Clever Popsicle Recipes to Make with Kids

Summer is the perfect time for frozen treats! Nothing beats enjoying a fresh and fruity popsicle on a hot day, especially when they’re homemade. A warm-weather favorite, homemade popsicles are a fun way for kids and adults to make #intentionalmemories while experimenting in the kitchen. My kids love to help make them almost as much as they love eating them! Not only are popsicles easy and fun to make, but homemade popsicles are much healthier than the store-bought kind and most other kid treats. We’ve rounded up 20 easy, healthy and clever homemade popsicle recipes (Plus 5 bonus recipes for those special splurge days!) to keep you and your #kitchenkids cool through the summer!

Photo by Jessica Gavin

We normally like to keep the sweets contained to Tuesday Treats, but all of these popsicle recipes feature healthy ingredients that are full of nutrients and flavor, so the kids can enjoy them any day of the week!

Rainbow Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Beth @ The First Year Blog

These 7 layer rainbow popsicles look just as beautiful as they do delicious! Make your own homemade rainbow smoothie-inspired popsicles with lots of fresh fruit, a blender, a popsicle mold and some popsicle sticks!

Greek Yogurt Berry Smoothie Pops

Photo / Recipe by Mom on Timeout

These pretty pops are a healthy and satisfying treat for a hot summer day!

Raspberry Coconut Creamsicle Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Choosing Chia

Vegan, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free, these make the perfect healthy treats for little ones. Make these pops with an ombre effect to wow your kids even more!

Cherry Limeade Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Brittni Mehlhoff via Paper & Stitch

If you and your kiddos need a break from all the sweetness, make these cherry limeade popsicles with just a handful of ingredients for a cool, tart treat all summer long!

Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by The View from Great Island

You’ll be the hit of your 4th of July party (With both kids and adults alike!) if you bring these healthy patriotic flag pops!

Sweet Beet Dreamsciles

Photo / Recipe by BabyFoode

These 3-ingredient frozen treats go beyond just a tasty pop, they are also full of veggies, fruit and protein! Made in this Mini Pop Tray, they are the perfect size for smaller kiddos (even Liza!) to enjoy.

Creamsicle Popsicles

Photo / Recipe via Studio DIY

These pastel-colored dreamsicle-inspired popsicles make for a fun and delicious summer DIY activity you can do at home with the kids (or perfect for a summer birthday party!).

Blueberry Smoothie Pops

Photo / Recipe by Good Life Eats

With blueberries, yogurt and bananas blended together to make a creamy smooth treat, these healthy star-shaped pops will hit the spot any day.

Fruit and Yogurt Breakfast Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Alana Jones-Mann

Because having a chilled, refreshing AND nutritious breakfast on-the-go is exactly what we dream of in the summertime!

Kiwi Coconut Chai Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by TheLittleEpicurean

Looking for another satisfying breakfast treat? Slushy Kiwi slices floating among a sea of tropical coconut chia pudding sounds (and looks) too good to be true!

Fruit Salad Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Sandy Toes & Popsicles

Let your kids enjoy some refreshing Vitamin C-soaked fruit while they soak up Vitamin D for the perfect poolside snack!

Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Food with Feeling

Made of 100% fruit, these healthy popsicles are the perfect summer snack for both kids and adults!

All Natural Mango Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Homemade Interest

These all natural mango popsicles are mixed with kiwi and strawberry pieces for a delicious no sugar added fruit popsicle recipe. Try them with your kid’s favorite fruit of choice!

Lava Flow Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by One Lovely Life

A creamy pineapple layer swirled with a fresh strawberry puree, these healthy lava flow popsicles are sure to be a summer favorite in our household! (Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo).

Banana Coconut and Chai Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by A Beautiful Mess

These frozen treats have it all–Easy to make, deliciously satisfying and pretty healthy! Leave off the chocolate drizzle for an even healthier version (that is, if you can resist).

“Blueberry Pancake” Frozen Yogurt Pops

Photo / Recipe by Eating Well

Serve up breakfast anytime of the day with these healthy pops that are made to look like pancakes, but are really just blueberry‐studded yogurt with a peach square as the “butter”!

Peanut Butter Banana Creamsicles

Photo / Recipe by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs

A summertime treat that is creamy, banana-y and peanutbutter-y all at the same time? Yes, please! Get some striped paper straws and the classic shape mold for the same look as pictured!

2-Ingredient ‘Pina Colada’ Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Live Simply

These family-friendly popsicles are a tropical vacation on a stick! As the name suggests, they are the essence of simplicity, made with just two ingredients (or three if you’re feeling extra tropical).

Rainbow Unicorn Fruit Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Eats Amazing

Don’t let the bright colors fool you! These healthy rainbow unicorn fruit pops contain zero food coloring and are instead packed full of vibrant, healthy fruit.

Frozen Peanut Butter Berry Pops

Photo / Recipe via Super Healthy Kids

This frozen twist on the classic PB&J is a great recipe to make with your #kitchenkids! Let them use their play cups for the mold or your ice cube tray for mini treats!

It’s always good to indulge every now and then, so here are 5 more homemade popsicle recipes that are sure to hit the spot for that occasional summer treat!

Funfetti Creamsicles

Photo / Recipe by Garlic My Soul

Kids can never have enough sprinkles. Turn their afternoon snack into a party with these festive and refreshing Funfetti Creamsicles!

Peaches and Cream Pops

Photo / Recipe by Nanette Wong via Sugar & Cloth

This fun twist on a classic southern dessert is the perfect summer night treat that the whole family can enjoy!

Gummy Bear Popsicles

Photo / Recipe via Key Ingredient

What kid doesn’t love gummy bears?! You can also substitute gummy worms, sour rainbow twists, or any other shape you like. Put them in a fun-shaped mold and these are sure to be a summer hit!

Strawberry Shortcake Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Life Love and Sugar

Have your cake and eat it too. With layers of delicious strawberry + milky vanilla filled with shortbread, it’s truly like eating strawberry shortcake in popsicle form!

Marshmallow Fruity Pebble Pops

Photo / Recipe by Live Well Bake Often

These three ingredient pudding pops filled with Marshmallow Fruity Pebbles make an easy and delicious treat!

Banana Split Popsicles

Photo / Recipe by Bigger Bolder Baking

Banana Split Popsicles are fun and easy to make, while still being super colorful and impressive for the kids. Not to mention, they’re a healthier alternative to the real thing!

Craving a popsicle and feeling inspired to try out one of these recipes? We’ve pulled together some of the best molds as well as a few other essential items to help make your summer popsicle-making a breeze:

Let us know if you and your kids try out any of these popsicle recipes (Or if you experiment with your own!) this summer by tagging @Lolliandme in your posts on Facebook and Instagram!

Featured Photo by Jessica Gavin

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