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43 Popsicle Recipes to Keep Your Kiddos Cool All Summer Long

Sep 3 2015 - 1:51pm

On the hottest days, nothing sounds more appealing than an icy-cold popsicle. A warm-weather favorite of grown-ups and little ones alike, we've rounded up 43 recipes that are especially kid-friendly. From the supremely simple, like easy strawberry-banana pops, to the unexpected and exotic — coconut bubble tea, anyone?! — there's something for everyone.

Peaches and Cream Pops

Nanette Wong [1] for Sugar & Cloth has a recipe for peaches and cream pops [2] to make one of the season's most delicious offerings even better!

Cantaloupe Popsicles

Ripe cantaloupe, fresh mint, and lime zest combine to make these cantaloupe popsicles [3] the perfect thirst-quenching treat on a hot day.

Watermelon Pops

These Watermelon Popsicles [4] have a sneaky lemon layer to them to add some tang to the watermelon flavor.

Lime Creamsicles

A frozen treat with a bit of zest, Lime Creamsicles [5] are a fruity, tangy addition to a hot afternoon.

Coconut Water Pineapple Popsicles

Coconut water is a refreshing alternative used in these Pineapple Popsicles [6] by Boulder Lovacore.

Carrot, Mango, & Raspberry Popsicles

These Carrot, Mango, & Raspberry Popsicles [7] mix fruit and veggies to create a tasty treat that teething tots will love to bite. Cooked carrots are so sweet that they perfectly complement the fruit flavors.

Roasted Berry Popsicles

These Roasted Berry Popsicles [8] are sweet and tangy with an interesting secret ingredient!

Greek Yogurt Berry Smoothie Pops

Mom on Time Out's Greek yogurt-berry smoothie pops [9] use frozen berries to create a healty and delicious treat.

Cherry-Limeade Popsicles

Recipe Girl's cherry-limeade popsicles [10] turn a popular refreshing beverage it into a frozen sweet treat.

Creamy Nutella Popsicles

Creamy Nutella popsicles [11] combine Cool Whip and Nutella to make a creamy, rich, but light dessert.

Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Pops

Cheesecake flavor without the weight, and vegan to boot, these Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles [12] look like they could be your family's next go-to favorite.

Funfetti Yogurt Popsicles

Nothing says dessert like funfetti, so why not mix a family-favorite cake flavor with the joy of a cool popsicle on a Summer day? These funfetti yogurt popsicles [13] are a great way to celebrate every day.

Mango-Kiwi Limeade Popsicles

These Mango-Kiwi Limeade Popsicles [14] are fruity with a secret twist!

Avocado and Pear Pops

The creaminess of The Spunky Coconut's [15] pureed avocado blended with the sweetness of peeled pears makes these pops the perfect addition to little one's menus.

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Popsicles

What's better than a strawberry popsicle? A chocolate-covered strawberry popsicle [16], of course. This version is made entirely out of fresh strawberries, dipped in a dark-chocolate magic shell.

Cucumber Chili Pops

Although cucumbers aren't a fruit, kids will still love this refreshing treat [17] by Girl Versus Dough [17] for Tablespoon [18]. If you think the chili gives it too much of a kick, simply cut back or omit it.

Lemon Dream Popsicles

Rather than feed your kid a lemon — which honestly is a hysterical photo-op, if you've never done it before — make some of these Lemon Dream Popsicles [19] for a bit of that tangy flavor.

Firework Popsicles

Whether you make them for the Fourth or just as a patriotic treat for a warm day, these Twizzlers Firework Popsicles [20] are a fun frozen treat with a candy surprise!

Mango Vanilla Honey Push Pops

Add a little bit of delicious honey and vanilla flavoring to pureed mango chunks, put it all in some darling push-up molds, and you have yourself Mango Vanilla Honey Push Pops [21] for the whole gang to cool off with.

Blueberry Breakfast Parfait Pops

Take your morning yogurt to the next level with these Blueberry Breakfast Parfait Pops [22]!

Root Beer Float Popsicles

Boulder Locavore's root beer float popsicles [23] use just two ingredients — vanilla ice cream and root beer — transforming the iconic float into something new.

Mango Chia Popsicles

Pureed mango, chia seeds, and coconut milk are all you need for these beautiful looking Mango Chia Popsicles [24]!

Banana Peanut Butter Yogurt Popsicles

Bananas and peanut butter (or any nut or nut-free butter, to be honest) are a perfect combo. Mix them together with yogurt, freeze 'em, and enjoy cold popsicles [25] on a hot Summer day. Mmmmmm.

Fruity Pebbles Yogurt Popsicles

Cereal is taking on a new and exciting form with these Fruity Pebbles yogurt pops [26]. Basically breakfast with their three-ingredient combo of cereal, milk, and yogurt, these puppies can be enjoyed any time of day. Please, Mom?

Berry Greek Yogurt Popsicles

These charming, little striped berry popsicles [27] combine style and flavor for a sweet afternoon snack.

Berry Greek Cheesecake Pops

We Are Not Martha's berry Greek cheesecake pops [28] use Greek cream cheese, raspberries, blueberries, sugar, and milk.

Red, White, and Blue Quick Pops

Red, white, and blue stars and stripes [29] make these patriotic pops extra special . . . Would you believe that the stars are actually apples?!

Strawberry and Coconut Milk Popsicles

If these beautiful Strawberry and Coconut Milk Popsicles [30] don't give you the urge to jump through your screen, we're not sure what will.

Coconut Berry Popsicles

Real coconut flakes and coconut milk go into these Coconut Berry Popsicles [31] to create the perfect sweet frozen treat!

Watermelon Strawberry Mint Popsicles

These watermelon popsicles [32] are not only delicious but also low in calories, so you don't have to feel bad if you give the kids two.

Chai-Coconut Milk Bubble Tea Pops

These Chai Coconut Boba Popsicles [33] are a frozen twist on a classic cup of bubble tea!

Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops

Girlichef's easy- and quick-to-make invisible cookie dough ice pops [34] actually taste like frozen cookie dough. Delicious!

Source: Girlichef [35]


These Cherry Popsicles [36].

Honey-Yogurt Popsicles

Yogurt, milk, fruit, honey, and vanilla join forces to make these delicious-looking popsicles [37] possible. With the red cherries and blue blueberries, these would make for a perfect Fourth of July treat.

Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

The Comfort of Cooking's raspberry cheesecake popsicles [38] are tart and sweet, with a buttery graham cracker crust. You can also use strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries if raspberries aren't your favorite.

Caramel Popcorn Quick Pops

Satisfy a serious sweet tooth with these Caramel Popcorn Quick Pops [39] — they'd be great for a circus- or movie-themed Summer party!

Leftover Veggie Pops

Over at Growing a Green Family [40], Jennifer Chait experimented making pops out of leftover vegetables including carrots, zucchini, and yams. The results were approved by her son.

Speculoos Popsicles

These "speculoosicles [41]" contain speculoos spread, as well as cookie crumbles, to create the ultimate sweet and creamy yogurt treat.

Rocky Road Pudding Pops

Woah nelly! These pudding pops [42] are a lighter version of their ice cream counterpart, but seem like the way forward on warm day when an indulgent frozen treat is highly necessary (so . . . every single day).

Layered Raspberry-Yogurt Pops

Get creative with this recipe for Layered Raspberry-Yogurt Pops [43] and incorporate any of your kids' favorite fruits.

Kiwi Orange Popsicles

A tangy combination of flavors, these Kiwi Orange Popsicles [44] are sure to cool the whole family down the tasty way.

Strawberry-Banana Popsicles

Wondering what's with the green layer? These Strawberry-Banana Popsicles [45] include a secret ingredient — spinach!

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