An ice cream popsicle to this day shakes loose childhood memories of the Good Humor ice cream man. It was a novelty for my brothers and me as the Good Humor truck did not come to our part of the world. We had to visit cousins on Long Island to see the Good Humor man. Oh, how I wished we lived on Long Island … the beach, Carvel Ice Cream shop up the street and the Good Humor man driving through the neighborhood every evening during the summer … ah, kid heaven!

The driver pulled the cord on the chimes as he drove slowly signaling he was there. Children up and down the street would dash out front doors and race to the truck so as not to miss out on a cold treat. The driver dressed in a starched, bright white uniform and two-corner hat with a coin changer attached to his belt, would jump out of the sparkling clean truck. He would walk to the large square door with a giant image of a chocolate ice cream popsicle and open the thick door as the freezing cold escaped into the hot summer air. Surrounded by little girls and boys he would reach in and snatch the cold treats and dispense ice cream to each youngster one-by-one. We patiently waited our turn while holding on tightly to 15 cents in our little hands, trying to choose the best item from the large colorful menu.

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I remember one particular weekend returning home from Long Island and suddenly there was a sparkling, white Good Humor truck in our neighborhood. Full of glee I could not believe my eyes. Was it a mirage? Could it be the Good Humor man had finally come to my neighborhood? But the driver did not pull on the chimes nor slow down. What was he doing? Dad surmised he was lost and must have taken a wrong turn off 95 South. What? I was crestfallen. Ah well, needless to say, I could not wait for the next trip to our cousin’s house.

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These popsicle cookies were simple and fun to make. The most difficulty came in choosing icing colors, whether to go with subtle pastels or bright summery pinks and greens? Either way, these pops are a real treat!

Popsicle Cookies
Tulip Shortbread Cookies
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Hot Pink with AmeriColor Electric Pink and AmeriColor Super Red
Royal Icing for outlining and flooding tinted Bright Green with AmeriColor Electric Green
Royal Icing for flooding tinted Bright Yellow with AmeriColor Lemon Yellow
Disposable piping bags & couplers
Squeeze bottles
Wilton Decorating Tip #3, #5
Pizza slicer
Popsicle sticks
Sprinkles (optional)
Cut out cookies with a tulip cutter.
Using a pizza cutter, trim the sides and bottom of cookie.

Turn cookie over. Pipe a zig-zag line with #5 tip in fresh icing.

Place a popsicle stick in the icing and press gently. Let dry overnight.
Outline cookie with #3 tip in pink icing.

Flood cookie in pink icing. Let sit 45 minutes.

Pipe top of cookie with #3 tip in green icing. 

Flood top of cookie with green icing. Let sit five minutes.

Add sprinkles. Let dry overnight.





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  1. Beautiful! You are so talented and I loved reading about your memories too.

    1. Lisa, Thank you and I'm glad you enjoyed the post.

  2. Hi Joan,
    That brought back great memories--those cookies are terrific summertime cookies! tHANKS!
    Chicago Kathy

    1. Hi Kathy, Thank you! I'm glad I rekindled one of your childhood memories. That's one of the reasons I write about my childhood. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  3. What great memories this post brought back! The cookies are really cute, Joan!

    1. Thank you Amy! I'm glad you enjoyed the post. I so enjoyed reading about your Italian vacation on your blog.

  4. Hi Joan! Oh my gosh, these are too adorable. Hope you are having a great summer!

    1. Hi Deb and thank you. We still have lots of summer left here in Northern Virginia. I love the delectable recipes you have had on your blog this summer.

  5. Joan,
    Just when I think that you cannot create anything more adorable you do!
    Love these and have pinned them to several boards:)
    Happy Summertime!

    1. Hi Jemma, Thank you! These popsicle cookies are one of my favorites. I appreciate your visit and the pins. Have a great holiday weekend!

  6. Oh my goodness, these are adorable!

    1. Thank you, Stacey! These cookies were fun to decorate.


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