Summer and popsicles go hand in hand. Mostly because kids are just short of addicted to them. But here’s the thing: they’re expensive and full of sugar. Popsicles are so simple to DIY with a cheap popsicle mold or even just a cup and a popsicle stick. This summer, make some super yummy popsicles at home with fresh ingredients for a fraction of the cost – and all the flavor.
So are you ready to beat the heat this summer with some tasty homemade treats? Try these 10 homemade popsicle recipes, and you’ll never go back to store-bought again.
What could be better than fresh watermelon slices in the summer? Try frozen
watermelon! These watermelon popsicles
contain just one ingredient; you guessed it—watermelon. So refreshing and delicious.
Add a tropical twist to your watermelon pops with these kiwi watermelon popsicles
. Chunks of kiwi may look suspicious on their own, but just see if your kids don’t love them in frozen form.
3. Strawberry Banana
A classic kid-loved flavor, these strawberry banana pops
are chock full of fruit. Strawberries, bananas and apples combine for this yummy twist on a summertime staple.
4. Marbled Pudding
For a really special treat, try these pudding pops
. A bit more indulgent than a fruit juice popsicle, these pops are super creamy and delicious. Be sure to have some napkins on hand—they get messy!
5. Yogurt and Granola
"Can I have a popsicle for breakfast, Mom?" With these yogurt parfait breakfast popsicles
, you can say yes guilt-free. Lots of good-for-you ingredients make these pops a great breakfast option.
6. Peaches and Cream
Another classic flavor, these creamy peach popsicles
get their flavor from ripe, juicy summer peaches.
7. Fruity Rainbow
Okay, these rainbow popsicles
might just be too pretty to eat. Though they are a bit labor intensive, with seven layers of fruity goodness, your kids will love these tasty, good-for-you treats.
8. 2 Ingredient Popsicles
A fresh, healthy take on those popsicles we all grew up, the kids won't know these simple popsicles
are good for them!
9. Honeydew Mint
Who says popsicles are just for kids? Adults will love the refreshing flavor of these honeydew mint popsicles
. That is, if the kids don’t get to them first.
10. Berry Banana Yogurt
This popsicle recipe is a great way to use up any fruit you may have that’s on it’s way out. I’ve tried a mix of blueberries, raspberries and bananas, and those flavors worked really well together. Depending on the size of your popsicle mold, the recipe makes about 16 pops. Enjoy any leftover popsicle "batter" as a smoothie!
Berry Banana Yogurt Popsicle Recipe
- 2 cups plain or vanilla yogurt
- 2 cups mixed berries and bananas
- 2 tablespoons honey
- Combine all ingredients in a blender until thoroughly mixed and pureed.
- Pour into a popsicle mold or cups, add popsicle handles or sticks and place in the freezer for 4-5 hours. Enjoy!
There’s no better way to feed your kiddos healthy, delicious snacks than by making them yourself with fresh, yummy ingredients. Popsicles are one of the easiest ways to sneak some extra fruit into their diets, and these treats will certainly keep them cool and happy during the hot summer months.