30 Simple Ice Pop Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer
Frozen treats aren't just for kids, and that's especially true when it comes to ice pops. Here, we're sharing our takes on the traditional summertime snack, which range from refreshing and fruity to decadent and creamy. They all require minimal prep and are the perfect make-ahead summer desserts—have them ready in your freezer for easy entertaining or a cooling afternoon snack.
As far as popsicles go, you have a lot of flavor options. While classic fruit blends are always tasty, you can also get creative with more inventive mixes. Case in point? The Creamy Horchata Pops that are pictured here. You just need three ingredients—rice milk, condensed milk, and cinnamon—and a freezer in order to turn the popular Mexican beverage into ice pops. It's an upgraded take on the desserts you'd find in the frozen section at your grocery store, but a guaranteed winner with family and friends.
If you do want to go with fruit flavors, you have a lot of options. Adults and children alike will also love our Berry-Granola Parfait Pops—they're so good (and so good for you) that you could eat these ice pops for breakfast. Inspired by a yogurt and granola parfait, the base of these pops is made with yogurt and honey that have been whisked together, then speckled with fresh berries. The mixture is poured into molds to freeze; once they're completely frozen, they're then drizzled with honey on one side and dipped in your favorite granola. These pops are a super simple sweet treat, and there's no added sugar.
We also have two patriotic pops for a cool Fourth of July dessert. These Red, White, and Blueberry Pops are the ultimate take on a popular Independence Day treat. Another option is the Firecracker Ice Pops—they're aptly named for Independence Day and look especially festive thanks to fresh strawberries and blueberries.
Pick one, or all, of these flavorful ice pops to make this summer and you won't be disappointed.
Carrot Ginger Ice Pops
Berry-Granola Parfait Pops
Creamy Mango Pops
Coconut-Water Ice Pops
These are the perfect post-workout treat. Mix coconut water, agave nectar, and the tropical fruit of your choice, freeze, and get hydrated.
Very Berry Ice Pops
Neapolitan Ice Pops
Mojito Ice Pops
Banana, Berry, and Buttermilk Popsicles
Balance out the tanginess of buttermilk with sweet honey or agave syrup in these creamy, fruity ice pops.
Red, White, and Blueberry Pops
Here's a decadent take on the ice-cream truck favorite that's sure to please!
Frozen Melon-Margarita Pops
These tangy hand-held treats make you feel grown-up and kid-like at the same time.
Firecracker Ice Pops
Fruit Salad Ice Pops
These surprisingly simple pops are a healthy alternative to the usual frozen treats.
Hot-Cocoa Ice Pops
Striped Ice Pops
Kids love to help making these frozen treats almost as much as they love eating them. If you're making the pops for adults only, you can add Chambord, a raspberry-flavored liqueur.
Melon-Berry Ice Pops
Greek yogurt is used in these treats to give them a touch of tang.
These refreshing flavors create one sweet treat. We bet you can't eat just one!
Nectarine and Strawberry Pops
Ice pops made with real fruit beat anything you'll find in the freezer case or the ice-cream truck.
Creamy Orange Pops
These delicious ice pops let you transform an everyday grocery convenience item into a sublime summer treat.
Vanilla Pudding Pops
Peaches 'N' Cream Ice Pops
They say good things come in small packages, and sure enough, these decadent ice pops are downright delicious, with a frozen peach exterior and a vanilla ice cream interior.
Frozen Yogurt Pops
Combine leftover strawberry jam with tart Greek yogurt to create this delicious combination.
Coconut-Mango Ice Pops
Snowy Peak Pops
Kids can help make these easy treats—making for both a tasty treat and fun activity.
Blueberry Swirl Ice Pops
Enjoy the classic flavor combination of berries and yogurt in this creamy frozen dessert.
Easy Juice Ice Pops
This versatile recipe couldn’t be more of a cinch to make. Just mix simple syrup with any fruit juice, nectar, or purée you please and pop in the freezer.