Popsicles are a delicious treat during the summer months. They’re also a tasty way of getting more fruit into your child’s diet, as well as a fun way of creating alcoholic iced desserts for a late night party.
While we’ve rounded up some great popsicle molds for you, don’t worry—we’re not going to leave you hanging if you need some inspiration as to what to put in them. There are great recipe books for everything and popsicles are no exception. If you want to move beyond the old “pour orange juice in the mold” routine, check out People’s Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn’s Coolest Pop Shop, Pops!: Icy Treats for Everyone , or Perfect Pops: The 50 Best Classic & Cool Treats. There are also, naturally, tons of popsicle recipes online.
Here’s a look at the best popsicle makers, whatever the occasion.
Best Overall: Ozera Popsicle Molds ($9)
As a one-size-fits-all style solution, you can’t fault the Ozera Popsicle Molds. The six molds rest on a sturdy tray that’s easy to slide into one of your freezer compartments. Each of the molds measures 6 x 5.5 x 8 inches so they provide a good sized treat. The molds include a handle that has a built-in drip guard to keep your hands free of stickiness.
Stickiness during preparation is also averted thanks to the folding funnel that’s included. You can use it to easily add liquid to the molds without worrying about getting it everywhere but inside the mold. There’s a cleaning brush too, ensuring this is a well thought out package.
Best For Babies: Nuby Garden Fresh Fruitsicle Molds ($8)
Part soothing aid, part delicious popsicle, the Nuby Garden Fresh Fruitsicle Molds are designed with babies and toddlers in mind. They’re shaped like a pacifier, with a chunky handle that’s easy for little hands to grip on to. The base also has a wide ridge for catching drips so the mess is kept to a minimum.
Ultimately though, these molds are all about soothing sore gums and keeping little ones happy. A little mess is going to happen but it’ll be worth it. The pack includes 4 molds along with a tray to keep them steady in the freezer. A chunky size, they’re sure to keep your child entertained for a while.
Best Stainless Steel Molds: Onyx Stainless Steel Popsicle Molds ($35)
Stainless steel molds are typically more expensive than any plastic or silicone based solution, but they look significantly more stylish too. The Onyx Stainless Steel Popsicle Molds are the best of the bunch. This set makes 6 paddle style popsicles with small reservoirs for collecting up any drips.
Included are lids as well as reusable bamboo sticks. In theory, this is a set that will last you way longer than any plastic based mold set. It’s also a little more efficient as the molds release their content faster under running water thanks to how quickly the metal conducts heat compared to, say, silicon.
Best Novelty Popsicles: Tovolo Dino Molds ($16)
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Jennifer Allen