Published on June 8, 2016

Way easier to make at home than ice cream, these cool treats are sure to be crowd pleasers at your next get-together. Popsicles are a go-to summer dessert, and recipes now venture way beyond the average fruit-only versions you grew up with. Armed with a blender and a popsicle mold, the world of sophisticated ice pops is yours. Here, find 52 unusual recipes for fancy frozen goodness.

 
Tropical Tequila Sunrise Poptails

Popsicle + cocktail = poptail. Genius.

Tayberry, Rose Geranium and Buttermilk Popsicles

Never heard of tayberries? They’re a raspberry-blackberry hybrid that has a slight rose flavor. Sounds pretty sophisticated to us.

Lemongrass Coconut Popsicles

The combo of lemongrass and coconut is reminiscent of Thai curry, making this a perfectly refreshing dessert after a spicy meal.

Watermelon Margarita Pops

These tasty pops are made with coconut cream, watermelon, and, of course, tequila!  Margaritas have never looked so pretty. 

New Orleans-y Chicory Popsicles

Skip serving after dinner coffee and go straight for this coffee-infused idea instead.

Malted Milk & Stracciatella Ice Cream Pops

Like a malted milkshake but way fancier. 

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumble Ice Pops

Rhubarb is one of summer’s best ingredients, and it looks absolutely delicious incorporated into these pie-inspired pops.

Berry Beet Goat Cheese Pops

Hand these out as an appetizer instead of a beet and goat cheese salad; they’re both sweet and savory.

Dragonfruit Coconut Popsicles

Impress your guests with these pops made from homemade coconut milk, which isn’t as hard to make as it sounds!

Boozy Sweet Peach Tea Popsicles

If you love the Southern specialty sweet tea, these popsicles with peach schnapps are for you. 

Blackberry, Rosemary and Yogurt Ice Pops

Incorporating a savory herb like rosemary into your dessert adds an unexpected dimension of flavor.

Fancy Neopolitan Popsicles

These are the same idea as your favorite ice cream truck treat, but better because they have real fruit inside and they aren’t a mess to eat. 

Whiskey Yogurt Fig Popsicles

These delicious pops are sweet but not sugary, and a hint of whiskey adds a little something extra to their taste.

Coconut Milk Ice Pops With Fresh Fruit and Herbs

Not only are these delicious, but they’re also healthy. That’s what we’d call a win-win. 

Blueberry Mojito Popsicles

Serve these in an ice bucket decorated with mint and blueberries, as shown, for a pretty presentation.

Prosecco Rose Petal Pops

Prosecco is even more refreshing in frozen form. Try these fun floral pops out out for any swanky affair.

Matcha Mochi Yogurt Pops

If you love matcha lattes, here’s a creative way to incorporate this trendy ingredient into your dinner party menu.

Mint Chocolate Cheesecake Popsicles

If it just doesn’t feel like dessert without chocolate, make these tasty chocolate minty pops.

Spicy Rosemary Grapefruit Popsicles

Both spicy and sweet, these provide a delectable alternative to more traditional dessert flavors.

Strawberry Lemon Rosé Popsicles

These simple fruity pops give new meaning to the phrase “rosé all day.” 

Popsicles With Irish Cream Soaked Brownies

In this recipe, brownies are pre-soaked in Irish cream and then frozen inside a popsicle. Heads up: boozy pops tend to be on the softer side because of the alcohol content, so make sure to give your guests a plate or napkin to catch any drips!

Vegan Thai Peanut Popsicles

If you love thai peanut sauce, try these unusual and creamy pops. 

Figs and Ricotta Cheesecake Popsicles

Cheesecake on a stick. Need we say more?

Raspberry Peach Bellini Ice Pops

Serve these colorful pops as a creative aperitif before diving into the main courses. 

Roasted Strawberry Red Wine Popsicles

Incorporate your go-to red wine into this fruity and boozy dessert.

Salted Peanut Chocolate Banana Ice Lollies

These pops contain the holy trinity of dessert ingredients: chocolate, peanut and banana. Plus, they take just minutes to make before you stick them in the freezer. 

Mango Lassi Popsicles

The perfect accompaniment for Indian food (or any cuisine, really).

French 75 Popsicles

An extra classy treat that you can enjoy on a stick.

Havana Mojito Popsicles

Here’s another option you can serve in place of, or alongside, traditional cocktails. 

Bellini Popsicles With Edible Flowers

Edible flowers make everything better, and prettier. These gorgeous sweets are fitting for a celebratory backyard fête. 

Vegan Mexican Mocha Fudge Pops

These might look like your average chocolate popsicles on the outside, but on the inside they’ve got complex spice and coffee notes.

Apricot Rice Pudding Pops

Rice pudding: not that exciting. Rice pudding in a popsicle: impressive.

Cherry Lambic and Cream Beer Popsicles

Alert: beer in popsicle form. This is not a drill. Please proceed to the nearest kitchen and make these ASAP. 

Chocolate Yogurt Ombre Popsicles

Ombre is chic in every iteration, whether it’s food, fashion or decor. Try these out for an elegant get-together.

Marbled Watermelon Popsicles

Simple pops look fancy when you add in a marbled texture.

Roasted Mirabelle Plum, Red Currant & Lemon Verbena Popsicles

Roasting fruit beforehand adds a whole new depth of flavor to your frozen masterpiece.

Tropical Avocado Popsicles

These tasty popsicles are yet another way to enjoy everyone’s favorite ingredient: avocado. 

Lavender Peach Popsicles

Lavender and peach combine for a surprisingly delicious combo. Make sure to go light on the lavender for just an accent of the flavor. 

Watermelon Popsicles

When ingredients are pretty basic, a creative assembly can make them feel fancy, as shown with these adorable watermelon pops.

Ombre Salted Caramel Flan Popsicles

Easier to make than regular flan, and just as delicious. 

Coconut Matcha Blueberry Popsicles

More matcha please! Theses stripey treats are as yummy as they are pretty. 

Berry Lemonade Popsicles

Sometimes the simplest recipes turn out to be the most aesthetically pleasing. Case in point: these gorgeous pops with whole berries inside. 

Spiced Rum Horchata Pops

Horchata is a perfect summer treat for backyard BBQ’s, and these pops are both spiked and vegan. 

Berries and Glitter Pops

Make your dessert for an evening affair “glittery” with specks of white chocolate. 

Earl Grey Milky Tea Popsicles with Grass Jelly

Milky Early Grey tea may seem like a wintery beverage, but in popsicle form it’s ideal for sweltering summer afternoons. 

Smoked Tomato Michelada Popsicle

With lots of hot sauce and a smoky flavor, it will be hard for guests to turn down these tangy and refreshing pops. 

Paloma Popsicles

One of the easiest cocktails to make, palomas translate easily into just as simple, yet satisfying, popsicles. 

Campari Cantaloupe Popsicles

Bittersweet liqueurs are an acquired taste, so cutting their flavor with a sweet melon like cantaloupe makes these sophisticated treats approachable for everyone. 

Discussion