The temperature is heating up outside and kids and grownups alike will enjoy cooling down with homemade popsicles! I remember my mom making ice pops for us kids all the time when I was little, and think it’s about time to start making memories and healthy treats with my own children!
Making your own ice pops has a lot of benefits. You’ll save money (always a top priority for me!), know exactly what goes into your frozen treats (choose organic whenever possible!), and have a lot of fun creating all sorts of flavor combinations when you try new recipes.
Here’s the low down on your initial investment. You can use wooden popsicle sticks and paper cups, but popsicle molds make it a lot easier to homemake your icy treats. I recommend buying BPA- and chemical-free ice pop molds like these from Tovolo, priced at around $12 or less per set of six (you can buy them on Amazon):
Lemon Frozen Yogurt with Raspberries, from Dessert First Girl
Strawberry Banana Pops, from Williams Sonoma
Rainbow Pudding Pops, from Sandy Toes and Popsicles
Root Beer Float Pops, from Erin Cooks
You can see more of the delicious homemade ice pops recipes I found when you follow my Homemade Ice Pops board on Pinterest.
Truly serious about your homemade pops? You can buy an entire cookbook dedicated to popsicle recipes:
Do you have a Top Pop recipe to share? Feel free to share it with us in the comments section.