Our Top 10 Ice Pop Recipes to Beat the Heat

Sweet treats so good, you may just put the neighborhood ice cream man out of business.

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Ree Drummond's Fruit Pops as seen on Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Imagine you're on a subway platform squished up against the rest of Manhattan on a sticky summer night waiting for your ride home. Gross. So, so gross. It's enough to make any warm-weather lover beg for the icy months of winter when there's at least 5 layers of bulky clothing between you and the next person on the train. Enter the ice pop. Cool, refreshing and oh-so-customizable. If you come home to a freezer full of frozen goodness, it's *almost* enough to wash away the memory of your gross, sticky commute (I'd have to highly recommend a shower as well). We rounded up our 10 most popular pops, the ones that our readers come back to year after year for sweet relief from the heat.

10. Fruit Pops (pictured above)

A summer snack you don't have to hold back on. These mango-strawberry pops are the perfect healthy anytime treat. Thinking about skipping the layers? Do it for the 'gram.

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Renee Comet, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

If you love the grocery store version of velvety smooth orange-flavored ice pop, you're going to really love these. You'll get the same classic flavors, but can feel good about taking down a few of these homemade pops, which have a Greek yogurt and orange juice base.

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Food Network Kitchen’s Firework Pops for KIDS/THANKSGIVING/CAMP CUTTHROAT, as seen on Food Network.

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Renee Comet, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Just like the classic ice cream truck pops, but with ingredients you can actually pronounce. The hardest part is waiting while each layer of color freezes—but the iconic look is worth the effort.

They may taste exotic, but you'll only need a few simple ingredients to make Aarti Sequeira's ice pops. Earl Grey tea, cardamom and pistachios, of course, are the flavor base.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

We can pretty much guarantee that Giada's boozy pops will be a hit at your next party. Don't skip the fresh mint—it adds a cool burst of unexpected, but welcome, flavor.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Hear us out before you start talking trash about having greens in your ice pops. This smoothie-turned-ice pop is one of our favorite ways to start a hot summer day: Banana and a touch of maple syrup sweeten up the greens and Greek yogurt makes it feel a little more decadent.

Food Network Kitchen's Mocha Pops, as seen on Food Network

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Stephen Johnson, 2015, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

These coffeehouse-inspired pops are cool on their own, but the middle layer of chocolate cookie crumbles really takes this treat to the next level.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Another breakfast ice pop on the list? What can we say, the people love a frozen treat in the morning. This one's packed with fresh fruit and chia seeds; you can substitute out the strawberries for other fruit, like (pitted) cherries, berries or peaches.

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Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Ree uses store-bought vanilla ice cream and adds her favorite mix-ins, like crushed sandwich cookies, peanut butter cups and candy-coated chocolates to create these single-serving treats.

Food Network Kitchen’s Instant Ice Cream Pops.

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It's no wonder these rank as the top spot on the list, the name says it all. The secret? Slice up store-bought pints of ice cream and then dip them in a homemade chocolate shell. A quick trip to the freezer seals the shell and you're passing out pops to a hungry crowd in just about 10 minutes.

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