11 Popsicle Recipes to Cool off with This Summer

updated May 19, 2023
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Not only are popsicles the most refreshing summer treat on the block, they’re also super easy to make. Really! If you have yet to make your own, let this be the summer to make that happen. Leave the store-bought pops at the store, and make your own.

From yogurt and sweet, fruit-filled popsicles to chocolatey treats and even boozy options, here are 11 popsicle recipes that will definitely make your summer a lot cooler.

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Not that you need one, but the hot summer days ahead are the perfect excuse to chow down on icy popsicles. If you have a popsicle mold, now is the time to break it out. But if that’s not among your lineup of kitchen tools, not to worry — there are plenty of other ways to make these treats your reality.

If you’re into chai tea, you’ll love our frozen version on a stick. Get fancy with chocolatey ombré pops, or turn a dreamy peanut butter pudding into a popsicle. There are even popsicles just for breakfast, and a couple boozy options that are better suited for happy hour.

11 Popsicle Recipes for Summer

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Yogurt Parfait Breakfast Popsicles
Stock your freezer with these easy, grab-and-go breakfast pops for a cool start to a hot summer day!
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Chocolate Yogurt Ombré Popsicles

When you eat ombré, you get two flavors instead of one. No more having to decide between a chocolate or vanilla popsicle.

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Campari Citrus Popsicles

The secret ingredient is Campari, the scarlet Italian aperitif made from herbs, spices, and fruit. It’s traditionally served over ice with soda water and a slice of lime or a splash of juice.

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Strawberry-Yogurt Popsicles

These fruity yogurt pops can serve as both breakfast and afternoon snack, a fact to which I can personally attest. I recommend having a batch in your freezer at all times.

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Pinot Noir-Infused Blackberry Ice Pops

It’s not cloyingly sweet and being that it’s ice cold, it’s sure to make any warm weathered happy hour even happier.

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Peanut Butter and Graham Cracker Pudding Pops

These peanut butter pudding pops are delightfully rich, and they get a good dose of textural excitement by way of crushed graham crackers.

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Chai Creamsicles

Turn to this super simple recipe for creamsicles to get your chilled chai fix without the extra effort.

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Red White and Blue Popsicle
Rather than food coloring, these popsicles rely on fresh fruit to achieve their colorful layers.
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Watermelon Popsicles

Plan ahead by juicing whatever fruit you have around and straining the juice into popsicle molds the night before. After a long day of work or play, everyone in the house has a dessert to look forward to.

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3-Ingredient Peanut Butter and Banana Popsicles

To jazz up these banana ice pops, we swirled in some peanut butter and then gave them a dunk in melted chocolate and a shower of sprinkles.

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