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How to Make the Dreamiest Flower-Petal Popsicles

by Jessica Ulrich

Jul 1, 2021

Fruit-flavored frozen treats dressed up with edible blossoms are the ultimate summer refresher. Here's how to make your own.

As we all shift our lives outside, what better way to beat the rising heat than with an icy cool snack that’s as delightful to behold as it is to eat? Enter the DIY popsicles of your dreams. These edible flower petal-infused beauties are surprisingly easy to whip up—and they're practically guaranteed to be Instagram gold.

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Most of the ingredients you need are likely waiting in your kitchen already, and you can mix and match their flavors and colors to your heart's content. We combined yogurt, fruit juice, and jam to make ours, layering in edible marigold, daisy, calendula, cornflower, and rose petals for a pretty (and on-trend) presentation. What would you mix into your perfect popsicle? Tell us in the comments. 

At a glance

Time: 2+ hours
Difficulty: Easy

A flat lay of all the materials needed to create DIY flower-petal infused popsicles.

You will need:

pour a base layer into the mold

Step 1: Spoon or pour a small amount of yogurt, fruit juice, or jam into the bottom of each popsicle mold to create a base layer for your popsicle. If you’d like to get creative with your batch, try varying the first ingredient in each mold, adding a few spoonfuls of yogurt to one and a dollop of jam to another.

pour equal amounts into each mold

adding flowers

use a wood craft stick to distribute the flowers

If you'd like to start with a floral layer, here's how: First, pour 1–2 inches of coconut water into the mold. (You can sweeten the coconut water with sugar or your preferred sweetener for a more traditional-tasting treat, or keep as-is for a subtler flavor.) Drop in a few fresh or dried edible flowers and use a spare popsicle stick to distribute them throughout the liquid layer.

insert the popsicle sticks

Step 2: After adding the first ingredient layer to each mold, insert the popsicle sticks and put the molds in the freezer for 20–30 minutes, until the contents begin to solidify.

pour in the second ingredient

Step 3: When the first popsicle layer has hardened, remove the molds from the freezer and pour or spoon in a second layer of a different ingredient.

freeze the new layer

Step 4: Place the mold in the freezer once again until the new layer has solidified. Continue layering ingredients, and freezing between each, until you’ve filled each popsicle mold. (We capped ours at three layers each, so the contrasting bands would be clearly visible.) Freeze until solid, about an hour.

continue adding layers

remove and enjoy

Step 5: When you're ready to serve your frozen treats, just submerge the bottom of the mold in warm water for a few moments until the popsicles can be easily removed. (And don't forget to snap a pic!)

Projects, styling, and photography by Hannah Bridge, Brigette Muller, and Jessica Ulrich.

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Jessica Ulrich

Jessica Ulrich, Etsy’s Seller Social Media Manager, shares tips and articles for shop owners via Etsy Success on Twitter. In her free time, she paints and sews handmade goods for her shop, Kertis. Follow her on Instagram.