What’s the perfect way to celebrate warm summer days? With a sweet and colorful frozen treat, of course!
The humble popsicle may be the perfect summer snack – managing to elicit squeals of delight from children and nostalgic smiles from adults; you can make them in a dizzying array of shapes and a rainbow of colors. Coat them in sprinkles, drizzle them with chocolate, pack them with fruits and yogurt and good things galore, then freeze them up and slurp them down.
With temperatures rising and the school year ending, now is the time to invite a few friends over for some delicious (and nutritious) homemade popsicle treats. For our pop party, I prepared a variety of refreshing pops using nothing more than fruit, juices and yogurt (and a few sprinkles, just for fun). To keep things interesting, I used several types of popsicle molds, resulting in a variety of fun shapes and sizes, some with colorful handles or no handle at all.
It was fun to watch as our guests selected their own version of the perfect pop. No matter which one they chose, they were getting a healthy helping of wholesome ingredients, plus lots of happy smiles all around. All of my recipes can be prepared in 10 minutes or less and they’re a perfect activity for getting the kids involved in the kitchen. Whether you’re planning a party or simply celebrating lazy summer afternoons, make sure your freezer is well-stocked with homemade popsicles.
The older children were delighted by the Vanilla Orange Confetti Dreamsicles, made using Tovolo Twin Pop Molds.
Parents of our youngest guests loved the Mango Coconut Mini Pops, made with Cuisipro’s Mini Farm Pop Molds, since they are perfectly sized for little hands.
My daughter loved helping create the Strawberry Lemonade Pops, using a Zoku Quick Pop Maker, because the pops were frozen and ready to enjoy in under 7 minutes.
Zoku Quick Pop Maker
The Honeydew Lime Zipzicles made wonderful, nutritious take-home treats, due to their portable, stick-free design.