Summer Popsicle Recipes

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In case some of you haven’t been watching the national weather, it’s HOT here in Texas!  Since our family seems to get caught up in Murphy’s Law more often than not, it’s really no surprise that not only did it work out that we moved here smack dab in the middle of July, but that there would be a heat wave going on too!  The other day it soared up to temperatures where the heat index hit 108!

That means we’ve been doing A LOT to cool down.  One of those things is eating frosty treats, and armed with a recipe from eMeals, I made Orange Banana Smoothie pops for our family to enjoy the other evening.

Orange Banana Smoothie Pops
  • 7 oz of Greek yogurt
  • ⅔ cup thawed orange juice concentrate
  • 2 bananas
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  1. Purée all ingredients in a blender. Pour into a popsicle mold or into paper cups and then insert a stick in the middle. Freeze until hardened (about 6 hours).

Watermelon Ice Pops

4 cups watermelon, seeds removed, cubed.  Purée in blender.  Pour into a popsicle mold or into paper or plastic cups and then insert a stick in the middle.  Freeze until hardened (about 6 hours).

I love using the plastic dixie cups for these.  I sometimes have trouble getting pops to unmold from our popsicle maker, but using the handles from the mold and then using a plastic cup makes it easy to remove once frozen.

Even the big kids like these!

23 thoughts on “Summer Popsicle Recipes

  1. We haven't had popscicles all summer….I'm kind of ashamed to admit that! We love making homemade ones. I'd love to see what the center of your popsicle holders look like. I remember Tupperware had some that were like posts almost….

  2. Nothing like a cold popsicle during this heat wave. Would love to try the watermelon

  3. I would definitely want one of those watermelon pops. That's a good idea to use the handle of the pop maker but a regular plastic cup

  4. It hasn't been that hot here in Colorado, but I'm always in the mood for frozen pops. Banana one looks super.

  5. After my first look on a photo I thought that this sweet icecream is big fingernail with hole in the center 🙂 Icecream like this one is a great summer idea, congratz 🙂

  6. Homemade popsicles always remind me of my childhood and how we lived on them in the summer. I like your grown up flavor choices.

  7. @Lolo – I just bought it at Kroger, it's nothing special, but it seems you have to fill it just right to get the pops out with the handles or else the handles come out by themselves, and the pops stay in the mold!

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