Monday, June 3, 2013

seven popsicle recipes for your summertime enjoyment

It's that time of year...time for all things cold, delicious, and sweet!  Here's a post I did last year for 7 of my favorite popsicle recipes. I thought it was perfect timing to share it again for all you new readers and a refresher for my old-timers ;) 
(( #1 is my favorite! ))

Each of these recipes make 1-3 popsicles, depending on size. I didn't want 6 of each, just wanted to sample some fun gourmet popsicle recipes! You can totally adjust each ingredient proportion to taste. Just wing it!

oh, fudge!  
(my favorite! makes 4-6 & was adjusted from this recipe)
1/2 cup coconut milk
2 bananas
2.5 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla

combine ingredients in blender & pour into popsicle molds.  option: add some peanut butter or chocolate chips.


layered lemonade
blood orange juice
mango lemonade
strawberry lemonade
oj
lemonade

add a splash of one type of juice & freeze for a half to a whole hour before adding next juice. continue until you have achieved desired layers. No, I didn't mean for this to look like candy corn. 

i love you berry much
1/4 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup strawberry yogurt
1 banana
handful of frozen or fresh berries 
(i used blueberries, raspberries, blackberries & strawberries)
1 tablespoon honey
splash of oj

combine ingredients in blender & pour into popsicle molds. variation: use different fruit and yogurt flavors. 


mocha-coconut 
(that's fun to say)
1/2 cup mocha cappuccino protein drink (i used bolthouse farms from sunflower market)
1/2 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon coconut torani syrup
1 banana

combine ingredients in blender & pour into popsicle molds. option: leave 1/4 inch at the "base" and add sweetened coconut flakes after an hour of freezing. 


there's always money in the ((coco))-banana stand
1/2 cup coconut milk
1-2 bananas, depending on how much you like bananas
a sprinkle of berry (blue) jello mix
splash of coconut rum (yes ma'am.)
1 teaspoon torani coconut syrup

combine ingredients in blender & pour into molds. you can certainly exclude jello mix. i just wanted some color! 


pineapple protein 
(not my favorite because of the whey powder in the smoothie, but it's healthy!)
1/2 cup protein zone naked juice
1 pineapple ring
1/4 cup coconut milk
1 teaspoon torani coconut syrup

combine ingredients in blender & pour into popsicle molds. 
option: put a pineapple ring in for decoration or leave 1/2 an inch and after an hour of freezing add chopped pineapple! 

cherry limeade
pour premade cherry limeade into mold. minute maid & hubert's both make great ones! option: slice two pieces of lime and add to each side for some pizazz. 

Enjoy, friends. Have a popsicle party! 



love.

The popsicle molds I used are from World Market
Popsicle Sticks from Joann using this DIY: Painted Popsicle Stick DIY
For the two smaller popsicles, I used "condiment cups" that can also serve as cupcake liners.


12 comments:

  1. These look amazing! Especially "There's always money in the (coco) banana stand." Rum in a Popsicle? I'll take it! Bet it pairs well with a few new episodes of Arrested. Thanks for posting. Yum!

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  2. I just bought some opsicle molds so this is perfect! Thanks

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  3. the lemonade one (well actually all of them) looks so so good!
    Rebecca @ tr[i]b[e]cca

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  4. These all sound so good! Who doesn't love a cold Popsicle?!!

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  5. Ooooh, thanks for sharing! These all look fantastic!

    Hey, by the way, I'm having a giveaway on my blog this week. Check it out if you like winning free stuff. ;)

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  6. HORRAY for popsicles–especially a rummy coconut one!

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  7. yea girl, get it. this is so perfect because I was just thinking about how i'd finally like to make my own popsicles this summer. love that these are coconut milk based. yum!

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  8. they look delish!! love the idea of paining the popsicle sticks, whatever keeps them busy!!

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  9. I went home Monday night and made some berry ones - SUPER yummy and a great afternoon snack when it's pushing 100 degrees out!!

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  10. I just wrote down the recipes for the fudge and berry popsicles~ Love the use of coconut milk! These sound tasty and delicious. Makes me want to make these, decorate the sticks like you did, and have a few friends over.

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