Warm Weather Treats, DIY: Popsicles
Warm Weather Treats, DIY: Popsicles
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Warm Weather Treats, DIY: Popsicles

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By Katy Sommerfeld

The dog days of summer are almost upon us, and if you’re anything like me, you’re dreading the inevitable rise in temperature that comes around this time every year. Depending on where you live, it can be impossible to escape the blazing summer heat. Sometimes no amount of air conditioning or fanning can stop the sweating and the uncomfortable feeling that comes with temperatures above 80 degrees. The heat is the only downfall of summertime, and there’s really only one solution that can help us all beat it: popsicles!


Popsicles are a beloved treat among all age groups. Tiny kiddos and grownups alike reach for the freezer each summer to get some sweet relief from the heat in the form of frozen yummy goodness on a stick. Popsicles are the perfect summer treat - they’re cool, portable, and super delicious!

Whether you’re looking for a classic treat or a unique flavor, there’s a popsicle for you, and there’s nothing more fun than making your own, homemade popsicles!

We’ve got five wonderful popsicle recipes below that will have kids jumping for joy and will bring a smile to all the grownups’ faces.


Nutella Fudge Popsicles

Makes 6 popsicles

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup chocolate-hazelnut spread (AKA Nutella)
  • 1 ½ cups chocolate almond milk

Directions:

Spoon the chocolate-hazelnut spread into a medium-sized bowl. Add the chocolate almond milk and whisk until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight.


Mango Banana Popsicles

Makes 6 popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces frozen banana chunks
  • 1 ripe Haden mango, peeled and diced

Directions:

Blend the frozen bananas and the mango together in a blender or food processor. Spoon the mixture into popsicle molds, add popsicle sticks, and freeze overnight.


Strawberry and Yogurt Popsicles

Makes 6 popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 1 cup strawberries, hulled

Directions:

Puree the strawberries in a blender or food processor. Alternate adding the strawberries and yogurt into the popsicle molds to create a layered effect. Add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.


Watermelon and Coconut Popsicles

Makes 8 popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped watermelon
  • ⅓ cup shredded coconut
  • Fresh mint (optional)

Directions:

Blend the chopped watermelon in a blender or food processor until smooth. Add the shredded coconut and blend a bit longer. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, adding fresh mint periodically as you fill up each mold, if you wish. Add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.

Pina Colada Popsicles

Makes 6 popsicles

Ingredients:

  • 2 ½ cups frozen pineapple chunks
  • 13.5 ounces full fat unsweetened coconut milk
  • Shredded coconut (optional)

Directions:

Blend the pineapple chunks and coconut milk in a blender or food processor until smooth. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, adding shredded coconut in periodically as you fill up each mold, if you wish. Add popsicle sticks and freeze overnight.



Don’t these recipes sound delicious? Try some of these out at your next barbecue or pool party to help you beat the heat and to satisfy that sweet tooth.

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