6 Homemade Popsicles for Summer

When the heatwave temperatures reach beyond 80 degrees, and even soar past 90, cool down with a refreshing popsicle. Popsicles are a beloved summer treat for their handheld capabilities and ice cold crunch — and their many flavor options. While you may be impatient for them to freeze, they’re an easy homemade treat that even the kids can help make. You can even customize your own popsicles with our ideas below. Maybe you’ll make our Pride Popsicles with the creamy lemon base of our Lemon-UPS® Crunch Pops. The possibilities are as endless as your (or your kiddos) imagination. 

6 Homemade Popsicles for Summer

Lemon-UPS® Crunch Pops

Light yellow popsicles on a textured surface covered in a Girl Scout Cookie Lemon UPS crunch coat with sliced lemons an Lemon-UPS in between the popsicles.

While you may think you can only make these popsicles during Girl Scout Cookie season, simply substitute your favorite lemon flavored cookie in the place of Lemon-UPS® for a year-round dessert. This take on the beloved ice cream bars uses a creamy lemon base with a crunchy cookie outside. Talk about refreshing and fun to make. 

Paleta Popsicles

Various dark red and orange colored fruit popsicles sit on green wood. Paleta Popsicles Recipe

It doesn’t take much to turn your favorite fruit into a frozen summer treat. Our Paleta Popsicles use the simple mix of sugar or honey, lime juice, water, and your choice of fresh fruit. Finish each off with a dusting of Tajín for a tangy kick. 

Tomato Water Lemonade Popsicles

Four Tomato Water Lemonade Popsicles with Raspberries & Mint sit on a white tray surrounded by tomatoes of various colors and sizes

Tomato water actually has many uses and in this case it creates a popsicle full of vitamin C, potassium, fiber, and antioxidants. A bit of lemon juice plus the addition of raspberries and fresh mint completely transforms the unique taste of these cooling treats. 

Pride Popsicles

7 rainbow pride popsicles sit on a black table with slices of lemon scattered beneath them.

These popsicles taste just as delectable as they look. Naturally flavored lemon popsicles and your favorite food colorings can create a visually stunning and mouth watering dessert options. Plus, you can even take tips from our natural dye section to add different flavors and textures to our original recipe. 

Homemade Bomb Pops

Two people hold red, white, and blue homemade bomb pops above two glasses of clear sparkling liquid on a picnic table.

Red, white, and blue and a nostalgic summer snack, it’s hard to pass up a Bomb Pop. With a little bit of homemade flair, these popsicles go from basic to elevated. Enjoy their taste of natural fruit flavoring and a dose of honey for sweetness.

Breakfast Smoothie Pops

A purple and green smoothie pop sit on a cutting board surrounded by fruit and two smoothies.

This recipe is great for getting the little ones interested in a healthy treat. Make smoothies fun for the kiddos and even adults with our Breakfast Smoothie Pops. Get your morning dose of nutrition in a handheld form with the flavors Blueberry Protein and Peach ‘n’ Porridge Pops.

Story by Kylie Thomas

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