13 Absurdly Simple Homemade Popsicle Recipes

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The last thing you want to do when it’s sweltering is move around even if feeding yourself is, you know, necessary. These popsicles require minimal effort, but boast the maximal benefit of cooling your body from the inside out. Make a batch of any of these 13 super-simple recipes, keep them in the freezer at all times, and your chances of surviving this summer will improve drastically.

Margarita Popsicles
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Margarita pops

These are super easy to put together: just mix strawberry margarita mix and a splash of tequila. Don’t forget to sprinkle the popsicles with a bit of coarse salt before eating. The boozy popsicle recipe is here.

Key ingredients:

  • Strawberry margarita mix
  • Tequila


Watermelon pineapple popsicles

Watermelon, pineapple, and mint. That’s it! Instructions here.

Key ingredients:

  • Watermelon
  • Pineapple
  • Mint
Fudgesicle Popsicles
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Fudgesicle pops

Chewy chunks of fudge brownies are suspended in creamy, chocolatey goodness. Make these dreamsicles here.

Key ingredients:

  • Brownies
  • Cocoa powder
  • Milk


Peach and pineapple popsicles

These juice-based pops have pretty chunks of fruit in them, like edible stained glass. It’s so simple, and it’s right here.

Key ingredients:

  • Pineapple juice
  • Peaches
Strawberry Popsicles
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Strawberry popsicles

Add a bucket of strawberries to juice and blend the heck out of them. That’s really all it takes! Recipe right here.

Key ingredients:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Strawberry juice


Berry yogurt popsicles

Popsicles for breakfast? There’s no guilt when they’re made from frozen yogurt and berries. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Fresh blueberries
  • Greek yogurt
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What’s in a snacksicle? All the sweet and salty things you could ever crave -- pretzels, M&M'S, peanut butter cups -- swirled with vanilla ice cream and frozen into glorious popsicles. The genius recipe is right over here.

Key ingredients:

  • Snacks
  • Coconut milk
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Half & half


Any fruit popsicles

Pick a fruit (any fruit), puree it with water, and freeze, and you’ve got a healthy, cool treat. The easy-peasy recipe is here.

Key ingredients:

  • Any summer fruit
  • Water
  • Sugar
Strawberry Mint Cookies 'n' Cream Popsicles
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Strawberry mint cookies & cream popsicles

These are a wonderful twist on the traditional cookies & cream. Mint Stuf Oreos and fresh strawberries are added for a refreshing kick. The five-minute recipe is here.

Key ingredients:

  • Fresh strawberries
  • Mint Oreos
  • Heavy cream


One ingredient fruit pops

It doesn’t get easier than this, guys. It's pretty much frozen fruit on a stick. Simple, but so good. If you really need further instructions, they’re right here.

Key ingredient:

  • Watermelon or pineapple
Orange Carrot Popsicles
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Popsicles 4 life

These sugar-free popsicles are nutritious, refreshing, and restorative. You know, for eating after all those less-healthful foods. The vitamin-packed recipe is here.

Key ingredients:

  • Orange juice
  • Carrot juice
  • Turmeric powder


Coconut pops

Blend a coconut, put it in molds, and freeze for the perfect tropical indulgence. Steps are here.

Key ingredient:

  • Coconut
Gummy Bear Popsicles
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Gummy pops

These fun ice pops are filled with chewy gummy bears. Get the recipe here.

Key ingredients:

  • Coconut water
  • Gummy bears

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