Just with a few wooden sticks, a blender, and some popsicle molds, you can make a range of popsicles. From creamy, fruity ones to more adult flavors like Ice Coffee, Cookies and Cream, and Key Lime Pie.
If it can be blended, it can be frozen as a popsicle and you only need a freezer and some wooden sticks.
In this guide, we will detail 20 easy popsicle recipes with a bonus section to sneak in some vegetables.
1. Coconut Lime
Coconuts go really well with lime and this Coconut Lime popsicle recipe is no different.
Blend together a full 14-oz can of full-fat coconut milk with a quarter-cup of freshly squeezed lime juice, two tablespoons of lime zest with a quarter cup of honey.
Stir it together and allow the zest to feature throughout the popsicle, insert your popsicle sticks then freeze for at least four hours.
Perhaps one of the reasons why coconut works as a popsicle flavor is that it is simply so creamy.
Here you can blitz a can of full-fat coconut milk with a cup of sweetened coconut flakes, a can of sweetened condensed milk, and a cup of heavy cream.
Pour into popsicle molds and pop in wooden sticks after two hours of freezing time.
3. Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie is an indulgent dessert that works really well as a popsicle too. Whisk together a can of sweetened condensed milk with one and a half cups of half-and-half and half a cup of key lime juice.
Distribute amongst your popsicle molds then sprinkle on three crushed graham crackers as a final layer to freeze until solid.
Strawberries and cream are such a classic combination that you really want to try them in a popsicle. Blitz a pound of hulled strawberries with a quarter cup of milk, and three tablespoons of honey.
Separately, combine a cup of whipping cream with a quarter teaspoon of cream of tartar, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract then whip it up and fold it into the strawberries.
Add a teaspoon of strawberry freeze-dried powder, mix, pour into molds, and freeze overnight with wooden sticks.
Peaches and cream are simply a divine combination of flavors that you can use in your own delicious popsicles.
Blend together four cups of chopped peaches, two tablespoons of brown sugar, three tablespoons of water, two teaspoons of nutmeg, one and a half teaspoons of cinnamon, and half a teaspoon of allspice.
In a bowl, combine a cup of heavy cream with half a cup of granulated sugar, and a quarter teaspoon of vanilla extract. Alternate between the two mixes to fill your molds and freeze until solid.
With just a cored pineapple and two peeled kiwis, you can make a delicious popsicle. Blitz together the two fruits, strain through a sieve, and then pour into molds to freeze for at least six hours.
7. Pumpkin Pie
To use up some more pumpkin in fall, try these Pumpkin Pie popsicles.
In a bowl, whisk together a cup of canned pumpkin purée with one and a half cups of whole milk (you can use low fat for a healthier alternative), a box of instant vanilla pudding, a quarter teaspoon each of grounded cardamom, cloves, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a half teaspoon of ground ginger.
When the mixture is smooth, fill your popsicle molds and freeze until solid.
These watermelon popsicles look stunning and do not take that much effort for a triple-layered dessert.
For your watermelon layer, blitz 19 ounces of cubed watermelon without the seeds with two tablespoons of granulated sugar, and a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Push in mini chocolate chips then freeze for three and a half hours while you whisk together half a can of coconut milk with half a tablespoon of sugar then chill.
Pour on the coconut layer then blend the flesh of six kiwis with two tablespoons of sugar, strain, chill, and then pour for your final popsicle layer.
Fudge-flavored popsicles that are healthy, you’d better believe it.
Blitz together a can of full-fat coconut milk with half a cup of cocoa powder, a third of a cup of maple syrup, and two teaspoons of vanilla extract. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for at least four hours.
10. Ice Coffee
If you need a caffeine boost with your popsicle then try these Ice Coffee ones for a quick breakfast hit when you leave the door in the morning.
Whisk together a cup of cold, strong coffee with half a cup of cold milk, and between one and four tablespoons of granulated sugar.
Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until firm, you never know when you may need one.
The bitty texture of a Cookies and Cream popsicle is really worth trying.
Whisk together one and a half cups of vanilla yogurt, two tablespoons of sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla extract with a quarter cup each of cream cheese and milk.
Stir in a quarter cup of crushed Oreos and pour into your popsicle molds.
Most homes should have a jar of Nutella lying around and you can use it for your own flavored popsicles.
Whisk together half a cup and an extra tablespoon of Nutella with a cup of milk and four tablespoons of double cream.
Strain through a sieve for smoothness then pour into molds and freeze for over four hours.
You only need three ingredients for these Lemonade popsicles.
Whisk together half a cup of lemon juice with half a cup of sugar until fully dissolved then add in one and three-quarter cups of cold water.
Pour into popsicle molds, freeze for an hour, insert your wooden sticks and then freeze overnight.
Frozen banana comes out so smooth you can use it as makeshift ice cream and you will really want to use it to create these Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana popsicles.
Blend together four sliced frozen bananas with a cup of unsweetened almond milk.
In a bowl, whisk together three tablespoons each of unsweetened cocoa powder, maple syrup, and melted coconut oil with a quarter cup and two tablespoons of natural peanut butter.
Blend together both mixtures and pour into popsicle molds to freeze.
While you do not need a salt rim for these Strawberry Mango Margarita popsicles, you will need two cups of Cocktail Time mix.
Mix with one and a quarter cups of mango juice then stir in one and a half cups of fresh mango chunks. Pour popsicle molds and then freeze for over six hours.
16. Strawberry Lime
Delicious hulled strawberries go really well with lime so blend together a cup and a half of them with a tablespoon of granulated sugar.
Pour into molds then top up with lime Italian soda while leaving half an inch of space for expansion. Insert your popsicle sticks then freeze for a few hours until solid.
17. Avocado Lime
The creamy texture of an avocado really works in this popsicle recipe. Blitz the flesh of one with a can of full-fat coconut milk, a quarter cup of Truvia sweetener, and a tablespoon of freshly squeezed lime juice.
It should be thick enough to pour and then freeze for at least four hours.
18. Creamy Raspberry
You only need three ingredients for this recipe so mash-up around two and a half cups of raspberries. Throw on three and a half tablespoons of raw sugar and leave for ten minutes.
Once the raspberry juices are released, stir in two and a half cups of full-fat plain yogurt, pour into molds, and freeze until solid.
19. Dulce de Leche
Yes, you can have delicious caramel-flavored popsicles all of your own making.
Blitz 14 pitted Medjool dates until thick then add half a teaspoon of sea salt.
In a bowl, whisk in a can of coconut cream with a teaspoon of vanilla extract, two tablespoons of maple syrup, and perhaps a tablespoon of bourbon with the dates.
Cover and chill the bowl for three to four hours, scoop out and place in popsicle molds.
20. Spicy Chai
If you enjoy a spicy chai latte then try to recreate the taste in a popsicle.
Begin by making some chai tea with two and a quarter cups of boiling water mixed with two chai tea bags, a teaspoon of ground cinnamon, half a teaspoon each of ground nutmeg, ground cardamom, and ground ginger, and an eighth of a teaspoon each of ground allspice and ground cloves.
Allow to steep for ten minutes, add in two and a quarter cups of milk with four teaspoons of maple syrup then pour into molds and freeze.
Bonus: Deceptive Vegetable Popsicles
As spinach contains so much water and freezes so well, it’s great to create a popsicle from.
However, do not worry if you do not have spinach as greens such as watercress and baby kale will also work well, plus you can replace coconut water with apple juice, almond milk, or just plain water.
Blitz together two cups of spinach with two cups of frozen pineapple chunks, an inch piece of peeled ginger, a ripe banana, a cup of orange juice, and a cup of coconut water.
Freeze for an hour, insert your wooden sticks, then leave to freeze overnight.
Creamy, fruity, and a really great way of sneaking in some colorful vegetables. This Red Beetroot popsicle should be bright red thanks to a third of a cup of roasted beets.
Add a cup of strawberries (either frozen or fresh), a banana, half a cup of plain whole milk yogurt (canned coconut milk also works), half a cup of water, and four tablespoons of honey to a blender.
Blitz until smooth then pour into your popsicle molds with wooden sticks and it should turn out a vivid shade of red.
If you are struggling to get your kids to eat their vegetables then incorporate them into an irresistible popsicle. Peel and then chop two carrots and boil them until fork tender after around five minutes.
Chop them up once cool and blitz with one and a half cups of frozen or fresh strawberries, and a cup of mango pieces (again, fresh or frozen is fine).
Add half a cup of water and pour it into molds with wooden sticks.
How To Make Popsicles
Before you dip into these popsicle recipes, you need to get yourself a popsicle mold and some wooden sticks. Depending on the mold you use, the popsicles could be ready in just a few minutes using freezing technology.
Try to avoid using single-use plastic so you can simply use the same molds over and over again.
Consider what type of popsicles you want to make, whether they are fruity with purée or creamy with yogurt.
Think about how sweet you want your popsicles to be so try to balance out the tartness of the fruit with some sweeteners such as maple syrup, sugar, honey, or agave nectar.
Ensure that you try the mixture first and it is as sweet as you want it to be. Pour in the mix, make sure the stick stands upright (some molds will make this easier) then slot them out of the mold once frozen.
It really does not need much effort to create your own popsicles and they can be healthy if you include a lot of fruit and little sugar.
Some recipes may need more practice than others just to get the sweetness and the consistency right.
You may even have some leftover fruit (or vegetables) that you simply want to get rid of and blending it with some other ingredients is really worthwhile.
Make some room in your freezer, buy some molds, and with a high-quality blender you can create delicious popsicles.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is There An Ingredient You Can Use To Create A Soft Popsicle?
Yes, if you add cornstarch to the mix it should create a creamy consistency for your popsicle. Instead of being icy when you bite into it, the popsicle should be soft and have a more pleasant texture.
How Can I Try To Replicate A Store-Bought Popsicle At Home?
While these recipes will create homely popsicles, if you want to replicate one you’d buy in the store then you need some different ingredients.
Use an unsweetened drink mix powder, preferably unflavored, with dissolved gelatin in a flavor of your choice, and sugar in boiling water.
Stir in some cold water then pour into popsicle molds and add sticks when firm but not frozen. Leave to free overnight and enjoy, maybe see if friends and family can tell the difference.