Who doesn’t love a chilled sweet treat during hot summer days? And the instant sugar rush is completely worth all the extra calories! But if you do not feel like rushing down to the local ice cream vendor, we got you. This summer, beat the heat with some delicious, easy, and refreshing homemade popsicle recipes. And to make it more fun, get your kids along and throw in your favourite fruits and flavours.
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1. Fruit and Yogurt Swirl Pops
500 gms fresh or frozen fruit of your choice
2 tbsp granulated sugar (only if using fresh fruit)
Ice cream moulds
2 cups vanilla yogurt
Blend the fruit in a food processor till it becomes a puree and then pour it into a zip lock bag. Spoon some yogurt into another zip lock bag and snip off the corners of both. Next, take the ice cream moulds and alternately pour the fruit puree and yogurt in swirls. Freeze them overnight or until they set, and enjoy delicious and healthy popsicles.
2. Vegan Blueberry Coconut Popsicles
1 and 1/2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 and 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp granulated sugar
400 ml full fat coconut milk
2 tbsp maple syrup
Place a small pot over medium heat, and cook the blueberries, lemon juice, and sugar till the mixture starts bubbling and the blueberries have started to burst. Once you have a thickened berry sauce, let it cool for about 30 minutes. Till then, whisk coconut milk and maple syrup until combined. Then, prepare the popsicle moulds by filling them 1/3 full with the coconut mixture. Add 2 tbsp of the blueberry sauce to each popsicle, then top off with the remaining coconut mixture. Repeat the same with the rest of the mixture and then, using a knife, gently stir the coconut mixture and the blueberry sauce. Now, refrigerate it, chill overnight, and enjoy the next day!
3. Watermelon and Coconut Popsicles
2 cups chopped watermelon
1/3 cup shredded coconut
Fresh mint, optional
In a food processor, add the chopped watermelon and shredded coconut, and blend till it turns into a puree. Now, pour this mixture into popsicle moulds and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. Pop out the delicious popsicles and enjoy with your family.
4. Grape Refresher Popsicles
2 cups white grape juice
2 cups seedless grapes, sliced
Cut the grapes into half or quarter pieces and put them equally into the ice cream moulds. Pour the juice over the grapes in the moulds and refrigerate it overnight. A quick, easy, and super refreshing popsicle recipe!
5. Orange Banana Smoothie Pops
1 packet of Greek yogurt
1 cup frozen and thawed orange juice
2 large bananas
Zest of 1 lime
1 tbsp fresh lime juice
Take a blender and puree the Greek yogurt, thawed orange juice, bananas, lime zest, and fresh lime juice. Next, take the ice cream moulds and pour the mixture into them equally. Freeze them for about 4 hours or until they are solid. Now, enjoy a delicious treat with your kids without running down to the ice cream parlour!
6. Frozen Strawberry-Peach Pops
1 cup of water
1 cup strawberries, stem removed
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup peaches, pitted
2 tbsp lemon juice
In a pan, take 1/2 cup of water and sugar, bring it to a boil, and let it cool down. Then, take the strawberries, peaches, cooled syrup, lemon juice, and 1/2 cup of water, and puree it in a food processor. Now, pour this mixture equally into the popsicle moulds and freeze it overnight or till it is solid. Try this popsicle recipe on the hottest summer days.
7. Fresh Fruit Pops
3 cups fresh fruit chunks (pineapple, watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon)
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp light corn syrup
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 cups vanilla yogurt
In a blender, add fresh fruit with sugar, corn syrup, and lemon juice until it becomes very smooth, for about 2-3 minutes. To this, add vanilla yogurt and blend again until smooth. Taste the mixture, adjust sweetness, and keep it to chill for about 4 hours or until it is completely solid. Enjoy this super creamy and delicious sweet treat!
8. Honey Lemonade Popsicles
1 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup honey
1 and 1/2 cups cold water
1/2 cup normal water
Fresh edible flowers, optional
In a saucepan, take 1/2 cup water and honey and place it over medium heat till the honey reduces and melts. Then, take a jar or a pitcher and add lemon juice, cold water, and honey syrup to it. Mix well so everything combines and add the edible flowers if you are using them. Pour this mixture into popsicle moulds equally and let it set overnight in the refrigerator.
9. Honeydew Mint Popsicles
1/2 honeydew melon, cubed
1/3 cup granulated sugar
5-10 mint leaves
1 tbsp lime juice
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