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Simple, Refreshing Popsicle Recipes for Summer

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Now that we’ve found our way into hot weather, it’s time for summer’s simplest frozen treat, the popsicle. It’s my lazy go-to when I want something refreshing that doesn’t require an ice cream maker or tons of prep.

I thought I’d round up all of the popsicle recipes I’ve shared here so far and put them in one place to make them easy to find.

Most of them only take a few minutes of work to put together and then just need to rest in the freezer for several hours or overnight until they’re frozen solid.

Delicious and Refreshing Popsicle Recipes

I like these stainless steel popsicle molds for their size, shape, and indestructible nature. If you want something that makes more popsicles, these have good reviews.

For my popsicles with edible flowers, I use these flat silicone molds, which also work for ice cream pops (but please add the popsicle sticks to these molds and set them on a sturdy pan or tray before adding liquid—you don’t want a leaky, wobbly mess).

But you can make popsicles in little paper cups, shot glasses, or any small-ish, freezer-safe containers you have on hand.

Popsicles are very forgiving and flexible, so feel free to experiment. But keep in mind a few things:

  • Cold dulls flavor: make your popsicle base a little bit sweeter and bolder than you want the final frozen pop to be.
  • Alcohol inhibits freezing: boozy ice pops can be delicious, but too much will leave you with more of slushy than a popsicle.
  • Sugar also inhibits freezing: if you add too much sugar, your ice pops won’t freeze solid enough to come out of the molds.
7 Refreshing Popsicle Recipes

 

Popsicle Recipes to Beat the Heat

This collection of delicious and refreshing popsicle recipes will give you plenty of inspiration for summer frozen treats.

This includes bright citrus flavors as well as floral, tea, and rich coconut popsicles as well. There's something for everyone here.

Coconut Lime Popsicles on a platter with limes in the background
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Kylee Cooks

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

I JUST bought popsicle molds, and have been wondering what I should make first. Now I have 6 to choose from. going to pin this for later. YUM!

Mary

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Perfect timing :)

Ben @ FoxValleyFoodie.com

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Wow, what fantastic popsicle ideas! I am going to have to run to the store and get some sticks!

Mary

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Thanks Ben!

Tracy | Baking Mischief

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

I become completely obsessed with popsicles over the summer, so I love this post! All of these popsicles look great, but those Thai Iced Tea ones are particularly dreamy! Oo, and the lime ones look good too.

Mary

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

You should totally make the Thai iced tea ones! If you're a Thai iced tea fan, I'm guessing you'll love them.

strawberryblondiekitchen

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Thai Iced Tea Popsicles!!! OMG!! I love this list. I'm going to make my way through all 6!

Mary

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Let me know how they turn out!

Tracy @ Served from Scratch

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Just in time for summer! Homemade popsicles are totally on my must make list for this summer - what a great list to choose from!

Mary

Wednesday 1st of June 2016

Thanks, Tracy! I love all of these!