If the latest heat wave has you feeling like everything around you is wilting before your very eyes, we have a beautiful solution for you. Infuse the last days of summer with freshness and delight by making DIY flower-petal popsicles. It’s surprisingly easy to whip them up—and they’re practically guaranteed to be Instagram gold.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jessica Ulrich is a senior social media specialist at Etsy. When she’s not sharing tips for Etsy sellers or dreaming up DIYs, she’s usually in the middle of a new creative project, making a mess along the way.