Summer is finally here, which means it's officially the season of sunny skies, road trips, and sporting your brightest flip flops. It's also a time where your DIY imagination should grow wild with all of the amazing and delicious drinks you can make to cool down, refresh, and enjoy a sweet treat in the heat.
This, of course, includes popsicles—the signature treat of summer. And the best thing about this article is that you don't have to walk the frozen aisles of the grocery store, hoping for a sale. Instead, you can make your own popsicles at home with these 20 tastiest, fruit-infused popsicle recipes that are perfect for summer! Prepare your tastebuds because these are to-die-for.
20 Strawberry Mango Chia Popsicles
Do you love strawberries? What about mangoes or chia seeds? If so, we have the perfect treat for you! This five-ingredient popsicle is not only delish—it's healthy as well. This recipe uses chia seeds and coconut water, two amazing combinations that are notoriously used for dieting and healthy living. So, you won't feel guilty about eating this popsicle because it's the perfect way to kick off a healthy and cool summer. This strawberry, mango, and chia seed delight yields 10 popsicles. So, feel free to share these with your friends and family or, simply 'treat yo'self!' If you're ready to try these out yourself, head on over to Dessert Now - Dinner Later. And check out this mold that they recommend to use for the perfect popsicle.
19 Yogurt, Fruit, and Granola Popsicle
One look at these yogurt, fruit, and granola popsicles and you'll quickly understand why this recipe is so popular. The recipe for this popsicle by the Idea Room is not only easy to follow, but it makes some of the best popsicles you'll ever eat. Seriously! And the best part is that these popsicles are the perfect treat for the kiddos; healthy, fun, and easy to make. Trust me, they won't be able to turn this one down! You can customize this popsicle with bananas, trail mix, and even your favorite yogurt. You can even use Sprite or 7UP, if that's your style. Not only is this the perfect sweet snack, but it includes many natural ingredients. So, if you like to eat organic, or want to customize this for your vegan lifestyle, then check out this recipe now!
18 Strawberry Pineapple Popsicles
Some of us are not lucky enough to live near a beach or a large body of water. Many us of won't be able to travel to some exotic location this summer, instead opting to make our backyard feel like Bora Bora or Tahiti. So, if you love pineapple and want to create the perfect popsicle that resembles your very own island dream, then look no further! This strawberry and pineapple popsicle is mouthwatering delicious.
You can follow this easy, six ingredient, step-by-step recipe by the Little Epicurean and make these from your very own kitchen. Just in time for BBQ and backyard season! But prepare yourself—you'll be making them again before you know it. They are highly addicting. Also, the Little Epicurean also recommends this mold for the perfect popsicle.
17 Blueberries and Cream Popsicles
If you have five minutes and these four simple ingredients, then you can make these delicious blueberries and cream popsicles right from your kitchen! This recipe is so simple that you would be crazy to pass this up. Also, blueberries are jam-packed with fiber, potassium, folate, vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Which means that there are a lot of health benefits for you, simply by eating them!
Blueberries lower your cholesterol, improve the health of your heart, and decreases your chances of getting heart disease. To make these popsicles even more healthy, feel free to use organic sugar and organic heavy whipping cream. We also recommend adding a little bit of orange to this recipe, just to give it some added sweet flavor.
16 Sangria Popsicles
Calling all winos! Do we have the most amazing booze-infused popsicle for you! But please remember, this one is strictly for the adults. Sangria popsicles—yes, you read that right—are going to be your new summer obsession. This raspberry sangria recipe only calls for four ingredients, including your favorite wine and voilà! You have yourself the perfect treat for a sunny afternoon, party, or get-together.
We recommend using a moscato for a sweeter sangria popsicle, or a sweet red cupcake wine. And I don't know about you, but I would like to personally thank Spain and Portugal for creating sangria over two thousand years ago. My life has never been the same since. Ready to make your own?! Follow this easy recipe by Chef Savvy now!
15 Rainbow Popsicles
If you're not aware of the current rainbow food craze, then I have no idea where you have been hiding for the last six months! There have been dozens of trending rainbow foods, but nothing does this trend justice quite like this rainbow popsicle. Not only are the adults going to enjoy these, but trust us, the kids are going to LOVE these healthy cold snacks, too.
These rainbow popsicles are not only fun, but they're also pretty easy to make. Just don't let this detailed recipe scare you, as each layer has its own recipe and instruction. This recipe makes over 30 popsicles, so you'll be set for awhile. Follow this recipe by the First Year: Something Sweet and prepare to be the coolest mom/dad on the block!
14 Mango and Coconut Popsicles
Not only are these coconut and mango popsicles delicious, but they're incredibly healthy and perfect for your skin and hair. When mango and coconut are used and eaten together, you increase your skin benefits. Mango is amazing as it brightens your complexion, working as an anti-aging agent. It also treats acne, blackheads, and dark spots. And with coconut, you are hydrating your skin, reducing the look of wrinkles, and treating many different skin diseases. Who would have thought?! This recipe by the Little Epicurean is perfect for those of you that prefer step-by-step instruction. And these popsicles are absolutely yummy and easy to make. So, if you have ten minutes and these six ingredients, prepare yourself a nice treat to follow your at-home spa day.
13 Strawberry Lemon Basil Popsicles
Now, bear with me here. These popsicles may sound a little scary, but trust me, this is the perfect combination of sweet and herb-infused deliciousness that you will ever taste! You actually feel healthy eating it, like really healthy. Like sneakily healthy. This recipe by Lia Griffith takes a bit more work, but it's worth it! This recipe calls for five ingredients, including water, agave nectar, basil, lemon juice, and strawberries. Sounds pretty darn healthy, huh?! And if you didn't know, basil has amazing health benefits as it is known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial components. It also contains very little calories. So, if you are looking for the ultimate sweet and healthy snack, you found it! And if you would like something just a little bit different, Lia Griffith also gives you a step-by-step recipe for blackberries and lime popsicles, too. Yummy!
12 Champagne Popsicles
Who says that you can't enjoy champagne in the summer?! This recipe for champagne popsicles is not only tasty, but it's the perfect treat for a hot summer day! This recipe only calls for three ingredients, but depending on what fruits you want to use/add, it can decrease or increase your shopping list. We also recommend using Sprite or 7UP to soften the taste of the champagne. It also won't discolor the popsicles either, which is an added bonus. Personally, I made these for a friend's BBQ and they were a hit with all the guests—even the guys! So, if you're looking for something a bit different, then follow this recipe by Bakers Royal to make your own. Yields ten popsicles.
11 Red, White, and Blueberry
Hot dogs, hamburgers, and brats, oh my! These red, white, and blueberry popsicles are a must for the Forth of July holiday weekend. This recipe from The View From Great Island, uses only three ingredients and yields ten popsicles. The perfect amount for your family event or BBQ! All you need are raspberries, blueberries, and your favorite Greek-flavored yogurt to start.
This recipe also shows in wonderful detail how to purée each of the fruits, and how to create this look with your favorite mold. So, if you're looking for the tastiest treat for your family that shows off your American pride, look no further!
10 Cantaloupe Popsicles
I'll be honest with you: I never would have pictured cantaloupe being the perfect ingredient for a popsicle, but boy, was I was wrong! Cantaloupe contains a ton of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory components including fiber, vitamin C, and potassium. So, if you LOVE cantaloupe, then you have to try these! Chances are you are going to fall in love. This recipe by Tutti Dolci, calls for six ingredients. One just so happens to be your favorite rum. If you want, you can also use sprite or 7UP as a non-alcoholic alternative, but I have no idea why you would want to do that. Even with the rum, these popsicles are only 60 calories each. Making these popsicles perfect for almost every summer occasion. Yields ten popsicles.
9 Coconut Cinnamon Amaretto
Originally this recipe was made to take your Cinco de Mayo celebration up a notch, but we found that it's perfect for the summer! This coconut cinnamon and amaretto popsicle recipe from The Fresh Blog is so wild, there's no way these could be anything less than amazing! You'll need seven ingredients, including coconut, cinnamon, amaretto liquor, vanilla, water, coconut water, and maple syrup. Maple syrup?! Yep! It gives this popsicle the perfect sweetener, without being overpowering. We recommend these for a hot afternoon, or even as an alternative to dessert for your Taco Tuesday event. These treats almost taste like frozen horchata. Which as we all know, is damn delicious. Sorry, I need to go, this recipe is calling my name! Yields eight pops.
8 Spa Pops
Have you ever had cucumber water? Well then imagine that taste (plus with a sweet kick) in popsicle form! This recipe by Marla Meridith only asks for four ingredients and five minutes of prep time. All you need are cucumbers, lemon, water, your favorite sweetener, and you are set! Cucumbers are amazing because they keep you hydrated, they flush out toxins, and give your skin magnesium, potassium and silicon. Which is also great for weight loss. Lemons work in the same way, as they are loaded with Vitamin C and calcium! Sounds super healthy and tasty, huh?! After these spa pops are frozen (around three hours) you can whisk yourself off to la-la land. The perfect treat for those at-home spa treatments or girl's day!
7 Iced Tea Popsicles
I feel like iced tea is one of those unofficial beverages of summer, as it's enjoyed by almost everyone, anywhere. So, if iced tea is your thang, then you do NOT want to miss out on this recipe! These fruity iced tea popsicles by The Fussy Eater are made by using only two ingredients. Two! Just prepare you favorite fruit-based tea, like you normally would, and then add it to a popsicle mold to freeze.
It's beyond easy and super tasty. Prepare yourself: this will be your next guilty addiction. We also recommend using fresh lemon juice or raspberries, to give this recipe some added texture and flavor. And if you're wanting an excellent recommendation on a fruit tea, try Tazo's Passion Tea.
6 Jell-O Popsicles
How about a little nostalgia for you? I don't know about you, but one of my favorite pasttimes was making Jell-O in the kitchen with my grandma. But I had no idea that you could use that same Jell-O to make popsicles! Did you?! This recipe by Poofy Cheeks is super easy and easily customizable to whatever flavor you want to add. You'll only need three ingredients, including water, your favorite Jell-O flavoring, and sugar. This recipe makes about ten popsicles and is perfect for the kids to make. Also, you can take this recipe up a notch by adding pieces of your favorite candy, fruit, or snacks. Think granola, strawberries, or even bubble gum pieces. What are you waiting for? Get started now!
5 Veggie-Packed Popsicles
Now, before you go and get all worried that this can't be good, stick around a minute. I know at first glance, a veggie-packed popsicle doesn't sound very appealing, but you are poorly mistaken my friends. This recipe is especially perfect for any picky children in your home. You know, the children who refuse to eat their veggies despite desperately needing it.
Thanks to Live Simply, there are three awesome recipes that include all the veggies your child needs, and pairs it with the taste they cannot deny! You can try Orange Delight, Green Dinosaur, or Tickle Me Red. Each recipe contains less than six ingredients, yields about ten popsicles each and tastes delicious! Live Simply recommends this popsicle mold for these treats, but any mold should do just fine.
4 Figs and Ricotta Cheesecake
Figs? Ricotta cheese?! Are you kidding me? Nope! At first glance, you may be wondering what the heck this recipe is doing on this list. You may even try to skip this section because this doesn't sound great, but you would be poorly mistaken. I cannot even tell you how amazing these are. You're just going to need to make these for yourself and find out. This step-by-step recipe by Erin Ireland is not only easy to follow, but highly addictive.
You'll need six ingredients, including whole ricotta cheese, sweetened condensed milk, heavy cream, honey, sea salt, and figs, or fruits of your choosing. The only downside to this recipe is that these popsicles take about 12 hours to freeze, but trust me, they're worth it! Seriously, just hop on over and check it out now!
3 Grapefruit Popsicles
I'm not going to lie to you, grapefruit is not my favorite fruit. I find it to be a bit too bitter for my taste. So, I honestly wasn't very excited to try these, but boy was I wrong. Even if you don't like grapefruit, you have to try these. This recipe by Paper and Stitch only calls for THREE ingredients. You can also substitute fruit punch for the pink lemonade, or use a Sprite or 7UP for a softer effect. And in case you didn't know, grapefruit is a powerful fruit that is jam-packed with nutrients like, potassium, vitamin C, fiber, and choline. So, if you are lacking any of these vitamins, this may be the coolest and tastiest treat for those long summer days.
2 Ginger, Hibiscus, Mint, and Watermelon Popsicles
These popsicles are pure genius. I would have NEVER thought to put these ingredients together. And trust me, I am so glad I did because these are absolutely heavenly and delicious. The recipe for the ginger, hibiscus, mint, and watermelon popsicles by Half Baked Harvest, are super easy to make.
You'll need seven ingredients including, water, hibiscus flowers, ginger, honey, mint, watermelon, and lemon juice. You'll also need about ten minutes of prep time and another four hours to freeze, before you can enjoy. The creator of this treat also recommends substituting honeysuckle for ginger, if you would like something just a bit more sweet. Although the ginger tastes pretty great. Not only are these popsicles BEAUTIFUL, but they're pretty darn healthy, too.
1 White Peach, Kiwi, and Coconut Water Popsicles
Did we save the best for last? Possibly. All you gotta say is yes to another healthy and tasty frozen treat. Not only is this popsicle easy to make, but it's all-natural and organic. Well, depending on what ingredients you buy. This recipe by Gourmande in the Kitchen uses five ingredients and asks for about fifteen minutes of prep time. The best part? These white peach, kiwi, and coconut water popsicles are gluten and grain-free. Which makes them perfect for vegans, paleo followers, or raw food lovers. Peaches are packed with magnesium, calcium, and potassium. Kiwis contain almost twenty nutrients, including a TON of vitamin C! And coconut water is perfect for giving your body an added boost of electrolytes. So, don't hesitate. Treat your body and try these now!