In the heat of summer, there’s nothing quite like a refreshing popsicle to cool down and satisfy your sweet tooth. While store-bought options are convenient, making your own homemade popsicles can be a fun and delicious way to experiment with different flavors and ingredients. Get ready to beat the heat with these easy and tasty recipes!
Tips To Making The Perfect Popsicle!
You Will Need…
- Popsicle molds and sticks
- Blender / food processor
Juice and blended fruit create delicious fruity popsicles, or you can add yogurt or full fat coconut milk to create a more creamy popsicle! Honey or maple syrup make great natural sweeteners, and you can add pieces of chopped or sliced fruit to the popsicle mixture to create a fun texture!
Always taste the popsicle mixture before you add it into the molds. Frozen ingredients tend to loose their flavor, so the mixture should be bold and flavorful! Using ripe, or slightly overripe fruit will result in the tastiest popsicles!
No popsicle molds, but desperate to make your own popsicles anyway? You can use paper cups, yogurt containers, even muffin tins instead! Wrap aluminum foil over the top of whatever homemade mold you may choose, and poke a hole through it with a popsicle stick to help it stand straight up, or simply freeze for 30-40 minutes, until it is slightly solidified, and then add the stick.
When it comes time to remove the frozen popsicles from their molds, run the mold under warm water until they can be easily pulled out.
Peaches and Cream Popsicle
- 1 pound ripe, peeled and sliced peaches.
- 6 Tablespoons of honey
- Sea Salt
- 2 cups full fat / whole milk, or plain yogurt.
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, a line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Transfer sliced peaches to the baking sheet in a single layer, add 2 tablespoons of honey and a dash of salt. Roast for 30-40 minutes, stirring halfway, until the peaches are soft and juicy.
- Blend together the yogurt, 1/4 cup honey, lemon juice, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl. Once the roasted peaches have cooled, scrape them, and all the leftover juices from the baking sheet, into the bowl of yogurt mixture. Gently, fold the mixture together.
- Use a spoon to transfer the yogurt blend into the popsicle molds. Insert the sticks, freeze, and enjoy!
- 1.5 cups cubed pineapples
- 1 cup diced mango
- 1/2 – 3/4 cup coconut milk
- 2.5 cups strawberries
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 tablespoon honey
Tropical Swirl Popsicles
To make the pineapple layer, add pineapple, mango, and coconut milk into a blender. Puree until completely smooth, then remove the mixture from the blender and set it aside.
To make the strawberry layer, add the strawberries, orange juice, and honey into a blender, and puree until smooth.
Use a spoon to alternate scoops of the mixture into the popsicle molds, creating the swirl look of the popsicles. Add the popsicle sticks, freeze, and enjoy!
Fizzy Gummy Bear Popsicles
- Sprite (Or sparkling water)
- Gummy Bears
Fill popsicle molds 1/4 full with gummy bears, then pour the sprite mixture over top.
Add plastic popsicle stick into the mold, and place in freezer for at least 12 hours.
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup half and half cream
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup chocolate syrup
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
Whisk together the heavy cream, half and half, maple syrup, chocolate syrup and coffee granules until granules have dissolved. Fill molds, freeze, and enjoy!
Maple Mocha Popsicles
- Ripe Kiwis
- Coconut water
- Lime juice
Cut up chunks of kiwi and place them into the popsicle molds. Next, blend kiwis, coconut water and lime juice together, and then pour the mixture into the molds. Add the popsicle sticks, freeze, and enjoy!
- Fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1 cup Strawberries
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
Puree the strawberries, water, and optional sweeteners together in a blender.
Fill each mold about 1/2 – 3/4 full with orange juice, then add the strawberry puree mixture in with a spoon. Freeze and enjoy!
Root Beer Float Popsicles
- Root Beer
- Vanilla Ice Cream
Allow the vanilla ice cream to soften, then fill each popsicle mold 1/3 – 1/2 full with ice cream. Add root beer, insert your popsicle stick and freeze for at least 12 hours.