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One of my all-time favourite summer treats are these homemade popsicles.  My mum used to make them numerous times every summer.  We spent so many hot summer days out by the pool slurping on these yummy frozen treats. I recently came across my mum’s recipe in her old recipe box and, with summer temperatures arriving later this week, I decided to get some in the freezer ready for the weekend.

So why make homemade popsicles when you can simply buy a package of frozen treats at your local grocery store? Give these a try and you’ll know.  I happen to think these are the best popsicles out there.  Made with 4 basic ingredients, this recipe couldn’t be easier.  Anyone who has ever tried them has loved them.  Maybe your mum used to make them for you? These popsicles are definite kid pleasers!


1 small box Jello

1 packet of Kool-Aid

1 cup sugar

2 cups boiling water

2 cups cold water

Dissolve Kool-Aid and Jello in 2 cups of boiling water and 1 cup sugar.  Stir in 2 cups of cold water.  Pour in molds and freeze for a few hours until frozen solid.

All you need to do to get a popsicle out of the mold is run the outside of the mold under hot water just until the popsicle loosens enough to slip out of the mold.  You can get popsicle molds at various kitchen stores.  I got mine at Think Kitchen in Ottawa.  I love them because they have a bottom that holds drips from melted popsicles, and allows you to drink up those drips from a small straw on the side of the popsicle stick.

This recipe can make approximately 16 popsicles using the molds I used.  I used grape Jello and grape Kool-Aid for this recipe, but you can use any combination that tickles your palate.

Here’s to enjoying an ice-cold popsicle on a hot June 1st weekend! Enjoy!


  1. December 11, 2014

    kathy downey

    Never had these thanks for the recipe

  2. May 9, 2014

    Suzanne Rudge (MapleMouseMama)

    OMGosh Sandy just reading this I can tell they will be way better then any commercial freezie or popsical. Great time to share it again, thank you!

    • July 15, 2014


      Oh they are for sure, Suzanne 🙂 I used to constantly ask my mum to make these. I just love them! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. September 10, 2013


    My friends mom made these all the time!

    • September 10, 2013


      Seems like this was a pretty popular recipe from back when we were kids 🙂 Thanks for reading and commenting, Shannon!

  4. June 8, 2013


    These look great!

    • June 8, 2013


      Thanks Stephanie! They are sooo yummy, I’ve already made a few batches so far this year…and it’s not even summer yet! Hope you try them and like them! Thanks for reading 🙂

  5. June 1, 2013


    My mon used to make these; I had forgotten about them. I will be making these for the kids in the next few weeks!

    • June 2, 2013


      I love how your mom used to make them also, Ashley. It’s probably one of those recipes from “back in the day” that got passed around a lot. Thanks for reading!

  6. May 27, 2013

    Lisa A.

    Brings back memories …. my mom had bought a Popsicle mold at a Tupperware party when I was a kid. I think there were times when we even filled them with juice so we could have them frozen! Will try your recipe when the warmer weather hits Nova Scotia. Tks.

    • May 27, 2013


      Oh wow! You just brought a memory back for me, Lisa. I bet that was the same popsicle mold my mum used as I know hers was a Tupperware as well. Neat! Lol…not a bad idea using juice. Hopefully that warmer weather will hit NS this weekend. We are supposed to warm up over the next few days here in the Capital. Thanks for reading!

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