Fill your freezer with homemade push pops this summer.

By Bridget Hallinan
May 13, 2020
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When warmer weather comes around, so does peak frozen dessert season—think ice cream, sorbet, and of course, popsicles.  You could buy a box in the grocery store freezer aisle and call it a day, but if you’d rather make your own with real produce, these molds can help. We gathered some of the best-rated popsicle molds out there, like Zoku’s classic pop mold, and some fun shapes, too, in case you feel like creating Ring Pop-esque desserts or want an ice pop shaped like a cactus. Read on to find out where you can get them, and start making room in your freezer.

Zoku’s Classic

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This classic mold from Zoku got great reviews across Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma, Bed Bath & Beyond, and more. It comes with reusable pop sticks that have drip guards for minimal mess, and yields six pops total.

Zoku Classic Pop Mold, $15 at surlatable.com, williams-sonoma.com, and bedbathandbeyond.com 

Under the Sea

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For more of a whimsical, right-on-theme summery treat, Zoku’s fish pop molds are also well-reviewed, with near five-star ratings from both Sur La Table and Bed Bath & Beyond customers. Each pop is shaped like a different character—a shark, clownfish, octopus, whale, puffer fish, and scuba diver—with matching sticks for extra flair.

Zoku Fish Ice Pop Mold, $20 at surlatable.com and bedbathandbeyond.com 

Rocket Pops

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If you’re a fan of those nostalgic red, white, and blue rocket pops, these molds can help you make them, but feel free to use them to make other ice pops, too.

Sur La Table Rocket Pop Molds, $14 at surlatable.com

The Stainless Steel Set

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This mold comes with a set of 50 reusable bamboo sticks, so you’ll be well-stocked to make popsicles all summer long. The rings on each mold help ensure that the stick is inserted correctly (aka no more crooked popsicles). Wayfair customers gave to a solid 4.6-star rating. 

Fox Run Brands 18/8 Stainless Steel BPA-Free Ice Pop Maker, $44 (was $50) at wayfair.com 

Koji Ring Popsicle Molds

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Fans of Ring Pops will love these popsicle molds, which got a unanimous five-star rating from Target customers.

Koji Ring Popsicle Molds, $15 at target.com

Lékué Push Pop Molds

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Push pops are another nostalgic treat, and these molds from Lékué can help you make your own. They’re dishwasher-safe, and come with lids, too to help them stay fresh.

Lékué Ice Push Pop Mold (Set of 6), $30 at food52.com 

Zoku Squeeze Pop Molds 

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Zoku has push pop molds of its own—simply pour and cover with a lid, freeze, and squeeze the pops out once they’re ready to enjoy. 

Zoku Squeeze Pop Molds, $18 at williams-sonoma.com and $15 at surlatable.com 

Fun Shapes 

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Lékué also makes some fun popsicle mold shapes like strawberry, cactus, and “tropical fruit”—you can opt to have all one design in the same set, or, mix it up with a variety. They lie flat, so you can fill and store them easily.

Lékué Ice Pop Molds (Set of 8), $40 at food52.com 

Twin Pop Molds

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This design allows you to make two popsicles in one mold, which you can either leave connected or split and share.

Tovolo Twin Pop Molds (Set of 4), $18 (was $28) at wayfair.com 

Rectangle Pops

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Zoku’s rectangle pop molds earned a 4.6-star rating from Bed Bath & Beyond customers. Per the product description, you freeze the pops for eight hours, and then, pull away the molds to release them. 

Zoku Rectangle Pops Mold in Orange, $13 at bedbathandbeyond.com

"Fruitsicle" Tray

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This kid-friendly “fruitsicle” tray got good reviews on Bed Bath & Beyond, Buy Buy Baby, and more. The size of each pop is ideal for smaller hands, and it has a wide holder designed to help catch drips.

Nuby Garden Fresh Fruitsicle Tray, $8 at bedbathandbeyond.com