klondike Bars

The classic chocolate-dipped block of vanilla ice cream [14] gets a delicious twist from homemade ice cream and "Magic Shell"!

Photo: Lauren Hendrickson

Eskimo Pies

The Eskimo Pie is about as basic a frozen novelty as they come: vanilla ice cream swathed in chocolate on a convenient stick. The homemade version [15] requires some precise knife work, but the fact that you can customize the chocolate coating with delicious embellishments like sprinkles or sea salt makes it well worth the effort!

Source: Serious Eats [16]


Creamy fudgesicles are a chocolatey, warm weather favorite. Homemade fudge pops [17] are just as comforting and contain only 50 more calories than the packaged diet version.

Source: Brown Eyed Baker [18]


The flavor of oranges and cream is always so refreshing in the Summer sun. Relive the nostalgia with homemade versions [19].

Source: Nourished Kitchen [20]


The Firecracker popsicle's patriotic hues were always known to attract a crowd, even if the source of those vivid colors was a bit suspect. This recipe [21] combines fresh strawberries, blueberries, and Greek yogurt for a natural take on the classic.

Source: Peanut Blossom [22]

Choco Taco

Ah, the Choco Taco. Who could forget the beloved family dinner classic reimagined as a sweet treat? With a little elbow grease and some keen observation, you too can create this ice cream truck favorite [23]!

Source: Serious Eats [24]

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