There’s nothing quite as good as an ice cold popsicle on a hot day (or even a mild day, we’re not that picky). If your store-bought version is full of ingredients you can’t pronounce, put these easy popsicle recipes in rotation. They are as simple as they are delicious, plus when you make them yourself you know exactly what’s going in them.  From creamy coconut to strawberry lemonade pops, scroll down to find your next favorite.

Lava Flow Popsicles

You're gonna love these layers! Just picture this: creamy pineapple swirled with a fresh strawberry puree and no dyes or refined sugar. Best of all, they're the perfect combo of easy, pretty, and delicious. For the recipe, flow on over to One Lovely Life.

Vanilla Greek Yogurt Funfetti Popsicles

Who can resist funfetti? The base for these popsicles from Salt & Lavender is Greek yogurt and almond milk--but the sprinkles are the star of the show! Creamy, delicious, and oh-so-fun, they're also a cinch to make. Get the recipe for fun here

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Honey Yogurt Popsicles

These delicious popsicles from honey.com include enough milk and yogurt to give a little extra protein, which qualifies them as breakfast popsicles in our book. Try them for a leisurely summer day or as an afternoon alternative to a big juice pop. Get the recipe here

Almond Joysicles

You love coconut. You love chocolate. But eating that Almond Joy in the middle of a hot summer day just won’t do. You need to whip up a batch of these Almond Joysicles, created by the savvy peeps at almonds.com (because they REALLY know almonds!). We promise you won’t regret it. 

Peach-Banana Smoothie Popsicles

Looking for a truly peachy keen warm-weather dessert? These Peach-Banana Smoothie Popsicles, from Offbeat + Inspired, will satisfy your sweet tooth and instantly amp up your summer. Get the recipe here.

 

Healthy Raspberry Sorbet Popsicles

These beauties from One Lovely Life really pop! They have bright raspberry flavor and the kiddos will love covering them in chocolate magic shell and their fave toppings. And don't worry--they look fancy but are simple to whip up! Get the scoop here.

Coconut Water Pineapple Popsicles

Are you ready to get refreshed? Boulder Locavore’s Coconut Water Pineapple Popsicles are the ultimate way to hydrate this summer. Along with the coconut water, these pops also have pineapple juice, lime juice and a handful of raspberries. They’re vegan, tasty and (literally) cool. Get the recipe here.

 

Healthy Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops

Nostalgia alert! If there’s a special place in your heart for melty, chocolatey fudgesicles, you’re in luck. These Healthy Greek Yogurt Fudge Pops have that same taste you know and love, with a healthy twist. There are only four ingredients, but a million reasons you’re gonna want to eat these pops all season long. Get the recipe here.

 

Easy Watermelon Popsicles

Is there anything more summer-y than watermelon? These pops dreamed up by Recipe Girl are just as refreshing as they sound. They also have a whopping two ingredients, so it doesn’t get any easier to turn your watermelon craving into a popsicle party. Get the recipe here.

 

Chocolate Covered Almond Popsicles

Confession: we’re nuts about these Chocolate Covered Almond Popsicles from Simple Vegan Blog. The pops themselves include ingredients like banana, almond milk, and maple syrup; and as for that chocolate coating? Let’s just say once you make your own magic shell, you’ll never go back. Get the recipe here.

 

Creamy Coconut and Mixed Berry Popsicles

Big news for your berry-picking future! These Creamy Coconut and Mixed Berry Popsicles, courtesy of Fork Knife Swoon are the perfect way to chow down on those summertime berries. These sweet treats are pink-swirled, sweet, and just the right amount of tangy. Get the recipe here.

 

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Funfetti Creamsicles

These cheerful funfetti creamsicles from Garlic My Soul are the perfect treat for a hot summer's day. Made with coconut cream, orange juice, honey and of course, funfetti sprinkles, the creamy tanginess will be a hit. 

Root Beer Float Popsicles

Root beer floats in popsicle form? We’re in! These pops from Boulder Locavore are basically your fave soda-and-ice-cream flavors, poured into your fave popsicle molds. Genius? We think so. Get the recipe here.

 

Coconut Pineapple Yogurt Pops

When you can’t grab the fam and head to Hawaii, the next best thing is a Coconut Pineapple Yogurt Pop from Recipe Runner. They’re the perfect combo of creamy and icy—and totally tropical, too. Get the recipe here.

 

Banana Split Pudding Pops

These Banana Split Pudding Pops from The Kitchen McCabe almost look too pretty to eat. A banana split on a stick may sound tricky but it’s actually super simple to pull off. The key is easy homemade banana pudding, a dab of whipped cream, and a cherry-on-top finishing touch. Get the recipe here.

 

Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles

Any kid worth his salt knows that lemonade is pretty much a summer requirement. Add on the taste of fresh strawberries and tangy yogurt and you’ve got a refreshing match made in heaven. You can thank Pass the Sushi for this popsicle inspiration, and get the recipe here.

 

Cookies and Coconut Cream Popsicles

What’s black and white and sweet all over? These Cookies & Coconut Cream Popsicles, courtesy of The View from Great Island! These fantabulous treats have honest-to-goodness whole cookies inside them, which means that every bite has the potential to be your favorite bite. Get the recipe here.

 

Triple Berry Paletas

Here’s the scoop on paletas: they’re Latin American ice pops that are usually made from fresh fruit. That means they’re extra refreshing—and extra easy to make yourself. These Triple Berry Paletas from Lola Cocina fit the bill, and they can be customized to your kid’s palate with different berry combinations. Get the recipe here.

 

Peanut Butter and Banana Yogurt Pops

Peanut Butter and bananas go together like summertime and popsicles … which is why these Peanut Butter & Banana Yogurt Pops are a classic, kid-pleasing hit. Plus, they’re relatively healthy and only sport four simple ingredients. Get the recipe here.

 

Kiwi Popsicles

Psst! Want to go green for your next ice pop experience? These Kiwi Popsicles (courtesy of Weelicious and created by Catherine McCord’s husband) sneak in frozen peas for an extra-healthy, extra-green kick. Add in a little juice, and you’ve got the perfect Dixie-cup sized treat. Get the recipe here.

 

—Abigail Matsumoto