Ice Pops Recipes That Will Change the Way You Think About Dessert

Watermelon Margarita Pops
Step aside, ice cream, cake, and cookies. These homemade ice pops are THE dessert of summer, thanks to their showy appearance and versatility. Just combine your favorite juice, fruit slices, and maybe a few edible flowers, and you have a dessert that will be gone well before it melts!

Roasted Cherry-Almond Milk Pops

At less than 50 calories per pop, this Greek yogurt dessert is much lighter than the kind you’d find in the freezer aisle at the supermarket. The secret: Roasting the cherries brings out their natural sweetness so you can cut down on the level of honey that needs to be added.

Pineapple, Mint, and Coconut Water Pops

Rehydrate on a scorching-hot summer day with these coconut water pops. Fresh mint makes each bite even more refreshing.

Kiwi-Strawberry Rooibos Ice Pops

These strawberry-kiwi treats are essentially lightly sweetened ice tea (well, frozen tea) with a splash of apple juice. Kids will eat up these colorful low-cal pops!

Rocket Pops

You might be able to guess that watermelon is the base of the red Rocket Pops, but do you have any predictions about what fruit kicks off the blue version? Hint: Think tropical!

Watermelon-Kiwi Pops

For a dessert that looks as sweet as it tastes, try these layered ice pops. Try the same strategy with pineapple and blueberry or mango and raspberry, depending on the season.

Fruity White Sangria Pops

Don’t let that vino go to waste! Put the final glass of white wine to good use in these fruity freezer pops. (White grape juice works wonderfully for a kid-friendly version.)

Bahama Mama Ice Pops

Speaking of spirits, these pretty pink pops are made with equal parts orange juice, pineapple juice, and rum, plus a splash of grenadine and lime juice. After just one taste, you’ll realize why they’re one of the most popular recipes with our Facebook fans!

Mango-Chili Ice Pops

Spice up your dessert routine with this recipe that’s inspired by the chili powder-dusted mango snack served by street vendors in Mexico.

Sherbet Fruit Pops

Make note of the ratios, then go wild by customizing with your favorite fruit, juice, and sorbet combos.

Classic Fudge Pops

Cure your cocoa craving with these frozen fudge pops that include a triple dose of chocolate flavor: melted semisweet chocolate, cocoa powder, and mini chips.

Watermelon Margarita Pops

"Made with 100 percent real fruit!" is what the label would read if you purchased these watermelon pops at the store. Each watermelon round is dressed simply with orange juice and zest, a splash of tequila, and a pinch of sugar and salt.

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