There are few things as quintessentially Summer as sucking on fruit popsicles in the back yard on a hot day.
And there’s nothing more refreshing, either! There’s just something so good about that sweet juice melting in your mouth (and making your fingers a little sticky!).
And when it comes to keeping a stock of fruit popsicles in the freezer, homemade is king. You control everything that goes into your juicy Summer treats.
Growing up in Australia, we have HOT Summers that last much longer than the three “official” Summer months. Luckily, we’re a country who adores our fruit. Sucking on a fruit popsicle in the backyard to keep cool is one of my fondest childhood Summer memories. No matter where you’re from, you probably have a few memories like that yourself, right?
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Making your own homemade dairy-free fruit popsicles is quick, easy and super rewarding.
All you need is a handful of easy-to-find ingredients and a popsicle mold, and you’re laughing. Don’t have a mold? Don’t worry. For a few bucks, Amazon’s got you covered.
Molds for Homemade Popsicles
There are a ton of different popsicle mold shapes and sizes out there, and when you’re making most of these fruit popsicles, you’re not really restricted to using a particular shape. Which is great, because the first option I’m going to show you is honestly the best thing I’ve seen this week.
These dinosaur popsicle molds are insane. Like, how are you even real? My 3-year-old would flip the heck out if I handed him an ice lolly in the shape of a dinosaur.
This silicone popsicle mold busts out classic-shaped icy poles and is dishwasher SAFE, people. Which means less time scrubbing at sticky juice, and more time to run around in the sprinklers.
These neat, compact little molds fit so nicely into your freezer. I should actually buy them because my current molds are way more precarious and keep tumbling out of the freezer every time I open it.
I am all about the retro shape of these colourful molds. I mean they just scream Summer 1986, don’t they?
I find the assortment of shapes here really fun, and great for letting small kids pick which shape they want when they’re fighting to have a bit of control in their lives. I wouldn’t know anything about that *cough* I have a 3-year-old *cough*.
AND OF COURSE it would be remiss of me not to mention the Zoku ice pop maker, which busts out popsicles, from start to finish, in as little as 7 minutes.
Dairy-Free Fruit Popsicles Recipes
Now you’ve got a fancy new popsicle mold in your Amazon cart, we’re ready. These bad boys are here to prove that you don’t need dairy in your popsicles to make life super sweet.
That COLOUR. Am I right? My mouth is watering just looking at these juicy thangs.
Heads up: there are a fair few strawberry popsicles in this round-up. Can you blame me? Strawberries are basically the king of Summer fruit. And strawberry lemonade is a seriously delicious treat.
If you, like me, have a teeny tiny blueberry fiend (or two!) in your house, these purple beauties should definitely appease those hungry little tummies.
That thing I said about strawberries being the king of Summer fruit? I take it back. Mango is actually the king of Summer fruit. And with just a blender and a few chunks of kiwi fruit, mangoes can be the king of your freezer, too.
As a self-diagnosed sucker for colour, I am v. v. into these rainbow fruit popsicles. They might be a little trickier to assemble in those dinosaur popsicle molds I linked to above, but I’ll forgive them.
I’m pretty sure I had a tie-dyed shirt in 1997 that looked like these bright, cheerful homemade ice lollies. And I am more than okay with that.
Literal slices of fruit in your homemade fruit popsicles. Do you even realise how Instagram-able that will be when you pull these out of the freezer?
The use of maraschino cherries in this Summer treat is as unexpected as it is delightful. Save the fresh cherries for popping straight into your mouth!
Orange is one of those fruits that just freezes SO WELL. These homemade fruit popsicles will satisfy every juicy Summer craving.
Why hello, strawberries. We meet again. These strawberry popsicles come courtesy of The Slow Roasted Italian, and she is (in my opinion) a bit of a food genius. Her slow-roasted tomato sauce will blow your mind. So I have no doubt these popsicles are brilliant.
These popsicles are one in a melon! Ugh, I know. I had to. For real though. These babies look divine.
The visible chunks of fruit in these popsicles makes them similar to the fresh fruit popsicles I linked to above. But the beauty of these is that they are made using tinned/jarred fruit. No chopping required!
How I’ve gotten this far into a Summer popsicles round-up without bringing peaches into the equation, I do not even know. Luckily, this should fix things. Peachy!
I’m pretty sure that adding balsamic vinegar to a fruit popsicle will give you instant foodie cred. I love this unique idea for a special Summer treat!
Moment of truth: I have never consumed hibiscus before. But I know it’s a THING, and people LIKE IT, and these popsicles are absolutely going to change this for me this Summer. Watch this space.
Guys, now we’re putting tea in popsicles. Food bloggers are so creative, and I just love them all so much.
If lemon-lime is your ultimate Summer flavour combo (and why wouldn’t it be?) these refreshing pops are for you!
Any of these fruit popsicles tickle your fancy?
I hope these dairy-free fruit popsicle recipes have inspired you to hit up the green grocer this afternoon and get chopping/squeezing/pureeing.
But if you need more convincing to bust out some frozen treats, check out my other popsicle recipe round-ups (I’m kinda bonkers about popsicle recipes right now! Sorry not sorry.)
For something a bit special: 19 divine gourmet popsicle recipes
For something a bit cheeky: 11 boozy popsicle recipes