07/26/2016 06:35 EDT | Updated 07/18/2018 11:30 EDT

The Popsicle Recipes You Need To Make (And Eat) This Summer

They're even better than ice cream.

We don’t have to remind you that the summers are hot — we all know this ― but what you might not know is that the best way to combat the heat is by eating popsicles. Not ice cream sandwiches, not frozen yogurt, but popsicles. Lots of them. And not just any old store-bought popsicle either, but ones you make in your very own kitchen with the freshest ingredients you can find. Homemade popsicles are what great summers are all about.

To make the hot months of your life even more joyful, we put together the best popsicle recipes you can find on the web. Some of them are fruity, others are chocolate dipped, and all of them are 100 percent refreshing. So go make your own popsicles, and really enjoy your summer.