5 Refreshing Homemade Popsicle Recipes July 13, 2020

by Jade Farhat Eat

Your favourite summer treat just got a major homemade upgrade courtesy of these 5 refreshing homemade popsicle recipes.

stack of easy summer homemade popsicle recipes

There’s nothing quite like the taste of a fresh homemade popsicle on a hot summer day. Instead of reaching for a store-bought popsicle that’s made with how-do-you-pronounce-that ingredients, try these homemade recipes everyone will love. They’re the easiest make-ahead dessert for summer BBQs and relaxing under the sun. With just a few staple ingredients – that are probably hiding in your fridge or pantry right now – you can have a delicious, fresh summer treat. Whether it’s citrus, stone fruits, berries, herbs, or yogurt, get ready for a delicious treat. Ready, set, grab a popsicle mold, and GO!

1. Lemon Ginger Chamomile Popsicles

lemon and chamomile popsicle recipe

This may not sound like summertime flavours, but we promise they won’t disappoint. We took these throat-soothing ingredients from your favourite cold-weather beverage and gave it a summertime makeover!

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/2 Cups Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Ground Ginger
  • 2 Tablespoons of Honey
  • 3 Chamomile Tea Bags
  • 1/3 Cup Lemon Juice + Handful Lemon Slices

Instructions:

  1. Combine water and ginger in a small saucepan over medium heat, and bring to a simmer.
  2. Add honey and continue cooking until dissolved, 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Add chamomile tea bags to the saucepan and let steep 10 minutes.
  4. Once mixture reaches room temperature, stir in lemon juice.
  5. Place thin lemon slices into popsicle molds before pouring over mixture.
  6. Freeze about 4 hours before serving, preferably overnight.

2. Coconut Lime Popsicles

coconut lime homemade popsicles on ice

Feel like your on a tropical beach, while your actually in the comfort of your home. Whip up these delicious creamy popsicles, then close your eyes and picture yourself on a tropical island.

Ingredients:

  • 3 Cups Coconut Milk
  • Juice from 2.5 Limes
  • 1/2 Cup Honey
  • Handful Ice

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until well combined.
  2. Divide between popsicle molds and freeze about 4 hours before serving, preferably overnight.

3. Cucumber Watermelon Popsicles

refreshing watermelon cucumber popsicle recipe

This popsicle screams SUMMER. We found the most hydrating combo: watermelon and cucumber. Enjoy these on hot summer days or whenever you’re craving a fresh treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Small Watermelon (about 1 pound), peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 3 Teaspoons Lime Juice
  • 1/2 Cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced

Instructions:

  1. Combine watermelon, honey, and lime juice in a blender, and blend until smooth.
  2. Place cucumber slices into popsicle molds, before pouring over mixture.
  3. Freeze about 4 hours before serving, preferably overnight.

4. Sangria Popsicles

boozy sangria homemade popsicle

Sorry kiddos, this is an adult-only popsicle. All the great flavours of a summer sangria in the palm of your hand and it’s easy to make? Count us in. Simply combine your favourite fruits, red wine and voilà, a summertime boozy popsicle treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 3 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 1 1/4 Cups Red Wine
  • 1 1/4 Cups Orange Juice
  • Orange and Lime Slices

Instructions:

  1. Make a simple syrup by combining sugar and water in a small pot, and heat over medium-high. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice. Set aside.
  2. In a tall pitcher, combine wine, orange juice, and simple syrup – then divide between popsicle molds. Add in thinly sliced orange and/or lime slices, if desired.
  3. Freeze about 4 hours before serving, preferably overnight.

5. Citrus Herb Popsicles

fresh herby summer popsicle recipe with citrus

Don’t let those precious fresh herbs go to waste! We found another way to use up those extra herbs in your fridge and it’s a delicious one! This Citrus Basil Popsicle is a great introduction to herby popsicles, but we also recommend shaking up and trying some mint.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 Cups Orange Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Honey
  • 1 Cup Ice
  • Handful Fresh Basil

Instructions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, but reserve a few herb leaves to add in whole. Blend until well combined.
  2. Place reserved herbs into popsicle molds before pouring over mixture.
  3. Freeze about 4 hours before serving, preferably overnight.

 

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