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50 Popsicle Recipes to Keep Your Kiddos Cool All Summer Long

Aug 2 2014 - 7:16am

The hottest days of Summer are upon us, and nothing sounds more appealing than an icy-cold, fruit-filled popsicle. A warm-weather favorite of grown-ups and little ones alike, we've rounded up 50 recipes that are especially kid-friendly. From the supremely simple (easy strawberry-banana pops) to the unexpected and exotic (like cereal and milk or Samoas pops), there's something to appeal to every itty-bitty appetite!

Gummy Bear Popsicles

While probably not the healthiest option out there, these awesome pops [1], made with Sprite and gummy bears, are certain to be a kid pleaser!

Source: The DIY Queen [2]

Layered Raspberry-Yogurt Pops

Get creative with this recipe for Layered Raspberry-Yogurt Pops [3] and incorporate any of your kids' favorite fruits.

Source: Butterfly Foodie [4]

Peaches and Cream Pops

Sugar & Cloth's peaches and cream pops [5] make one of the season's most delicious offerings even better!

Source: Sugar & Cloth [6]

Kiwi Watermelon Popsicles

All you need to make Mom Endeavors' fruit-filled treats [7] are watermelon, kiwi, and a little bit of water.

Source: Mom Endeavors [8]

Watermelon Strawberry Mint Popsicles

These watermelon popsicles [9] are not only delicious but also low in calories, so you don't have to feel bad if you give the kids two.

Photo: Jenny Sugar

Cucumber Chili Pops

Although cucumbers aren't a fruit, kids will still love this refreshing treat [10] from Girl Versus Dough. If you think the chili gives it too much of a kick, simply cut back or omit it.

Source: Tablespoon user Girl Versus Dough [11]

Frozen Jello Pops

Easy-to-make Jello Pops [12] take virtually no prep time, and the final product has a fun-to-eat, slushy consistency.

Source: For the Love of Food [13]

Red, White, and Blue Pops

Celebrate the upcoming Fourth of July holiday with these red, white, and blue [14] layered pops.

Source: Rebecca Gruber [15]

Strawberry-Banana Popsicles

Wondering what's with the green layer? These Strawberry-Banana Popsicles [16] include a secret ingredient — spinach!

Source: Lost Garden [17]

Cereal and Milk Popsicles

Sure to delight your lil ones, these Cereal and Milk Popsicles [18] are inspired by NYC's famed Momofuku Milk Bar.

Source: The Little Foodie [19]

Character Pops

Zoku's Quick Pop Character Tool Kit [20] allows budding chefs to turn their ice pops into quirky characters with ease.

Source: Williams-Sonoma [21]

Soy Yogurt Raspberry Swirl Pops

These Soy Yogurt Raspberry Swirl Pops [22] are 100 percent natural and gluten- and sugar-free and taste just like real ice cream!

Source: FitSugar [23]

Carrot, Mango, & Raspberry Popsicles

These Carrot, Mango, & Raspberry Popsicles [24] mix fruit and veggies to create a tasty treat that teething tots will love to bite. Cooked carrots are so sweet that they perfectly complement the fruit flavors.

Source: GirliChef [25]

Blackberry, Honey, and Yogurt Pops

Blackberry, Honey, and Yogurt Pops [26] are a nutritious, delicious Summer treat — just make sure they're not wearing white when these are on the menu!

Source: Lottie + Doof [27]

Mango Orange Yogurt Popsicles

These Mango Orange Yogurt Popsicles [28] are an exotic take on the traditional Creamsicle.

Source: Studer T. Veronika for 6 Bittersweets [29]

Watermelon Ice Pops

These adorable watermelon ice pops [30] use lime sherbet for the rind of the watermelon and mini chocolate chips for the "seeds."

Source: Eat Yourself Skinny [31]

Rainbow Pudding Pops

It's no surprise that these layered Rainbow Pudding Pops [32] are sure to be a kiddie fave this Summer!

Source: Sandy Toes & Popsicles [33]

Berry Greek Cheesecake Pops

We Are Not Martha's berry Greek cheesecake pops [34] use Greek cream cheese, raspberries, blueberries, sugar, and milk.

Source: We Are Not Martha [35]

Greek Yogurt Berry Smoothie Pops

Mom on Time Out's Greek yogurt-berry smoothie pops [36] use frozen berries to create a healty and delicious treat.

Source: Mom on Time Out [37]

Pistachio Pudding Rocket Pops

Blast off with these Pistachio Pudding Rocket Pops [38] — so much fun!

Source: Erin Cooks [39]

Avocado and Pear Pops

The creaminess of The Spuky Coconut's [40] pureed avocado blended with the sweetness of peeled pears makes these pops the perfect addition to little one's menus.

Source: The Spunky Coconut [41]

Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Popsicles

What's better than a strawberry popsicle? A chocolate-covered strawberry popsicle [42], of course. This version is made entirely out of fresh strawberries, dipped in a dark-chocolate magic shell.

Source: Chocolate and Carrots [43]

Creamy Nutella Popsicles

Creamy Nutella popsicles [44] combine Cool Whip and Nutella to make a creamy, rich, but light dessert.

Source: 52 Kitchen Adventures [45]

Samoa Popsicles

In the rare event that you still have Girl Scout cookies to spare, Samoa Popsicles [46] are a decadent dessert treat!

Source: My Baking Addiction [47]

Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops

Girlichef's easy- and quick-to-make invisible cookie dough ice pops [48] actually taste like frozen cookie dough. Delicious!

Source: Girlichef [49]

Orange Creamsicles

Oven Love's orange creamsicles [50] are a throwback to the classic push-ups of your childhood. This version is smooth, creamy, and not too sweet with just the right amount of orange flavor.

Source: Oven Love [51]

Smashed Berry, Lime, and Coconut Yogurt Ice Pops

Smashed berry, lime, and coconut yogurt ice pops [52] look as great as they taste and use Greek yogurt and coconut milk to thicken up raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries.

Source: Desserts For Breakfast [53]

Funfetti Pudding Pops

Rachel Cooks' funfetti pudding pops [54] are super easy to make. Start by making an instant pudding mix, stir in the sprinkles, and freeze.

Source: Rachel Cooks [55]

Leftover Veggie Pops

Over at Growing a Green Family [56], Jennifer Chait experimented making pops out of leftover vegetables including carrots, zucchini, and yams. The results were approved by her son.

Source: Growing a Green Family [57]

Cherry-Limeade Popsicles

Recipe Girl's cherry-limeade popsicles [58] turn a popular refreshing beverage it into a frozen sweet treat.

Source: Recipe Girl [59]

Root Beer Float Popsicles

Boulder Locavore's root beer float popsicles [60] use just two ingredients — vanilla ice cream and root beer — transforming the iconic float into something new.

Source: Boulder Locavore [61]

Fudge Bars

Martha Stewart [62]'s fudge bars [63] are a homemade version of a classic ice cream-truck treat.

Source: Martha Stewart [64]

Red, White, and Blue Quick Pops

Red, white, and blue stars and stripes [65] make these patriotic pops extra special . . . Would you believe that the stars are actually apples?!

Source: Zoku Blog [66]

Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Popsicles

We're obsessed with these chocolate-covered peanut butter Popsicles [67] are a rich take on Summer's favorite treat.

Source: All Day I Dream About Food [68]

Kiwi Pineapple Popsicles

The Slow Roasted Italian's kiwi pineappple pops [69] are sweet, tart, and reminiscent of a tropical getaway.

Source: The Slow Roasted Italian [70]

Coconut and Mango Rice Pudding Pops

Chewy rice adds texture to these Coconut and Mango Rice Pudding Pops [71], inspired by paletas, or Mexican Popsicles.

Source: The Kitchn [72]

Grape Popsicles

Why buy the artificially flavored treats when you can make Mom Endeavors' all-natural ones [73]?

Source: Mom Endeavors [74]

Lemonade Stand Popsicles

A little tart, a little tangy, Lemonade Stand Popsicles [75] take the classic Summer quencher up a notch.

Source: Somewhere Splendid [76]

Peach-Mango Popsicles

Get your kids a healthy serving of fruit with these Peach-Mango Popsicles [77] made with fresh pureed peaches and mangoes.

Source: Whole Foods [78]

Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

The Comfort of Cooking's raspberry cheesecake popsicles [79] are tart and sweet, with a buttery graham cracker crust. You can also use strawberries, blueberries, or blackberries if raspberries aren't your favorite.

Source: The Comfort of Cooking [80]

Firecracker Ice Pops

Martha Stewart [81]'s firecracker ice pops [82] get their red, white, and blue look from swirled stawberries, blueberries, and yogurt.

Source: Martha Stewart [83]

Banana Cream Pie-Sicles

These Banana Cream Pie-sicles [84] even have a graham cracker crust.

Source: Momtastic [85]

Roasted Strawberry and Toasted Coconut Popsicles

Joy the Baker's roasted strawberry and toasted coconut popsicles [86] aren’t overly sweet, but the flavor is incredible!

Source: Joy the Baker [87]

Strawberry-Banana Pops

Four ingredients and an ice pop mold are all that it takes to make these refreshingly simple Strawberry Banana Pops [88].

Source: Williams-Sonoma [89]

Melon Berry Ice Pops

Martha Stewart [90]'s melon-berry ice pops [91] have just four ingredients: raspberries, sugar, Greek yogurt, and cantaloupe.

Source: Martha Stewart [92]

Kiwi Mojito Popsicles

They may be named after a drink, but Gimme Some Oven's kiwi pops [93] are totally kid-friendly! If, however, you want to make a grown-up version, simply add a little bit of rum.

Source: Gimme Some Oven [94]

Cantaloupe Popsicles

Ripe cantaloupe, fresh mint, and lime zest combine to make these cantaloupe popsicles [95] the perfect thirst-quenching treat on a hot day.

Source: Tutti Dolci [96]

Peach and Mango Popsicles

With no added sugar, these Peach and Mango Popsicles [97] are a refreshing treat that you can feel good feeding your family. For more inspired recipes and exquisite photography, check out La Tartine Gourmande [98], the new cookbook from the author of the blog of the same name.

Source: La Tartine Gourmande [99]

Caramel Popcorn Quick Pops

Satisfy a serious sweet tooth with these Caramel Popcorn Quick Pops [100] — they'd be great for a circus- or movie-themed Summer party!

Source: Zoku Blog [101]

Mango, Kiwi, Raspberry Pops

A trio of fruit flavors make one tasty treat in these mango, kiwi, raspberry pops [102], made with fresh fruit purees.

Source: Skinny Taste [103]


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