15 Ice Cream & Popsicle Recipes for Hot Summer Days

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.

June 19, 2017
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Lindsey Johnson

If you're craving something sweet this summer, check out our favorite ice cream and popsicle recipes that'll keep you cool.

More: 10 Dessert Recipes That'll Satisfy Every Craving

The following 15 frozen treats are finger-licking delicious...But really, you might need a napkin or two. Smooth, creamy and nothing short of dessert perfection, impress the whole family with the recipes that they'll love and devour.

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Melted Ice Cream Pops

Give your melted tubs of ice cream a brand new life because we all know that it's devastating when your sweet creams have turned to slushies.

Get the Melted Ice Cream Pops recipe from Ice Cream Adventures.

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Matcha Ice Cream

This ice cream is about enjoying flavors from typically cooler months when it’s hotter outside. Matcha green tea powder, with its earthy, slightly bitter taste is perfect when combined with sweet cream.

Get the Matcha Ice Cream recipe from The Year of Cozy.

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Rawkin' Layered Ice Pops

Green smoothies make rawesome ice pops and are a sneaky way to get your kids super excited about eating their spinach.

Get the Rawkin' Layered Ice Pops recipe from Simple Green Smoothies.

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India Pale Ice Cream

Replacing the sugar in the base with Belgian candi syrup brings another layer of genuine beer flavor to the ice cream.

Get the India Pale Ice Cream recipe from Ice Cream Adventures.

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Pomegranate Green Tea Ice Pops

This summertime treat is a perfectly healthy dessert when you make it yourself. And no, we don't mean from a sugar-loaded powdered mix.

Get the Pomegranate Green Tea Ice Pops recipe from Eat Clean, Stay Lean.

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Basil Julep Ice Cream

A natural palate cleanser in ice cream form, yes, please and thank you. But don't worry, you can totally use mint instead.

Get the Basil Julep Ice Cream recipe from Ice Cream Adventures.

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Tiki Tuesday Ice Cream

Tiki drinks have this party-in-a-(crazy)-glass feeling that is just plain fun. Make these cocktails prime candidates for dessert reincarnations.

Get the Tiki Tuesday Ice Cream recipe from Ice Cream Adventures.

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Avocado-Coconut Ice Cream

Eat good, feel good. That’s the premise behind this ice cream recipe. Lay out the ingredients and then let each person craft his or her own avocado treat.

Get the Avocado-Coconut Ice Cream recipe from Love Your Lower Body.

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Banana Ice Cream Sundaes

For a more intense banana flavor, be sure to use bananas that are very ripe, and make sure to peel them before freezing.

Get the Banana Ice Cream Sundaes recipe from The Salt Solution Cookbook.

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Honey-Lemon Ice Cream

Serve it topped with blueberry sauce for a Honey-Lemon Ice Cream that is light, slightly tart and irresistibly delicious.

Get the Honey-Lemon Ice Cream recipe from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook.

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Peach Ice Cream

Whipping the cream before combining it with the peaches makes this eggless ice cream lighter than others.

Get the Peach Ice Cream recipe from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook.

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Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream

Ice cream and other frozen delights are universal favorites. If you have the time, it is easy and fun to make them at home.

Get the Honey-Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from The Rodale Whole Foods Cookbook.

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Avocado Ice Cream

Here's a recipe that could convert even the most diehard avocado skeptics. The vanilla and almond extracts actually make this homemade treat taste more like pistachio.

Get the Avocado Ice Cream recipe from Flat Belly Diet! Cookbook.

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Chilly Vanilla Ice Cream

Don't worry, you can still indulge in ice cream when you're trying to lose weight. This recipe will give you and your taste buds great satisfaction.

Get the Chilly Vanilla Ice Cream recipe from Eat Up Slim Down.

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Blueberry-Double Chocolate Ice Cream

This amazing homemade ice cream recipe is a delicious reminder that you don't have to sacrifice flavorful food, even in the name of health.

Get the Blueberry-Double Chocolate Ice Cream recipe from The Sugar Smart Diet.

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