Popsicle season is soon to be in full swing, so get ready with 100 amazing popsicle recipes plus tips about how to make the best ice pops ever.
Start here —> First learn about the eco-benefits of homemade popsicles. Then read 50 amazing homemade popsicle recipes, not just for the 50 cool recipes but also to see general tips about how to make spectacular popsicles. If you need BPA-free popsicle molds, you can find those here. If you’ve got more ice pop questions see organic homemade popsicle Q&A.
50 more homemade organic popsicle recipes
Above are the first 50 recipes, and below you’ll find 50 new ideas. Make sure that you always use the freshest ingredients possible and go organic whenever you can.
1) Zesty and dreamy yellow Lemon Buttermilk Popsicles.
2) Peanut butter & jelly pops: Blend 1/2 cup creamy organic peanut butter with 2 tablespoons honey, a tablespoon of wheat germ and 1/2 cup organic milk. Pour the mixture into a bowl, rinse out your blender then add 1 cup strawberries, blueberries, raspberries or blackberries (whatever sort of “jelly” you like) to the blender along with 1/2 cup organic milk. Blend. Fill your molds half full with the peanut butter mixture and half full of the jelly mixture. Freeze. You can also freeze thinner layers if you want a better striped look, but it will take twice as long. I.e. first freeze two thin layers of peanut butter and jelly, and once frozen, add two more layers then freeze again. Here’s a more mixed version of the PB&J pop.
3) The best ever pink grapefruit soda pops. Not everyday fare, but excellent for a party or special treat.
4) Dreamy, creamy white (and healthy) Coconut Milk & Honey Pops.
6) Gorgeousness beyond belief Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles!
7) Icy and 100% refreshing homemade organic watermelon pops. Seriously awesome ice pops that we make these all summer long.
8 ) I’m not a rhubarb fan, but if you are, these Rhubarb, Raspberry Yogurt Ice Pops look so pretty.
9) Leftover organic veggie (and fruit) pops - a great way to one, get veggies inside of your kids and two, use up all that leftover produce.
10) Honeydew lime or lemon pops – peel, seed and chop an entire honeydew melon. Toss it in a blender with 1/4 cup honey, 3/4 cup lime or lemon juice (different fun flavors depending), and a good handful of ice cubes. Blend, freeze, munch.
11) For icy adult pleasure only - Strawberry Peach Vodka Collins Popsicles. Pretty enough to tempt kids though, so make sure to clearly mark them.
12) Unique, although maybe less kid-friendly Spicy Pineapple-Coconut Ice Pops.
13) Sick kids and ice pops go well together. Try these sick day organic green tea and vitamin C pops.
14) Rainbow pudding pops: Prepare a package of USDA organic vanilla pudding as directed. Place 1/4 of the pudding into small bowls and use natural food coloring to color the bowls – pink, lavender, blue and yellow are easy colors. Spoon alternate layers of colored pudding, one on top of the other, into popsicle molds. Freeze and eat.
15) Autumn-friendly Maple & Squash Pumpkin Pie Popsicles.
16) Or for fall flavors beyond the above recipe, try the delicious (looking and tasting) Pumpkin Pie Ice Pops.
17) Rich and creamy cookies and cream ice pops. ONLY for very special occasions (because OMG these are NOT AT ALL healthy). Beat one 8 oz package of organic cream cheese with one cup powdered sugar. Toss the cream cheese mix in the blender with 1 cup heavy organic cream and 1 cup organic milk. Blend. Pour mixture into a bowl and mix in about 10 to 12 crumbled or chopped natural oreo-like cookies (we like Newman’s Own Organics O’s). Pour into molds and freeze.
18) Pure Sunshine Organic Ice Pops - frozen strawberry delight!
19) Easy, basic and kid-pleasing triple berry ice pops you can make with any old berries that are in season.
20) Green Tea-Peppermint Popsicles - soothing.
21) Cranberry juice popsicles: Cranberry juice alone is pretty tart, so you’re going to need to sweeten it up with another berry. Blend 1 and 1/2 cups organic cranberry juice with 1 cup berries (strawberries, cherries, etc – you can also use purple grapes). Add 1/3 to 1/2 cup organic yogurt (greek, soy, regular – all okay), a tablespoon of organic honey and a teaspoon of fresh organic lemon juice. Blend it all up, pour into molds and freeze.
22) Old fashioned and tasty Chunky Peach Popsicles.
23) A great primer on all things related to Fresh Herb Ice Pops.
24) Amaze your friends on the 4th of July (or any ol’ summer day) with these beautiful Red, White and Blue organic pops – best of all – food color-free!
25) Interesting banana cream pie ice pops.
26) Papaya tangerine pops: Combine 1/2 cup organic sugar with 1/2 cup water in a pot. Bring to a boil over medium high heat. Once the sugar is dissolved, add two tablespoons lime zest. Simmer for about two minutes. Allow the liquid to cool. Puree an entire papaya (seeded and cut into chunks) and mix it into the water/sugar mixture. Peel and remove the membranes of about two or three tangerines and divide into segments (you need about a cup’s worth of tangerine segments). Place two to three tangerine segments into each ice pop mold, then pour the papaya mixture over the segments. Freeze. You can also pour this papaya mixture over fresh raspberries or cherries in molds.
27) Strawberry, spinach, apple pops: Blend 3 cups organic strawberries, 2 cups worth of peeled, cored and chopped organic apples, a good handful of stemmed and washed organic spinach, a tablespoon of wheat germ or ground flax seed, 1 cup vanilla or plain organic yogurt, 2 tablespoons of organic honey, a handful of ice cubes and 1 cup of water. Pour into molds and freeze.
28) Amazing looking Chocolate and Salted Caramel Pudding Pops! Yum.
29) Why should big kids and adults have all the fun? Whip up some baby-friendly vanilla Tofu ice pops for babies.
30) Weird, but unique and kid-friendly Cereal and Milk Popsicles – be sure to use GMO free organic cereal.
31) Pretty pastel pink and minty Cherry Peppermint Popsicles.
32) Healthy green power nut butter and spinach pops: Toss the following into a blender – two good handfuls of washed and stemmed organic spinach, 1 cup organic milk (soy or regular is okay), 1 cup of organic yogurt, 1 banana, 2 tablespoons of your favorite nut butter (peanut, almond, etc.) and about 6-8 ice cubes. Blend, pour into molds and freeze.
33) Kiwi-Lime Ice Pops with some added ginger for zing.
34) Earth Day ice pops: My first attempt at Earth Day ice pops broke in half (as you can see above), because I made them wrong, but I’ve improved them by NOT layering the colors. First color two bowls of vanilla ice cream – one blue and one green using natural food coloring - this is easiest if you use your blender. By the time the ice cream is mixed it will be too liquid-like, so put it back in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Puree some organic blueberries. Once your ice cream is almost frozen, but still soft, scoop alternating scoops of blue and green ice cream into your molds with clumps of pureed blueberries here and there. Take a knife and use it to swirl the colors together. Place your mold handle into the mold, then knock the mold into your kitchen counter once or twice so the different colors slam together (this is why single molds rock best). Freeze.
35) I can’t stand eggnog, which places me in a minority at my house (maybe the world). If you do happen to love eggnog, this eggnog ice pop recipe looks like it’ll please adults at Christmas time. You’ll have to adjust it and take out the rum if you make them for kiddos.
36) Possibly the most complicated, yet utterly amazing popsicles I’ve ever seen - Frozen Chocolate, Lemon & Strawberry Pops – covered in the most lovely toppings. Not everyday ice pops for sure, but seriously cool for a wedding or other festive event.
37) Bright red beet and fruit smoothie pops: You can make this as a smoothie, but it also makes great ice pops. Slice and steam a large organic carrot and 1 organic peeled beet until nice and soft. Cool, then toss into a blender with a dash of ginger, 1/2 cup water, one whole tangerine (peeled) and if you like a handful of red grapes. Blend it all up. If it’s too thick, add some more water then pour into molds and freeze. Note: The grapes add a bit of odd texture due to the skin, unless you take the time to peel them, and it’s not for everyone.
38) Delicious looking Apple Pie a la Mode – frozen on a stick!
39) Fresh plum pops: Place about a pound of peeled, pitted and chopped organic plums into a blender. Squeeze in about 2 tablespoons of fresh organic lime juice. Add a cup of plain or vanilla organic yogurt, 1/4 cup organic sugar and 1 tablespoon organic honey. Blend, pour into molds and freeze.
40-50) About 10 ideas for blender-free ice pops. Great if you don’t have a blender or if your blender breaks down on a hot day.