How to Make Popsicles at Home

Cool, refreshing, and super tasty. A summertime delight. Be you toddler, child, or fully-grown human. There’s a popsicle for you.

Rich and chocolaty. Fresh and fruity. Creamy and comforting. Make it stripy, swirly, one flavor or five. Healthy treat, delicious dessert, or ice cold snack. Make it whatever you want.

The variety of flavors and textures of popsicle are endless. But the basic formula isn’t… Here’s how to make every type of popsicle.

These base recipes make about 8 popsicle. Freeze for at least 6 – 8 hours.

Mix + Match

How to Combine Flavors.

Why settle for one flavor, when you can have more? Combine fruity popsicles with creamy ones, like peaches & cream. Or keep the texture the same and just switch up the flavors. And then there are toppings. The combinations are endless…

Swirly Ice Pops

Spoon one layer into mold, then gently spoon next flavor on top. Repeat process, making about 3 to 5 layers.

Then very gently swirl layers together by moving a knife or a skewer up and down. Avoid over-mixing.

Ice Pops with Toppings

Cover ice pops with crunchy toppings and if you want, chocolate too!

Chocolate Covered Ice Pops

Cut 7oz chocolate into small chunks and melt in a heatproof bowl over a pan of warm water. Stir in 2 tablespoons of coconut oil (or preferred vegetable oil), to stop the chocolate from cracking when frozen.

  • Chocolate drizzle. Lay ice pop on flat surface covered with parchment paper. Drizzle melted chocolate over ice pop.
  • Chocolate layer. Pour chocolate into a tall, narrow container, just wide enough to fit the ice pop. Allow chocolate to cool to room temperature. Dip ice pop into chocolate. Quickly sprinkle ice pop with chopped nuts or other topping, if adding, before chocolate sets.

The chocolate will firm fairly quickly. Once set, place ice pop on a tray lined with parchment paper. Return ice pops to freezer. 

Crunchy Toppings

Once ice pop has frozen, brush with a little water or honey, then sprinkle with chopped nuts, granola, shredded coconut, or other topping.

Stripy Ice Pops

For separate and defined layers, freeze each layer until set. This will prevent one layer bleeding into the layer.

How to: Spoon one layer of mixture into mould, allow to freeze for 30 to 60 minutes, or until set. Repeat process. Alternate between flavors, or make each layer a different flavor.

To summarize it all, here’s chart on how to make popsicles of every type.

How to Make Popsicles Infographic



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