In the height of summer, there’s nothing like an ice pop to cut through the heat. Though store-bought ones do the job, pops made by hand — both the molds and the juicy refreshers — will taste that much better.

Ice pops can be cast in any shape you envision. You can make simple pop molds from everyday household items or from food packaging. If you want to get really crafty, you can experiment with liquid silicone and make your own mold.

You’ll find these instructions and recipes, as well as many more, in Pops! Icy Treats for Everyone (Quirk Books).