30 Easy Popsicles to Make This Summer

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Nothing says summer like homemade popsicles. That’s why we’ve compiled the ultimate list of recipes for summer popsicles for kids—from fruit popsicles to creamsicles to homemade fudge pops that are full of flavor. These recipes are super easy, super refreshing, and a great project for young chefs. Scroll down to find the perfect frozen treat to beat the summer heat.

Rainbow Popsicles

Your kiddos will go gaga for the out-of-this-world colors of these rainbow popsicles from The First Year Blog. There are a whopping seven layers and each sport a ton of fruit and flavor. The result looks like a truly tasty tie-dyed treat! Get the recipe here.

Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

Love blueberries? You'll love these super-duper refreshing popsicles. The star of the show: blueberries. Beyond that, there are just three ingredients, including yummy yogurt. Find out how to make your own over at The Foodie Physician.

All-Fruit 4-Ingredient Popsicles

We love how these fruit popsicles from Minimalist Baker keep it simple with just four fruity ingredients. Bonus: You don't need fancy molds, just a stack of Dixie cups. Click here to get the recipe.

Shirley Temple Popsicles

Oh, the thrill of being a kid and sipping a Shirley Temple! This idea from Candy Jar Chronicle takes that same classic taste and pops it into a popsicle. Grab some 7-Up and get the how-to here.

Ripe Peach Popsicles

Need a great way to use up ripe (or slightly over-ripe) peaches? Bookmark these fruit popsicles, STAT! They're made from pureed fresh peaches and are basically summertime on a stick. Get the recipe from The View from Great Island.

Pumpkin Pie Popsicle

Get a taste of autumn any ol' time with popsicles that pack in the pumpkin flavor. They also include Greek yogurt and granola, which means you could even have a popsicle for breakfast. Get the recipe from Salt & Lavender.

Lava Flow Popsicles

You're gonna love these layers! Just picture this: creamy pineapple swirled with a fresh strawberry puree and no dyes or refined sugar. Best of all, they're the perfect combo of easy, pretty, and delicious. For the recipe, flow on over to One Lovely Life.

Honey Yogurt Popsicles

These delicious popsicles from honey.com include enough milk and yogurt to give a little extra protein, which qualifies them as breakfast popsicles in our book. Try them for a leisurely summer day or as an afternoon alternative to a big juice pop. Get the recipe here

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Funfetti Popsicles

Who can resist funfetti? The base for these popsicles from Salt & Lavender is Greek yogurt and almond milk—but the sprinkles are the star of the show! Creamy, delicious, and oh-so-fun, they're also a cinch to make. Get the recipe for fun here

Almond Joysicles

You love coconut. You love chocolate. But eating that Almond Joy in the middle of a hot summer day just won’t do. You need to whip up a batch of these Almond Joysicles, created by the savvy peeps at almonds.com (because they REALLY know almonds!). We promise you won’t regret it. 

Blackberry + Peach Yogurt Popsicles

Want to really celebrate summer fruits? Then you've got to try these treats, courtesy of A Better Happier. They feature the fresh flavors of peaches and blackberries and will disappear faster than you can say dog days. Get the recipe here.


Healthy Raspberry Sorbet Popsicles

These beauties from One Lovely Life really pop with bright raspberry flavor! The kiddos will love covering them in chocolate magic shell and their fave toppings, but don't worry—they look fancy but are simple to whip up. Get the scoop on these surprisingly healthy popsicles here.

Coconut Water Pineapple Popsicles

Are you ready to get refreshed? Boulder Locavore’s Coconut Water Pineapple Popsicles are the ultimate way to hydrate this summer. Along with the coconut water, these pops also have pineapple juice, lime juice and a handful of raspberries. They’re vegan, tasty and (literally) cool. Get the recipe here.


Healthy Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops

Nostalgia alert! If there’s a special place in your heart for melty, chocolatey fudgesicles, you need to try this recipe from Baker by Nature. These pops have that same taste you know and love, with a healthy twist. Get the recipe here.


Easy Watermelon Popsicles

Is there anything more summer-y than watermelon? These pops dreamed up by Recipe Girl are just as refreshing as they sound. They also have a whopping two ingredients, so it doesn’t get any easier to turn your watermelon craving into a popsicle party. Get the recipe here.


Chocolate Covered Almond Popsicles

Confession: we’re nuts about these popsicles from Simple Vegan Blog. They include ingredients like banana, almond milk, and maple syrup; and as for that chocolate coating? Let’s just say once you make your own magic shell, you’ll never go back. Get the recipe here.


Creamy Coconut and Mixed Berry Popsicles

Big news for your berry-picking future! These Creamy Coconut and Mixed Berry Popsicles, courtesy of Fork Knife Swoon are the perfect way to chow down on those summertime berries. These sweet treats are pink-swirled, sweet, and just the right amount of tangy. Get the recipe here.


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Funfetti Creamsicles

These cheerful funfetti creamsicles from Garlic My Soul are the perfect treat for a hot summer's day. Made with coconut cream, orange juice, honey and of course, funfetti sprinkles, the creamy tanginess will be a hit. 

Root Beer Float Popsicles

Root beer floats in popsicle form? We’re in! This recipe from Boulder Locavore is basically your fave soda-and-ice-cream treat, poured into your fave popsicle molds. Genius? We think so. Get the recipe here.


Coconut Pineapple Yogurt Pops

When you can’t grab the fam and head to Hawaii, the next best thing are these tropical popsicles from Recipe Runner. They’re the perfect combo of creamy and icy—perfect for higher temps and hungry tummies. Get the recipe here.


Banana Split Pudding Pops

A banana split on a stick may sound tricky but it’s actually super simple to pull off, thanks to The Kitchen McCabe. The key is easy homemade banana pudding, a dab of whipped cream, and a cherry-on-top finishing touch. Get the recipe here.


Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Any kid worth his salt knows that lemonade is pretty much a summer requirement. Add on the taste of fresh strawberries and tangy yogurt and you’ve got a refreshing match made in heaven. You can thank Pass the Sushi for this popsicle inspiration, and get the recipe here.


Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles

What’s black and white and sweet all over? These oreo-inspired popsicles from The View from Great Island! These fantabulous treats have honest-to-goodness whole cookies inside them, so every bite has the potential to be your favorite bite. Get the recipe here.


Triple Berry Paletas

Here’s the scoop on paletas: they’re Latin American ice pops that are usually made from fresh fruit. That means they’re extra refreshing and extra easy to make yourself. These Triple Berry Paletas from Lola Cocina fit the bill, and they can be customized to your kid’s palate with different berry combinations. Get the recipe here.


Peanut Butter and Banana Yogurt Pops

Peanut Butter and bananas go together like summertime and popsicles … which is why these homemade popsicles from Home Cooking Memories are a hit. Don't monkey around, go ahead and grab the recipe for yourself here.


Kiwi Popsicles

Psst! Want to go green for your next ice pop experience? These Kiwi Popsicles (courtesy of Weelicious and created by Catherine McCord’s husband) sneak in frozen peas for an extra-healthy, extra-green kick. Add in a little juice, and you’ve got the perfect Dixie-cup sized treat. Get the recipe here.


Sunrise Popsicles

Good news - these popsicles are as yummy as they are pretty! Emily from One Lovely Day combines orange juice and strawberries (which are in season in the summer) to create these vibrant pops. Get her super easy recipe here



Dairy-free Patriotic Popsicles

Just like the rocket pops from the ice cream truck, but way healthier, these patriotic popsicles will be a sure-fire hit at your summer BBQs. Beth from Pass the Plants breaks down the dairy-free recipe for you here



Mango Chili Popsicles

Kick up your popsicle game with these mango chili popsicles from Isabel Eats. Yummy, sweet mango meets its match in a touch of chili for a delicious take on these summer treats. Check out the full recipe here


Cherry Lime Popsicles

This classic flavor combo comes together in a refreshing popsicle that's perfect for cooling down in the summer heat. Erin from Food Fanatic breaks down the full recipe here.



—Abigail Matsumoto

Featured image: Alison Marras via Unsplash



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