17 Fun Popsicle Recipes for the Hot Days Ahead

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There are few things that will cool you down like a popsicle during the hot days of summer. Not only do my children love them, but I do too! We try to make our own as much as possible as it’s both much cheaper, and you can make such fun versions. You only need an inexpensive popsicle mold to get started, and then a blender to blend up your popsicle mixture.

A few quick tips:

  • Any smoothie can be made into a popsicle. In fact, if we ever have leftover smoothie, I just pour it into a popsicle mold so nothing is wasted.
  • If you’d rather not sweeten your popsicle with sugar, use a pureed banana instead. It will sweeten it nicely.
  • Don’t be afraid to try one of the popsicle recipes below that were developed for adults. Any flavor combination you like in other dishes will work in a frozen form as well.
Strawberry and Cream Popsicles (shown above): Sweet and creamy, these dairy-free popsicles are delightful for kids and adults a

Avocado and Coconut Popsicles: This sweet avocado popsicle also uses coconut milk for an ultra-creamy and unusual popsicle.

Orange Yogurt Fruit Popsicles: Yogurt and orange juice is given a lift with vanilla extract in this simple popsicle.

Coconut lime pops.
Coconut lime pops. (Photo: SherSor/Shutterstock)

Lime Coconut Fruit Popsicle: Get a boost of big flavor from limes, oranges, and lemons in this coconut milk based popsicle.

Strawberry Kefir Popsicles: It’s strawberry season! This simple recipe gives you delicious strawberry flavor along with a dose of probiotics.

Creamy Tropical Popsicles: This combination of mango, banana, and coconut milk lends itself to an ultra creamy popsicle. It’s a personal favorite!

These 4 unusual popsicle recipes will get your creative juices going with recipes for Watermelon Lime Cilantro, Chunky Pineapple Chili, Crunchy Peanut butter Banana, and Avocado Mango popsicles.

Fig and Sour Cream Popsicle: Because popsicles shouldn’t be boring or one-dimensional, try this lovely combo of flavors.

Pineapple chili pops.
Pineapple chili pops. (Photo: Arina P Habich/Shutterstock)

Pineapple Sweet Chili Fruit Popsicle: The secret to making this popsicle “pop” is the sweet chili sauce.

Fruit Salad on a Stick: This is a fun way to enjoy your fruit salad! Plus, they are beautiful as well.

Mango chili ice pop

Mango chili fruit popsicles. (p.studio66/Shutterstock)

Mango Chili Fruit Popsicle: This sweet popsicle has added heat with a little chili powder.

Banana Cardamom Fruit Popsicle: Smooth banana meets flavorful cardamom in this gentle, but flavorful popsicle.

Mango Fruit and Tequila Popsicles with Serrano: Between the combination of flavors, the tequila, and the Serrano, this is definitely a recipe for the adults, but a delicious one.

Blackberry and Chevre Popsicle: Goat cheese goes well with sweet berries in a variety of desserts. This one uses that delicious combination in frozen form.