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Favorite Homemade Popsicles for Summer

homemade fruit popsicles

Does your family love popsicles as much as ours do during the summer months? There is something so “Summer” about grabbing a popsicle when it is hot outside, after a day at the pool or any other summer activity.

Today we are sharing just how easy it is to make your very own Homemade Popsicles! You will not believe how simple they are to make. Once you start making your own popsicles, you will forget about buying the store bought ones.

You can make smoothie popsicles, fruit juice ones, pudding pops (remember those?!) and more! There are so many options when making these summer treat.

Fudge popsicles

Once of the exciting parts of making homemade popsicles are the endless flavor possibilities. You can create refreshing combinations using ingredients you have on hand or anything in season. Use your imagination!

Try blending fresh strawberries and creamy coconut milk for a tropical twist, or infuse watermelon with a hint of lime for a zesty treat. You can also experiment with layering different fruit blends to create a beautiful layered popsicles. We also love making yogurt pops with greek yogurt, fruit and granola.

For something more unique, try adding herbs like mint or basil to your fruit. You can add yogurt, chia seeds, or honey for added texture and flavor. The possibilities are endless.

strawberries

Why make homemade popsicles?

Making popsicles at home has so many benefits. Our biggest reason for making homemade popsicles is because you can control the ingredients.

Involve kids in the kitchen! They can participate in the prep work and see all the goodness that goes into the summer treats. Then waiting and anticipating the treat once they are frozen.

Budget friendly – You don’t need tons of ingredients for homemade popsicles. Our Watermelon Popsicle recipe requires watermelon, lime, water and honey. That’s it! Often times we blend whatever fruits we have on hand to make a summer treat.

You control the ingredients! If your family has dietary restrictions (like a food allergy to certain fruits or dairy), you can completely control what goes into the popsicle molds.

So, grab your favorite popsicle molds, grab your ingredients, and start your delicious adventure of making homemade popsicles this summer!

homemade layered fruit popsicles

Best Popsicle Molds

You can find popsicle molds at places like Walmart, Target and Amazon.

We love this silicone popsicle mold. It makes 10 pops and is BPA free silicone. Comes with a bunch of popsicle sticks too. This mold makes the classic popsicle.

There are also different types of popsicle molds. Check them out below…

Reusable Silicone Popsicle Mold – this mold is made from BPA free silicone and has reusable handles.

Classic Popsicle Mold silicone (our favorite)

Mini Popsicle Mold – this mold is great for smaller kids!

Penguin Shaped Popsicle Molds – how fun are these? They come in different options as well, like dinosaurs and monsters.

Silicone molds with lids – these are great for smoothie pops! We love using these for leftover smoothies. Simply pour the smoothie into the silicone popsicle and cap it. Toss in the freezer.

watermelon popsicle

Favorite Homemade Popsicles for Summer

As summer temperatures soar, there's no better way to beat the heat than with a homemade popsicle. Making your own icy treats not only allows you to control the ingredients, but it also brings a sense of fun and creativity to your kitchen.

Homemade popsicles are a healthier version to store bought ones, as you can avoid artificial flavors, colors, and excessive amounts of sugar.

Plus, they offer a perfect opportunity to get creative with flavors, textures and more!

Happy Summer!

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