gummy bear popsiclesAs summer temperatures heat up, cool summer treats are in high demand. Popsicles are simply perfect.

Sure you could buy a box, but making them yourself is so much fun, and the flavor possibilities are endless. Kids love to help make them almost as much as they like to eat them. Here are 10 homemade popsicle recipes to keep you cool all summer long.

1. Gummy Bear Popsicles

Pictured above, they are beyond cute, no? You could also substitute gummy worms, cherries, or any other shape you like.

2. Orange-Banana Smoothie Pops

With a splash of citrus and the sweetness of bananas, these pop with flavor.

3. Watermelon Popsicles

Packed with all the goodness of fresh watermelon, these will become a summer staple for your freezer.

4. Cookie Dough Popsicles

Oh yes, these are as good as they sound. And if you use skim milk, they're not so bad for the diet either.

5. Rainbow Popsicles

So pretty, and such a fun recipe to make with kids. These are perfect for parties.

6. Lemonade Popsicles

The only thing more refreshing than a tall glass of lemonade may be these. With chunks of strawberries inside, they're ripe with flavor.

7. Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Creamy and dreamy, these popsicles make the perfect dessert for any summer meal.

8. Chocolate Pudding Popsicles

Chocolate perfection on a stick. Make a batch and keep them in your freezer for when cravings hit.

9. Blueberry Ice Popsicles

Packed with all of the super antioxidants found in fresh blueberries, these are ones you can give your kids with no guilt.

10. Yogurt Popsicles

Mix and match yogurt and fruit combinations to find your favorites. Yogurt makes these creamier and more filing than ice-based pops.

Here are also some great adult-only popsicle recipes too for cool ways to get your summer drink on.

What are your favorite popsicle recipes?

 

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