Looking for new popsicle recipe ideas? There are plenty of ice pop books available to inspire you to create new cooling concoctions. From recipes for authentic Mexican ice pops to a collection of tantalizing flavors from People's Pops, a trendy Brooklyn pop shop, we found five popsicle recipe books we love. Keep reading to find out more and pick out an ice pop recipe to get your fix.
This popsicle recipe book by Charity Ferreira has the perfect mix of gorgeous photos, easy to follow instructions and delicious recipes. You’ll find four sections of ice pop recipes – fruity, creamy, fancy and grown-up. Kids will love classics like Triple-Layered Rocket Pops, Cherry Pops, Root Beer Float Pops and Cookies & Cream Pops. You’ll love experimenting with some of the more unique recipes such as Hibiscus-Pomegranate Pops, Soy Chai Latte Pops, Ricotta-Raspberry Pops or a boozy Bourbon-Peach Pop. Beyond recipes, you’ll also find a handy section on “Tools, Tips & Techniques for Perfect Pops.”
Author Anni Daulter never ceases to delight us with her organic cookbooks for families. Check out our reviews of Organically Raised – Conscious Cooking for Babies and Toddlers and The Organic Family Cookbook to see what we mean. Ice Pop Joy delivers the same beautiful photography and wonderful organic recipes. Her homemade ice pops center around seasonal fruits and vegetables, natural sweeteners and protein-packed ingredients – all nutritious and whole foods. With seven chapters of popsicle recipes she covers pure fruit pops, veggie pops, yogurt pops, tofu pops, herbal tea pops, chocolate pops and speciality pops. You’ll surely be able to find something to please your family’s taste buds!
In New York City, People’s Pops quickly became an ice pop favorite when the first outpost of the pop shop opened in 2008. Now the company has four locations and frequents markets with their addicting pops. But you don’t have to live in NYC to enjoy the People’s Pops phenomenon because they released a cookbook sharing their secrets last month. Beyond providing more than 50 simple recipes, it includes tips for pairing ingredients, balancing sweetness and exploring fruits, vegetables and herbs for your ice pops. If you’re up for trying a frozen treat beyond popsicles, this book also includes a whole chapter on shave ice worth tasting.
When learning how to make homemade popsicles, we think this book by Krystina Castella is top notch. You’ll find more than 100 recipes inside and smart tips for making your popsicles visually appealing and for making your own ice pop molds using recycled household items. While the book does include classics like grape pops and mint chocolate pops, for the most part you’ll be blown away by the creativity of the recipes. How about a Mulled Cider & Walnut Pop? Or a PB & Sesame Raspberry Pop? The book is split up into several chapters – healthy energy pops, fruit juice pops, soda fountain pops, cream and pudding pops, coffee and tea pops and just-for-parents cocktail pops.
In Mexico, frozen ice pops are called “paletas” and they’re made from fruits, nuts, flowers and spices. Do Spicy Pineapple, Strawberry-Horchata and Mezcal-Orange ice pops – sound tempting? Then this collection of popsicle recipes from pastry chef Fany Gerson is for you. Inside you’ll find a lot of unexpected, yet totally yummy combinations along with some single flavor popsicle recipes too such as coconut, cantaloupe or even sour cream. Beyond ice pops, Gerson includes a chapter on shaved ice and another on aguas frescas to round out the book.
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