Whether you’ve been hitting up your local farmer’s market or vacationing in a cute beach town as of late, you’ve probably seen all different varieties of gourmet popsicles being sold. Flavors can vary from simple and familiar combinations like strawberry-banana, to more daring and complex flavor profiles such as spicy salted watermelon margarita!
If you are ready to create your own frozen treat, we’ve got 5 gourmet popsicle recipes right here for you to create a refreshing taste of summer in your own kitchen for any occasion!
Basic Tools to Get Started:
Popsicle Freezer Molds
Wooden Popsicle Sticks (optional)
Blender or Food Processor
#1 Mango Lassi Popsicles
Perfect for: The girls’ night hostess serving up some Instagram worthy summer snacks
1 cup cubed mango
1 cup yogurt
¼ cup water or milk, your choice
¼ teaspoon cardamom powder
½ teaspoon saffron strands
3-4 tablespoons honey
Blend cubed mango until smooth. Add in the remaining ingredients, blend until smooth. Pour into molds leaving ¼” of room to allow for expanding. Freeze for 8 hours or overnight before enjoying.
#2 Toasted Coconut Latte Popsicles
Perfect for: The teacher who deserves a tropical getaway but will settle for Starbucks and sunshine at home
½ cup unsweetened coconut flakes (toasted @ 325 degrees)
3 cups coconut cream, divided
¼ cup maple syrup, divided
½ teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
¼ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt, divided
1 cup cold brew coffee
Blend all ingredients until smooth making sure to set aside your divided ingredients. Pour mixture halfway up the molds and freeze. Add remaining divided ingredients and blend for about 1 minute until smooth. Fill molds the rest of the way with coffee mixture. Add popsicle sticks and freeze for 3 hours or overnight.
#3 Strawberry Greek Yogurt Popsicles
Perfect for: The “cool mom” who wants something healthy for the kids without them knowing it
1 lb. fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
2 cup vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt
Sprinkling of brown sugar, to taste
Blend or process strawberries on pulse until they resemble a jam with a few bigger pieces in the mix. Pour into a mixing bowl with yogurt and brown sugar and fold together. Spoon into molds and freeze overnight.
#4 Blueberry Lemon Pudding Popsicles
Perfect for: The best BBQ host on the block looking to cool down with guests (once the burgers are done)
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
3 tsp lemon zest
3 cup blueberries
Whisk together lemon juice, lemon zest, sugar and cream. Place blueberries into molds leaving room at top. Carefully pour lemon mixture into molds over top of blueberries. Freeze for 6 hours or overnight.
#5 Boozy Mojito Popsicles
Perfect for: The woman juggling it all who deserves a little “quarantini” PM snack after these last 16 months
2 oz. Bacardi Light Rum
3 oz fresh lime juice
3 oz. simple syrup
2½ cup lemon lime soda
12 fresh mint leaves
3 cup ice cubes
1 lime, peeled and sliced thinly
Blend all ingredients (except the lime slices) until smooth and resembles a slushy. Place a lime slice in each empty popsicle mold before pouring in the mixture into the molds. Add Popsicle sticks and freeze for 8 hours or overnight. Of course, please enjoy responsibly and store out of reach of little one’s hands.