13 Unique Popsicle Recipes You Can DIY This Weekend
Sweet, salty, floral, fruity, boozy—there’s an endless array of ways to create your own popsicles this summer. While our Pinterest feeds have been awash with child-friendly rainbow treats for years, this season, the frozen delicacy has received a grown-up twist. Think Earl Grey latte and blueberry matcha popsicles or spiked margarita and piña colada renditions. As the countdown to Memorial Day weekend begins, we’ve gathered 13 of the best recipes to make ahead and freeze. Long-weekend parties, we’re ready for you.
They might look pretty and PG, but don’t misjudge these Bellini popsicles. A dash of prosecco and peach bitters means they’re a little naughtier than your typical treat. Add edible flowers and display top-down in an ice bucket when guests arrive.
A sophisticated take on British mini milks, this retro dessert recipe appeals to parents and children alike. Containing fennel seeds, condensed milk, honey, and vanilla bean paste, the treats will last up to three months if kept in molds in the freezer. Serve them in printed paper sleeves for an extra-nostalgic touch.
Zesty and refreshing, these cucumber coconut lime creations are best served poolside. Swap out rich coconut milk for coconut water for a healthier alternative.
Coconut milk and Earl Grey tea aren’t exactly what comes to mind as thirst-quenching popsicle ingredients, but the two flavors pair surprisingly well. Carefully layer the mixtures or, if you’re short on time, blend together for a dessert that’s anything but basic. Iced coffee lovers, this one’s for you.
Continuing the tea obsession, this mango green tea recipe makes classic popsicles look like child’s fodder. The recipe creator, Minimalist Baker, recommends choosing vibrant green matcha powder for the best flavor.
Summer marks the start of cherry season, so this cherry, banana, and vanilla popsicle recipe is a great way to kick off the warm months. Bonus: It’s also super healthy, containing only fruit and raw vanilla beans for flavor. Swirl the deep-red mixture in the mold for a Pinterest-worthy finish.
They might look impressive, but making these floral lemonade popsicles involves only three steps. Recipe creator Eden Passante of Sugar and Charm sourced the vibrant edible orange flowers from Whole Foods, then froze them with lemonade in a popsicle mold. Yes, that’s it.
Honey-roasted blueberries give this quirky popsicle recipe an unexpected flavor kick. Add to that an avocado, a pinch of sea salt, and a tablespoon of matcha powder, and this is one summer party snack that’ll surprise and delight guests.
Fruit-flavored popsicles have dominated blogs for years, but creamy recipes that straddle a sweet and salty balance are beginning to take hold. Pumpkin purée, caramel sauce, and cinnamon make these pops the perfect gourmet treat to serve after the sun goes down.
Alfresco entertaining and cocktails go hand in hand, so these boozy margarita popsicles belong at every long-weekend barbecue. Honeydew melon gives the tequila bite a smooth, sweet finish, while cucumber adds a refreshing edge.
The boozy popsicle reign continues! Replace piña colada cocktails for this frozen variety at your Memorial Day party. Blend freshly juiced pineapple with lime zest for a gourmet upgrade.
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