fbpx

6 Delicious DIY Popsicle Recipes

Popsicles!

What’s not to love about the sweet, cool, summer treat?

Best of all, popsicles are easy to make and so much more fun to eat when you create them yourselves! 

6 Delicious DIY Popsicle Recipes

From creamy chocolate, to a sour lemon-lime, to fresh whole fruits, you can easily make a million different flavors. All you need is the ingredients and a popsicle mold!  Or, you can even partially fill small cups with a spoon or popsicle stick. Play with your mix-ins such as water, milk, juice, and yogurts, and get creative with different toppings, like nuts on a fudgsicle.

Check out our favorite DIY Popsicle Recipes!

1. Whole Fruit Popsicles

For the easiest popsicle, chop up some fruit—think watermelon, peaches, or kiwi—and pour into your mold. Use a bit of flavored water to fill the mold the rest of the way in, and you’ve got an easy, healthy way to treat your kids to popsicles this summer!

2. Yogurt Popsicles

Pureeing or finely chopping fruit, and mixing with yogurt, makes an extra-creamy treat! Layer your fruit of choice—we love berries!—and yogurt into your popsicle molds. Experiment with different yogurts and fruit, I know we’ll be adding a peach option to our rotation!

6 Delicious DIY Popsicle Recipes

3. No-Drip Popsicles

Moms of toddlers, rejoice! I’m not sure why these aren’t a staple in grocery stores, but these are both kid and mom approved popsicles. Pick any flavor of jell-o, make according to directions, but rather than refrigerate, freeze in your popsicle molds!

4. Gummy Popsicles

This one is a hit with kids! Pick a favorite gummy (think bears, worms, or fish) and freeze into your mold with flavored water or even a lightly colored juice. How cute would a light blue juice (or colored water) be with little fish gummies?!

5. Fudgsicles

Who doesn’t love chocolate? You could just use chocolate milk or chocolate almond milk, but our favorite way to make them a little thicker is to whisk in peanut butter or, better yet, chocolate-hazelnut spread. Per 1.5 cups of milk, you need about half a cup of spread. Whisk or blend it, then pour into your molds. Another option? Throw in some chopped banana!

6 Delicious DIY Popsicle Recipes

6. Hidden Veggie Popsicles

Want to get a few more nutrients into your popsicle? Bust out your healthy smoothie recipes, blending in “hidden” ingredients such as spinach, shredded carrots, or sweet peppers. By mixing with fruit, and freezing, your kids will never know! Because adding in a veggie will add another “color” to the mix, do keep that in mind, but generally pairing some spinach with a berry mix, or carrots with a pineapple/orange/mango juice, will hide perfectly!

What is your favorite popsicle recipe? We’d love to try it out!

Make sure you never miss out on a parenting or community-related blog postsign up to receive CRMB posts in your inbox.  While you’re at it, join our VIP List to ensure you’re one of the first to know about upcoming Cedar Rapids Moms Blog events and promotions!!


Ultimate Guide to Back-to-School | 2024

0
In just a few short weeks our kids will be packing up their backpacks and heading back to school again. There are a lot of emotions and a lot of work that goes into...

World Breastfeeding Week: 12 Breastfeeding Tips

0
World Breastfeeding Week is August 1-7, 2024 What better way to help mothers succeed in nursing than to compile some tried-and-true tips and tricks? I’m no pro, but I have successfully breastfed two babies. I nursed...

Our Top 10 Favorite Back-to-School Books for Kids

0
Get your little ones ready for the new school year with engaging back-to-school books! These fun reads for kids from preschool through 3rd grade are perfect for easing first-day jitters and sparking excitement about...

Disability Inclusivity

0
“Treat others as you would want to be treated” Almost everyone hears this phrase starting at a young age. Usually when it has to do with hitting siblings or learning to share at daycare/preschool. As...

Flower Shops & Garden Centers in the Cedar Rapids Area

0
Looking to brighten up your home or garden? There are so many wonderful flower shops and garden centers in our area that can help you create beautiful spaces. Whether you’re sprucing up your yard,...
 
Join our community.
Be the first to know about new resources, can't-miss happenings, and new blog articles! 
Yay, we're so glad you're here! Keep an eye on your inbox