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Over the years I’ve tested out many popsicle molds. Below are 12 of the popsicle molds I’ve tested that range from excellent to good. I’ve also included some popsicle recipes, tips about how to use your molds, plus advice on one popsicle mold you should probably avoid.
*Note, to the best of my research ability, all the molds featured below are BPA-free.
Basics: Set of six groovy popsicle molds featuring handles with built-in drip guards, a sturdy base and they’re dishwasher safe.
Mini review: Excellent all around ice pop molds that last forever (seriously, my set is 10+ years strong). These molds make rather large popsicles, so they’re not appropriate for younger kids, but work awesomely for adults and older kids. The handles really do catch drips and they’re easy to un-mold. Read my full Tovolo popsicle mold review.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: Almost any kind! I’ve made yogurt pops, ice cream pops, juicy pops and all sorts of in-between pops with these molds, with perfect success. The two types of popsicle I wouldn’t recommend you make with these molds are tea pops because tea pops are harder than other pops, so you’ll be licking forever or very sweet pops (like double chocolate chip), because the molds are just too large for too much sweetness.
Basics: Set of six star-shaped popsicle molds featuring handles with built-in drip guards, a sturdy base and they’re dishwasher safe.
Mini review: The star molds are one of my favorite sets, because they make medium-sized pops in a cool shape. Although there are cons to this set such as a funky shaped base and smaller, less efficient drip guard.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: I’ve made most types of pops with these molds but due to the shape, I feel like they work best with lick-friendly creamy popsicles, such as pops made with yogurt, a milk base or creamy fruit (like melon). The edges are a bit sharp when you use these molds for juicy pops like iced tea, lemonade or juicy berry.
Basics: Set of six rocket-shaped popsicle molds featuring handles with built-in drip guards, a sturdy base and they’re dishwasher safe.
Mini review: In my experience, kids tend to be huge fans of these molds. The shape is fun, the size is pretty much perfect for toddlers to older kids, and the drip guards work well. The base is super nice and a bit more sleek than other sets.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: Pretty much any kind of popsicle you like works in these molds. Although, from time to time, creamy pops made in these molds have trouble un-molding due to the intricate shape.
Basics: Set of six popsicle molds that easily snap (or un-snap) together. The reusable handles feature a built-in drip guard and they’re dishwasher safe.
Mini review: I like these molds, as they un-mold well and are attractive and long-lasting. Plus, these molds are sized right for kids and adults of all ages. However, the round shape has a width that makes some types of pops harder to eat. Also, I don’t feel the drip guards are all that great and the circle on the handle can be uncomfortable to hang on to for too long, although it is a sleek looking mold.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: I make many types of popsicles with my circle molds, but I feel like juicy pops are a better fit (for example, juicy raspberry, iced tea or lemonade) vs. creamy pops. I REALLY like using these molds for homemade fudge pops as the molds aren’t super large large, so you get some sweetness, but not too much.
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Basics: Set of four silicone ice pop molds with a stand designed for easy transport and easy silicone tabs that allow you to remove frozen treats from the molds. Dishwasher safe.
Mini review: I love these molds, though they have some flaws. The shape is hyper cute. The size is perfect, no matter if you’re making sweet or savory pops, and most pops un-mold easily. The cons include a weird base that can be tricky to use and the silicone tab (meant to be an easy way to basically peel the mold off your popsicle) usually isn’t all that great. When I do try to use the tab, sometimes popsicles (especially creamy ones) break. The best way to un-mold pops from these molds is to hold the popsicle under warm water for a minute.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: Liquid heavy (like lemonade) or fruit pops work better in these molds than yogurt or chocolate pops, although I have had success making pudding pops in them.
Basics: Set of four ice cream cone-shaped popsicle molds featuring handles with built-in drip guards, a sturdy base and they’re dishwasher safe.
Mini review: I love these molds because they’re so much fun. Everyone is impressed with popsicles that look like ice cream cones and the handles are great for big and small hands to hold onto. These can be a little tricky to un-mold, but I haven’t experiences much breakage with these molds. Also these are smaller sized, so depending on how much popsicle you want, that can be a pro or con.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: Clearly treat-minded pops like chocolate or ice cream are the popsicles of choice for these molds, although you can easily pull off healthier fruit and veggie pops in them as well.
Basics: Set of five (or 10) silicone push pop style molds with a “Cosmos Fastening Strap” that allows you to sort of tie the popsicles together upright so they freeze correctly. Dishwasher safe.
Mini review: First off, I never have great luck with the Cosmos Fastening Strap. It’s just weird. To use these molds, I place them upright in a thin glass cup, fill them, then stick the whole cup in the freezer. These molds do work as intended, in that you get a nice push pop out of them, but they have some cons, such as they’re tricky to fill, the lids are tiny and easy to loose, and the bottom has this flat shape that popsicle mix can easily get stuck in, so you really need to rinse them as soon as you’re done eating your popsicle. Overall, push pops are fun for kids though and these are so easy to hold on to.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: I’ve made all sorts of pops with these molds and they’ve all turned out fine. Due to the weird flat bottom that stuff can get stuck in, I stay away from making chocolate or peanut butter pops with these as I think it could be hard to clean sticky stuff out.
Basics: Set of six popsicle molds shaped like cute boats that easily snap (or un-snap) together. The reusable handles feature a built-in drip guard and they’re dishwasher safe.
Mini review: I’m not a huge fan of these molds, mainly because you’re limited by the types of popsicles you can easily make with them. These molds un-mold easily, so they’re not terrible or anything, but because of the odd shape and inefficient drip guards, juicy pops will get everywhere. Little kids seem to have a hard time eating these due to the wide, weird shape and the handle could be more comfortable to hang on to.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: These molds work really well for creamy popsicles but don’t work well when making juicy pops as the juice gets all over.
Basics: Set of four tiny popsicle molds, (shown above with the Cuisipro Snap Fit Circle Pop Mold) perfectly shaped for the small hands of babies and toddlers. The clever design catches drips and they’re dishwasher safe.
Mini review: I actually use these molds mostly to test out new recipes, as they make tiny popsicles. They are really nice molds though for little ones. They un-mold easily and the base made up of four parts that click together or apart. The downside is that this set has been changing manufactures over and over the last few years. Now this particluar brand has been mostly discontinued, though you can find it. The newer version is the Nuby Garden Fresh Fruitsicle Frozen Pop Tray, which are not single serve molds unfortunately.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: Pretty much any popsicle you can dream up for a baby or toddler works well in these molds.
Basics: Set of four (non-single serve) molds with no-drip handles. Top-rack dishwasher safe
Mini review: I picked this mold set up at the store one day on a whim. But I wasn’t sure they were BPA-free. I emailed the company who makes them, WestBend, who told me they were indeed BPA-free. At $5.00 a pop, these molds are decent starter molds, but not, in my opinion good for long-term popsicle enthusiasts due to the fact they’re not single serve. That said, pros of these molds is that they do work well with various kinds of pops and although the handle looks annoying, it’s not. Plus, kids think the jelly bean style is fun.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: Most popsicle mixes work well in these molds.
Basics: Guitar-inspired ice cube maker made from pure food-grade silicone, the ice maker features stir stick handles that resemble the arm of a guitar.
Mini review: These are way more a novelty set of molds, as they make tiny popsicles. They are excellent for testing out various ice pop flavors in small batches. They’re also great for tea pops that can be mixed into actual iced tea or alcohol infused pops (for adults only) for a party.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: Any smooth, not chunky ice pop mixture works in these molds.
Basics: Set of four twin pop molds in a classic shape.
Mini review: I DO NOT recommend these molds, but wanted to mention them in case you come across them in your popsicle mold search. These molds are really cute and classic, but I’ve had nothing but trouble with them. Once in a while, I’ve made a successful batch of pops with these (as shown in the picture above) but more often than not, my popsicles break when I use these molds. Basically, yeah they’re fun, but I’d use them at your own risk. You can read my full review here: Tovolo Twin Pop Molds – worst molds ever made.
What kind of popsicles should you make with these molds?: Almost all the creamy pops I made with these molds broke – i.e. yogurt, ice cream, dairy based pops. I’ve had better luck with liquid based pops, like fruit or tea.
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