Serving Up Summer Dessert!

Summer dessert recipes and ideas.

We’ve got the perfect solution to your summer savings that won’t break the bank every time you want to entertain: homemade popsicle recipes!  It’s far less-expensive to make these delicious summer snacks using your own ingredients than it is to buy them pre-made.  Plus, everything just tastes better when it’s homemade! The Popsicle brand has nothing on these recipes.  Parents, these recipes can be a really entertaining cooking game for the little ones.

Ingredients for Homemade Popsicles:

  • Popsicle sticks
  • Popsicle tray, ice cube tray, non-stick cup, or any other fun shaped mold
  • Aluminum foil
  • Freezer

How to make a Homemade Popsicle:

  1. Concoct a flavor combination of your choice (recipes below)
  2. Pour mix into mold
  3. Cover mold with aluminum foil, tightly
  4. Stick popsicle stick through the foil in the center of the mold
  5. Freeze until solid

Different Fruit & Ice Cream Popsicle Recipes:

Pudding Pops

You can either buy boxed chocolate pudding or make it from scratch.  Follow the recipe for making pudding exactly as says and pour into molds.

For Added Tastiness: Try mixing in strawberry, raspberry or banana bits and puree or try mixing in Oreo cookie crumbles

Summer Fruit Pops

This recipe is a great way to use up and excess fruit you have in the house!  Just blend whatever fruit varieties you’d like to use in a blender with either juice or milk.  Add yogurt for extra calcium and creaminess!

Our Favorite Fruity Combinations:

Strawberry Kiwi, Mango & Peach and Strawberry Banana layered with Peanut Butter (PB&J style!)

We’ve also given popcicles a sophisticated, summer upgrade just for adults!

Coffee Pops

Hot coffee on a steamy day does not mix; try freezing your favorite brew instead!  Just make your coffee the exact way you like it (black, with cream or sugar)

For added tastiness: Try using a flavored creamer or flavored syrup shot!

Spiked Watermelon Pops

Blend chunks of water melon (1/2 a large melon) with ¼ cup of sugar, ¾ cup of watermelon flavored vodka and ½ cup of chopped fresh mint leaves.

Get creative:

Freeze another one of your favorite cocktails like a mojito, tequila sunrise, or white Russian!

For other popsicle recipe ideas click here.

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