I update my non-toxic popsicle mold guide each summer, but this year I did things a little differently. To kick off this summer of ice pops, I created a mini review guide to popsicle molds, highlighting many of the popsicle molds I’ve owned over the years (12 in all). In the mini review guide, you can see which molds I highly recommend and which molds could use some work.
Now that we’ve looked at molds I own, we should check out other awesome popsicle mold choices, ones I haven’t yet had the pleasure to try. With the mini review guide combined with the mold options below, you’ve got 60+ awesome BPA-free popsicle molds to choose from. That said, you’ve go no excuses for not whipping up some killer summer popsicles.
*As usual, all the molds I feature here at Growing a Green Family are BPA-free (to the best of my research ability) and most have other features I consider important when buying popsicle molds such as reusable handles and being dishwasher safe.
For a complete run-down read: Best reusable popsicle mold features, which will help you make smart decisions when trying to decide which popsicle molds to buy.
Tovolo popsicle molds I don’t own (yet!)
I own many Tovolo popsicle mold sets, and consider their molds, with few exceptions, the best I’ve used. However, there are some Tovolo molds I don’t have yet, including…
I’m SO excited about the molds above. This is the first time Tovolo has released 3D character molds and they look amazing. I posted a video of how they work, plus all the design styles (9 in all) over at Eco Ice Pops. But the image above should be enough to get you excited. I gotta get the adorable monster and yeti molds!
These ice pop molds have enough bling for any event and are super cute. I love the idea of using them to make pops for a birthday party with a prince or princess theme. OR use them at a wedding… am I the only girl who thinks popsicle themed wedding treats rock? I hope not.
I’ve heard mixed reviews of these molds, so consider yourself warned. They might be awesome but I’ve also read that they’re troublesome to eat due to their awakard size and that the handles are sketchy. Still, I’ve heard positive reviews too. Before you buy, check out some reviews around the web.
I like these molds (cute) and might buy them if I had a young child who needed a smaller ice pop. I might also use them for taste testing new popsicle recipes. However, they’re pretty small if you have older kids.
Stainless steel popsicle molds
All the stainless steel popsicle molds on the market have one glaring problem. Non-reusable handles. The stainless steel molds available all require sticks, which I don’t consider very eco-friendly. That said, if you’re a plastic-free household, these are your only mold choices on the market, other than making your own molds, with say, a shot glass and spoon.
Note as well, I haven’t used any of the stainless steel molds below. What’s holding me back is the higher price tag and the stick issue.
Made from 18/8 stainless steel and designed so that one ice pop can be removed (or re-filled) at a time. The set comes with one stand, 6 molds, 6 lids, 12 removable silicone rings and a set of reusable bamboo sticks.
Check out my post about these new paddle style popsicle molds.
Zoku slow pop molds
Zoku is maybe most well known for their Quick Pop Maker, an appliance that doesn’t much interest me, because I don’t want something else sitting on my counter or taking up room in my freezer when I already have lots of regular ice pop molds.
That said, over the past few years, Zoku has introduced a beautiful range of “slow pop” molds in many sizes and design choices. Their slow pop mold line is so clever and cute that I probably won’t be a Zoku hold-out much longer. I especially want these adorable dino pop molds below!
Lucy the Cavegirl and her five larger-than-life dinosaur friends—a stegosaurus, pterodactyl, tyrannosaurus, triceratops, and apatosaurus come in the popsicle mold set above. Each frosty pop can be easily removed from the mold by pulling on the stick—no rinsing required!
I love the nice slim, classic shape of these molds. The handles look easy to manage as well.
I’m dying to get this mold set to use for taste testing new popsicle flavors. They’d also be perfect little popsicle bites for toddlers.
I’m not a huge fan of space-minded gear, but experience tells me that kids are. When younger, my son and his friends always liked my rocket molds the best and would probably have loved these too.
I like these individual pop molds, but at around $10 per mold, are expensive in my opinion. Still, as a bling party favor or stocking stuffer, they’re a sweet idea. 8 unique characters in all are available; sold separately.
This is a newer Zoku addition, and are pretty cute and clever because they’re “frosty” polar folks!
In my opinion, this mold set is a little odd. Not having tried them, I can’t say for sure, but the rounder the pop, the harder it is to eat. Round pops tend to melt on you, because you can’t actually fit your mouth around them. BUT again, I’m not 100% sure. These molds could be awesome.
Cuisipro popsicle molds I don’t own
I own both the Cuisipro circle pop molds and their sailboat molds. I like the circles a lot more than the sailboats due to a better shape and much nicer handle to hold. Below are some other molds by Cuisipro – some I’d try, and some I’d skip.
I’m intrigued by this latest addition to the Cuisipro family of molds. Apparently, these duel molds allow you to experiment with delicious and surprising flavor combinations, plus like many other Cuisipro molds, they snap together, making them easy to use (snap-together molds fit great in almost all freezers).
These mini pop molds are all so adorable! They have the snap-fit feature, allowing you to make 1 to 4 pops at a time. Kids will love them because once you eat the pop, there’s an adorable stick character at the center of each ice pop (see image below).
The mini pop mold sets are available in dinosaurs, farm animals (shown above) or safari animals.
Snap-together rocket molds with a slim profile and fire-minded handles.
I want these molds because the shape looks great and the handles are super cute and look easy to manage.
I like the triangle shape of these pops once out of the mold, but I feel like the handle might be weird to hang on to.
Other great single-serve molds
As I always say, single serve is totally the way to go when it comes to popsicles because having to un-mold conjoined pops is a pain. Below are some single serve molds you might want to check out.
This mold set is beautiful and slender, making it a win in even small freezers.
The best thing about these Ikea molds is how fresh and modern they look – but also how old school they are. They remind me of Tupperware pop molds from when I was a kid.
I’m super interested in these molds. I do have the Tovolo popsicle ice cream mold set, which I LOVE. But, this mold set comes with 6, not 4 molds and different ice cream cone styles. I’m reluctant only because the stand looks like it could take up too much excess room in your freezer, however, this set is still for sure on my wish list.
Includes four sculpted, zoo animal shapes that are dripless, easy to use and simple to clean. The three dimensional molds are very interesting and look like they’d take up minimal freezer space.
Push pop style popsicle molds
I own one set of push pop molds currently. I like mine a lot, but would like at least one more set. Push pop molds are handy because they’re space-saving in small freezers, and as the image below shows off, you can make these molds do double duty by filling them with snacks on-the-go. Kids think snacks in these molds are very clever.
I saw these recently and fell in love. Who doesn’t want star-shaped push pops!? I sure do! I love the pretty shape and these look like really sturdy push pop molds (thicker than most).
Set of six basic push pop molds.
This mold stands upright for easy filling and has a silicone tab for easy removal. You only get two in the set though.
These smaller than average push pops are perfect for babies and toddlers with a fluted rim so that residual liquid goes back into the mold (no mess).
My push pop molds didn’t come with a stand, so this set above stands out as pretty handy. Plus, the colors of these push pop molds are cool. However, note that you do not need a stand. I freeze my push pops by standing them upright in a cup in the freezer.
I never really recommend conjoined popsicle molds over single-serve. I do own some conjoined sets, but I don’t use them as much as my single-serve molds. Mainly because they’re a super pain to un-freeze from the mold and they’re also harder to fill and wash. That said, some people like them for their space-saving features and it’s harder to misplace parts.
Makes 10, three-ounce treats, includes 24 wooden treat sticks.
This mold set makes up to 10 frozen pops at a time in one tray, takes up minimal freezer space and includes 50 wood freezer pop sticks and an aluminum lid.
A pretty basic conjoined mold set, but the pops look smaller to me, so this could be a good set for parents with younger kiddos.
I’m posting this set in case you’re looking for a food-grade silicone conjoined set over a plastic set of molds, but I will say that having worked with silicone molds before, I feel like this set might be REALLY difficult to un-mold one pop at a time. Plus, the sticks, while reusable don’t look that functional to me. However, many conjoined, BPA-free molds I’ve posted are plastic, and these aren’t, so there you go.
Haba recently broke into the world of popsicles with two cute popsicle making trays full of fun characters.
I’m curious about how well these work considering the handles are so slim and they have an almost non-existent base, but my sheer love of all things ice pops might persuade me to try these just because they’re unique. I’d probably use them for adults and older kids though. There’s also a mini mold and jumbo mold from this company that both make perfectly round popsicles.
Unique popsicle molds
Unique popsicle molds aren’t usually as safe or functional as other molds, but no one can deny that they’re super fun. In the case of the unique molds below, all are reported as being BPA-free and kids (and adults) will adore them.
This Star Wars Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker comes with four saber hilts: 2 Luke and 2 Vader and a mold tray. AND the lightsaber popsicle feature a LED light that makes them actually light up! Super cool.
Honestly, I think the shape of these probably leads to lots of drips, so you won’t want to use them all the time, but they’re hyper cute and if you send the kids outside to eat their pops, it’s gonna be ok.
These are possibly the cutest push pop molds you’ll find. Very cute for kids. Made of durable BPA-free plastic and come in assorted fun, vibrant colors.
This interesting mold set has a twist – a hollow center that can be filled with fruit, ice cream, whipped cream, or a coordinating ice pop flavor.
An insanely cool popsicle mold set for ninja-loving kiddos.
Hilarious silly face fun for kiddos.
The coldest banana your kids will ever get.
Pretty much the most unique (and silly for kids) push pop mold you’ll find.
Helpful links to check out…
- Mini review guide of the best BPA-free molds I own (in case you missed the link to this post above)
- 100 organic popsicle recipes
- Best popsicle making supplies
- 50 homemade organic yogurt popsicle recipes & yogurt ice pop tips
- Homemade organic popsicle Q&A