The summer heat is beginning to catch up to us and you may find yourself craving something cool to fend off the latest impacts of global warming. While heading over to Lil Pop Shop might seem like the best solution, here’s a couple of popsicles you can make in the comfort of your own home. 

Disclaimer: Once you try these, there’s no going back. 

Looking for something refreshing? 

The hottest summer day definitely calls for this fresh popsicle. It will leave you feeling as though you just woke up.

Mint Watermelon Popsicles

What you’ll need: 

  • 2 ½ cups watermelon slices (divided) 
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves 
  • 1½ cups coconut water 
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice 
  • 1 tablespoon honey

How to make it: 

  1. Blend 2 ½ cups of cut up watermelon along with mint leaves, coconut water, lime juice, and honey.
  2. Pour evenly amongst the molds, stirring and filling each.
  3. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for at least 6 hours.

Looking for something creamy?

Most of the time it's not a fruity popsicle we’re craving—it is the thick deliciousness of ice cream. This recipe will provide you with the goodness of your favorite soft serve while remaining healthy. 

Strawberry Peach Yogurt Popsicles

What you’ll need: 

  • 3 cups strawberries (pureed to 1 ½ cups)
  • 3 cups peaches (pureed to 1 ½ cups)
  • 2 tablespoons honey (divided) 
  • ⅔ cup of vanilla greek yogurt

How to make it: 

  1. Blend together puree strawberries with 4 teaspoons of honey (in blender)
  2. Blend separately the pureed peaches with 2 teaspoons of honey
  3. Rotate creating layers of 2 teaspoons strawberries, 1 teaspoon of yogurt, and 2 teaspoons peaches until reaching the top layer.
  4. Settle the layers by tapping the mold on the countertop. Use a spoon or fork on the top to create a swirl pattern.
  5. Remove air bubbles, insert sticks and freeze for at least 6 hours. 

Looking for something boozy?

Fresh, fruity popsicles are always a good time but sometimes we need that extra umph to meet all our summer time cravings. This boozy pop is a great alternative to drinking your alc

The Classic Boozy Popsicle

What you’ll need;

  • 1½ cups strawberries 
  • 2 cups watermelon
  • 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 ¼ cups moscato
  • 2 lemon wedges (juiced)  

How to Make it: 

  1. Put aside ⅙ of a cup of cut-up strawberries.
  2. Combine and blend all the ingredients together.
  3. Pour into mold and place additional piece evenly throughout the molds.
  4. Freeze for at least 8 hours.

Looking for Something With a Kick? 

Cream and booze are great on their own but what if I told you there was an option to have both coupled with a bit of spice? This recipe is perfect if you’re looking for a little something more than your average boozy pop and will have you missing Distrito within the first lick. 

Jalapeño-Marg Popsicle  

What you’ll need: 

Jalapeño-infused tequila: 

  • 1 jalapeño pepper sliced
  • ½ cup silver tequila

Marg popsicles: 

  • 4 cups diced mango
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 6 tablespoons jalapeño tequila

How to Make it: 


  1. Combine sliced jalapeño and tequila and infuse for 6 hours in a container with a closed cap.

Marg pop: 

  1. Blend mango, lime juice, cayenne pepper,  and powdered sugar until smooth (about 1 minute). 
  2. Stir in jalapeño tequila.
  3. Pour into mold, fit with sticks and freeze for 6 hours.

In the end, whether you’re looking for something sweet or spicy, these DIY popsicles are definitely going to brighten up—and cool off—any day. Good luck and get blending!