10 Perfect Popsicle and Slushie Recipes for Keeping Kids Cool this Summer

Summers are the best – the long days of warmth and sunshine, sunbathing on the beach, swimming in the pool, and ice-cream cones! What’s not to love about it? However, there is one thing though, that we can all agree on that we don’t like about summer. The heat it brings with itself!

The stickiness, the sweat and the sultry atmosphere can make anyone want to give up the open air and be in the cool safety of air conditioners. Then again, kids yearn to be outdoors, and it is unhealthy to keep them cooped up inside. Let the children play wherever they want and hand them a deliciously thirst-quenching Popsicle stick or a slushie to beat the heat!

Here are some of the best Popsicle sticks and slushie recipes that you simply must try out at home!

1. Tropical Slushie

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Tropical Slushie… the name reminds me of sun-kissed beaches, swaying palm trees and crystal-clear ocean. You may not be able to go on a vacation on a tropical isle at the moment, but you can certainly imagine having one with your kids. The tangy and sweet notes of mango, pineapple and peaches combined with ice and SunnyD is revitalizing. MyKitchenCraze has an amazing recipe that you must definitely give it a go!

Ingredients and Method

• 2 Cups of SunnyD
• 1/2 cup frozen peaches
• 1 cup frozen mango
• 1 cup frozen pineapple
• 2 teaspoon sugar
• 1 heaping cup ice
• 4 teaspoon grenadine

Add peaches, mangoes, pineapples, sugar, SunnyD and ice in a blender and process it. The mixture will have a smooth, snowy consistency. Add the mixture into two glasses and pour grenadine. Garnish with oranges and mint. Enjoy with your kids.

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2. Summer Fruit Slush

Enlivening and easy, the Summer Fruit Slush is a simple recipe that you can whip up instantly. Not only will children love it, the frozen drink is healthy and brimming with nutritious ingredients. Trust me, it will make the scorching summers a lot more tolerable.

Ingredients and Method

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 can of mandarin oranges with juice
  • 1 can of diced pineapple with juice
  • 1 cup lemonade

Place mandarin oranges and pineapple chunks into a large dish and pour their juices over it. Add one cup of orange juice and mixed the ingredients. Freeze it for a few hours. Once the dish is frozen, take it out and cut the frozen fruits into big chunks. Add the chunks into the glass, mesh it with fork and pour lemonade over it. Enjoy your icy, tangy, and lemony drink along with your kids.

3. Coconut Blueberry Popsicle

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Blueberries and coconut… It has to be one of the most amazing combinations of fruits. The creamy richness of coconut bound with sweet and sour blueberries is unexpectedly delicious. It is quite simple and nutritious! This inspired recipe is by Wallflower Kitchen.

Ingredients and Method

  • Coconut Milk 1 1/2 cup
  • Blueberries smashed 1 cup
  • Greek yogurt 1/2 cup
  • Maple syrup 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract 1 tsp.

Blend coconut milk, Greek yogurt, vanilla extract, and maple syrup until the mixture is smooth. Add smashed blueberries and pour the mixture into Popsicle molds. Freeze it overnight or at least for five hours. When it is ready, give the wonderful pops to your kids and let them stay fresh and crisp!


4. Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fudge Pops

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I have a feeling you will be making this chocolaty treat all summer long! Children are crazy for chocolates, but you can’t always give into their whims. Who is going to deal with carious teeth and huge cavities? Well, thanks to Baker by Nature, we have a perfectly safe and healthy alternative for you. It will beat the heat and kids will get their chocolate dose too.

Ingredients and Method

  • Greek yogurt 1 1/2cup
  • Milk 1 cup
  • Vanilla extract 2 tsp.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate bar 1

Melt the chocolate bar in a small pan and once it begins to simmer, add in the milk and turn off the heat. When it has cooled down, mix it with Greek yogurt, milk, and vanilla extract. Transfer the mixture into a Popsicle mold and freeze it for a few hours. It takes minutes to make this yummy frozen treat! Kids will be your fan!


5. Magic Frozen Butterbeer Slush

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From the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, we have brought you the creamiest and the most heavenly frozen treat. Muggles, stay away!

Ingredients and Method

  • Ice cubes 12 pieces
  • Kosher salt 1 tbsp.
  • Cream soda 1 cup
  • Butterscotch ice cream topping 2 tsp.

For the Cream Topping:

  • 1 c. whipping cream
  • 1/4 c. butterscotch topping

Place ice cubes and salt in a Ziploc bag and shake it. In s smaller Ziploc bag, add cream soda and butterscotch ice cream topping and give it a good shake until the ingredients are well-mixed and smooth. Now put the smaller Ziploc bag into the ice cubes ones and shake it until the soda is cool and slushy. Pour it into a glass. For topping whip together butterscotch and whipping cream on high-speed.

6. Kool-Aid Slush

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Simple and refreshing, the Kool-Aid Slush keeps your tiny monsters invigorated and fresh. Grab yourself your favourite Kool-Aid drink mix, choose from a variety of flavors.

Ingredients and Method

  • Water 1 cup
  • Sweetened Kool-Aid drink mix 1⁄2 cup
  • Ice 3 cups

Blend Kool-Aid and water, and gradually add ice cubes and blend it on pulse. Once it has nice slushy consistency, serve it to your kids immediately.

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7. Strawberry Watermelon Popsicles

Do you happen to have a huge watermelon you can’t finish? Well, here is one awesome way to use it up.

Ingredients and Method

  • Cubed watermelon 3 cups
  • Strawberries 1 cup
  • Lime, 1 juiced

Place all ingredients in a blender and mix until it has pureed nicely. Freeze it in the Popsicle mold for a few hours or overnight. The Popsicle treat is perfectly zesty, stimulating, and full of healthy goodness.

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8. Peaches and Cream Popsicles

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If you and your kids adore desserts but baking and measurements give you a tough time, come to the land of popsicles where measurements don’t really matter. For this creamy, gooey frozen pop, you need:

Ingredients and Method

  • Greek yogurt 1 ½ cups
  • Sugar 4 tbsp.
  • Cream ¾ cup
  • Vanilla extract 2 tsp.
  • Peaches, cubed 3 cups

Mix together yogurt, sugar, cream, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Blend peaches in a blender. In your Popsicle mold, add ¼ peach puree, then ¼ of the cream mix and repeat for another two layers. Add sticks and freeze it overnight.

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9. Banana-Peanut Butter Slush

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Fulfilling, healthy and delicious, Banana-Peanut Butter Slush makes a great breakfast and snack! Personally, it is my favorite.

Ingredients and Method

  • Small banana 1
  • Milk 1/2 cup
  • Creamy peanut butter 2 tbsp.
  • Ice cubes 3

Blend together all the ingredients together on pulse until you have a creamy, slushy drink.
Warning: It may give you a milk mustache so watch out!

10. Icy Ocean Water

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Summer, beaches, and ocean… the ideal scenario. Make your summer picnics even more amazing by making Icy Ocean Water for yourself and kids.

Ingredients and Method

  • Water 3 tbsp.
  • Sugar 3 tbsp.
  • Coconut extract 1 tsp.
  • Blue food coloring 3 drops
  • Lemon-lime soda, 1 can
  • Ice cubes, 3

Mix the sugar and water and heat it in a small pan until the sugar is completely dissolved. Pour the mixture into a blender and add ice cubes, food coloring and soda. Ready to be served!

Summer + Kids = Popsicles

Simple math, right?

Popsicle, slushies, and other icy treats are just the fun versions of desserts. Not only will kids love them, they’ll enjoy making them too. Invite your kids in to your immaculate kitchen and let them help you out. There will be mess, but you and your children will have a blast. The best part is that they are extremely easy to make. Use any fruits and flavors and you will have a moreish icy popsicle in your hand ready to be devoured.

Stay cool!

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