Ice Pop Party: Homemade Popsicles

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Summer is almost over, but there is still time to enjoy these unconventional ice pops!

Cantaloupe & Campari Pops

These delicious melon flavored pops are perfect for the summertime heat.

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Chocolate-Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Chocolate chips add a sweet counterpoint to these tangy bright-pink raspberry pops. Strawberries would work equally well.

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Chocolate-Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Chocolate chips add a sweet counterpoint to these tangy bright-pink raspberry pops. Strawberries would work equally well.

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Avocado Ice Pops

Who would have thought avocado ice pops would taste this good?

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Mocha Ice Pops

Get an afternoon pick-me-up with these mocha-flavored frozen treats. A little of the cocoa settles at the bottom as they freeze, making a special chocolaty surprise on the top once the pop is unmolded.

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Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pops

Turn a strawberry-banana smoothie, or your favorite blended concoction, into freezer pops for a cool treat.

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Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries

Yogurt ice pops create the perfect creamy balance to a frozen treat.

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Vanilla-Orange Freezer Pops

These creamy vanilla-flavored orange juice pops will transport you back to the days of standing in line at the ice cream truck. Add a couple drops each of yellow and red natural food dye to give them a more vivid orange color.

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Banana Pudding Pops

These banana popsicles taste rich and decadent but are low-fat and really easy to make. We especially like them with some chocolate chips added. Cool the mixture to room temperature and divide 2/3 cup mini chips among the molds before freezing.

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Minted Watermelon Popsicles

The good news is these popsicles are a great fat-free snack, made with lots of naturally sweet watermelon and only a little sugar. They can be frozen in special popsicle molds or in standard ice cube trays (three cubes equals one serving).

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Chunky Peach Popsicles

Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you puree the mixture so the pops will be packed with icy cold, chunky bits of fruit. For a grown-up twist, try adding 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint, lemon verbena or basil.

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Lemon Puddin' Pops

This is such a fun dessert to serve in the summertime, when you crave something cool and creamy but want something with a little more personality than a scoop of ice cream. You can even tuck some fresh market berries into the molds for added pops of color and texture. Lemon and raspberry is a particularly happy match.

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Campari-Orange Pops

The Italian aperitif Campari brings balance to these sweet orange pops.

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Mojito-Watermelon Pops

For a quick grown up treat, try pops that double as cocktails. This one layers 
a minty mojito 
with vodka-spiked watermelon juice.

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In every person's life, certain foods evoke happy memories from childhood. For many, ice pops serve as a friendly reminder of how simple food and happiness can be.

It goes without saying that there is nothing better than cooling off after a long day at the playground with a popsicle. Now, the ice pop craze has taken an unconventional and exciting turn. From the more traditional chocolate and strawberry pops to exotic watermelon and parsley pops, nothing says summer more than an ice pop. These inexpensive and sweet treats are fun to make at home.

Check out these 14 fabulous ice pop recipes in the slideshow above.

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