12 Popsicle Recipes for the Fourth of July

12 Popsicle Recipes for the Fourth of July
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12 Popsicle Recipes for the Fourth of July

Read on for 12 popsicle recipes to make on July 4th.

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Mojito Watermelon Pops

Boozy pops are desserts that double as cocktails. This one layers 
a minty mojito 
with vodka-spiked watermelon juice.

Get the recipe: Mojito Watermelon Pops

Pop Art Push-Ups

Kool-aid is the main ingredient in these push-ups that were created by ice cream expert, Jeni Britton Bauer.

Get the recipe: Pop Art Push-Ups

Coconut Water Mixed Berry Popsicle

Um... a whole popsicle for around 30 calories? Yes, please! These popsicles are not only better for you, but they're fresh and completely guilt free. Plus, it's an entirely fun way to get your fruit intake.

Get the recipe: Coconut Water Mixed Berry Popsicle

Chocolate-Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Chocolate chips add a sweet counterpoint to these tangy, bright pink raspberry pops. Strawberries would work well too!

Get the recipe: Chocolate-Raspberry Frozen Yogurt Pops

Cantaloupe & Campari Pops

Cantaloupe is the epitome of summer. The addition of campari makes these pops an adult-friendly summer treat.

Get the recipe: Cantaloupe & Campari Pops

Pineapple Ginger Coconut Pops

These popsicles have layers of tropical flavor mixed with ginger beer. Plus, they are gluten-free and vegan, too!

Get the recipe: Pineapple Ginger Coconut Pops

Chunky Peach Popsicles

Make sure to reserve a portion of coarsely chopped peaches as you puree the rest of the mixture for these popes, so you can pack them with icy cold, chunky bits of fruit.

Get the recipe: Chunky Peach Popsicles

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 of yellow and red natural food dye to give them a more vivid orange color.

Get the recipe: Vanilla-Orange Freezer Pops

Cucumber Lime Pops with Gin

Tim Love, creator of this yummy concoction, freezes all kinds of cocktails on sticks for backyard parties, but his cucumber lime version with mint is especially good on a blazing hot day.

Get the recipe: Cucumber Lime Pops with Gin

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, creating a special chocolate-y surprise on the top once the pop is removed from the mold.

Get the recipe: Mocha Ice Pops

Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pops

Turn a strawberry-banana smoothie, or your favorite blended concoction, into freezer pops for a cool treat. This is a great way to use that leftover smoothie from the morning.

Get the recipe: Strawberry-Banana Smoothie Pops

Minted Watermelon Popsicles

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.

Get the recipe: Minted Watermelon Popsicles


For many Americans, popsicles are reminiscent of childhood. They remind us of the long summer days we spent biking around the neighborhood for hours, only stopping to cool down with a frozen treat. While frozen popsicles are still a kiddie favorite, these sweet treats aren't just for the young ones anymore. Recently, we've seen popsicles reinvented to satisfy adult tastes. Many of these new popsicle hybrids use farm fresh ingredients and cocktail essentials for a grown-up palate.

With that being said, no Fourth of July is complete without a frozen treat to keep you cool while bronzing poolside or at an outdoor barbecue. While you could always run to your local market and pick up a pack of these sweet summer snacks, it's definitely way more fun to make them at home. Plus, with a homemade popsicle, you don't have to play the guessing game about the ingredients inside.

Check out the slideshow above for 12 inventive popsicle recipes to make this Independence Day. Then, check out these raspberry limeade popsicles from our friends at Style Me Pretty Living.

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