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20+ Homemade Popsicle Recipes – the Ultimate List

Homemade popsicles are REALLY easy to make! This collection of over 20 popsicle recipes is guaranteed to have something you’ll love!

20+ Homemade Popsicle Recipes - the Ultimate List

I’m addicted to popsicles. Up to this point I’ve never made my own, but that’s going to change in the next week. I was gifted a Zoku Quick Pop Maker and my life has completely changed.

By simply pouring in a few ingredients, you can have delicious popsicles in minutes! The Zoku freezes them on your counter. I know I sound like an advertisement, but now I’m making popsicles like a machine over here.

Easy Popsicle Recipes

It’s time to get serious. Well, as serious as you can get with homemade popsicles! Before I dive into the popsicle recipes, I wanted to share some tips and tricks with you – and answer a few questions.

I’ve had a lot of trial and error with making popsicles and I wanted to share what I’ve learned!

Recommended popsicle molds you should use

Recommended Popsicle Molds

Let’s start with popsicle molds. There are two types of molds that I’ve had success with, and they are pictured above. The left are Ozera molds, the right are Zoku. If you’re going to try more “gourmet” popsicles like the recipes I’m going to show you, I’d definitely upgrade to one of these from the old style popsicle makers that you put juice in.

The big difference is that the Ozera molds work more like a traditional popsicle mold. You’ll add your ingredients to the plastic molds, pop the Ozera in the freezer for several hours, then take them out and eat.

The Zoku mold is very different. You’ll freeze the entire mold, then you can make up to nine popsicles on the counter in about 7 – 9 minutes per batch of three (each batch might take a little longer htan the one before it).

You pour the ingredients in, and right before your eyes (well, in 7 minutes) you’ll have homemade popsicles. The fact that the Zoku freezes so quickly makes layering really easy.

The molds you use are up to you. The Zoku is considerably more expensive, but I guess it comes down to how gourmet/layered you want to get with your popsicles and how long you want to wait. If you have no patience, the Zoku is going to be better for you.

Homemade popsicles

How do you get homemade popsicles out of the mold?

For the traditional molds, run them under warm water until they pop lose. You can also submerge the mold in a pan of warm water. For molds like the Zoku, let sit on the counter, checking every few minutes, until you can break them loose.

How long are homemade popsicles good for?

They can last for about 6 – 8 months in the freezer. But if you leave them that long, you need to see a doctor, because you must be ill. . . .

My popsicles aren’t freezing and/or coming out of the mold properly.

There are several reasons why your popsicles might not be freezing or coming out of the mold properly.

  • The sugar content of the recipe is too low (sugar free pops aren’t great for molds)
  • You overfilled the mold
  • The ingredients were too soft (did you use a lot of ice cream, pudding, or yogurt?)
  • The freezer wasn’t cold enough (is it too full of stuff? Is it set to 0°F or below?)

I’ve done all of these things with various popsicle recipes and failed. But I just try, try again! Homemade popsicles are too delicious not to :0

Let’s get into the popsicle recipes. I’ve found over 20 that I’d like to try (or have tried), from refreshing to boozy to creamy and decadent. If you are a popsicle aficionado, this is the “best of” list.

You are sure to find more than several recipes you like from this collection. Just scroll down to see my picks!

20+ Homemade Popsicles

1. Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles

Raspberry Cheesecake Popsicles Recipe

These delicious raspberry cheesecake popsicles even have the graham cracker crust.

2. Samoa Popsicles

How to Make Samoa Popsicles

These amazing Samoa popsicles include real Girl Scout cookies and coconut pudding. And just like regular Girl Scout cookies – I can eat them all in one sitting.

3. Blueberry Moscato Boozy Popsicles

These delicious boozy popsicles will help you cool down this summer! You're going to love the blueberry combined with tasty Moscato wine. So refreshing!

The homemade popsicle mix is also perfect for a cocktail . . . that means you can have dessert and a drink all in one!

4. Raspberry Coconut Popsicles

coconut raspberry homemade popsicles recipe

These raspberry popsicles use fresh fruit and coconut milk to make them rich and creamy.

5. Cereal and Milk Popsicles

cereal and milk homemade popsicles

If you love the flavor of your cereal milk after you’ve finished the bowl, now you can have it in popsicle form.

6. Creamy Fudgesicles

Creamy Fudgesicles Recipe

You can make these creamy fudgesicles with ingredients you likely already have in your cabinet.

7. Double Berry Popsicles

Double berry popsicles

Make double berry popsicles with fresh strawberries, blackberries, and milk.

8. Peach Pie Popsicle Recipe

This popsicle recipe combines all the best parts of peach pie and ice cream with the deliciousness of rich honey caramel sauce. A perfect sweet treat!

These little guys were made in small paper cups! That’s because they’re so decadent . . . but I won’t blame you if you eat a few.

9. Biscoff Pie Pops

Biscoff Pie Popsicle Recipe

You know those delicious free cookies on the airplane? Lisa used Biscoff to make these creamy popsicles.

10. Cookies n’ Cream Popsicles

Cookies and Cream Popsicles

To make cookies and cream homemade popsicles truly yummy, a lot of cookies and heavy cream are involved.

11. S’mores Popsicles

Smores homemade popsicles

These s’mores bars bring the taste of the campfire into the freezer. This is one of my favorite popsicle recipes EVER – and I guarantee it will be one of yours as well.

12. Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

Vietnamese Coffee Popsicle Recipe

Combine coffee with condensed milk and heavy cream to make Vietnamese coffee popsicles.

13. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Fudgesicles

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Fudgesicles

Who doesn’t love peanut butter and chocolate? The two come together in these delicious homemade popsicles.

14. Chocolate Dipped Pear

Chocolate dipped pear popsicles

These delicious pear popsicles include a magic shell topping on top. What an unusual and amazing combination!

15. Sour Worm Popsicles

Sour Worm Popsicles

These sour worm popsicles are so fun, with a fruity exterior and chewy worms within – your kids will love them!

16. Pumpkin Pie Popsicles

Pumpkin Pie Popsicle Recipe

Pumpkin pie – not just for fall anymore! Now you can enjoy it in this summer with this delectable treat.

17. Blueberry Breakfast Parfait Pops

Blueberry Breakfast Parfait Pops

Popsicles for breakfast are perfect! Trish made these creamy blueberry parfait pops with greek yogurt.

18. Nutella Fudgesicles

How to make nutella popsicles

Chocolate is amazing in popsicles, but how about Nutella? I have to try these homemade popsicles immediately!

19. Mango & Salted Coconut Popsicles

Mango & Salted Coconut Popsicle with Crushed Peanut Topping

Gourmet popsicle recipes are way underrated! Mango and salted coconut? Sounds like an amazing combination to me, especially with peanut topping.

20. Watermelon Blackberry Margarita

Watermelon Blackberry Margarita Popsicles

For an adult (boozy) version of a popsicle, just add watermelon, blackberries, and tequila.

21. Creamy Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Creamy strawberry lemonade popsicles

Creamy popsicle recipes are so wonderful! If you need a summer treat that is both delicious and refreshing, these strawberry lemonade popsicles are perfect.

22. Funfetti Pudding Pops Recipe

Funfetti Pudding Pops Recipe

Create yummy Funfetti popsicles using instant vanilla pudding, milk and sprinkles.

23. Strawberry Pineapple

Strawberry Pineapple Popsicle Recipe

Make your own fresh strawberry and pineapple bars with puree. I love the marbling!

Which of these popsicle recipes are you dying to try? Maybe all of them? Let me know in the comments!

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Katie

Sunday 10th of May 2015

Yum I love popsicles in the summer - I'll have to get a popsicle mold to try some of these out!

Marina @ Parental Journey

Saturday 9th of May 2015

They look amazing, i can't even choose my favorite one!