Nothing is better than an ice-cold popsicle or ice cream during the hot, sunny weather. Although, I got to admit that we sure can use a bit more sun and warmth in the temperature these days. We are barely hitting 30 degrees Celsius and for someone who loves summer and the sun, I am totally craving the mid-high 30 degree weather! Anyways, enough of me complaining, just because it’s not sure hot outside, It won't stop me from making all the delicious summer treats. One of which is what this blog post will be based on today – Popsicle recipes. I discovered that popsicle and ice cream can be homemade a few years ago, and let me tell you, if you haven’t tried one before, you are missing out. Not only are the more fresh, natural and delicious, they are also really easy to make! You can cater flavors to your favorites. Trust me, once you start on these, you get addicted in trying and experimenting with different ingredients. And once it starts, you will ditch those Hagen Diaz over priced ice cream cones!
Check out these awesome (and healthy) popsicle recipes before your summer ends!
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Strawberry Beet Popsicles
1 1/2 cups strawberries (fresh or frozen)
1/2 cup beets (cooked and cooled)
3/4 cup apple juice
1 tsp lemon juice or balsamic vinegar (trust me!)
In a blender (preferably a high-speed blender), puree all ingredients until completely smooth. Pour into your favorite popsicle mold and freeze 3-4 hours, or until completely firm. Makes 5-6 popsicles
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Yogurt is also great to add into the popsicle because it makes it so creamy! Yogurt with fresh berries is amazing. One thing I love doing is adding oatmeal on the bottom and voila! This is pretty much the best kind of yogurt parfait, which also means that it’s breakfast friendly!
Easy Breakfast Yogurt Popsicles
1 Cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 Cup Milk
2 tsp Honey
1/2 Cup Granola
1 Cup Berries/chopped Fruits
Mix together the milk, yogurt and 1 tsp of the honey. Divide the mixture between your popsicle molds. Place a few berries into each mould. Mix the last teaspoon of honey with the granola (you can place the honey in the microwave for 10 seconds if you are struggling to mix it) and top the yogurt with a little granola mixture. Place a wooden ice cream stick into each mould and place the popsicles into the freezer for at least 4 hours before consuming.
To remove the popsicles, run the mold under a little hot water until they come loose! Serve chilled and enjoy!
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If you are looking for something a bit more fun, but still healthy, check out this recipe for rainbow popsicles. Although it takes a few layers, which means more time, but these are definitely worth it! Some many fruits are in this including: raspberries, strawberries, peaches, orange, mango, bananas, spinach, pineapple, beets. It's pretty much the entire fruits need!