22 Homemade Popsicles That’ll Cool Off Your Summer

homemade popsicles The First Year Blog

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. There are so many delicious frozen treats to beat the summer heat!

Chocolate Cherry Popsicles

How delicious do these chocolate cherry pops look?! This will help you cool down with the bonus of some chocolate.

Rainbow Popsicles

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The First Year Blog

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!

Shirley Temple Popsicles

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Candy Jar Chronicles

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.

Ripe Peach Popsicles

The View from Great Island

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

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Salt & Lavender

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

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One Lovely Life

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.

Almond Joysicles

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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. 

Healthy Raspberry Sorbet Popsicles

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One Lovely Life

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.

Coconut Water Pineapple Popsicles

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Boulder Locavore

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.


Healthy Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops

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Baker by Nature

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.


Chocolate Covered Almond Popsicles

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Simple Vegan Blog

Confession: we’re nuts about these homemade 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.


Funfetti Creamsicles

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Garlic My Soul

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

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Boulder Locavore

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.

Coconut Pineapple Yogurt Pops

Recipe Runner

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.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Mousse Pops

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The Kitchen McCabe

These chocolate peanut butter pops are the perfect deviation from fruit pops. Plus, they're the perfect treat for chocolate-lovers to keep around! Try topping it off with some whipped cream or your favorite topping. You'll find this recipe at The Kitchen McCabe.


Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

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Pass the Sushi

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 homemade popsicle inspiration.


Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles

The View from Great Island

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.


Triple Berry Paletas

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Lola Cocina

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.

Sunrise Popsicles

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Emily via One Lovely Life

Good news - these homemade popsicles are as yummy as they are pretty! Emily from One Lovely Life combines orange juice and strawberries to create these vibrant pops.



Dairy-free Patriotic Popsicles

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Beth via Pass the Plants

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. Get the recipe from Beth at Pass the Plants.



Mango Chili Popsicles

Isabel via Isabel Eats

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.


Cherry Lime Popsicles

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Erin via Food Fanatic

This classic flavor combo comes together in a refreshing homemade popsicle that's perfect for cooling down in the summer heat. Erin from Food Fanatic breaks down how easy this recipe really is!

—Taylor Clifton & Abigail Matsumoto


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