POPSICLES!!!

                           

When the temperature reaches triple digits and the air is thick with humidity it’s time to reach in the freezer for some delicious and icy popsicles!
We are experiencing a HEAT WAVE…AGAIN! So I was inspired to make my own frozen treats to keep on hand.
All I can say is S-L-U-R-P!!!
Making homemade popsicles is so much fun and they taste like heaven on a stick! Much better than the store bought kind!
With very little equipment, ingredients and time you can have a frosty, juicy, lip smacking snack! These luscious pops will make you very popular on hot days!
I made them all pink or pinkish for Pink Saturday, but get creative and whip up a flavor that freezes your tastebuds!
StoneGable Signature Pink Pop
aka~ Raspberry Pomegranate Mint
2 boxes of fresh raspberries or 1 large bag of frozen raspberries
1/2 cup pom juice (the real kind)
1/4 cup sugar (or splenda)
8-12 mint leaves
Process raspberries, pom juice and sugar in the blender or food processor until smooth. Strain seed through a fine sieve and return liquid to blender or food processor. Add mint leaves. Use the minimal amount, you can always taste it and add more!
Blend well.
Pour in popsicle mold and freeze for at least 4 hours. If you don’t have a popsicle mold a paper cup, cupcake mold, drinking glass or anything that will hold liquid can be used. Just let it freeze for an hour or so and pop a craft stick into it. Then back into the freezer until completely frozen!

                                  

                    

Chocolate Raspberry Swirl
2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 TBS unsweetened cocoa powder
1 TBS corn syrup
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 container of chocolate yogurt
1 container raspberry yogurt
1 container vanilla yogurt
3 TBS sugar
In a saucepan mix chocolate chips, unsweetened cocoa powder, corn syrup and heavy cream. Heat until the chocolate chips have melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat and add chocolate yogurt.
In a separate bowl, add raspberry yogurt, vanilla yogurt and sugar. Mix well.
Line a loaf pan with plastic wrap.
Spread chocolate over the bottom of the loaf pan.
Drop raspberry yogurt mixture in dollops on top of the chocolate.
Using a knife, make a figure 8 motion through the mixture until they swirl together.
Freeze for at least 6 hours.
Remove block of chocolate raspberry swirl from loaf pan to cutting board.
Cut into 1 1/2 inch slices.
Use a sharp knife to make a slit in the side of the bar and put the popsicle stick in the knife slit.
Refreeze to secure stick.  This will make a rich, thick and satisfying treat!!!!!
For added decadence, dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with nuts. Freeze immediately!
Strawberry Vanilla Swirl
3 cups Strawberries
2 TBS sugar
1 container of vanilla yogurt
dash of vanilla
Combine strawberries and sugar in a food processor or blender until smooth.
Mix vanilla into the yogurt.
Using a popsicle mold, add 2 TBS vanilla yogurt to the bottom of each popsicle form. Add 2 TBS strawberry mixture on top of the vanilla. Continue to layer until full.
Using a knife, reach to the bottom of the mold and move knife in a figure 8 motion until swirled nicely.
Freeze for at least 4 hours.

These are just 3 of the myriads of scrumptious popsicle treats you can make to beat the heat this summer!

Comments

  1. says

    Yvonne~our summer is finally in full swing. These Popsicles will be the perfect refreshment for our fun in the sun. I’m in favor of a cool treat that’s easy and portable.
    I’ll be giving these recipes a try, especially with our crop of fresh raspberries.
    Stroll on over for a visit, your company would be nice.

    Sweet wishes,
    Sara

  2. says

    Yvonne, I feel cooler just looking at the popsicles!! I do have molds packed away. For some reason, I thought one had to have small children–well, these sound like adult versions to me (I’ll share if any wee ones turn up). Thanks for validating the fact that grownups can have icy treats on a stick as well. Keep cool and have a delicious weekend!

    Best,
    Bonnie

  3. says

    Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you for sharing those yummy recipes. My hubby will go through 2 boxes of sugar-free Popsicles a week. I might have to buy a mold and try my hand at making my own. It is very hot here as well with the heat index well into the triple digits. Stay cool and have a great weekend, Nan

  4. says

    The kids love making popsicles! Especially the bitty one. We don’t get this creative though. I am going to have to try this one out. I love that mold you have! How cool is that! I am going to have to keep an eye out for one of those!

  5. says

    These looks so good! I wrote the recipes down, the kids are going to love making them! The kids have been using dixie cups and pouring fruit juice in them and making popsicles almost every day. They are going to love this…going to have to find those molds, too :)
    Thanks for sharing!!
    Wendy

  6. says

    We love homemade popsicles. My family’s favorite is OJ and vanilla yogurt blended together…has that creamsicle taste.

    But I’m thinkin’ your showings NEED to be tried. They all sound fabulous.

    Thank you for sharing,
    Patti (Fill My Cup with Beauty)

  7. says

    Yvonne, my grandkids eat me out of house and home when it comes to popsicles. It will be nice to make healthier versions than just sugar water ones from the store. We will love these. I also wanted to thank you for all of your sweet comments and supporting me in this new venture of bloggin. You don’t know how much it has meant to receive such kind compliments. You are a very warm and generous person. You make anyone’s day a little brighter! Thanks again.

  8. says

    What a wonderful idea! I haven’t made popscicles since my kids left home. These look so yummy. Now I wonder where my popsicle making goodies are? Happy Saturday!

  9. says

    Yvonne, these do sound refreshing on this very hot day. I don’t think the humidity can go any higher. Just awful. I would love to make any of these. I need sticks first. I think I will find some molds, too. Yours are so cute.

  10. says

    Hello :) Congrats on being one of the featured blogs for Pink Saturday! Oh my, these popsicles looks yummy and refreshing…I may just have to give one or more a try :) Thanks for sharing these recipes with us!

    Happy Pink Saturday!

    Warmest hugs, Brenda

  11. says

    Hard to believe you guys are having such heat!! Every summer I try to escape the heat, but this year…no. So these lovely poppies are wonderful & no calories! My daughter is always on a diet so she will love these made with fresh fruit. Happy to see your sig on your pics, Y. There is just too much copy-catting going on, and never giving proper credit. Stay sweet my precious friend.

  12. says

    Oh Yum!! These all look so delicious! It’s hot here too while waiting to see if the weather will change with “Bonnie” going through. We’re grateful it’s such a small storm. Thanks for sharing all the recipes, I’ll be sure to bookmark them. Hope you have a wonderful pink day and congrats on the feature!!

  13. says

    Yvonne, these look so cool! We definitely need a way to cool off so I will be trying these! Just have to decide which one to start with. I used to just freeze orange juice when the kids were small. These look much more interesting! Linda

  14. says

    I LOVE popsicles! And, like you, I enjoy trying different flavors. I adore Mango…using yogurt and a ready made organic mango drink.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Pat

  15. says

    HAPPY PINK SATURDAY YVONNE,
    THOSE LOOK SOOOOOOO TASTY AND SOOOOO MUCH HEALTHIER THAN FROM THE STORE. I AM GLAD YOU INCLUDED THE RECIPE.
    I AM NOW FOLLOWING YOUR BLOG SO I WILL NOT MISS ANY MORE POSTS AND I WOULD LOVE TO INVITE YOU OVER FOR MINT TEA AT MY PLACE.
    HUGS
    SIMPLY DEBBIE

  16. says

    Happy belated PINK Saturday! Your popsicles and recipes sound delicious. I feel cooler just looking at them. Thanks for sharing and have a great week!

  17. says

    OMG – these all look so delicious! I will definitely give them all a try – FHFB will be in heaven – he’s the ice cream and ice pop diva in the house! Thanks so much for sharing such a creative and delicious looking post!! By the way, have you tried the grilled shrimp recipe yet?? If so, I hope you loved it as much as we do – it’s one of our favorites!

    Ciao, bella!

  18. says

    These look delicious. For all of the popsicles I’ve made, I’ve never gone beyond ones made out of juice. I can remember my grandmother making them out of chocolate milk.

    Thanks for joining “Summer Sundays”. Please remember to provide a link back. Thank you.

    - The Tablescaper

  19. says

    Yvonne,

    I have blueberry popsicles in the freezer right now and getting ready to make a blue table for a cocktail party this Friday… You and I really do need to talk.. We are doing so many things similar. You are like my twin!

    Cynthia

  20. says

    This is a belated Happy Pink Saturday to you, Yvonne. I hope you enjoyed being one of the featured participants.

    Lady, you have me wanting to lick my computer monitor. Each and every one of these look delightfully cool, pretty and refreshing.

    And, I have to tell you that your floragold Louisa hooked me. I have found a few pieces, and I am officially on the hunt. I love it.

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