Kid-Friendly Popsicle Recipes You Have to Make This Summer

These homemade popsicles are the yummiest summer activity!

When it’s sweltering hot outside, few things are as refreshing as a popsicle. Unfortunately, store-bought options tend to be filled with artificial colors, flavors and preservatives. If you’re sick of hitting up the freezer aisle and prefer something a little more wholesome, look no further than this roundup of homemade popsicle recipes.

Looking for more kid-friendly activities? Check out our summer fun family guide!

DIY 2-Ingredient Popsicles

When you want a quick sweet treat with a little fun, try this 2-ingredient recipe. Have fun with the ingredients and experiment together with flavors from fresh fruit to yogurt to even blended veggies. Watch the video above to get inspired.

Carrot, Mango & Raspberry Popsicles

This recipe is so simple yet still manages to add veggies into the mix. According to the author, the carrots give the pops just the right amount of sweetness without adding an overwhelming vegetable flavor.

Get the recipe at All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

Tie Dye Popsicles

If you kids want to help out with a recipe, then they have to make this popsicle packed with various colors and flavors.

Get the recipe at Blogilates.

Frozen Yogurt Pops

These treats are ultra-easy and don’t require added sugar. You could try experimenting with both regular and Greek yogurt to get the perfect flavor combination.

Get the recipe at Super Healthy Kids

Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops

When it’s too hot to bake, why not enjoy a cookie in frozen form? These aren’t the healthiest of the bunch, but still not terrible compared to some boxed popsicles.

Get the recipe at Got Chocolate.

3-Ingredient Dairy-Free Creamy Pops

These popsicles have the creamy texture we all know and love, but are perfect for plant-based families or those with dairy allergies.

Get the recipe at Chocolate Covered Katie.

Photo Credit: Adobe Stock

Fresh Berry Mix

If your kids love berries, then they will love to cool down with these frozen berry pops. The best part is you can customize the recipe based on your family’s favorite berries.

Get the recipe at Live Well Play Together

Healthy Fudge Popsicles

You might be wondering how these popsicles are “healthy,” but Greek yogurt and dark chocolate are the key ingredients. Your kids won’t even notice the difference!

Get the recipe at Simply Sissom.

Fresh Fruit Rainbow Popsicle

Entertain them by creating these colorful pops made from frozen fruits. They’ll love all the different flavors packed in one treat.

Get the recipe at The Typical Mom.

Dole Whip Popsicles 

This twist on the famous Disneyland dessert is a healthier version of the classic treat in popsicle form. Delicious and creamy, full of fruit and completely dairy-free!

Get the recipe at One Lovely Life

Kiwi, Honeydew & Spinach Popsicles

Need a yummy way to sneak some more veggies into your kiddo’s diet? The green sweetness of the kiwi and honeydew make the spinach in these pops practically undetectable — perfect for packing in some extra protein and vitamins!

Get the recipe at Baby Foode


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