Apr 122013
 April 12, 2013  food, recipes, Summer

15+ Favorite Popsicle Ideas - Alldonemonkey.comNow that the weather is warmer, my Monkey and I are enjoying one of our favorite treats: popsicles!

There is nothing quite as refreshing or just plain fun as sitting outside on a hot summer day and enjoying one of these icy treats.

Often I just throw a bunch of fruit and juice into the blender and see what we come up with, but other times I want something a bit more inspired.

In case you’ve got popsicle fever, too, here are 15+ of my favorite popsicle ideas to get you ready for spring and summer.

**Warning: This post contains lots of cute pictures of kids eating popsicles!**


To me part of the point of making your own popsicles is being able to make them as healthy – and still delicious! – as you want.  Why bother with sugar-laden versions when you can try recipes like these?

Picklebums - Berry Bliss

Summer brings tons of fresh berries, so I am looking forward to making these Berry Bliss Pops from Pickle Bums…

Dukes and Duchesses - Blueberry Ice Pops

…and these Blueberry Ice Pops from Dukes & Duchesses.

The Scrap Shoppe - Strawberry Orange Pops

And what about these yummy strawberry orange pops from The Scrap Shoppe?

Mom Endeavors - Fruity Grape Popsicles

I love this idea from Mom Endeavors to cut up fresh fruit to make these Fruity Grape Popsicles.

Clumsy Crafter - Summer Breeze Popsicles

Clumsy Crafter created these easy Summer Breeze Popsicles using strawberries and San Pelligrino sparkling water.

Tamarindo at Costa Rican Farmer's Market - Alldonemonkey.com

How about trying a new fruit in your pops this summer?  Popsicles from the tamarind fruit (shown here at a farmers’ market in Costa Rica) are enjoyed in many parts of Latin America.  Here is a recipe for tamarind pops that I learned in Costa Rica.

Global Table Adventure - Kulfi Pops

I personally am dying to try these rich, creamy kulfi pops from Global Table Adventure.  They sound heavenly!

Zerbert - Favorite Popsicle Ideas on Alldonemonkey.com

Another recipe at the top of my list is for these banana coconut pops from Zerbert.  They can also be eaten like ice cream.  I love all the variations you can do!

Toddling in the Fast Lane - Popsicle Ideas on Alldonemonkey.com

I love this unique recipe from Toddling in the Fast Lane for a juice pop with avocado.  What a great way to give your kids some healthy fats!

Creative Green Living - Blueberry Lemon Pops

For a real sweet treat, try these blueberry lemon pops from Creative Green Living…

Creative Green Living - Pina Colada Pudding Pops

…or her piña colada pudding pops (Creative Green Living).  Can you guess what she is using for her popsicle handles?


What Do We Do All Day - Plastic-Free Ice Pops

If you are wanting to go plastic-free, try this cute idea from What Do We Do All Day to use canning jars to make popsicles.

Dukes and Duchesses - Yogurt Pops with Pretzel Handles
And what kid wouldn’t want these fun yogurt popsicles with pretzel handles from Dukes and Duchesses?

Cool Cones - Mama Miss

Mama Miss waxes poetic about fave popsicle mold/ice cream cone

Mama Smiles - Juice Pops

…and Mama Smiles shares some fun and functional popsicle molds they use to make their favorite juice pops.


Learn Create Love - Popsicle Craft

I must admit that when I asked my blogger friends for their popsicle ideas, I didn’t have crafts in mind – but only because it never occurred to me!  Check out this adorable popsicle craft from Learn Create Love, and download the free printable!

Still want more??

If you simply can’t get enough of popsicles, then be sure to visit my new favorite Pinterest board (Pop Love) from Clumsy Crafter.

What is your favorite popsicle flavor?

  13 Responses to “15+ Favorite Popsicle Ideas”

  1. Yum!, we almost always have some batch of homemade popsicles in the freezer. One of the usually is simply blended watermelon (just put watermelon in your blender, doesn’t need anything added!) Other usual versions usually include bananas, coconut milk, and cocoa powder. When you buy tamarind for your drink, does it have salt in it? I can’t find it here without salt added, and I can’t stand the taste of it with salt as a sweet drink 🙁

    • Oh yum! I hadn’t thought of watermelon. I bet that is wonderful! And we need to try the bananas, coconut milk, and cocoa powder, too!

      No, the tamarind we get doesn’t have salt in it. How strange, because it comes from Thailand. I would have thought it would be the same in Malaysia. Is that because it’s used more for cooking there (rather than drinks)? We can also find the actual dried fruit in Mexican grocery stores, but they are such a pain to shell!

    • Honey, could you share the recipe for the coconut milk pops? If it is a post, I would love to include it here!

  2. Wow! We are so boring – I’ve only ever made them with juice. I’m looking forward to trying some of these recipes.

  3. Thanks so much for sharing my popsicle ideas! I love this round-up!

  4. You are making me wish that summer wasn’t over for us… but then again, it’s never too cold for an icypole (as we call them) right?
    Thanks for including my post!

  5. Wow! I’m going to have to make notes of all these wonderful recipes for popsicles… yes, yes, I have never, ever made one! With summer around the corner it’s perfect to start a new popsicle tradition with little man! Thank you!

    • Oh Frances, you are not alone! But if you give them a try, I think you two will have a lot of fun with it! My mom used to just pour juice into paper cups and freeze those. We loved it, because we could peel the paper cup off as we ate the pops.

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