During the unbearably hot days of summer, skip the store-bought sugary popsicles and opt instead for a refreshing homemade pop that packs in the flavor without any artificial sweetener. Many of these kid-friendly eats use fresh seasonal ingredients and all are guaranteed to be just what you need to cool down on a hot summer day. Click through the photo gallery to discover 21 tasty popsicle ideas.

Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Pops
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Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Pops

Popsicles definitely don't have to be unhealthy, thanks to the many natural sweeteners that are readily available. This recipe from Family Fresh Cooking proves that it doesn't take much to make the kids happy—just some pureed watermelon, Greek yogurt, and honey or Stevia, and you're good to go.

  1. Watermelon Frozen Yogurt Pops
  2. Frozen Fruit Pops
  3. Triple Berry Fruit Paletas (Popsicles) – Lola’s Cocina
  4. Mango Lassi Popsicles
  5. Root Beer Float Pops

Do you have any special popsicle recipes to share? Do your kids love popsicles? Let us know below. 

— Susie Foresman