25 Popsicle Recipes That'll Keep Your Family Cool All Summer Long
When the temperature is scorching hot like it has been lately, you want something that can cool you off quickly. And while water can certainly do the trick, nothing sounds more appealing than an ice-cold popsicle on a super-hot day. A warm-weather favorite of grown-ups and little ones alike, popsicles are an easy hit. From the supremely simple, like an easy watermelon popsicle recipe, to the surprisingly unexpected — strawberry rhubarb pie à la mode popsicles, anyone?! — we've compiled a list of popsicle recipes that has something for everyone. If you or your little ones have dietary restrictions, we've also factored that into our selections, as many of these pops are Paleo and gluten- and/or dairy-free.
But the best part about these popsicle recipes for kids is that you can make them all year long. They make for a great after-school snack or post-soccer-game treat that you can keep stocked in your freezer well beyond summer. We also made sure to seek out recipes that required little effort on your part — just a few ingredients and a couple hours of freezing, and the whole family will be snacking on these healthy treats in no time. Get ready to check "eat popsicles" off your kids' summer bucket list, and read on for our favorite popsicle recipes for kids that the whole family can enjoy.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
These watermelon popsicles have a sneaky lemon layer to them that adds some tang to the juicy flavor.
A frozen treat with a bit of zest, these lime creamsicles will be a fruity and tangy addition to a hot afternoon.
Greek Yogurt Berry Popsicles
These charming, little striped Greek yogurt berry popsicles combine style and flavor for a sweet and refreshing afternoon snack.
Fruity Chia Coconut Popsicles
Made with coconut milk, maple syrup, and fresh berries, these delightful fruity chia seed coconut pops will keep you cool on even the hottest days. And the best part is they're gluten-free, vegan, and Paleo.
Dairy-Free Paleo Banana Pudding Popsicles
If you want something healthy, opt for these dairy-free Paleo banana pudding pops. You'll taste rich flavors of creamy coconut milk and honey that you won't be able to get enough of.
Basil Lemon Popsicles
If you're craving something zesty and delicious, we recommend these bright-green basil lemon popsicles. Made with nonfat Greek yogurt and lime juice, the refreshing taste is almost too good to be true.
Blueberry Yogurt Parfait Popsicles
If your little ones love breakfast, they'll be all over these blueberry yogurt parfait pops. Crunchy granola and sweet honey go hand in hand to make these tasty no matter what time of day it is.
Raspberry White Chocolate Ice Cream Popsicles
Imagine: a creamy ice cream pop mixed with tangy raspberries and rich white chocolate. That's what your taste buds will get to enjoy when you try these raspberry white chocolate ice cream pops. Yum!
Strawberry Rhubarb Pie à la Mode Popsicles
If you want to impress your dessert-loving family, try making these strawberry rhubarb pie à la mode popsicles. The recipe is a bit tedious but more than worth the outcome. Who's ready for this tasty treat?
Blueberry London Fog Popsicles
Dreamy, creamy, and a fan favorite, these blueberry London fog popsicles combine the rich flavor of vanilla bean with Earl Grey tea and sweet honey to make a pop like no other. Not to mention, the blueberries add a fruity twist that'll make you drool before you even open the freezer.
Blueberry Smoothie Popsicles
Made with blueberries, bananas, and yogurt, these ice-cold blueberry smoothie popsicles will put a spin on your favorite post-workout treat.
Coconut Lime Popsicles
Take your taste buds to a tropical paradise when you indulge in one of these coconut lime popsicles. The creamy coconut flavor effortlessly balances the zesty lime juice to make these more satisfying than ever.
Cookies and Cream Pudding Popsicles
A soon-to-be freezer favorite, these cookies and cream pudding popsicles are easy to make and even easier to indulge in. The recipe only calls for five ingredients and two hours of chilling time.
Fruit Punch Popsicles With Coconut Water
Equally refreshing and hydrating, these fruit punch popsicles with coconut water are bursting with flavor. All this recipe calls for are coconut water, orange juice, frozen strawberries, and pineapple. So, who wants one?
Creamy Peach and Honey Popsicles
Juicy peaches and rich honey come together to create this summertime staple, creamy peach and honey popsicles. They're made with yogurt and roasted peaches, and you won't be able to get enough of these cold and delicious treats.
Passion Fruit and Coconut Milk Popsicles
Dairy-free and vegan, these passion fruit and coconut milk popsicles are as creamy as can be. Just add passion fruit juice, lime zest, and powdered sugar, and you'll be enjoying these ice-cold treats in no time.
Believe it or not, these creamy, fruity mermaid popsicles are Paleo-friendly. Coconut, matcha, and blueberry serve as the base of the popsicle, while a sprinkle of dried blueberries adds a pop of color.
Pineapple Mint Popsicles
Made with just two ingredients, these pineapple mint popsicles are naturally sweetened with fruit alone. Enjoy them when you need to cool off or if you're looking for a tropical pick-me-up.
Raspberry-Tomato Yogurt Popsicles
Tomatoes may not seem like the foundation of a good dessert, but these raspberry-tomato yogurt pops deliver. They're sweetened with just a touch of coconut nectar and topped with crunchy sliced almonds.
Strawberry Coconut Milk Popsicles
You can almost taste the rich strawberries and creamy coconut milk just by looking at these pops, right? Just add a dash of vanilla extract and honey to the mix, and you'll be treating yourself to one of these strawberry coconut milk popsicles every time you pass the freezer.
3-Ingredient Strawberry Mango Popsicles
It only takes three ingredients to whip together these mouthwatering strawberry mango popsicles. Garnish your frozen treats with cut-up strawberries and a dash of salt if you're feeling fancy.
Strawberry Coconut Popsicles With Blueberries
Strawberries, coconut milk, and blueberries work together to make this colorful treat a dream come true. Each popsicle averages out to about 110 calories, so indulge away!
Strawberry Popsicles With Kale and Squash
If you can hide veggies in smoothies, why not popsicles, too? These strawberry popsicles packed with vegetables add nutrients in the form of squash and kale, but you'll never even notice they're there.
Watermelon Yogurt Popsicles
It only takes four ingredients to make these sweet treats. Just combine cubed watermelon, plain Greek yogurt, granulated sugar, and lemon juice to make these light watermelon yogurt pops in no time.
Classic, timeless, and always a treat, it doesn't get any better than these easy-to-make strawberry popsicles. All you need to complete this recipe are four ingredients and about four hours of freezing time.