Popsicles are a summer staple, especially in the Lone Star State. Whether enjoyed by the pool, after some tough yard work or at a weekend barbecue, a good popsicle can be a frozen oasis of flavor on a hot summer day.
The best thing about popsicles is they are ridiculously easy to make at home. The possibilities are nearly limitless, and you have three long months to experiment! To make popsicles at home, you’ll just need a popsicle mold, some popsicle sticks, a blender, a freezer and a few hours.
Creamsicles are a classic, crave-worthy treat that can satisfy both your sweet tooth and your thermostat blues—not to mention they’re even more delicious home-made. (Plus, we have a hunch they have magical powers when it comes to healing sunburns.) Make some with orange concentrate, cream, honey and vanilla.
Forget about those artificially flavored firecracker pops in your grocery’s freezer. Instead, wow your Fourth of July party guests with these delicious berry and yogurt popsicles that are the perfect blend of creamy and fruity. Plus, they’re meant to resemble the most festive part of Fourth of July—the fireworks! A little pureed fruit, sugar and yogurt goes a long way when it comes to these patriotic pops.
Who doesn’t love a classic fudge pop? There are countless variations on this old favorite, but we especially love these made with Nutella. They’re creamy, cold, chocolatey and slightly nutty, making for the perfect end to every summer day. Well, maybe not every day. Oh, why not? It’s summer!
Fresh Fruit Popsicles
Popsicles probably couldn’t get any easier or more beautiful. Fruit + coconut water + freezer = gorgeous! And healthy, too. If you’re feeling flushed and can’t bring yourself to reach for a fudge pop, these are a great way to stay on track during pool season while still getting in on the popsicle fun.
Cucumber Margarita Honeydew Popsicles
Who said popsicles are just for kids? Let the adults have a little extra fun at your next summer get-together with these cool, sweet and slightly minty cucumber and honeydew margarita pops. Just make sure little hands don’t get ahold of these boozy beauties!