Beat the Heat: The Best DIY Popsicles for Your Kids This Summer


Did you know that over 2 billion ice pops are sold each year?

With the warmer weather now here, there’s a good chance you will be getting popsicles for your kids.

Instead of buying them at the store you can opt for DIY freeze pops to make with your kids that will be fun and refreshing.

Continue reading to learn how to make some of the best and most hydrating homemade popsicles.

Fun DIY Freeze Pop Ideas

Homemade popsicles are a great way to cool down in the summertime. They only require a few things to make. The most important is having a good freezer, if you are concerned that it is damaged, you can read about tips on major appliance repair.

Besides a good freezer, you will need a blender (or food processor), popsicle molds, and popsicle sticks.

Once you have these items and get produce from the store you are ready to go! Read about some DIY freeze pop ideas that won’t disappoint.

1. Eat Your Fruits

Making popsicles that include fresh fruit are a great option for various reasons. Not only will your kids get plenty of vitamins, but they will also get more fiber in their diet.

If you are in need of inspiration to make your fruity pops, check out our fruit infused water recipes that are sure to quench your thirst.

You can make your ice pops with as many ingredients as you want. Fruit pops are typically made with fresh clean fruit that is blended with a juice of your choosing. You can add as much fruit as you prefer. Once all blended together, put in the freezer for a couple of hours and enjoy!

Fruit freeze pop ideas:

  • Strawberries and coconut milk
  • Blueberry, strawberry, and yogurt
  • Watermelon and lemon
  • Mango and orange

There are an endless amount of variations when it comes to making your own fruit freeze pops. Getting your children to eat their favorite fruits has never been easier.

2. Get Your Chocolate On

Chocolate freeze pops are an option that you will even want to indulge in. Many chocolate ice pops are made by blending chocolate and your choice of additive. You will also need some sort of base such as milk (dairy or nondairy).

Chocolate freeze pop ideas:

  • Chocolate and banana
  • Peanut butter, yogurt, and chocolate
  • Mint chocolate
  • Chocolate and strawberries (or any fruit you prefer)

Chocolate ice pops are a great option for dessert on hot summer nights. You can make chocolate freeze pops healthier by adding in fruits and dairy products. If you aren’t the biggest fan of chocolate you can always dip your homemade popsicles into chocolate at the end for a little cocoa taste.

3. Fun and Easy Jello Popsicles

One of the easiest ways to make your own popsicles is by using Jello packets. Jello popsicles recipes only require water, granulated sugar, and your choice of Jello flavor.

Jello freeze pop ideas:

  • Blueberry
  • Strawberry
  • Cherry
  • Blue raspberry and lemon

Similar to the rest, you can always add in chunks of your children’s favorite fruits. Jello freeze pops are a great option when saving money and keeping the cleaning quick and easy.

Beat the Summer Heat

Being out in the sun all day and playing outside can become extremely exhausting for your children. Making DIY freeze pops with your children can become a fun routine and they will be excited to come inside (or stay outside) for popsicles made JUST for them.

Learn about other ways your family can beat the summer heat with indoor activities on those extremely hot days.

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