Cool Off with 10 Summertime Popsicle Recipes

Hot pavement. Blistering heat. Sweltering waves of sun. When summer rolls in it makes sure we all know it. So how do we survive the radiating waves of heat? Popsicles of course! These frozen treats come in all flavors and sizes. From short and fruity to round and boozy, few things are more satisfying to cool you down. These 10 popsicle recipes take advantage of summertime fruits like berries and citrus and some are even infused with a little bit of adult kick. So fill up a mold with your kids’ favorite fruits, or slip in a shot of tequila, and get ready to cool down.

For the Grownups

Spiced Strawberry Daiquiri Popsicle: No time to drink? No problem. This strawberry and lime juice popsicle is a boozy take on a strawberry daiquiri. And with an added touch of cardamom and cinnamon it has a unique spicy sweet flavor. (Recipe and Photo: Red Shallot Kitchen)

Spiced Strawberry Daiquiri Popsicle

Lemon Vodka Cream Popsicle: Lemon, milk, and vodka come together in this unexpected combination to create a spiked lemon treat. This rich and tart popsicle is reminiscent of an adult creamsicle and the added heavy cream and sugar ensure it stays smooth with each lick. (Recipe and Photo: Transient Expression)

Lemon Vodka Cream Popsicle

Watermelon Mint Tequila Popsicle: Simplicity is at its best with this watermelon mint tequila popsicle. Fresh chunks of watermelon are blended with cool mint and a zing of tequila to cool you down from the inside out on any hot day. (Recipe and Photo: Hungry Girl Por Vida)

Watermelon Mint Tequila Popsicle

Mango Mojito Pops: Citrusy sweet mango and rum collide in this all fruit popsicle. Unlike more milk enhanced treats, this mango mojito is more like a frozen smoothie that gathers its smooth texture from simply pureed fruit and mint. (Recipe and Photo: Tasty Trials)

Mango Mojito Pops

Margarita Ice Pops: Forget the margarita mix and fancy glasses and create a batch of these to enjoy your margarita in a new way. Lemon juice, lime juice, and salt create a light and refreshing treat with enough tequila to leave you happy and satisfied. (Recipe and Photo: Cooking by Moonlight)

Margarita Ice Pops

For the Kids

Berry Coconut Popsicle: Strawberries and blueberries make this beautifully purple and pink treat delicious. Picture swirls of deep maroon and royal purple from the blended berries, enhanced by a touch of honey, all within sweet coconut milk in the palm of your hand on a stick. There’s no better way to have a fresh fruit frozen treat. (Recipe and Photo: Lost Garden)

Berry Coconut Popsicles

Blackberry Peach Colada Popsicle: This three layered popsicle is a little bit complex but well worth the work. Layers of sweet peach, tart blackberry, and rich coconut have all the tropical flavors of a colada without the booze. Grab the blender and prepare yourself for a tangy and sweet treat. (Recipe and Photo: My Invisible Crown)

Blackberry Peach Colada Popsicle

Strawberry Mint Cookies and Cream Popsicle: Mint Oreos are the heart of this colorful recipe. Red strawberries and the mint-creme cookies are crushed creating a rich and chunky snack that’s more like ice cream than a popsicle. (Recipe and Photo: Damn Delicious)

Strawberry Mint Cookies and Cream Popsicles

S’more Popsicle:  Have the satisfaction of summertime and childhood all wrapped up in one delicious popsicle with these no-campfire S’mores. This recipe calls for two different types of fully prepared puddings and freshly crushed graham crackers layered into a popsicle mold. (Recipe and Photo: Hello Home)  

S’more Popsicle

And a DIY Popsicle Mold

Easter Egg Popsicle Mold: You don’t need a traditional popsicle mold to enjoy any of these recipes. Kara has found a way to re-purpose those easter eggs containers and create no spill easy-use popsicle makers that can be reused for each of these delicious recipes. (From Kailo Chic)

Easter Egg Popsicle Mold

 

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