Nothing from the store comes close to the deliciousness of these popsicle recipes, I promise.
Ready-made popsicles are usually either full of sugar and preservatives or super expensive.
But if you can make an all-natural recipe with just a few cheap ingredients, why waste your money?
Naturally, you’ll need popsicle molds. Try to find something BPA-free and dishwasher safe if possible.
I love these Tovolo ice pop molds, which are available in fun shapes, including tiki, monsters, zombies, dinosaurs, and robots.
Whatever shape you choose, I guarantee you’ll want to try every one of these 20 fantastic popsicle recipes.
1. Pumpkin Pie Popsicles
With just 5 ingredients and about 10 minutes, you can have a batch of these pumpkin pie-flavored popsicles chilling in the freezer.
They use real pumpkin puree, so if you make your own, I suggest running it through a blender to ensure there are no lumps.
Of course, you can blend the pumpkin, milk, vanilla pudding, nutmeg cinnamon, allspice, cloves, cardamom, and ginger and strain it, too, if you want it to be extra smooth.
2. Peaches and Cream Cobbler Popsicles
The beauty of making your own popsicles is that you can pretty much use any flavor you like.
Plus, I just love the look of homemade ice pops with multiple colors and textures.
In this recipe, you’ll have layers of peach cobbler filling and creamy ice cream.
The cobbler filling can be left chunky if you want, or you can blend the peaches, spices, brown sugar, and water.
For added flavor, try folding through some crushed graham crackers.
3. Easy Watermelon Popsicles
These watermelon popsicles are a simple mixture of watermelon and lime juice. Blitz them together and freeze for a super clean cold treat.
Of course, a glug of tequila or rum wouldn’t be out of place. Or, if you want them creamy, try blending them with coconut milk.
4. Lemonade Popsicles
Nothing is more refreshing on a hot day than a big glass of lemonade, except maybe a cool lemonade popsicle, that is!
Making lemonade at home is as easy and stirring lemon juice with sugar and water.
Taste it as you go and add extra sugar if you think it needs to the sweeter.
These look great as is, but I think they would really pop if you threw in a few fresh raspberries.
5. Honeydew Melon Popsicles
You won’t be surprised to see strawberry and chocolate on this list, but have you ever tried melon popsicles?
The flavor is subtle, but one bite, and you’ll know exactly what it is. When melons are in season, it’s the perfect time to give this recipe a go.
Depending on how ripe your melons are, you may find you won’t need to add the maple syrup.
I would taste the mixture first and add it a little at a time, so it’s not too sweet.
6. 4-Ingredient Healthy Fudgesicles
I didn’t think that the words healthy and fudgesicles would ever go in the same sentence, but this recipe proved me wrong.
But how can you make something creamy and rich and delicious and healthy? It’s easy, and you’ll use coconut milk and cocoa powder.
Maybe “healthy” is a stretch, but these are definitely better for you than the sugary ones you get in the store.
7. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles
You probably already know that frozen bananas turn into the creamiest, most delicious, all-natural ice cream when you blend them until smooth.
So it makes sense that you can make some terrific popsicles using frozen bananas as a base.
Along with some dairy-free milk to help thin it down and some peanut butter, you’ll add a mixture of cocoa powder, maple syrup, and coconut oil.
Blend until smooth and pour into your molds.
8. Nutella Popsicles
I don’t usually keep Nutella in the house. It’s just too hard to resist, so I choose not to temp my willpower on a daily basis.
But I went and bought a tub as soon as I saw this recipe!
To ensure that flavor shines, all you’ll add to the Nutella is milk and a touch of heavy cream. It will leave these creamy and fudgy.
9. Cookies and Cream Popsicles
As much as I love velvety smooth sorbet and gelato, I also love the texture.
Some of my favorite frozen treats are a mixture of creamy ice cream and something crunchy.
Cookie and cream is close to the top of that list.
What I love most about this recipe is that it’s close to a no-bake, frozen cheesecake.
You’ll use cream cheese, yogurt, milk, and sugar for a thick and decadent popsicle base.
When it comes to the cookies, I like to use crushed Oreos and chunks.
Since they’re frozen solid, I don’t want a whole cookie in the middle, but nuggets are perfect for a crunchy texture.
10. Dairy-Free Pineapple Popsicles
Did you get a chance to try the Disney Dole Whip recipe yet? It’s to die for!
These popsicles are super similar, using real pineapple for a kick of fruity flavor.
But instead of vanilla ice cream, you’ll add coconut milk and, interestingly, vodka.
If you’ve ever made popsicles at home only to find they freeze too hard, try adding a splash of vodka to the mix.
Of course, you won’t taste it, and you won’t get drunk. But it will keep the mixture from freezing all the way.
11. Homemade Strawberry Popsicles
Although this recipe does include sugar, it’s primarily pure strawberries.
They need that little bit of sugar to help draw out their natural juices, making them even tastier.
Let the chopped berries macerate in the sugar for at least 30 minutes before blending with the water.
I like to leave this a little chunky, including lime juice for a citrus note.
12. Spiced Chai Popsicles
The word chai means tea, so you can expect it to have notes of earthy black tea leaves whenever you order something chai.
It’s usually made with milk, which is why you’ll see so many chai lattes on coffee shop menus.
Spiced chai is a milky tea with warm spices, like cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, and ginger.
And then here, the recipe calls for cashew milk for a lovely nutty flavor, too.
13. Key Lime Pie Popsicles
Key lime pie is zesty, creamy, sweet, and silky smooth.
It almost always calls for condensed milk, which naturally thickens when mixed with the citrus, so you won’t need to bake it.
Though you won’t necessarily need these to be thick (since they will end up frozen), condensed milk also adds to the unique flavor, so I wouldn’t substitute it.
The crushed graham crackers are a nice touch, and I added some to the mold, too. That way, you’ll get plenty on the top and bottom.
14. Coconut Popsicles (Paletas de Coco)
You’ve probably noticed that many of these recipes use coconut milk for its creamy base and lightly sweet flavor.
But in most cases, you won’t get to taste the coconut.
That all changes with this recipe. Between the coconut milk and sweetened shredded coconut flakes, there’s no hiding this tropical beauty.
15. Frozen Grapes on a Stick
Don’t worry, this recipe isn’t just a bunch of grapes frozen on a skewer. Although, frozen grapes do make for a healthy and delicious little snack!
All you’ll need to do is process red and green grapes until they’re the size you prefer. Then, layer them in the molds and freeze them.
Grapes are sweet enough that you won’t need any added sugar and juicy enough that you don’t need water. This is 100% pure grape.
16. Iced Coffee Popsicles
Hands up if you can’t leave the house without stopping at Starbucks for an iced coffee. Same 🙂
Even in the dead of winter, I love iced coffee. So, obviously, I was beyond excited to try these iced coffee popsicles!
When mixing and freezing, be sure that the milk and coffee are both cold, otherwise, you might see ice crystals form inside.
For added indulgence, try drizzling some caramel into the mold before pouring in the coffee.
17. Creamy Dulce de Leche Pops
As a caramel lover, dulce de leche is my biggest vice. I could eat the stuff with a spoon!
Unfortunately, it’s not vegan-friendly. But this clever recipe somehow manages to get that same deep flavor, just by using dates.
Being naturally sweet, dates are the perfect inclusion here, and they even add to the caramel coloring.
18. Raspberry Yogurt Ice Pops
As with the strawberry recipe from above, the base for these includes berries and sugar.
Again, you’ll need to macerate the raspberries to let their juices flow before stirring in the yogurt.
Feel free to use your favorite plain yogurt here, including Greek, if that’s what you prefer.
That’s what I used because I like the tang and the thicker texture.
Of course, you can use vanilla yogurt, but if you want these to stay healthy, I would look for something fat-free.
19. Avocado Lime Popsicles
What better way to get the kids to eat their veggies than to hide them in a popsicle?
Avocados are full of good fats and loaded with all kinds of vitamins and potassium.
Being so creamy, they make the perfect addition to these stunning pale green popsicles. And adding lime to the mix couldn’t be better.
These aren’t super sweet, which I personally really enjoy. But, if you wanted a little extra something, try blending in some frozen bananas, too.
20. Strawberry Mango Margarita Popsicles
This recipe uses Sandra Lee Cocktail Time Strawberry Margarita, so it’s not one for the kids.
This mix includes blue agave silver tequila and triple sec liqueur, though another dash of tequila wouldn’t hurt, right?
I love that these popsicles also call for mango juice and fresh mango.
Don’t be shy with the fruit, and feel free to add fresh strawberries to the mix.
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