May 24, 2022

Refreshing and sweet: DIY popsicles

Summer is here, the season of sunshine and searching for ways to keep cool in the midst of the heat. What better way to stay refreshed than with a popsicle? Best of all, you don't have to run to the supermarket - they can be a breeze to make yourself. Using natural ingredients and lots of fresh fruit like U.S. Cranberries or California Cling Peaches, homemade popsicles serve as a delicious treat for everyone. Here are 6 unique ideas for DIY-popsicles.

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Ice cream is definitely the go-to treat during summer. With so many flavors, it can never get boring! However, there are times when you want something a little more refreshing and fruity than the age-old ice cream sandwich. The answer to this craving is simple, a popsicle! In fact, the best thing about popsicles, aside from the many, many flavors to choose from, is that they’re incredibly easy to make. All you need is fruit, a mold, and a freezer to make amazing, one-of-a-kind popsicles in no time. Simply fill the ingredients into the mold, place in the freezer and in a few hours, you’ll have the perfect homemade treat.

Cranberry Popsicles

The taste of these cranberry popsicles is fresh, sweet and tangy – they’re as colorful as they are healthy! This easy recipe is packed with U.S. Cranberries, the ruby red berries with big health benefits. One of the main ingredients of these popsicles is cranberry juice, which is known for being an excellent source of antioxidant vitamins C and E.

This fruity recipe combines the refreshingly tart taste of cranberries with the flavor of strawberries and a hint of vanilla. You’re only three steps away from this vibrant treat so grab your ingredients and get started!

Pecan, Peach and Raspberry Yogurt Pops

Fruits and cream with a bit of a crunch – sounds like a perfect popsicle combo! The Pecan, Peach and Raspberry Yogurt Pops make this dream come true. Greek yogurt gives them a rich creaminess, while peaches and raspberries make them fruity and fresh. American Pecans provide a nice crunch to this sweet treat and add a lovely, nutty flavor. Truly, with this treat, you have everything you need to make a hot summer day even more enjoyable.

Tart Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles

Cherry cheesecake fans need to stop what they are doing and try this summer delight now! The Tart Cherry Cheesecake Popsicles, made with Montmorency U.S. Tart Cherry pie filling, turn your favorite cake into a creamy, cold treat. They’re easy to make, look amazing, and taste delicious – maybe even better than cake. With their white and red marbling, these popsicles are meant to impress and make for an eye-catching addition to any picnic table. 

Peach Basil Popsicles

As temperatures rise, peaches and other stone fruits are at their ripest. The extraordinary combination of ripe peaches with vanilla almond milk, Greek yogurt, and fresh basil is what makes the Peach Basil Popsicles unique.

Make these sophisticated, fruity treats with fresh-from-the-market peaches and the surprising addition of sweet basil.

Frozen Grape Lemonade Pops

If you love fruit as much as we do, you should try Frozen Grape Lemonade Pops. It can’t get any easier than with this two-ingredient recipe. Fresh California Grapes are a staple of summer, giving this creation a spectacular look, but also full on fruitiness. Since they’re naturally sweet, they’re perfect for satisfying a craving for something cold and sweet after an afternoon in the summer sun. The addition of the traditional summer drink, lemonade, gives these popsicles a tart note that makes them extra special! 

Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free, these popsicles are perfect for everyone. Learn how to make them with this quick video-tutorial.

Mango Almond Jalapeno Paletas

Want to get extra creative with your frozen treat? The Mango Almond Jalapeno Paletas, created by Chef Christine Farkas of IHeart Food Consulting, will instantly make you feel like you are on vacation in Mexico. Paletas are a Mexican frozen treat known for incorporating fresh and high-quality ingredients. This paleta recipe is made with mango, for a juicy sweetness, and almond milk, for a dairy-free creamy texture. Jalapenos add an unexpected twist that brings everything together. Are you bold enough to give it a try?

Whether you prefer fruity, creamy, sweet, tart, or a mix of everything – popsicles allow you to create the frozen treat your heart desires. Be prepared this summer and make the best popsicles to beat the heat and add refreshing flavor to your day!