The Great Make: Popsicle Roundup

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The Great Make: Popsicle Roundup

It’s hot. It’s really hot. It’s close the door, crank up the AC, and break out the ice trays for the back of your neck hot. It’s about this time that frozen, flavored sugared ice on a stick starts to sound like a reasonable dining experience. Popsicles are refreshing, tasty, and it’s fun and easy to make many variations, from fruity to savory to decidedly adult.

We’ve publish many recipes for homemade popsicles over the years. Here are a few of our favorites.

Pineapple Banana Pops

june-kidskitchen-pineapplebananapops-final-closeupWith outside temperatures creeping dangerously towards 100 degrees Fahrenheit, homemade pineapple banana popsicles are a perfect healthy treat to cool off during those long, hot afternoons.

DIY Cereal Pops

cereal-breakfast-popsicles-recipe-1Brittni Mehlhoff of the Paper & Stitch blog has concocted a frosty treat that turns breakfast cereal into dessert with this clever cereal pops recipe!

Make Your Own Fudgsicles

fudgsiclesTake a stab at fudging your own sicle with these beautiful DIY fudgesicles!

Sweet Peach Iced Tea Popsicles

papernstitch_sweet_peach_tea_popsicles_01Iced tea and long hot summer afternoons go hand in hand, so it’s going to be hard to top this sweet peach iced tea popsicle recipe.

Chocolate Banana Pops

This is a fun project to do with your kids who will enjoy coming up with interesting ways of decorating their popsicle creations.

It’s Gin O’Clock! White Currant and Cucumber Gin Popsicles

Gin O'Clock: White Currant and Cucumber Gin PopsiclesLooking for a cool and refreshing warm weather cocktail? How about a delightfully frosty adults-only boozy gin popsicle?

Edible Art: Cool and Refreshing Watercolor Popsicles

Edible Art: Cool and Refreshing Watercolor PopsiclesLooking to bring a little cool, painting-inspired artfulness to your next cookout? Check out these pretty watercolor popsicles.

How to Make Gummy Bear Popsicles With Sprite

gummyGummy Bear popsicles. Pretty. Refreshing. Bad for you.

Chili Lime Watermelon Popsicles

etsy_chili_lime_watermelon_popsicles_01In the mood for a sweet treat with an unexpected kick? Don’t miss out on this chili lime watermelon popsicle recipe.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at

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