One of the best ways to go green during the summer (and really, year-round) is to make homemade popsicles with eco-friendly, reusable popsicle molds. Homemade popsicles allow you to ditch the packaging waste that goes along with store-bought pops, not to mention the huge pile of wasteful wooden sticks you'll accumulate. When looking for molds, pay attention and buy BPA-free popsicle molds whenever possible. It's also smart to look for single-serve molds and the correct size mold for your child. Keep reading to see more than 20 BPA-free popsicle mold choices, along with some opinions and recommendations about the molds I own. You're sure to find the perfect popsicle mold set for your family with this extensive list!
*RECOMMENDED: Tovolo Popsicle Molds
Tovolo Groovy Ice Pop Molds, Star Pop Molds and Rocket Pop Molds are three of the best molds on the market in my opinion. Not only do popsicles freeze well in these molds, but they slide out easily once frozen, and the sizes are perfect for adults and older kids. Plus, these molds last FOREVER. I’ve had all three sets shown above for years and years and they’re in excellent shape. Read my full Tovolo ice pop mold review. Note, if you have a younger child, get the rocket molds, as they’re the smallest of these three. Important: If you start looking into Tovolo molds, you may see they sell twin pop molds. Avoid these like the plague – they’re horrid.
Frost Pop Maker
These sleek looking molds are more than beautiful, they come with a slim and elegant design that uses less freezer space. These look like they’d be especially great for breakfast pops.
Onyx 18/8 Stainless Steel Popsicle Mold
I’m not willing to spring almost $40 on popsicle molds, so I haven’t used these stainless steel molds, but if you want to avoid plastic and silicone, these may be a good bet. One downside is you have to use sticks, which is wasteful. Another con is that I’ve read some reviews of these that say steel shavings sometimes end up in the pops (yikes) so really do some research and read LOTS of reviews before you buy.
Zoku Slow Pops: Classic
Zoku is mainly known for their ice pop makers, but recently introduced a line of “Slow” as in old-school, popsicle molds. These modern looking molds are designed for easy cleaning and feature individual molds that pop up from the base when you pull up the pop stick.
Zoku Slow Pops: Mini Pop Molds
Another mold in the Zoku Slow Pops line, these mini molds are hyper cute, perfect for when you have lots of tots in your house at once and aren’t so big that they’ll spoil appetites.
Fish Pop Molds
HOW adorable are these sweet little fish molds!? The newest in the Zoku Slow Mold line, these ocean themed molds are sure to please kids.
*RECOMMENDED: Fill and Freeze Puree Pops
These tiny little popsicle molds are perfect for teething babies and young toddlers and work like a dream. I have zero babies and toddlers running around, but I own these molds and love them because they’re excellent if you want to try a new ice pop recipe without making a bunch of large pops. Perfect too if you have a picky eater like my son who will try a tiny ice pop, but may not invest in a large one.
Kids will go wild for these zoo shaped pops which include molds in the shape of Lion, Polar Bear, Elephant, and Monkey.
*RECOMMENDED: Cuisipro Circle Pop Molds
I really love these circle molds for ice tea pops, pudding pops and other sweet fruit pops, because they’re not too large. The handles are sturdier than they look and the drip guard on the circle molds works decently. Cuisipro has other popsicle molds available. I also have the ship molds, but I personally do not recommend them because they’re wide and oddly shaped which makes it hard to eat and the drip guards don’t work great.
*RECOMMENDED: Ice Cream Pop Molds
I own and LOVE these adorable molds. Another Tovolo creation, they work perfectly for ice cream pops, chocolate covered pops, fruit pops and more. Everyone I’ve met loves the ice cream shape and these molds have awesome wide flat base bottoms that stand up in the freezer once frozen or even while freezing. I highly recommend them, but be aware they’re smaller than they look. Each mold holds just 2 ounces, so older kids may find them too small.
*RECOMMENDED: Norpro Silicone Ice Pop Maker Set
I own these molds and they work well for non-creamy popsicle recipes. I find that they’re a little hard to use if you make yogurt pops in them and you MUST clean them right away or tiny bits of pop mix can get stuck in the bottom of the mold. Kids really like them though and a push-pop is a nice change from a handle so I do recommend them.
Decodyne Silicone Ice Pop Maker Molds
I don’t own these push-pop molds, but am enthralled with the cute flower shape of them. I’m sure they’ll work just as well as other push-pop molds I’ve tried, but with a bigger cuteness factor, so they’re on my wishlist.
Bananice Ice Molds
These unique molds feature a food safe “peel” that is great at catching drips and comes with handy stands for freezing. Kids will adore the cute shape for sure.
Prepara Volcano Pops
These unique “volcano” molds allow you to fill each popsicle with a second flavor or a filling of your choice.
What kooky kid wouldn’t love these silly faces in their popsicles?! The faces are part of the handle, so no worries about choking.
*RECOMMENDED: Mastrad Ice Pop Molds
I’d recommend these molds for creamy yogurt pops or smaller ice cream treat pops. I would not recommend them for most juice or fresh fruit based pops, because while the company says the silicone mold part is supposed to easily peel off via the tab, they don’t. We’ve had many broken pops with these molds. We’ve found that if you warm them a bit longer before peeling the cover off, they work fine though and the slim swirled shape makes them easy to eat.
*RECOMMENDED: Star Wars Glowing Lightsaber Ice Pop Maker
This mold set works well and really does make popsicles that look like tiny lightsabers. Your kids will go crazy for these and a bunch of adults you know too, I’d wager. I mean, who doesn’t love the idea of a Star Wars themed pop that really lights up due to tiny LEDs!?
Freezycup Stainless Steel Individual Ice Pop Mold
This is one of only two stainless steel popsicle molds on the market currently, and I can’t comment on how they work, not having owned them. The biggest con I can see here is the non-reusable sticks and the initial price. $9 for one mold is a bit steep, in my opinion, but then you are avoiding plastic of any kind.
Tiny Push Pop Molds
Unlike the larger push pop style molds shown in previous slides, these tiny molds are perfect for the smaller hands of toddlers. Plus there’s a fluted rim so that any residual liquids go back into the mold and not all over little hands.
Kids will adore the chance to stick out their tongue and not get in trouble with these weird, but pretty cool for kids molds. Made like a push pop mold, but designed to help kids stay cool and clown around.
Haba Popsicle Trays
Who knew Haba made popsicle molds? Well, they do! They offer a Penguin set that comes with four different sea creatures and a a Magica set with four kid-friendly shapes.
Tovolo’s newest popsicle molds are tiny, snack-sized nostalgic shaped lollies that will charm any kid. Bonus, these are lollies you can make with fresh fruit juices or yogurt – so while sweet, they’re not your average sugar packed treat.