Make the most spectacular frozen treats this summer with these silicone ice cream molds. Each of these molds are easy to use, easy to clean, dishwasher and freezer safe, and come in so many fun shapes!
Homemade ice cream is one of my favorite things to make in the summer when it's too hot to run the oven. When you make ice cream from scratch, it's still fairly soft when it's done churning. This is the perfect time to break out a set of silicone ice cream popsicle molds!
Press the soft ice cream into the molds, and pop them into the freezer. A few hours later, you'll have your very own homemade ice cream pops ready to eat or dip in chocolate shell and decorate.
If you're using store bought ice cream, you'll want to leave it out on the counter for 15-20 minutes prior to filling the molds. It needs to be soft enough to spread and smush into the molds, but not so soft that it's melting.
Unlike hot cocoa bomb molds, silicone molds for ice cream pops have a slit in the bottom of each mold for inserting a popsicle stick. Many also include a small tab to support the weight of the popsicle stick so it lays flat inside the ice pop.
- Silicone Ice Cream Popsicle Molds
- 1. Mini Silicone Oval Ice Cream Popsicle Molds (Set of 2)
- 2. Large Silicone Oval Ice Cream Popsicle Molds (Set of 2)
- 3. Mini Shaped Ice Cream Popsicle Molds with Reusable Sticks (Set of 3)
- 4. Round Silicone Ice Cream Molds with Drip Guard Sticks (Set of 2)
- 5. Rippled Silicone Ice Cream Popsicle Molds (Set of 2)
- 6. Silicone Cartoon Mouse Shaped Ice Cream Pop Molds (Set of 4)
- 7. Large, Stackable Ice Cream Popsicle Molds (Set of 4)
- 8. Heart Shaped Ice Cream Popsicle Molds (set of 2)
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Silicone Ice Cream Popsicle Molds
Here's some things to consider when picking the right silicone ice cream popsicle mold for you:
How easy is it to fill the molds? Filling silicone molds with a thick mixture like ice cream can be trickier than you think. Unlike juice or yogurt, ice cream can't be poured and doesn't naturally move to fill in air pockets. To make ice cream popsicles, you want molds that have wide openings and a relatively shallow depth so it's easy to press and spread the ice cream until it fills the whole mold.
How easy is it to remove the frozen pops from the molds? Unlike frozen popsicles, which are juice based, and freeze solid like ice cubes, ice cream popsicles don't freeze solid. To avoid denting or squishing the ice cream as you remove it from the mold, you want soft silicone molds that are shallow and easy to peel away from the ice cream.
What size popsicle stick does it need? Different molds require different popsicle sticks and not all molds can accommodate standard sized popsicle sticks. Some come with their own reusable sticks. Make sure you check what size sticks your mold needs!
How intricate is the design? Unlike chocolate or juice, ice cream won't naturally fill all the nooks and crannies of a mold. The more intricate or detailed the design of a silicone mold is, the harder it will be to fill with ice cream and the less likely it is you will see the details of the design in the ice cream once you unmold it.
1. Mini Silicone Oval Ice Cream Popsicle Molds (Set of 2)
These bite sized silicone ice cream molds are just 1.5 inches wide and 2.7 inches tall. This is the set that I use for my chocolate covered tahini ice cream pops. Don't let their small size fool you — these molds still make really nicely sized frozen ice cream treats!
This set comes with two silicone molds, each one with four cavities. So you can make 8 mini ice cream popsicles at a time.
It doesn't come with a silicone lid, so you'll either want to use saran wrap or a silicone baking mat to protect them from freezer burn if leaving them to chill for longer than an hour or two.
The set also comes with 50 mini popsicle sticks and sealable parcel bags. The parcel bags are likely more useful for non-frozen goodies like cake pops, but will work for individually wrapping your ice cream pops too.
2. Large Silicone Oval Ice Cream Popsicle Molds (Set of 2)
If you want to make full sized ice cream pops, these large silicone ice cream bar molds are perfect. This set comes with two trays, each with 3 cavities, so you can make 6 ice cream pops at once.
The ice cream popsicles will be a generous 3.7 inches tall and 2 inches wide, and the set also comes with 40 standard sized wooden popsicle sticks.
One of the nice things about this set is that it does come with a fitted silicone cover for the molds, which will help you press the ice cream into the nooks and crannies of the cavities. It also protects the ice cream from freezer burn.
These super cute mini silicone shaped ice cream pop molds are small — perfect for little kids with tiny hands, mouths, and stomachs! The set comes with three trays, one with a flower shape, one with a bunny shape, and one with a classic domed oval shape.
Depending on how well you're able to fill all the nooks and crannies of these mini molds you may or may not get all the definition you want from the designs. But they're still really fun and cute, and can work for making frozen juice popsicles or ice cream popsicles.
The set does come with a silicone cover for the molds which will help you press the ice cream in, and helps prevent spilling in the freezer too.
Unlike the previous two ice cream molds on this list, this set comes with plastic reusable sticks. Regular or mini wooden popsicle sticks won't work with these molds.
4. Round Silicone Ice Cream Molds with Drip Guard Sticks (Set of 2)
These round domed ice cream pop silicone molds come with reusable drip guard handles. Perfect for anyone who wants that classic ice cream scoop shape without the drippy mess.
This set comes with two silicone trays, each with 7 cavities. Each cavity holds about 2 ounces of ice cream.
It comes with 7 colorful, reusable popsicle sticks and one silicone lid, which means you can make 7 popsicles at once. You can also buy additional popsicle sticks that fit these molds, allowing you to make up to 14 ice cream pops at once.
What I like about these molds is that you can use them for so much more than just ice cream popsicles. We love a kitchen tool that lets you do the most!
I actually have two of these trays and I use them for freezing portions of chicken broth for cooking, freezing juice and fruit for smoothies, and for making egg bites in my instant pot.
5. Rippled Silicone Ice Cream Popsicle Molds (Set of 2)
How fun are these large rippled silicone ice cream popsicle molds?? Each one is 1.25 inches wide and 2.6 inches tall. They're not quite mini, but not quite jumbo sized either.
This set comes with 2 trays, each with 4 ice cream bar molds, and 50 wooden popsicle sticks. You can make 8 ice cream pops at once. It doesn't come with a silicone lid, so you'll want to use plastic wrap or a silicone mat to cover the ice cream if leaving it in the freezer for longer than a few hours.
If you're new to making ice cream popsicle molds, you may find you need a bit of practice to get the ice cream into these molds without trapping any air pockets underneath.
One thing to note with these molds, as with any silicone ice cream pop molds, is that the pattern will only appear on one side. They will have a flat back and a rounded, rippled front.
6. Silicone Cartoon Mouse Shaped Ice Cream Pop Molds (Set of 4)
These "cartoon mouse" shaped silicone ice pop molds are 3.7 inches from ear to ear and 3.1 inches tall. They're so cute, come with reusable mini plastic sticks, and each mold has an individual lid that slides in to keep the pops safe from freezer burn in the freezer.
This set includes 4 individual molds, sticks, and lids. The nice thing about having individual molds is that you can find separate places for them in the freezer or even just leave the pops in the molds until you're ready to eat them. The downside is that you have more individual pieces that can get lost or separated.
7. Large, Stackable Ice Cream Popsicle Molds (Set of 4)
If the idea of individual ice cream molds appeals to you but the cartoon mouse shape doesn't, these large stackable ice cream popsicle molds by Lékué are perfect for you.
Each one is almost 2 inches wide, and about 3.25 inches tall, holding about a ¼ cup of liquid or ice cream. This colorful set includes 4 individual molds, 4 reusable popsicle sticks, and 4 lids. They're easy to fill, and stack neatly in the freezer too.
As a bonuss, Lékué offers a 10 year manufacturer's guarantee on these ice pop molds, and has a generous replacement offer for defective or broken products.
8. Heart Shaped Ice Cream Popsicle Molds (set of 2)
If you love ice cream you're going to love these heart shaped silicone ice cream pop molds. These highly rated molds are 3.7 inches tall and 3.3 inches wide, and come with reusable plastic sticks.
This set doesn't say if it comes with popsicle sticks, though a few reviewers have said some are included. It does include a special brush for cleaning the molds.
If you're planning on using your silicone ice pop molds to also make cake pops, it's worth noting that reviewers say these molds make cakes that are a little too top heavy to stay on the sticks. So if you're picking up these they're best used for frozen treats only!