It’s summertime and the weather is fine. That means one thing – popsicles. Perfect for cooling you down in the afternoon or providing a light, sweet finish to a summer dinner party. These recipes go beyond the classic chocolate pop and straight into gourmet territory.
1. Pea Popsicle
Eating those peas won’t be a problem when they are in this yummy popsicle. Just place frozen peas and water in a popsicle mold, freeze, and then stare in shock as your kids clamor for “more peas, please!” Get the recipe here.
2. Margarita Cream Pops
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere in the world, right? These creamy, tart popsicles have a kick from tequila and a surprising dash of salt. They are sweet, refreshing, and definitely not kid approved. Get our Margarita Cream Pops recipe.
3. Honeydew Melon Pops
These creamy ice pops get their punch of flavor from ripe honeydew melon. Feel free to use cantaloupe if that’s what you have in the fridge. Get our Honeydew Melon Pops recipe.
4. Malai Kulfi Ice Pops
These Indian popsicles are fragrant with cardamom and saffron and loaded with crunchy pistachios. They are incredibly thick and creamy – an ideal ending to an outdoor BBQ. Get our Malai Kulfi Ice Pops recipe.
5. Peaches n Cream Pops
An elegant twist on an old-school favorite. Tangy mascarpone cheese blends with sugar, cream, and ripe yellow peaches (though nectarines may be substituted) for an unforgettable summer treat. Get our Peaches n Cream Pops recipe.
6. Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls Ice Pops
For those of you who like to break it up with a little texture. The tapioca pearls thaw as you eat the pop, becoming pleasantly chewy, for a fun twist on bubble tea. Get our Milk Tea with Tapioca Pearls Ice Pops recipe.
7. Chai Popsicles
Just freeze Chai milkshakes in popsicle molds and boom – there you are! Ice cream, milk, and tons of aromatics like ginger, peppercorns, and masala chai, combine to make an unforgettable dessert. Get our Chai Popsicles recipe.
Sarah Spigelman Richter is a New York City–based writer, blogger, and social media manager. She has developed recipes for Tabasco, blogs about her favorite restaurants and recipes at Fritos and Foie Gras, and can be found, most Friday nights, watching "Arrested Development" reruns.