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Super Fun Summer Ice Cream Pops

Super Fun Summer Ice Cream Pops make a perfectly fun and delicious summer activity for the whole family.

Two ice cream pops rolled in rainbow sprinkles and cookie crumbs with popsicle sticks in the center sitting on a white plate. Highland Ice Cream containers sit in the background.

When my children were younger, summers were for playing, fun activities, and vacations. They would have loved making these Super Fun Summer Ice Cream Pops with Hiland Dairy.

A young boy sitting in front of a window eating ice cream.

My children have grown up and moved out which leads me to kidnap borrow my neighbor’s children. I enjoy lots of fun activities with these kids. They had a ball making the Minion cupcakes, and if I remember it correctly it was the youngest one, Benjamin’s idea! I’ve got to get him on the payroll!

This post is sponsored by Hiland Dairy. My opinions and love of their product are 100% my own.

Two containers of Highland Ice Cream with dishes of multiple colored sprinkles for making Ice Cream Pops.

When I was given the opportunity to work with Hiland Dairy, I wanted to get together with these kiddos and plan a fun activity. With school just letting out, I knew they’d love it.

Before I issued the invitation though I had to make sure Hiland Dairy Ice Cream was “safe”. One of my little buddies is extremely allergic to peanuts.

Multiple dishes of multiple colored sprinkles for making Ice Cream Pops.

Hiland Ice Cream is “safe” for people with nut allergies. I also learned that Hiland Dairy contains no artificial growth hormones and is always tested for antibiotics.

Coming up with the Summer Fun Ice Cream Pops was pretty easy. I wanted something that they could just play at making without much instruction.

Dishes of multiple colored sprinkles for making Ice Cream Pops. Empty plastic cups sit in the background.

Before they came over:

  • I covered my table with a disposable vinyl tablecloth and taped down the edges. Sprinkles can stain wood, and they like to go everywhere! It also makes clean-up a breeze;
  • Placed a rimmed baking sheet in my freezer so works of art could be transferred immediately;
  • Filled bowls with mixers (chocolate cookie pieces, sprinkles, jimmies, gummy bears…);
  • Placed ice cream in bowls to soften and for easy scooping;
  • Placed cups and wooden treat sticks on the table.
Two open containers of vanilla and chocolate ice cream and dishes of multiple colored sprinkles for making Ice Cream Pops sit on a white table.

Putting out several mixers excited them for the task at hand. They had a “test” bowl while I ran through these simple instructions:

  •  They could use the Hiland Old Fashioned Vanilla Ice Cream, Chocolate Ice Cream or both;
  • What went into the bottom of the cup would actually be on top of their ice cream pop;
  • Think about the flavors that they liked together such as chocolate and mint or cookies and cream.

These kids were pros. William was methodical in his goody placement and ice cream scoops. Benjamin used more of the smoothie approach. He said, “it doesn’t look so good on the outside but it’s good on the inside”. I agreed.

As soon as each one was complete, I labeled a treat stick with their initial and put it in the freezer. They were all in the freezer once it was time for their ball practice. After freezing solid, they came back to roll their works of art in more goodies. Amelia, who had been under the weather earlier, joined us.

Side view of an ice cream pop rolled in rainbow sprinkles with a popsicle stick sticking out of the top.

We warmed the cups briefly in our hands until they would just turn. After rolling them in the goodies we put them back in the freezer. In no time, we had some creamy delicious ice cream pops!

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Sideview of an icecream pop rolled in rainbow sprinkles with a popsicle stick in the center sitting on a white plate.
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Super Fun Summer Ice Cream Pops with Hiland Dairy

Super Fun Summer Ice Cream Pops with Hiland Dairy make a perfectly fun and delicious summer activity for the whole family.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6 -8 cups
Author Hostess At Heart

Ingredients

  • 8 cups Ice Cream Hiland Dairy flavor of your choice
  • 1/2 cup Mixers such as small candy jimmies, crushed cookies, gummy bears, non-pareils, etc.
  • 8 Cups or ice cream mold
  • 8 Treat sticks

Instructions

  • Place a rimmed baking sheet in the freezer, making sure that it is low enough to put the completed ice cream cups on.
  • Set the ice cream out to soften. Putting it in separate bowls make it easier to scoop.
  • Lay out the mixers, cups, and treat sticks.
  • Place the first mixer in the bottom of the cup. This will be the top of the ice cream pop.
  • Add one or two scoops of ice cream.
  • Apply more mixer and then another scoop or two of ice cream.
  • Add stick and freeze until solid.
  • Place mixers on a plate. Remove an ice cream cup and warm until it can be turned and removed from the cup. Roll it in the mixer and then return it to the freezer to freeze solid once again.

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Notes

Serving size is for 1 1.75 quart of Hiland Ice Cream

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 141mg | Potassium: 350mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 741IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 1mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Sally

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

Our kiddos were home from school and I was looking for something creative to do with them. We loved making our own ice cream pops and they were delicious. I couldn't believe how creative they got too.

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Jennifer A Stewart

Monday 26th of June 2017

I think it is so much fun to have the kids make their own popsicles! This way I don't have to buy a bajillion boxes of different ones! Everyone gets the flavor and the toppings that they want! Even me!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Thank you Jennifer! We had so much fun and they're already talking about the next activity! Now I just need to come up with one.

Aunt Bee

Monday 26th of June 2017

My kids will LOVE making these!!!!

Julie Menghini

Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Thank you, Brandi! We had a wonderful time making and eating them!