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33 Super-Cool Popsicles To Make This Summer

Rule of thumb for warm weather: Don't eat anything unless it's frozen and on a stick. Chris Ritter / BuzzFeed

Homemade ice cream can be a pain in the neck, what with the bowl-freezing and the custard-cooking, but popsicles? You have NO excuse not to make popsicles. Just buy a mold (or rig up some Dixie cups), pour in various liquids that taste good, and wait for the magic to happen.

Here are some recipes to get you started on the path to pop stardom (SORRY).

1. Grapefruit And Strawberry Greyhound Poptail

"Poptail" is a fun way to say "cocktail in popsicle form," which is a concept we can all get behind. Recipe here.

2. French 75 Popsicles

A classy frozen take on the French 75 (champagne, gin, lemon). Recipe here.

3. Bloody Mary Popsicles

Definitely breakfast-appropriate. Recipe here.

4. Blueberry Moonshine Popsicles

Bonus points if you brew the moonshine in your own bathtub. Recipe here.

5. Maple Brown Derby Cocktail Pops

A "Brown Derby" is traditionally made with grapefruit, honey, and bourbon. All inf favor of a maple syrup twist, though. Recipe here.

6. Strawberry Champagne Popsicles

7. Cucumber Honeydew Margarita Popsicles

Very cool. Recipe here.

8. Blood Orange Margarita Popsicles

9. Pinot Noir Blackberry Ice Pops

Wine is great, but wine in popsicle form might be even greater. Recipe here.

10. Mojito Popsicles

Mint + lime + rum = a very good time. Recipe here.

11. Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles

12. Campari Citrus Popsicles

Campari (a bittersweet, bright red, and deeply awesome Italian aperitif, if you're not familiar) makes a great teammate for grapefruit or orange juice. Recipe here.

13. Berry, Lime, and Coconut Yogurt Pops

14. Orange Creamsicles

Always and forever. Here.

15. Ginger Peach Popsicles

Ginger adds a nice kick. Recipe here.

16. "Firecracker" Berry Yogurt Pops

I'm eating this popsicle for AMERICA. Recipe here.

17. Dulce De Leche Lemon Popsicles

Condensed milk makes these smooth AND sassy. Recipe here.

18. Pink Grapefruit and Rosemary Popsicles

So very adult. Recipe here.

19. Peach and Greek Yogurt Popsicles

20. Blood Orange and Coconut Creamsicles

21. Sour Cherry and Vanilla Yogurt Pops

22. Mango Lassi Popsicles

Like a smoothie that found some backbone. Recipe here.

23. Summer Berry and Mint Ice Pops

Fresh! Recipe here.

24. Chocolate Fudge Popsicles

The classic. Recipe here.

25. Roasted Sweet Corn Popsicles

Creamy but vegan (made with coconut milk). Recipe here.

26. Avocado Popsicles

Sounds weird, but avocado is a great base for desserts. Recipe here.

27. Strawberry Cheesecake Popsicles

With cute little graham cracker bottoms. Recipe here.

28. Healthy Nutella Fudge Pops

Four ingredients, infinite win. Recipe here.

29. Apricot Rice Pudding Pops

30. Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

31. Carrot Cake and Almond Butter Popsicles

Creamy and vegan thanks to almond butter + coconut milk. Recipe here.

32. Creamy Coconut-Maple Ice Pops

Coconut really does make the best popsicles. Recipe here.

33. Cookies and Cream Popsicles

This feel so right. Recipe here.

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