Homemade Popsicles :: a summertime treat

Homemade Popsicles to keep cool in the summertime.

Disclosure: Some of the links below are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I may make commission off of purchases made through the links in this post. 

Homemade Popsicles

I’m always looking for ways to keep my kids cool and hydrated in the summertime. Homemade popsicles have been our go-to lately. They are naturally sweet & hydrating, without all the added sugar store bought popsicles have. Homemade popsicles are super quick & easy to make and you can get really creative with the recipes.

Things You’ll Need

How To Make Your Own Popsicles

Homemade Popsicles on the beach

Start by gathering your favorite blender. I like my nutribullet because it’s great for making smoothies and milkshakes and small enough to store in the RV easily.

Next add your favorite fresh or frozen fruit combos. Keep scrolling for our favorite popsicle recipes. Fresh fruit tends to be sweeter and has a higher water content for added hydration. If you use frozen fruit, you’ll want to add more water before blending.

After you’ve added your fruit, add a liquid of your choice. My go-to for summer is water or body armor, because it helps to keep my kids hydrated. You can also use milk for a creamier treat.

Before blending, I add a secret ingredient, Liquid IV. I add this to my smoothies and popsicles when using a water base to boost hydration. We live in Florida and the sun is INTENSE. I do whatever I can do make sure my kids are drinking and staying hydrated. The added electrolytes are great for outdoor adventures.

Lastly, you’ll blend it all up until it’s smooth. Pour it into your favorite popsicle mold or freeze pop bags. Freeze for 3-4 hours and enjoy!

Our Favorite Popsicle Recipes

Strawberry Orange Homemade Popsicle Recipe
Mango Banana Homemade Popsicle Recipe
Watermelon Lime Homemade Popsicle Recipe
Homemade Popsicle Recipes with Liquid IV for added hydration

Favorite Popsicle Molds

our favorite molds for homemade popsicles

I am a huge fan of these popsicle molds I found at target. They are also on amazon (click the picture for the link). As the popsicles melt, the juice falls into the bowl like bottom and they can drink it with the straw! No more sticky hand mess AND they are getting all that nutritious goodness!

more summer fun ideas

For other great summer ideas to do with your kids, check out these blog posts.

Don’t forget to follow our Summer RV Blogger Round Up on Instagram for your chance to win a Blackstone Grill. Head to our Instagram now and watch stories for more details!

Let’s Get Social!
Chelsea Hawley Content Creator Signature

10 thoughts on “Homemade Popsicles :: a summertime treat

    1. So yummy, Chelsea!!! 🙂 Thanks so much for these recipes! The mango looks AMAZING TOO!

  1. YUM! these are getting made asap!! I can’t believe I’ve never tried to make these because I thought it would be too hard! like you said too, I’m totally making some boozy!!

  2. Chelsea, I absolutely love that you made a healthy option to store bought popsicles. And I know from looking at your recipes that they are going to taste waaay better too! Also – did I hear you say you coudl make these boozy in your stories? Haha. I might have to try that!

Leave a Reply