You need this popsicle maker (and 5 refreshing recipes) to get through summer

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Bring on the nostalgia and stay cool this summer with a popsicle maker. (Photo: Getty)
Bring on the nostalgia and stay cool this summer with a popsicle maker. (Photo: Getty)

When you think about all the things that remind you of summer, what comes to mind? For us it’s watermelon, beach days, our favorite sundresses, fireworks and — of course — popsicles. And while those Firecracker ice pops you got at the ice cream truck still have a certain nostalgic appeal, there are so many popsicles you can make quickly and easily at home that will appeal to your now more refined taste buds. 

The Ozera popsicle maker is just $21—and more than 1,700 reviewers swear it’s a summer must-have. The BPA-free mold comes with a silicone funnel (to avoid mess when pouring your concoction) and a compact cleaning brush — but it’s dishwasher safe, too. 

Ozera Reusable Popsicle Molds (Photo: Amazon)
Ozera Reusable Popsicle Molds (Photo: Amazon)

Shop it: Ozera Reusable Popsicle Molds, $21, amazon.com

Wondering what you can make with your new popsicle mold? Amazon shoppers have some ideas:

If you love smoothies for breakfast but hate the prep, create smoothie-like popsicles that’ll be ready right when you wake up. “I wanted an easy, convenient way to get a little protein boost and this was the perfect solution. I made a mixed berry, peanut butter and protein smoothie and decided to freeze them into protein pops and they turned out great,” writes one happy reviewer. “I let them freeze overnight and they were perfect the next day.”

Says another shopper: “I love banana popsicles, but can't seem to find any at our local grocery store. I ordered the Ozera popsicle molds so I could make my own. I put 1½  bananas, 1 cup almond milk and some vanilla into the blender then poured it into the molds,” writes a five-star reviewer. “The molds insert solidly into the stand, so they stand up and are easy to pour the fixings into. The stick holds the popsicles solidly so they hold fast to the last bite. No breaking off or crumbling.”

Shop it: Ozera Reusable Popsicle Molds, $21, amazon.com

If you’re looking for a sophisticated popsicle recipe to try with your new mold, here are a few of our favorites:

Bryant Terry’s Mango-Coconut Ice Pops

Bryant Terry’s Mango-Coconut Ice Pops (Photo: Melissa Ryan)
Bryant Terry’s Mango-Coconut Ice Pops (Photo: Melissa Ryan)

Richa Hingle’s Snickerdoodle Popsicles

Richa Hingle’s Snickerdoodle Popsicles (Photo: Richa Hingle)
Richa Hingle’s Snickerdoodle Popsicles (Photo: Richa Hingle)

Jenné Claiborne’s Avocado Pineapple Popsicles

Jenné Claiborne’s Avocado Pineapple Popsicles (Photo: Sweet Potato Soul)
Jenné Claiborne’s Avocado Pineapple Popsicles (Photo: Sweet Potato Soul)

Shop it: Ozera Reusable Popsicle Molds, $21, amazon.com

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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