Hi, we’re PureWow, and we love making gorgeous desserts. But we also love relaxing in the sun (aka not spending all day in the kitchen). That’s why we created a roundup of stunning ice pops that are surprisingly easy to pull off at home. They’re refreshing, impressive and just the ticket for your next cookout or picnic. Here, 42 summer ice pop recipes that will have you ditching the store-bought kind forever.
42 Summer Ice Pop Recipes That Are Super Easy to Make at Home
3. Raspberry Prosecco Ice Pops
Sparkling wine + fresh raspberries + sugar = the easiest summer dessert ever invented.
5. Berry-coconut Rocket Pops
A fun and easy DIY version of the classic ice cream truck treat—minus the artificial dyes and ingredients.
7. Watermelon-kiwi Ice Pops
No ice pop molds required here. All you need are paper cups, sticks and a freezer.
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8. Cookies-and-cream Ice Pops
The kids will be beyond psyched to sink their teeth into all those big Oreo chunks. The secret to its creamy texture and irresistible flavor? Instant white chocolate pudding mix.
9. Fresh Fruit Ice Pops
Do your farmers market haul justice by turning that fresh produce into something delicious. All it takes is fruit, lemon juice and agave for sweetening.
13. Dark Chocolate Hummus Ice Pops
These two-ingredient pops are next-level decadent. Go wild with finishing touches, like chocolate drizzle, pomegranate arils, crushed pistachios or cocoa nibs.
14. Watermelon-mint Vodka Ice Pops
A splash of rose water and a bunch of fresh mint take these fruity gems up a notch. (BTW, this is the best way to cube the watermelon.)
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15. Mango And Strawberry Paletas
It doesn't get simpler than fresh fruit and sugar. The hardest part? Waiting for them to freeze before sneaking one out to the backyard.
19. Creamy Peach And Honey Popsicles
The sliced peaches are roasted in honey and a dash of salt before being incorporated into the yogurt mixture. Leaving the slices whole adds a fresh textural element to the pops.
21. Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles
To give the pops a swirly, tie-dye look, don't fully blend the yogurt and berries together. Instead, gently mix them in a bowl before filling the molds. (We're betting lemon Greek yogurt would taste every bit as delicious as vanilla, just sayin'.)
22. Hibiscus And Strawberry Paletas
Like authentic agua fresca on a stick. If you're all about hibiscus tea's tartness, feel free to add less sugar than the recipe calls for.
25. Creamy Coconut Almond Breakfast Pops
Aka our dream breakfast when it's already 95°F at the crack of dawn.
26. Healthy Layered Popsicles
You truly can't go wrong with fresh produce and a touch of honey. The recipe calls for mango-banana, spinach and strawberry layers, but feel free to swap in any green or berry that you have on hand.
27. Mango-coconut Ice Pops
This tropical treat comes together in a pan instead of an ice pop mold. Once it's frozen solid, just slice and serve.
28. Hibiscus And Minty Watermelon Popsicles
Tart! Sweet! Herbaceous! Spicy! This combination of fresh fruit, herbs and hibiscus flowers hits every note you could hope for.
29. Fruit Juice Popsicles, 12 Ways
Feeling lazy? This recipe has your back, considering all you'll need to do is combine fruit juices of your choice in a mold and let it freeze. We're partial to pomegranate-concord grape with blueberries, but the options are truly endless.
30. Painkiller Cocktail Popsicles
One lick of this classic cocktail-gone-ice pop and boom: You're kicked back on a faraway beach without a care in the world. We'll take extra toasted coconut on ours, please.
36. Real Fruit Bomb Pops
This play on your childhood favorite is way creamier than the O.G. We'll chalk that up to the Greek yogurt and buttermilk, which also offer a much-welcomed tang to the pops.
39. Cookie-coated Mango Lassi Frozen Yogurt Bars
BRB, our brain just exploded. The mango base is delicious on its own, but we're honestly most obsessed with the coating, which is a combination of freeze-dried mango, sugar cookie crumbles and crisped rice.
40. Coconut-pineapple Popsicles
Go ahead and roll them in toasted coconut flakes...or spike them with spiced rum. We support you either way.