When I was a kid, there was no better feeling than an ice cold popsicle fresh out of the freezer on a hot summer day. Though they were my absolute favorite treat to soothe my sweat back in the day, I don't have as many of them now. Perhaps it's because I try to limit my sugar intake, but there are plenty of exceptions that can be made for a delicious and tasty treat. Though it's super easy to just stock up on your favorite frozen treat, there are plenty of DIY popsicle recipes that are just as easy to create.
Now that I'm older, my taste has definitely changed. No longer do basic grape or orange popsicles make my summer days complete. Since my palate has definitely upgraded over the years, trying new recipes with multiple flavors for my popsicles is an absolute genius idea. And, since it's DIY, finding a few popsicle recipes that aren't too laced with sugar are a choice of mine too.
Whether your favorite recipe includes fruit, ice cream, or tomato juice, summer just isn't really summer without a batch of fresh popsicles to choose from. Check out these 15 DIY recipes to help you cool out for summer.
1. Kiwi Coconut Popsicles
Lover of kiwi? These deliciously looking kiwi coconut popsicles from A Cozy Kitchen will have you feeling like you're living the island life once you try them.
2. Pink Lemonade Pops
When I was a kid, pink lemonade always reminded me of summer. These pink lemonade pops from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs are a great reminder of what it means to be a kid.
3. Strawberry Piña Colada Popsicles
A Spicy Perspective's recipe for strawberry piña colada popsicles will help get you in the mood for all the possibilities summer is set to bring.
4. Tillamook Raspberry Yum Pops
Ice cream popsicles? Yes, please! This recipe for Tillamook raspberry yum pops is enough to make anyone thank God for summer.
5. Banana Popsicles
If simple, single-flavored popsicles are what you desire, Brown Eyed Baker's banana popsicles recipe are what you should go for this summer.
6. Striped Berry Buttermilk Popsicles
Though buttermilk popsicles are very new to me, Brooklyn Supper's recipe for these striped berry buttermilk popsicles are both attractive to the eye and to the palate.
7. Red, White and Blue Firecracker Popsicles
Perfect for the 4th of July, these red, white and blue firecracker popsicles from Brown Eyed Baker are guaranteed to make you jump for joy
Though I'm no longer a kid, PB&J sandwiches are still some of my favorites to chomp down on any given day. This recipe for PB&J-sicles from Cara's Cravings is sure to evoke a very similar feeling.
9. Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
Nothing beats the taste of strawberry lemonade, and these strawberry lemonade popsicles from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen will prove it.
10. Dark And Stormy Popsicles
If the love for ginger is something you're not ashamed of, these dark and stormy popsicles created by Brooklyn Supper will make your summer complete.
11. Skinny Chocolate Peanut Butter Graham Fudge Pops
Since having just one popsicle is usually not an option, the skinny chocolate peanut butter graham fudge pops recipe from Averie Cooks will give you a bit of relief about having that extra pop.
12. Watermelon And Tomato Water Popsicles
Watermelon screams summertime and A Cozy Kitchen's recipe for watermelon and tomato water popsicles will help prove that point.
13. Limoncello Pops With Mint
Perfect for a summer night dessert, these Limoncello pops with mint from A Spicy Perspective will have your guests craving for another round.
14. Jell-O Kool-Aid Popsicles
What better way to relive your childhood than to taste these Jell-O Kool-Aid popsicles from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs?
15. Honeydew Limey Minty Popsicle
A Cozy Kitchen's recipe for these honeydew limey minty popsicles are great for a summer afternoon near the pool.