05/22/2012 12:18 pm ET Updated Jul 22, 2012

8 Summery Sweet Popsicles You Can Make at Home

Written by Julie Ryan Evans on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.

There are some foods that just scream summer, and popsicles are at the top of that list. Cool, fruity, sticky, and sweet, they convey the innocence of childhood on one hand, and all of the sexiness of hot summer nights on the other, depending on whose hands are holding which varieties.

While you could buy a boring old box at the store, making your own is so much more fun. From booze-infused versions for adults to healthy ones that get your kids to eat extra fruit in a fun way, there are plenty of varieties to keep your whole family cool all summer long. Here are eight incredible homemade popsicle recipes to try.

1. Margarita Popsicles

Oh yes, tequila on a stick. This recipe from Emeril Lagasse will be your best summer friend.

2. Pina Colada Popsicles

If you like pina coladas -- and who doesn't? This non-alcoholic version includes coconut milk, pineapple chunks, and bananas.

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles

Um, yum! This version happens to be vegan.

4. Mango-Chile Ice Pops

Spice things up with these pops that get a kick from a little chile powder.

5. Yogurt Popsicles

This recipe from Tyler Florence couldn't be easier or healthier. Kids love them.

6. White Sangria Popsicles

Oh, yes. Frozen white wine, chunks of fruit; these are bliss on a stick.

7. Frappuccino on a Stick

Get your buzz without the heat with this yummy treat. Add some chocolate syrup and you've got a frozen mocha frap on a stick. Who needs cups?

8. Champagne Popsicles

A more perfect popsicle I could not imagine.

Which popsicle flavors are your favorites?

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