All year long is popsicle season as far as I’m concerned, so having the best, durable, easy-to-use popsicle molds can be such a help. From classic popsicle molds and molds for babies, to molds in fun shapes and more, these are here to help you with all of the freezer pop fun.
We make a lot of popsicles in my house, it’s true. In part because they’re a fun snack and also because I love that they turn ingredients the kids might not otherwise be into into a novel snack or dessert.
And since we love them so much, we have a lot of molds and have serious opinions on which ones are worth the money. Here they are!
Each of these is less than $15 as of writing and will last you for YEARS.
Frequently Asked Questions
Both are solid choices for homemade popsicles, though silicone can release a little more easily than plastic in some cases. There are options here in both materials.
The easiest way to release a popsicle from the mold is to run it under warm water for about 30 seconds, then pull it from the mold. That usually helps to release a popsicle, no matter what material the mold is made from.
You can use a small 3-4 ounce bathroom paper cup and a popsicle stick. Place the popsicle mixture into the cups and place the cups on a pie plate or baking dish so they’re easy to transfer to the freezer. Freeze for an hour, add the popsicle sticks in the center of each, and freeze for an additional 3-4 hours. Tear the cup off to serve.
Best Classic Mold
6 Easy-release Popsicle Molds With Sticks and Drip-guards, BPA-free
We have two sets of these and use them most often for both the kids and the adults in the house. The sets are incredibly easy to use but the biggest selling point is that the popsicles consistently release easily from the molds. the drip guard on the bottom is nice too!
Best Mold for Babies and 1-YearOlds
9 Miniature Popsicle Molds With Sticks and Drip-guards, Easy-release BPA-free Silicone
If you’re in the market for a popsicle mold for a baby or toddler, this size is perfect. Each one easily pops out of the silicone mold and they are a great small size for younger kids. You can remove the popsicles, once frozen, and store in a zip top bag if you want to use the mold again!
Favorite Twin Pop Mold
BPA Free Food; Makes 8 Pops
If you’re looking for classic twin pops, this fun option is a favorite. They can be eaten two at a time, or broken in half and served as singles. The popsicles stand up easily in the base tray too.
Most Fun Novelty Popsicle Mold
Drip-Guard, Sturdy Base, 4 Fluid Oz, Set of 6
These “rocket pop” molds are SO fun. We love them for any flavor and they’re an easy to eat shape. They are incredibly durable and easy to release after running them under hot water.
Favorite Retro Mold
If you want to make a large batch of popsicles all at once, with classic wooden sticks, this is a great mold option. It’s silicone, so easy to release and clean, and has a classic retro shape which is fun!
Best Silicone Popsicle Mold
4 Easy-release Silicone Popsicle Mold With Sticks and Drip-guards, BPA-free
Similar to the mini mold for babies, this silicone mold releases incredibly easily and makes a nice size popsicle for kids and parents. You may want two sets so you can make more than 4 pops at at time!
Best Ice Pop Tubes
BPA Free Freezer Tubes With Zip Seals
Recreate the magic of ice pops with disposable bags you can fill, freeze, and serve yourself! These are fun for freezing fruit juice or whatever mixture you like and are easy for any age to enjoy.
Popsicle Recipes to Try
Once you have your molds in hand, here are some easy homemade popsicle recipes to make with them.
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This post was first published May 2021.