Can we talk about popsicles for a few minutes?
My boys are obsessed with them. I buy a box, they are gone in seconds. Well, maybe minutes…but it feels like seconds. They would eat 5 in a row, if I let them. But I tell them they can’t because I’m afraid they will turn into a popsicle. Hehe.
This summer, I’ve decided to take the homemade approach. For 2 reasons. One. It’s cheaper. Two. It’s healthier. My plan is to make them everyday, I’ll blend up a big batch of fruit smoothie every morning, drink my portion and pour the rest into the popsicle mold. By the time the killer heat comes through in the afternoon, we’ll have a perfect drippy snack ready to go in the freezer!
Below you’ll find a few of my favorite popsicle molds, as well as some delicious homemade popsicle recipes!
Best Popsicle Molds
- Ikea’s Popsicle Mold – super cheap, super effective, super easy to rinse, clean and repeat.
- Paper Dixie Cups & Popsicle Sticks – super cheap, fat popsicles, disposable.
- Zoku – not super cheap!, super FAST popsicles, super easy to rinse, dry, freeze and repeat.
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Best Popsicle Recipes
Homemade Coconut Mango Popsicles – Dairy Free!
(My heavens…this child has changed in 3 years! Although he still has the fabulous blue eyes and dark eyelashes, and curly blond locks!)
Homemade Fudgsicles – Chocolicious!
Watermelon Mint Popsicles – Real Fruitsicle!
Creamy Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles from Katie at Good Life Eats – Meltilicious!
Cherry Limeade Popsicles by Katie at Good Life Eats – Sonic-copycat-ilicious!
Elizabeth N. says
I second the Zoku maker. Every family I have gifted it to just absolutely loves it. Now if I could just get around to getting one for myself.
Just picked up the IKEA popsicle mold this spring. Used it earlier this week and LOVE it!! So nice to have individual popsicles!
I picked up popsicle molds at Wal-Mart for $1.50 – each mold makes 8 small popsicles. I cut a bunch of fruit into bite-size pieces – apples, pineapple, honeydew, cantelope, strawberries, bananas, grapes, blueberries, blackberries, etc. whatever I have on hand at the time. Each kid fills a set of molds with whatever fruit they want, then we fill them with whatever juice is open in the fridge. They get healthy, no-sugar-added, corn syrup free, popsicles that they made themselves, that they get to eat almost any time they ask for them (I generally only say no if it’s less than an hour before suppertime).
Great tips! Its been kinda cool here in Southern California so I haven’t made any yet but can’t wait. I especially want to try http://www.zipzicles.com/….I love this idea especially for frozen yogurt!
I would love to know if anyone has a recipe for popsicles like “big sticks,” the cherry/pineapple popsicles.