9 Positively Delicious DIY Popsicle Recipes

posted: 06/10/15
by: Mara Betsch

When the temperatures heat up, you and your family are probably looking for easy ways to cool down, and these nine delicious recipes will do the trick. Sure, you can easily buy tasty frozen treats at the grocery store, but the benefit of making them at home is two-fold: You can control what goes into your pops (fruit, milk, etc) and making them will entertain your kids for at least an hour. Enjoy these literally mouthwatering recipes.

First, a few tips:

  1. Consider upgrading your mold. Though you can absolutely make popsicles in ice cube trays, cups and whatever you have in the cabinet, food bloggers swear by Zoku Round Slow Pop Molds.
  2. Distribute your ingredients evenly. To create the even layers, considering freezing parts of the popsicle as you go along. Dairy-based popsicles will keep things even, but if you're using a water or ice base, gravity will pull the fruit chunks to the bottom. So fill molds a quarter of the way, freeze them enough so they harden, and then add the rest of the fruit on top of the already frozen part.
  3. Leave a little room in the mold. The pops will expand as they freeze, so don't fill the molds to the top.
  4. Put your pops in the back of the freezer. This is the coldest part, and it will keep your pops intact no matter how many times you open the freezer.
  5. Be careful when removing the pops. Try filling a pan that's at least as tall as your mold with warm (not boiling!) water, and dip the mold in it for 20-30 seconds, or until the pops loosen.
Now, onto the recipes:

Peach popsicles. With just 2 ingredients -- peach-flavored Greek yogurt and peaches -- what's not to love?

Orange creamsicles will taste like your childhood. Add orange slices to add a little nutrition to this dessert

Greek yogurt fudgesicles. Greek yogurt and skim milk make these desserts a little healthier.

Carrot-mango-raspberry popsicles. Sneak a few veggies into these refreshing treats!

Peanut butter-oreo popsicles. These are definitely rich, but they're also sure to be a hit in your house.

Berry-yogurt popsicles. Light and refreshing, these fruit-based pops can make a healthy snack, too.

Though these Cereal and Milk popsicles probably won't make a nutritious breakfast, they are absolutely delicious.

Strawberry shortcake pops. Easy, fun, and they can be made in Dixie cups!

And these margarita popsicles are just for you -- although we're sure you can figure out how to make a delicious virgin recipe