These tasty treats are just the thing you need to cool down on a hot day, and you can make most varieties right from your kitchen! Popsicle maker sets can be found at grocery and dollar stores, and you can even skewer Dixie cups with popsicle sticks to use as cheaper, makeshift molds!

We’ve featured a few of the perfect ice pop recipes that require little effort, but bring big flavor. Click on the links for recipes and complete ingredient lists.

Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops
Colorful strawberry lemonade ice pop

Frozen lemonade, strawberries, and water are all that is needed to make these fun fruit pops! Blend the ingredients together and let freeze for several hours, and the result is a tangy treat.
Firecracker Ice Pops

Patriotic firecracker ice pops

Made from yogurt and fresh fruit, these smoothie-esque bars are even patriotic! Substitute different fruits or yogurt flavors to change up this recipe — the author suggests using kiwis and mangos for a tropical twist!

Fudge Pops

Rich fudge pops perfect for summer

 

A favorite of kids and grownups alike! These creamy bars will satisfy chocoholics while keeping them cool. Melted chocolate chips, cocoa powder, and sugar make these fudge pops super rich, so if need be, you can also try a simpler version, made with only pudding.

Monkey Tails

Chocolate-covered bananas make a perfect summer treat

These chocolate-covered bananas are a fruity twist on the classic ice pop. Top with coconut flakes, crushed peanuts, sprinkles, or colorful candies to make them extra ready for summer!

Cookies and Cream Pops

Cookies and cream pops taste just like a giant, frozen Oreo
These sweets require a bit more effort than others, but they promise to be worth it! Think of them as a frozen Oreo — but much, much bigger!

Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Pops

Chocolate meets peanut butter to form a delicious treat

If you just can’t put down the Reeses cups, this recipe is for you! Creamy peanut butter and rich chocolate meet to form a decadent dessert that’s perfect for summer nights (or all year long!)

Fresh Fruit Ice Pops


Fresh fruit ice pops are an edible work of art

Not only are these ice pops super easy to make, but they’re also incredibly cool to look at! Create your own edible work of art with colorful fruit and fruit juice.

Creamy Orange Bars

Three-ingredient orange bars melt in your mouth

These simple ice pops require only three ingredients. While orange may be the “classic” flavor, you can substitute any kind of juice to customize these treats.


 

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