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Top 10 Popsicle Molds for Homemade Popsicles


These are my top choices for popsicle molds for making quick, healthy and delicious popsicles for your kids!

My kids love popsicles and would eat them every day. And I usually let them, because I make my own popsicles and they are almost always just fruit! It’s easy to add veggies, or other healthy add-ins when you make your own. I know my kids will be eating more fruits and veggies when I have homemade popsicles in my freezer. The key to making a really great homemade popsicle is not only in the recipe, but also in the type of popsicle mold you use.  Keep reading for our Top 10 Popsicle Molds and how they compare.

The Easiest Way to Make Homemade Popsicles

We make smoothies almost everyday, but a lot of times won’t finish the entire batch. If you have your own popsicle molds, you won’t ever have to waste leftover smoothie!

Just pour what you don’t eat into the mold, and eat the popsicles later. Sometimes kids don’t like the texture of a smoothie, or won’t drink it right away. When it’s frozen in a popsicle shape, kids may find it more exciting and approachable. I have found my kids will eat almost any smoothie this way, regardless of the color.

What are the Best Popsicle Molds to Buy?

We put together our Top 10 Popsicle Molds for you.   I use them in different situations for different recipes depending on what I’m making and of course depending on which kids will be eating the popsicles.  There are some popsicle molds that are better for smaller kids because of the size or how well your child can grip the handle.

Groovy Pop Mold


Features we like:

  • built -in drip guard
  • base keeps pops upright while freezing – small base – doesn’t take a lot of space
  • can remove from base, then lay pops flat once frozen
  • dishwasher safe – easy to clean
  • makes a great medium size pop

 Silicone Ice Pop Tubes

Features we like:

  • you can lay it down in the freezer to freeze and it won’t leak
  • less messy for kids to eat
  • makes a BIG popsicle
  • can fill with yogurt and make a homemade ‘go-gurt’

 Norpro Ice Pop Mold

Top 10 Ice Pop Molds for Fruit and Veggie Pops. Norpro Ice Pop Mold Collage

Features we like:

  • makes 10 pops at once
  • uses wood popsicle sticks  – disposable and so it doesn’t matter if your kids lose them
  • makes a classic shaped medium size popsicle
  • mold won’t tip in your freezer

 Zoku Classic Pop Maker

Features we like:

  • individual molds lift from the base and can store in the freeze in the mold
  • makes a very smooth great size Popsicle
  • has very sturdy base. So it won’t tip in your freezer

 Nuby Fresh Fruitsicle Pop Mold

Top 10 Ice Pop Molds for Fruit and Veggie Pops. Nuby fresh fruitsicle pop mold

Features we like:

  • Wide holder base catches any drips as it melts
  • Small size perfect for babies and toddlers
  • has easy to grip handle

 The Friendly Yeti’s Slurper Pop Mold

Slurper Ice Pop Mold Collage

Features we like:

  • Drip-free, slurping straw in handle
  • Also Dishwasher safe
  • Less messy than other pop molds

 Jewel Pop Mold

Features we like:

  • small popsicle – great from smaller children
  • super cute ring pop shape, so the kids feel like they are eating a special treat
  • base is sturdy and also holds the molds in well

 Zoku Quick Pop Mold

Features we like:

  • freezes popsicles in 7 minutes
  • makes layered popsicles and creamsicles easy to make

 Tovolo Ice Cream Pop Mold

Features we like:

  • Cone handle catches drips
  • makes kids feel like they are eating an ice cream cone

 Zoku Mini Pop Mold

Features we like:

  • small size and rounded shape make it perfect for babies and toddlers
  • easy to pop out of the mold

Try some of our favorite popsicle recipes!

Of course, you can let your kids join in on the fun of making these! They’ll be even more excited to eat a popsicle they’ve made themselves!  Soon enough you’ll have them begging for a dessert pop after every meal! And strangely enough, you’ll be more than happy to let them have one! This is also an amazing way to use the produce you’re not sure if you’ll get to before it goes bad. So go ahead and try one of these amazing recipes today! Meanwhile your kids and fridge will thank you!

Natalie Monson

I'm a registered dietitian, mom of 4, avid lover of food and strong promoter of healthy habits. Here you will find lots of delicious recipes full of fruits and veggies, tips for getting your kids to eat better and become intuitive eaters and lots of resources for feeding your family.

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Wonderful! Thank you.
Im going to ask a really silly question – do you freeze banana in the skin or peel it before you freeze? Just wondering how you’d peel frozen.

Not silly! But I like to peel mine first because they are much harder to peel once frozen. It just takes a minute of prep and then your bananas are ready to go!

Are these recipes under each popsicle mould in a recipe book. i purchased ice pop joy but there not in there

Thanks for the great suggestions! I just ordered the Zoku popsicle mold (but in the fish shapes) and can’t wait to try your popsicle recipes!

Every summer I’ve looked for this post to get the list of popsicle molds to pick. We also love the recipes. Thanks so much!

Missed out in noting the small nosed pitcher that you use in making your popsicles. You posted it in your story & I think remember is being blue, but I can’t find it!!!

By the Way…..You’re AMAZING!!!
Thank you for Everything!!!