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Summer is just around the corner, and the days are about to get progressively hotter. What better way to cool down and chill, than with some tasty and delicious popsicles?
Popsicles are the ultimate frozen snack/treat for the summertime, loved by kids and adults alike.
And while they are readily available in stores, you can also just as well, easily make your own at home, and for a variety of good reasons too.
In this post, you’ll discover how to make the best homemade pops, as well as 24 yummy homemade Popsicle recipes to satisfy your cravings.
Why Homemade Popsicles Rule
There are lots of reasons to make your own frozen pops at home.
First of all, they can easily be made healthier. It’s no news that a lot of the store-bought versions aren’t exactly the healthiest, since they tend to contain high amounts of added sugar, artificial flavors, etc.
Homemade popsicles on the other hand, made from natural ingredients will come out way more nutritious, and healthier, and can easily be tailored to the diet of your choice (vegan, keto, low carb etc).
Plus, they’re also cheaper on the long run. Once you have the primary equipment set up, you can make tons of yummy pops, in different flavors and without any stress or extra cost.
Not to mention there’s lots of room for creativity, testing and experimenting, so you never get bored.
How To Make Homemade Popsicles
They’re literally one of the easiest things to make. And you only need a couple of things.
1) Popsicle molds – for the shape of our yummy pops. You can easily get Popsicle molds at your supermarket, or even order online. Some household items, like small cups, ice trays and small tins make perfect molds.
2) Food processor – depending on your choice of ingredients, odds are, you’ll need a food processor to bring it all together.
3) Popsicle sticks
4) Ingredients – This is where the fun begins. You can enjoy different flavors, from a single fruit, a mix of fruits (and even veggies), and other yummy flavors such as chocolate and vanilla. Your options are basically endless.
Ready to enjoy some delicious homemade popsicles, here are 24 incredible frozen pops recipes you need to try out. Those hot days have got nothing on you.
24 Delicious Homemade Popsicle Recipes
1) Rainbow Popsicles
These tasty pops are sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike. With its beautiful rainbow color, which is a result of several layers of delicious fruits, like berries, peaches, pineapple and so on, it is honestly impossible to resist.
And it’s also naturally sweet, thanks to the choice of fruits used here, and doesn’t require any artificial sweetening.
2) Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles
Simple is the name of the game when it comes to these yummy blueberry yoghurt pops. All you need to make them is just 3 simple ingredients, and they come out so good.
3) Creamy Peach & Honey Popsicles
Made with a mix of roasted peaches, and sweetened naturally with honey, these creamy popsicles are sure to satisfy your cravings.
You don’t even need a food processor to get it done. Just throw in your ingredients, let it chill a bit and you’re good to go.
4) All-Fruit 4-Ingredient Popsicles
Enjoy the tasty goodness of blueberries, peaches, and oranges, all wrapped in a juice of your choice, in these simple 4-ingredient popsicles. They’re super easy to make, naturally delicious, and so addictive.
5) Lime Popsicles
The rich tangy taste of limes makes them perfect for this summertime treat. For these tasty pops, the lime juice is diluted, sweetened to perfection and then frozen. And it comes out nothing short of amazing.
6) Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
With strawberries being a summertime favorite, these tasty pops are a must try.
They’re made very simple, thanks to a mix of strawberries, water and sugar. You can also use other sugar alternatives, such as maple syrup or even low carb sweeteners if you want to make it healthier.
7) Green Smoothie Popsicles
Don’t let that green color deceive you. These pops are far from your average green smoothie.
Made with a mix of spinach, pineapple, banana and orange juice, they taste way better than they look, while packing a pretty impressive nutritional punch.
8) Easy Watermelon Popsicles
Watermelons are another delicious fruit you can enjoy, even if you’re on a low carb diet, since they’re primarily water, and so nutritious. These watermelon popsicles require just 2 simple ingredients, and will keep you refreshed all day long.
9) Mango Popsicles
Forget the ones at your local supermarket. These frozen mango delights are way healthier, and still every bit as delicious. And making them couldn’t be any easier.
10) Easy Healthy Popsicles
One fruit you won’t see very often in popsicles, is apple. But trust me when I say they’re just as delicious when it comes down to it.
Made with a mix of apple chunks and apple juice, this frozen summertime treat will have you coming back for more.
11) Raspberry Blueberry Popsicles
Triple the berries, triple the fun. These healthy and yummy pops are made with a mix of blackberries, raspberries and blueberries and come out just as amazing as you’d expect.
12) Keto Chocolate Popsicles
Being on a low carb or keto diet, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all the fun. These delicious chocolate delights are low in carbs, and keto friendly, and great for ketosis.
Made with just 3 simple ingredients, and topped with crushed nuts, they will satisfy your cravings and help you burn fat easily. And each serving packs only a tiny 2.5g net carbs.
13) Green Juice Popsicles
Whether or not you’re a fan of veggies, you’re going to be drooling over these healthy green juice pops.
They’re super nutritious, being loaded with good vegetables like celery, and cucumber, but also come out with an amazing taste, thanks to the naturally sweet fruits and sweeteners used here.
14) Vanilla Pineapple Popsicles
This is what you get when you combine yummy tropical flavors like pineapple, with the goodness of vanilla. A delicious and refreshing treat you can enjoy without guilt.
15) Tropical Avocado Popsicle
Avocados are an excellent source of healthy fats and fiber and also deliver loads of other good nutrients. Combined with lime, coconut milk and tarragon leaves, they make an amazing guilt-free treat that will leave you feeling good and refreshed.
And it’s so easy to make. Just throw together your ingredients, freeze and enjoy.
16) Boozy Bellini Popsicles
Looking for a good way to chill out and have some fun? These boozy Bellini frozen pops are just the thing for you.
Made with a mix of peaches and champagne, they’re the perfect marriage between frozen treats and cocktails. You’re welcome.
17) Healthy Layered Popsicles
Multicolored treats like this are always sure to be a hit with the little ones. And no one would’ve ever guessed they were healthy.
No food coloring is needed here. Each delicious layer is made by combining a couple of tasty fruits, from the red berry layer, to the top green layer, which actually sneaks in some healthy greens.
Super nutritious, and perfect, even for those picky eaters.
18) Honey Chamomile Popsicles
Chamomile is a popular herb, used usually in making teas. It offers an array of interesting health benefits, like helping to fight inflammation, improving sleep, promoting proper digestion, among many others.
This frozen delight combines the goodness of chamomile tea, with the sweetness of honey, to create a tasty and refreshing treat you’ll want to have on repeat.
19) Yogurt Fruit Ice Pops
Made with a mix of your favorite berries and Greek yoghurt, and then sweetened to perfection, these creamy and delicious yoghurt fruit pops will keep you coming back for more.
20) Tropical Protein Popsicle
Not only are these pops creamy and super delicious, they also pack a nice protein punch, making them the perfect healthy snack. A serving of this comes out at under 50 calories, and packs a whooping 4g net carbs.
21) Honey Dew Ice Pops
Another amazing fruit to add to your summer list is the honeydew melon. It’s naturally sweet, although you can throw in some extra sweetening of your choice if you’d like.
Just toss your ingredients in the food processor, freeze and enjoy.
22) Banana Popsicles
Bananas have a natural rich creaminess, which makes them perfect for this treat. Combined with the goodness of peanut butter, and then covered in chocolate makes it a beauty to behold.
23) Homemade Neapolitan Popsicles
The combination of strawberry, vanilla and chocolate is one that brings back a wave of good childhood memories. Recreate those memories with these tasty Neapolitan popsicles.
If you want to make them healthier, swap out the sugar for some low carb sweeteners like stevia or erythritol. They come out super amazing either ways.
24) Watermelon Popsicles with Mint and Coconut
Say hello to your new summer favorite. These tasty pops are the perfect mix between delicious and healthy.
It features 3 layers of yummy goodness. A bottom mint kiwi layer, a middle creamy coconut milk layer and the top raspberry watermelon layer, all combined into one.
Beat the heat with these 24 delicious homemade Popsicle recipes. They’re sure to keep you refreshed and satisfy your cravings.
Don’t forget to save your favorites for later. Cheers.