Five summer popsicle recipes from ginger limeade to raspberry mint
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When I was a little girl, nothing got me more excited during the summer than the jingle of the ice cream truck. At some point before dinner, the musical sounds of the truck would flow through my neighborhood. It seemed like every kid within a 5-mile radius would spill out of their homes, dollars in hand, to score an icy treat.
Now that I’m an adult, my love for popsicles hasn’t changed. In fact, when I was pregnant with my daughter, I rediscovered my love for chasing down the ice cream man when he would drive through my neighborhood. This summer, I’ve spent a small fortune on popsicle molds because I want to experiment in my kitchen.
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One of the things I’ve fallen in love with is turning my fruity treats into sippable cocktails. This weekend, while we’re all trying to beat the heat, might I suggest placing an ice pop in something boozy? Specifically, the Ginger Limeade Popsicles and Raspberry Mint Popsicles would be delicious in a fizzy prosecco or champagne, tequila, rum or even gin. No additions needed, just pour some alcohol and place your chosen pop in a glass.
Raspberry Mint Popsicles
These homemade popsicles are easy to make, require no actual cooking and taste purely of fresh raspberries. If you don’t want to take the time to strain the seeds, that’s okay too; however, the texture, appearance and overall mouthfeel of the pops are much better when you do.
Banana Pudding Popsicles
Many of us lament not being able to find proper pudding pops anymore, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to make our own. The pudding will look very loose and runny when you mix it, however, the excess liquid will help the popsicle freeze better.
Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles
Vietnamese coffee strikes the perfect balance of strength and bitterness from the coffee with sweetness and richness from the sweetened condensed milk. If you’re not in the mood for a hot cup of coffee, turn the same flavors into a popsicle instead.
Ginger Limeade Popsicles
Refreshing limeade gets a sharp punch from the juice of freshly grated ginger. Typically, one ounce of ginger will yield about one tablespoon of juice.
These are the perfect popsicles to make if you don’t have a specialty popsicle mold. Simply pour the limeade into paper cups and freeze. Once the pops have begun to set, insert the popsicle sticks and continue freezing.
Peaches and Cream Popsicles
These homemade popsicles are easy to make, require no actual cooking and taste purely of fresh peaches and cream. For extra flavor, roast peaches in drizzled honey on a sheet pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Follow recipe instructions as stated.
We recommend using dark, local honey in this recipe.