We are happily heading into the warmth of summer heavily armed with a plethora of pops in our freezer. Bring on the brain freeze.
These are a little trouble to make but are full of fruit and pretty snazzy looking too. Fill the tip of each popsicle holder with strained, pureed kiwi. Let freeze. Then add pureed seedless watermelon, thinned with your choice of juice and place in freezer for 50-60 minutes. Once slushy, add watermelon seeds, I mean mini chocolate chips, to each pop and stir.
Layered Juicy Popsicles
Once loaded up with a variety of colours and flavours of juice, get the kids involved in deciding the order of the pour-freeze-pour-freeze routine. It's always fun once they are done, to see what they look like. And how they taste.
Lemon Raspberry Popsicles
Plop 2-3 fresh raspberries in the tip of each popsicle holder and cover with a pink or red juice. Pop in the freezer for a few hours and finish the top with lemonade.
Blend, half a banana, equal amounts of berries, 4 tablespoons of vanilla ice cream (or yogurt), and enough apple juice to get a pouring consistency. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.
This Epicurious recipe may sounds strange and is probably for the more sophisticated palates in your party but it is surprisingly yummy; sweet and salty, creamy, but most of all, very lemony. We'll be making this one again and again in our household. Here's the gist: Whisk 3/4 cup sugar, 5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind, salt, and 1 2/3 cups buttermilk together. Pour in molds and freeze.
For 50 more popsicle-making ideas, check out this list at Tip Nut.
(Images: Jackie Boucher)