33 Super Cool Popsicles to make this Summer

1. Grapefruit And Strawberry Greyhound Poptail

 

Grapefruit And Strawberry Greyhound Poptail

“Poptail” is a fun way to say “cocktail in popsicle form,” which is a concept we can all get behind.

Recipe

  • 8 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (about a 1lb grapefruit)
  • 12 oz. strawberries (about 12 medium strawberries)
  • 5 oz vodka

 

2. French 75 Popsicles

French 75 Popsicles

A classy frozen take on the French 75 (champagne, gin, lemon).

Recipe

  • 12 oz. of champagne
  • 4 oz. of cognac or gin (There’s a bit of debate over which of these should be used, although a reader has since noted that gin is the original ingredient, and cognac was introduced later. Either way, both are a good choice. I prefer gin, so that is what I used here.)
  • 4 oz. of simple syrup
  • 3 oz. of fresh lemon juice

3. Bloody Mary Popsicles

Bloody Mary Popsicles

Definitely breakfast-appropriate.

Recipe

  • 1 ½ lbs tomatoes (about six 2 ½ inch diameter in size)
  • 1 celery stalk
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon of chili powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup vodka

4. Blueberry Moonshine Popsicles

Blueberry Moonshine Popsicles

Bonus points if you brew the moonshine in your own bathtub.

Recipe

-4, 3/4 cups blueberries
-2/3 cup simple syrup
-2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
-1/3 cup moonshine

5. Maple Brown Derby Cocktail Pops

 

Maple Brown Derby Cocktail Pops

A “Brown Derby” is traditionally made with grapefruit, honey, and bourbon. All inf favor of a maple syrup twist, though.

Recipe

-2 1/2 cups grapefruit juice

-1/2 cup pure maple syrup

-1 ounce bourbon

-few dashes of bitters

2 1/2 cups fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice (about 4 medium grapefruits)

1/3-1/2 cup pure maple syrup (depending on how sweet your fruit is)

1 ounce bourbon

a few dashes of bitters (I did about 6)

– See more at: http://www.hungrygirlporvida.com/blog/2013/03/22/maple-brown-derby-cocktail-pops/#sthash.JlVyZpbe.dpuf

2 1/2 cups fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice (about 4 medium grapefruits)

1/3-1/2 cup pure maple syrup (depending on how sweet your fruit is)

1 ounce bourbon

a few dashes of bitters (I did about 6)

– See more at: http://www.hungrygirlporvida.com/blog/2013/03/22/maple-brown-derby-cocktail-pops/#sthash.JlVyZpbe.dpuf

2 1/2 cups fresh squeezed ruby red grapefruit juice (about 4 medium grapefruits)

1/3-1/2 cup pure maple syrup (depending on how sweet your fruit is)

1 ounce bourbon

a few dashes of bitters (I did about 6)

– See more at: http://www.hungrygirlporvida.com/blog/2013/03/22/maple-brown-derby-cocktail-pops/#sthash.JlVyZpbe.dpuf

6. Strawberry Champagne Popsicles

Strawberry Champagne Popsicles

Recipe

-1/4 cup water

-1/4 cup sugar

-2 tbsp lemon juice

-1 lb fresh strawberries

-1 cup sparkling champagne

7. Cucumber Honeydew Margarita Popsicles

Cucumber Honeydew Margarita Popsicles

Very cool.

Recipe

-1 cup honeydew juice
-1/3 cup cucumber juice
-½ cup tequila
-1 tablespoon triple sec
-1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
-1 tablespoon mint simple syrup
-3 large mint sprigs

8. Blood Orange Margarita Popsicles

Blood Orange Margarita Popsicles

Recipe

• 1/4 cup sugar
• 2 cups blood orange juice
• mineral water (such as Schweppes Agrum Blood Orange)
• 2 tablespoons Cointreau or other orange liqueur
• 1/4
cup (60ml) tequila
• Finely grated zest of 1 lime

• lime juice and wedges to serve
• 1 tablespoon sea salt flakes

9. Pinot Noir Blackberry Ice Pops

Pinot Noir Blackberry Ice Pops

Wine is great, but wine in popsicle form might be even greater.

Recipe

-4 ounces organic dark cane sugar
-1, 1-inch piece of vanilla bean, split lengthwise
-3-4 ripe or overripe yellow peaches
-7 ounces Sauvignon Blanc (2011 Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc recommended)

10. Mojito Popsicles

 

Mojito Popsicles

Mint + lime + rum = a very good time.

Recipe

-2 cups prepared white rum
-1½ cups flattened club soda
-½ cup fresh lime juice

11. Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles

Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles

Recipe

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup fresh mint, torn coarsely

4 cups watermelon, cubed

juice of 2 limes

1/3 cup tequila

– See more at: http://www.hungrygirlporvida.com/blog/2012/07/16/watermelon-mint-tequila-popsicles/#sthash.o4qsVMsn.dpuf

-1/4 cup water
-1/4 cup sugar
-1/3 cup fresh mint
-4 cups watermelon
-2 limes (for the juice)
-1/3 cup tequila

12. Campari Citrus Popsicles

Campari Citrus Popsicles

 

Recipe

-1 cup sugar
-1 cup water
-3 cups orange juice
-1/2 lemon, juiced
-1/2 cup Campari

13. Berry, Lime, and Coconut Yogurt Pops

Berry, Lime, and Coconut Yogurt Pops

Recipe

-8 oz mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries, etc.)
-juice of 1 lime
-3½ Tbspn sugar
-16 oz Greek yogurt
-1/2 cup + 2 Tbspn coconut milk (with cream)
-big pinch of salt

14. Orange Creamsicles

Orange Creamsicles

Always and forever.

Recipe

-1 cup orange juice (fresh or frozen)

-1 cup heavy cream or full fat coconut milk (you could also substitute melted/very soft vanilla ice cream)

-3 tablespoons honey

-¼ teaspoon orange extract

-½ teaspoon vanilla extract

15. Ginger Peach Popsicles

 

Ginger Peach Popsicles

Ginger adds a nice kick.

Recipe

-2 oz. fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced into thick coin slices

-½ c. water

-⅓ c. sugar

-2 ripe peaches, pitted and cut into chunks

16. “Firecracker” Berry Yogurt Pops

"Firecracker" Berry Yogurt Pops

I’m eating this popsicle for AMERICA.

Recipe

1/2 pound strawberries, hulled and quartered (1 1/2 cups)

1/4 cup sugar1/2 pound blueberries (1 1/2 cups)

1 1/4 cups low-fat plain yogurt

17. Dulce De Leche Lemon Popsicles

Dulce De Leche Lemon Popsicles

Condensed milk makes these smooth AND sassy.

Recipe

-2 cups of milk

-1 can of regular La Lechera or condensed milk

-½ cup fresh lemon juice (or lime juice)

-a little bit of lemon pulp

18. Pink Grapefruit and Rosemary Popsicles

Pink Grapefruit and Rosemary Popsicles

So very adult.

Recipe

1 1/2 cups freshly squeezed pink grapefruit juice
1/2 cup raw unrefined sugar
1/4 cup filtered water
2 teaspoons roughly chopped fresh rosemary leaves

19. Peach and Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Peach and Greek Yogurt Popsicles

Recipe

-12 ounces Chobani peach non fat greek yogurt

-4 peaches, peeled

20. Blood Orange and Coconut Creamsicles

Blood Orange and Coconut Creamsicles

Recipe

-2 Cups unsweetened coconut milk, halved

-3 T. maple syrup
-1 Cup Blood (or other) Orange juice, freshly squeezed
-Sliced strawberries, toasted coconut, zest and juice of one lime

21. Sour Cherry and Vanilla Yogurt Pops

Sour Cherry and Vanilla Yogurt Pops

Recipe

-2 cups plain greek yogurt

-3/4 cups vanilla sugar

-8 ounces frozen sour cherries

2 cups plain greek yogurt

3/4 cups vanilla sugar, divided

8 ounces frozen sour cherries, defrosted, plus more cherries (20-30) for garnish

– See more at: http://www.hungrygirlporvida.com/blog/2012/08/10/sour-cherry-vanilla-fro-yo-pops/#sthash.GqOzv3GH.dpuf

22. Mango Lassi Popsicles

Mango Lassi Popsicles

Like a smoothie that found some backbone.

Recipe

-2 cups ripe mango, chopped
-1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
-1/2 cup milk
-2 Tbsp sugar
-BIG! pinch of ground cardamom
-big pinch of salt

23. Summer Berry and Mint Ice Pops

Summer Berry and Mint Ice Pops

Fresh!

Recipe

-1 cup raspberries
-1 cup blackberries
-1 cup sliced strawberries
-1/3 cup sugar
-1/3 cup water
-2 tablespoons lemon juice
-2 tablespoons finely minced fresh mint

24. Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

The classic.

Recipe

-2 tablespoons  semisweet chocolate chips or chopped semisweet chocolate
-1/3 cup sugar
-1 tablespoon cornstarch
-1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
-1 1/4 cups whole milk
-Pinch of salt
-1/2 teaspoon (3 ml) vanilla extract
-1/2 tablespoon (7 grams or 1/4 ounce) unsalted butter

25. Roasted Sweet Corn Popsicles

Roasted Sweet Corn Popsicles

Creamy but vegan (made with coconut milk)

Recipe

-4 ears of fresh corn

-2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-2 tbsp agave nectar
-a pinch of salt

26. Avocado Popsicles

Avocado Popsicles

Sounds weird, but avocado is a great base for desserts.

Recipe

-1 cup water

-1/2 cup sugar

-2 small ripe avocados

-pinch of salt

-2 tbsp lime juice

 

27. Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

With cute little graham cracker bottoms.

Recipe

-8 ounces cream cheese

-¼ cup sour cream

-3/4 cup powdered sugar

-1/3 cup whole milk

-6 large fresh strawberries, chopped or ¾ cup frozen strawberries

-6 standard sized graham crackers

-1 tbs melted butter

28. Healthy Nutella Fudge Pops

Healthy Nutella Fudge Pops

Four ingredients, infinite win.

Recipe

-3 frozen bananas

-1 tablespoon cocoa powder

-1/2c choc-hazelnut butter or nutella

-1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

-tiny pinch salt

29. Apricot Rice Pudding Pops

Apricot Rice Pudding Pops

Recipe

1 cup whole milk
-3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. canned unsweetened coconut milk
-1/4 cup heavy cream
-1 lemongrass stalk, tough outer layer removed, thinly sliced
-1 tablespoon minced peeled ginger
-1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise
-3 tablespoons short-grain rice (such as arborio)
-1/4 cup 1/4″ pieces dried apricots
-1/4 cup sugar

30. Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

Recipe

-2 cups very strong French roast coffee, hot
-1 – 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk, divided
-3/4 cup heavy cream
-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

31. Carrot Cake and Almond Butter Popsicles

Carrot Cake and Almond Butter Popsicles

Creamy and vegan thanks to almond butter + coconut milk.

Recipe

-4 large carrots

-3/4 cup canned coconut milk
1/4 cup almond butter
-Juice from 1/4 a lemon
Cinnamon, Ginger, Salt
-Sweetener of choice

32. Creamy Coconut-Maple Ice Pops

Creamy Coconut-Maple Ice Pops

Coconut really does make the best popsicles.

Recipe

-1 can coconut milk

-1/3 cup maple syrup

-1/2 cup toasted coconut flakes

-tiny pinch cinnamon and salt

33. Cookies and Cream Popsicles

Cookies and Cream Popsicles

This feel so right.

Recipe

-14 chocolate wafer cookies

-1/4 cup  superfine sugar

-1/4 cup water

-1/2 cup sour cream

-1/4 cup whole milk

-1 cup heavy cream

-1 tsp vanilla extract

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