Beat the heat with these easy (and super pretty) popsicle recipes
While it isn’t exactly summer just yet, it doesn’t mean we can’t keep our cool at home. And what better way to chill out than with a frozen, homemade popsicle? These popsicle recipes are so easy, you could make your kids do it themselves. Here are the tried and tested recipes that we love best:
7 deliciously easy popsicle recipes
When making your fave frozen treats, don’t forget to invest in a good popsicle mold (we love these ones from Gourdo’s) and a decent food processor or blender. And remember, you’ll want to make the popsicles sit in the freezer for a minimum of 6 hours. It might be a long time to wait (especially with kids around), but trust us, it’s worth it!
Kiwi Ice Pops
For a guilt-free treat that’s cool enough for both mum and bub, we love Country Living’s Kiwi ice pops. All you need are kiwis, lime juice, some sugar and water. You’re welcome.
Chocolate Avocado Paletas
Say hola to these chocolate avocado paletas from Hello Lunch Lady! These popsicles remind us a lot of chocolate mousse, which is always a good thing. Feel free to skip the whole fresh milk and replace with the milk of your choice!
Strawberry Milk Popsicles
This strawberry milk popsicle recipe from Bigger Bolder Baking use a combination of milk, cream and yogurt, which make them super creamy. They’re the perfect antidote to the tartness of strawberries and taste just like our fave childhood strawberry milk. Delish.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Pops
PB&J lovers rejoice! We’ve found the perfect popsicle recipe from Taste that combines your fave flavors all in one bite. Here’s our top tip: the riper the bananas, the sweeter and creamier your popsicles will be. Don’t forget to run the bottoms of the molds with hot water when you’re serving: this makes it easier to pop out.
It’s no secret that we at Modern Parenting love anything rainbow. Throw in some sugar and fruit and you’ve got a double thumbs up from us! We love that this rainbow popsicle recipe from The First year Blog is just as pretty as it is delish. The only downside? You’ll need 7 different kinds of fruit. But hey, the more the merrier, right?
Got a fussy kid who isn’t a fan of fruit? This watermelon popsicle recipe by Cooking Classy is made with fresh watermelon, a mini chocolate chip surprise (to mimic seeds), coconut milk and fresh kiwi. Although layering can get quite tricky, we promise you this popsicle recipe is worth all the work.
Chocolate Banana Pops
While his minimalist aesthetic suggests otherwise, Naturally Jo on Instagram is actually a teen who creates scrumptious vegan dishes that are as easy on the eyes as they are to make. And we think this popsicle recipe is the easiest of them all: pop some peeled frozen bananas on a stick, melt some chocolate and dip away!
With all these popsicle recipes firmly in your arsenal, you’re sure to win parent of the year award! And yes, think of all that fruit the kids are going to eat — whoop!