DIY Popsicle Recipe for Those Extra Hot Days
Best parts about summer: BBQs, pool parties, beach outings, road trips, and DIY popsicle recipes.
These DIY popsicle recipes are going to keep your summer nice and cool!
There are so many fun DIY popsicle recipes… there's a flavor for everyone. These fun variations will keep kids and other guests nice and refreshed. Make sure you make enough, because they might come back for seconds!
Before you start gathering the accouterments to make your delicious popsicles make sure you have the right tools to hold all your ingredients. There are plenty of options for popsicle molds on Amazon. Make sure you purchase one that is sturdy and can be used over and over again. Here are a few options for you to consider.
Piña Colada popsicles for adults
For that Caribbean feel, try this coconutty, tangy pineapple drink to feel like you're on vacation even though you're sitting in your backyard, basking in the sun:
- 1 cup pineapple juice
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/4 cup coconut rum (Malibu, Parrot Bay, or Cruzan Coconut Rum)
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut for texture
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl, fill your molds, and let them sit in the freezer for 4-5 hours until popsicles are completely frozen.
Raspberry Yogurt popsicles
This popsicle is refreshing and creamy with some chunky fruit bits to satisfy any craving:
- 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries, smashed with a spoon
- Half a lime
- 1 1/2 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 1/2 – 2 cups vanilla greek yogurt
Mix all the ingredients, fill molds, and let sit in the freezer for 4-5 hours or until frozen.
Cucumber, Mint, and Lime popsicle
This cooling treat will sure to quench your thirst and keep you nice and fresh. It's a typical Mexican drink that we've turned into a popsicle! This recipe requires a little more work, but it's worth the effort once you taste it. Most people are skeptical of sweet cucumber, but don't sleep on this recipe. It's surprisingly delicious!
- 6 Persian cucumbers, with the ends cut
- 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
- 1 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1 cup mint leaves
Blend all these ingredients and strain through a sieve, fill molds, pop them in the freezer for 4-5 hours, and enjoy!
These are just a few of the DIY popsicle recipes we love. There are so many recipes to choose from. The great thing about these recipes is that they're easy to make and they taste great. Include your kids when making kid-friendly versions, and invite your friends over to enjoy adult-friendly popsicles around the fire pit or pool.
Is there a recipe you think we should try? Share it with us in the comments so we can try other options.