14 Homemade Ice Pops to Cool You Off This Summer

It’s hot out there! Beat the heat with a delicious, DIY frozen treat.

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Few things are more refreshing on a scorching summer day than an ice pop. These portable frozen treats may take you back to your childhood, but there are plenty of ways to enjoy them as an adult, too. Read on for 14 ice pop recipes to try this summer — we’ve got something for everyone with boozy sangria pops, decadent chocolate sundae pops, healthy strawberry-chia breakfast pops and many more.

Sangria Pops

Sangria Ice Pops

Sangria Ice Pops

What's better than sangria on a hot summer day? Frozen sangria! Made with white wine, fruit juices and chopped fruit, these refreshing treats will be a big hit at your next warm-weather gathering.

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Shannon Petrie

What's more refreshing than sangria on a hot summer day? Frozen sangria! Made with white wine, fruit juices and chopped fruit, these pops will be a big hit at your next warm-weather gathering.

Make This: Sangria Pops

Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Pops

Healthy Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Ice Pops

Healthy Peanut Butter, Banana and Chocolate Ice Pops

Don't feel too guilty about indulging in these rich, creamy treats — they're made with unsweetened almond milk, natural peanut butter and unsweetened cocoa powder, plus banana and a few dark chocolate chips for a guilt-free hint of sweetness.

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Shannon Petrie

Don't feel too guilty about indulging in these rich, creamy treats — they're made with unsweetened almond milk, natural peanut butter and unsweetened cocoa powder, plus banana and dark chocolate chips for a guilt-free hint of sweetness.

Beer Pops, 2 Ways

A cold beer on a hot day.

A cold beer on a hot day.

A cold beer on a hot day.

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Image courtesy of Mick Telkamp

This is the ultimate way to enjoy a cold beer. We'll show you how to make two types of beer pops: Guinness Creamsicles and Corona-Lime Pops.

Make This: Beer-Sicles

Marigold Citrus Pops

Edible Petal Popsicles

Edible Petal Popsicles

These popsicles incorporate citrus and marigold petals for a bright, summery treat.

Edible marigold petals add citrusy flavor and beautiful color to these grown-up pops.

Make This: Fruit + Flower Pops

Mango Lassi Pops

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David Lang

Enjoy this creamy, yogurt-based Indian beverage in frozen form with this easy recipe.

Make This: Mango + Yogurt Pops

Strawberry Margarita Pops

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Matt Armendariz

Take this favorite summer cocktail to the next level.

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Tom's Mellow Melon Margarita

Like its name promises, this fruity twist on the traditional margarita will leave you refreshed and feeling mellow. Get the recipe>>

Frozen Irish Banana

Want to feel as though you've escaped to the tropics without leaving home? Take a sip of this coconutty cooler and slip away. Get the recipe>>

Wed Wabbit

With an infusion of carrot juice, this Bloody Mary-esque drink feels downright healthy. (Well, almost.) Get the recipe>>

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Oyster Bar Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary cocktails pair well with so many kinds of dishes. Many say the drink is a dish in itself. The lemon and lime juices in this version add a refreshing tartness. Get the recipe>>

The Steve-O 3-O Favo-O-Freeze

If you can say that name three times fast after drinking one of these, well, you need another! Can you spot the three Os in the ingredients? Get the recipe>>

The Frozen Texas Twister

When you want to blow people away and celebrate in true Lone Star style, use the best tequila in this frozen confection. Get the recipe>>

Hop Skip and Go Naked Punch

This beer punch will make your party guests cheer. Get the recipe>>

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Frozen Margie-Cadorita

Guacamole and tortilla chips are the perfect amigos for margaritas, and this version includes guacamole's essential element. Get the recipe>>

Frozen Hurricane (N'Awlins Style)

Get ready to be wowed after sampling this pleaser from the Big Easy. Get the recipe>>

Texican Tailgate Cocoa Freeze

Craving hot chocolate but the temperature outside is 100 degrees in the shade? Consider cooling your guests off with this chilly drink. Get the recipe>>

Frozen Mint Julep

This is the perfect Southern way to celebrate and cool off this summer. Get the recipe>>

A Very Berry Brazilian

This delicious cocktail gets a little sweetness (and style) from muddled summer strawberries. Get the recipe>>

The Bloody Clam

This is a strong contender for the best Bloody Mary, a hearty drink with a hint of the sea. Get the recipe>>

Chocolate Sundae Pops

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Matt Armendariz

This decadent dessert is healthier than it looks: The recipe calls for an avocado, a banana and low-fat milk.

Make This: Ice Cream Sundae Pops

Blueberry Mint Julep Pops

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Try this fruity, frozen twist on the classic mint julep.

Watermelon Pops

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Learn to make Watermelon Ice Pops for the perfect summer frozen treat.

Layer pureed watermelon, yogurt and pureed honeydew to make these adorable treats.

Strawberry Chia Breakfast Pops

FNK STRAWBERRY-­CHIA BREAKFAST POPS, Food Network Kitchen, Evaporated Milk, Lime, Honey, Chia Seeds, Strawberries, Frozen Pop Molds

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Matt Armendariz

Pops for breakfast? You bet! Make this strawberry-chia recipe and start your day with two grams of fiber.

Kale Banana Pops

FNK KALE-­BANANA BREAKFAST POPS, Food Network Kitchen, Banana, Kale, Greek Yogurt, Maple Syrup, Oranges, Lemon, Ginger, Frozen Pop Molds

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Matt Armendariz

Make these pops over the weekend, and you've got fruit- and veggie-packed breakfasts (or snacks) for the week.

Make This: Smoothie Pops

Grilled Peach and Almond Pops

Made with grilled peaches, ginger syrup and smoked almonds, these pops offer a unique blend of sweet, smoky and spicy flavors.

Berry and Yogurt Pops

Red, White and Blue Berry Pops

Red, White and Blue Berry Pops

Beat the heat in style with this colorful holiday dessert.

Photo by: Photo by Mick Telkamp

Photo by Mick Telkamp

Not just for Fourth of July! Enjoy these red, white and blue pops all summer long.

Make This: Berry-Yogurt Pops

Cocoa Colada Pops

Cocoa nibs add a touch of bitterness to these sweet, creamy pops, made with coconut milk and pineapple.

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Icy-cold gelato infused with unique ingredients, such as vegetables or sophisticated fruit combos, are the hit of the season. Wow guests with a trio of delicious flavors, like raspberry pomegranate, pistachio cream and mango.

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Display a heaping tower of decadent donuts dressed up with brightly colored frosting and sprinkles for a "hole" bunch of fun.

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Encourage guests to continue having "s'more" fun at home long after the party ends. Gift everyone with homemade favors that are reminiscent of summer campfires, like these s'more take-home boxes. They're the perfect way for guests to end the night on a sweet note. Get the how-to >>

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Trend to Try: Fresh, Vibrant Hues

Casual gatherings have made a major comeback. Set the scene with a centerpiece that takes less than 10 minutes to assemble. Simply place various colors of the same flower family in vases down the middle of the table. Use something full and lush, such as peonies, hydrangea, garden roses or tulips that have already opened.

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Decorate each place setting with a piece of whole fruit sliced in half, or display a single flower on top of a linen napkin for a striking splash of color.

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Stems in a monochromatic color palette make a major impact when clustered together to create a show-stopping centerpiece. To ensure your flowers get the attention they deserve, use stems in a bold hue, like yellow or orange, on top of a neutral tablecloth.

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Take advantage of the season's fresh produce by setting out mini bowls of berries as the perfect contrast to your bright centerpiece.

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Trend to Try: Interactive Bites

Invite guests over for an MYOP (Make Your Own Pizza) party. Specialty food stations create chatter among guests and serve as a great way to spark conversation for those who haven’t met.

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Set out a variety of fresh, seasonal ingredients and let guests get creative while building their own personalized pizza.

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Take your MYOP party one step further by giving guests recipe cards sharing your favorite pizza sauce recipe along with a bottle of your famous sauce.

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Trend to Try: Signature Sips

Ditch the fully-stocked bar and opt for a signature cocktail, such as sparkling white wine sangria. This will prevent the host from playing bartender all night. Get the recipe >>

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Pick up fresh ingredients from your local market or fruit stand to create a true summer-worthy cocktail.

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Trend to Try: Mini Food

Summer is all about casual, laid-back vibes, so set out a variety of mini foods for guests to nibble on instead of hosting a formal meal. Mini, layered BLT salads are the perfect excuse to use ingredients from your own backyard.

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Bite-sized meatballs placed on top of spaghetti noodles are the perfect way to encourage guests to Mangia! Mangia!

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Trend to Try: Garden-Inspired Elements

As a nod to summer's most popular dining experience (eating alfresco!), create a fresh, crisp environment based around garden-to-table elements. For those with a green thumb, tap into your creative side by making oversized, unruly centerpieces that make it feel as though guests are sitting right in the middle of a garden.

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Tie bundles of fresh herbs onto a linen napkin, or create personalized seed packet place cards to incorporate the garden theme. Guests will be able to plant their new treasures in their own backyard. Get the how-to >>

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Make guests feel special by displaying name tags tied onto mini herb plants that they can take home with them as a reminder of the day's event. Download these (free!) printable name cards >>

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