Nothing says summertime for kids better than refreshing homemade popsicle ice pops.

by Rachel

They are easy to make but have you ever considered adding a little candy surprise inside your ice pop?

Kids Activities Blog hopes that you enjoy this twist on one of our favorite summertime treats.


Recently a candy store moved into our neighborhood. Of course, our kids were elated! We wanted to limit the amount of sugar the kids were consuming, and still enjoy the magic, fun and “event” of the candy store.

Each of our kids (we have six kiddos) got to pick a child sized handful of candy.


After eating one piece of candy we put the rest of the treats into Popsicle molds. Then we filled the molds up with lemonade and froze them.

Some of the sweet candy that my children chose for their popsicle ice pops included candied fruit wedges, gummy rope, jelly beans, gummy bears, licorice sticks, even some silly gummy spiders. Yum!

The finished products were almost too gorgeous to eat! But that didn’t actually slow the kids down. They said these candy popsicles were as yummy as they were beautiful!


Kids love sweet popsicle ice pops any time of year but they are especially refreshing on a warm summer day after lots of joyful play outside. What kind of sweet treat would your child like to find as a candy surprise in their popsicle ice pops? For more great summertime recipes for kids {and adults!}, you’ve got to check out these deliciously creative ideas for summer treats:

Rachel is the founder of the blog, One Crazy House. She is the co-author of 101 Kids Activities that are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! and The 101 Coolest Simple Science Experiments. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband and six children.