Licking a scoop of ice cream from a waffle cone can make it seem like you’re making the most of your summer. But there’s another nostalgic way to enjoy a cool treat this year: by swapping your ice cream for popsicles with unique flavours. If you loved them back when it was cool to craft things out of wooden popsicle sticks, chances are, you’ll be into these amped-up delights too. And the best part about these amazing summer popsicles is that they each come with instructions on how to whip them up at home.
14 amazing summer popsicles that are anything but ordinary
Banana NutellaBet you never thought about making popsicles by freezing Nutella, did you? This recipe blends banana and everyone's favourite hazelnut spread for an incredibly decadent final product.
GET THE RECIPE HERE.The Viet Vegan
Milk and HoneyIf you want to stir this milk and honey popsicle into your coffee, we won't stop you. This recipe calls for almond milk, honey, blueberries and banana, but you can really opt for whatever fruit you've got on hand.
GET THE RECIPE HERE.Being MVP
Chocolate Peanut ButterVegans rejoice! This chocolate peanut butter option (pick up some vegan chocolate chips) will really hit the spot. In fact, they're so tasty that you'll want to convince your meat-eating friends they're for herbivores only.
GET THE RECIPE HERE.Hungry Girl por Vida
Raspberry CoconutIf you're in need of a dairy-free treat, these raspberry coconut popsicles only use coconut milk. The Greek yogurt can also be substituted with coconut or cashew milk (and it won't change the flavour too much).
GET THE RECIPE HERE.Spoon Fork Bacon
Root Beer FloatGet your fix of nostalgia with a root beer float popsicle. Although you can't sip on this variation of the retro treat, it's still just as satisfying to lick.
GET THE RECIPE HERE.Boulder Locavore
Pumpkin SpiceSick of waiting for fall to enjoy pumpkin-flavoured treats? Save these pumpkin spice popsicles for later in the summer season when your family's over all the fruity flavours.
GET THE RECIPE HERE. Purple House Cafe
Cookies and creamThis blogger's popsicle is basically ice cream on a stick, and requires just one box of Oreo cookies and some vanilla bean ice cream. The best part of it is the crumbled coating of Oreos on the exterior.
GET THE RECIPE HERE.Jacquelyn Clark
Brownie BatterThese rainbow brownie batter desserts are out of this world. All the different colours make these treats super trendy (unicorn popsicles, anyone?), but it's the rich taste that makes 'em a gold medal winner.
GET THE RECIPE HERE.Aww Sam
BaileysAnother boozy option? Baileys. There's a whole lot of cream in this recipe, so your taste buds will be all kinds of happy. You might want to consider using different flavours of Baileys, like mint or caramel, for a unique twist.
GET THE RECIPE HERE. Family Fresh Cooking
Lemon and LimeSummer snacks don't have to be completely sweet. This lemon and lime flavour will satisfy any folks craving something a little more on the sour side at your next outdoor party.
GET THE RECIPE HERE. Eat Style Create
Mango ChiaGive your desserts a powerful punch by adding in a handful of chia seeds. They'll offer a unique flavour and texture to the naturally sweet mango puree, but any other fruit will work too.
GET THE RECIPE HERE.Jelly Toast
Bourbon Butterscotch LatteThese little pieces of heaven are as delicious as they sound. You'll get a taste of sweet from the butterscotch and a hit of savoury from the bourbon and coffee, creating the perfect balance of flavours.
GET THE RECIPE HERE.Endless Simmer
Gummy PopsKids will adore this treat with hidden gummies. You can freeze the candies into any juice, but consider using something clear (like aloe juice) to show off the trapped bears.
GET THE RECIPE HERE. TasteMade
Honeydew Green TeaHoneydew and green tea make the ultimate, refreshing combo with two stunning colours. This one's a definite crowd pleaser.
GET THE RECIPE HERE.Well and Full