Summer is here and it is hot! Today the temperature in my car said it was 102! What do you need to cool off when this heat strikes? Popsicles. But have you ever made homemade popsicles? They are the perfect treat for kids to help you make and then later enjoy as a treat.
One thing that made a huge difference for me when I started making homemade popsicles was ordering a good popsicle mold. We all know we can find a kiddie style mold at any store for a few bucks during summer but you can’t really make extra popsicles to stock up when you use those molds.
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I ordered this popsicle mold that uses wooden popsicle sticks. It makes ten popsicles at a time and the perk to wooden popsicle handles is that you can stamp messages on the popsicle stick. This is a great way to load your freezer full of fun popsicles for playdates or just hot summer days.
See the cute message I stamped onto the wooden stick? These would be really cute to serve at a birthday party or a pool party. Maybe you could even have a water blob party with homemade popsicles?
So what are my top popsicle recipes?
1. Cereal Milk Popsicles
We made these last year and had a blast experimenting with different cereals. My favorite was the Cocoa Puff popsicles that tasted a little bit like fudgesicles but my kids loved the Lucky Charms popsicles.
Find the recipe here – How to make Cereal Milk Popsicles
2. Apple Pie Popsicles
Cinnamon, Apples and a little bit of cream. Yum. Apple Pie popsicles are the epitome of summer and the 4th of July.
Find the recipe here – Apple Pie Popsicle Recipe
3. Blueberry and Peach Popsicles
Every year we go blueberry picking and can’t control ourselves once we start picking so we wind up with a lot more blueberries than we actually need. What do you do when you have too much fruit during the summer? Blend it and pour it in a popsicle mold. It’s that easy.
Get the recipe here – Blueberry and Peach Popsicles
4. Mango Strawberry Popsicles
Another fruit that we love to pick during summer but always wind up with way too many to eat at that time is strawberries. Strawberries and mango mix to form the perfect tropical tastes. Love strawberries but want to try them in a different way? Check out Green Strawberry Granita.
Get the recipe – Mango Strawberry Popsicles
5. Summer Breeze Popsicles
This is a really old recipe but still one of my favorites. Have you ever made popsicles with sparkling water? It gives them a different texture, almost like shaved ice in popsicle form.
Check out how to make Summer Breeze Popsicles here.
Finally if you want to make the easiest popsicles possible, try making popsicles using store bought yogurt or smoothie drinks. If your child is a needing a few extra nutrients or probiotics, this is a great way to sneak them into their diet. Kids might not drink a protein smoothie drink but they will enjoy a yummy popsicle.
Do you have a favorite summer popsicle recipe?