With summer in full swing, temperatures are on the rise and you might be looking for fun, creative (and tasty!) ways to keep cool and stay busy with the kids! Available in a variety of flavors, shapes, and sizes, the slushy cool texture of ice pops makes for the perfect refreshment on a hot, steamy afternoon.
Looking for some fun ice pop molds? We’ve found 14 unique and DIY ice pop mold options for you!
While you can certainly grab Popsicles® from the store, get creative and turn snack time into a family project by creating your own tasty and fun-shaped ice pops. We’ve rounded up 12 unique and exotic ice pop recipes that will keep you cool and satisfied all summer long!
1. Marbled Strawberry Coconut
Source: Sugar and Cloth
Combine summer classic strawberries with creamy coconut milk to create a tropical treat with this indulgent recipe. Substitute almond milk for a slightly different taste, or try this recipe for a simpler alternative!
2. Pineapple Orange Banana
Source: Gimme Some Oven
Three popular orange-colored fruits combine in this recipe, resulting in simple summer flavor.
3. Cantaloupe Lime
Source: Kitchen Confidante
Don’t let the color fool you! These tasty pops are made of cantaloupe and lime juice to create a light and sweet treat.
4. Tropical Avocado
Source: Cooking Stoned
Avocados are a nutrient powerhouse, and when combined with sweet coconut milk, they make for a creamy and delightful pop.
5. Chia Strawberry & Raspberry Mint
Source: Eat Good 4 Life
Combine scrumptious raspberries and strawberries with mint leaves and chia seeds for a healthy and refreshing snack.
6. Creamy Nutella®
Source: 52 Kitchen Adventures
7. Mango & Salted Coconut with Crushed Peanut Topping
Source: The Design Files
Mango, coconut cream, and a dash of sugar create a tasty tropical treat, and adding a dash of peanuts results in a salty and satisfying crunch!
8. Iced Coffee
Source: The View from Great Island
Need a pick-me-up on your hot summer afternoons? Combine leftover coffee with cream and sugar into ice pop molds and you’ll have a more refreshing way to perk up than a steamy cup of Joe.
9. Basil Mint Citrus Mojito
Source: Practically Functional
Make these classic mojito ice pops with rum for the adults or without for the kids. The combination of herbs and fruit juices will satisfy the whole family!
10. Pink Grapefruit & Rosemary
Source: My Darling Lemon Thyme
Feeling on the adventurous side? Give grapefruit juice and rosemary a whirl in the blender and freeze for a slightly sweet and puckering ice pop.
11. Roasted Sweet Corn
Source: Kiran Tarun
Corn, when roasted, results in a sweet, rich flavor. Combine with coconut milk and sweetener to make a treat that sings of pure summer.
12. Watermelon & Coconut
Source: The Cookie Writer
Nothing says summer more than refreshing watermelon. Combine the hot pink fruit with coconut and mint for a healthy and satisfying alternative to snacking on slices. Want more delicious ways to use watermelon? Check out our 12 great ways to serve watermelon!