One of the best things about summertime is enjoying a cool treat on a hot day. One of my favourite things to do is prepare homemade popsicles ahead of time to keep in the freezer, and offer them to guests or kids on a lazy summer afternoon. Here are our top 8 recipes for homemade summer popsicles – all you need are popsicle molds.
This easy recipe is a super simple way to get your kids to eat some fruit. Simply puree strawberry, mango, blueberry, watermelon, pineapple and kiwi fruit separately. Add each fruit into the molds and freeze for 45 minutes after each fruit has been added, then add the next one, and so on and so forth. It creates a lovely rainbow of colors. Trust me – the time it takes is worth it.
This is a beautifully refreshing recipe that both kids and adults will love. Squeeze the juice of 4-5 lemons (about a cup in total) and mix with 1 1/2 cups of water and 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey. Add to a small saucepan and warm on a low heat for 5 minutes. Allow the liquid to cool slightly, then pour it in to the popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
Nutella & cool whip popsicles
I love this recipe – it’s perfect as an indulgent after-dinner treat. In a mixer, combine 1 cup milk and 1 cup thawed cool whip. Add in 1/4 cup Nutella and whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
Cookies and cream popsicles
This is a household favorite with my kids. Combine a can of coconut milk and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract in a bowl, then crush 15 Oreo cookies in a food processor. Fold the crushed cookies into the coconut milk. Add a small amount of the mixture into the molds, then carefully place a whole Oreo cookie into each mold. Add the remainder of the mixture into the molds, then freeze for several hours until solid.
Chocolate and peanut butter yogurt popsicles
This recipe only requires 3 ingredients, and tastes amazing! That’s a win, right? All you need to do is place 1/4 cup chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and pop in the microwave for 2 minutes, or until melted. Add 1/2 cup Greek yogurt to the chocolate chips. Repeat this process with 1/4 cup peanut butter chips and 1/2 cup Greek yoghurt. Place alternating layers of the chocolate mixture and the peanut butter mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze for 4-6 hours or until firm.
I am OBSESSED with these. Before you die, make these fudge popsicles – you’ll be in heaven! Add 1/2 cup Nutella and 1 1/2 cups chocolate almond milk and whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze for at least 4 hours – preferably overnight.
Cake batter popsicles
This amazing recipe is basically like eating cake batter ice cream on a stick. If that doesn’t sell them to you, I don’t know what will! To start, combine 3 cups of vanilla ice cream, 3/4 cup yellow cake mix, 2 teaspoons vanilla extract and 1 cup milk in a blender. Blend on medium until the mixture is thoroughly smooth and combined. Pour into a bowl and add 1/2 cup sprinkles. Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds and freeze overnight.
Iced coffee popsicles
This one is perfect for all the caffeine addicts out there. If you can’t get enough of your daily coffee, try this recipe out for size. Firstly, pour 1/3 cup heavy cream into the molds – this will make each mold about 2 centimetres high. Freeze for about 2 hours. Make 1 1/2 cups cold strong brewed coffee and add heavy cream and sweetener to taste. Pour this into each mold and freeze overnight. A great idea for a refreshing morning “coffee”!