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Homemade Summer Popsicles


by Christine Gross-Loh

popsiclesHappy Summer! What conjures up summer for your family? For us it’s a chance to indulge in garden-fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, and frozen treats. One of our favorite things to make and eat are homemade popsicles. I usually keep it minimal – simple popsicles made of orange juice, a few pieces of fresh fruit, and little else are delightful. But there are so many other versions out there that aren’t that much more complicated to make. Here’s are a couple of homemade popsicle recipes from around the web for you to enjoy.

Nourished Kitchen’s Homemade Creamsicles: Creamsicles were one of my favorite popsicles growing up in the 70s. I’m glad there’s a homemade version that seems quick, easy, and more nutritious than the commercial kind. And I love the recommendation for stainless steel popsicle molds:
http://nourishedkitchen.com/homemade-orange-creamsicles/

The Coconut Mama’s Berry and Cream Popsicles: These look delicious. They are made with coconut milk, making them completely dairy-free: http://thecoconutmama.com/2013/05/strawberries-cream-popsicles-dairy-free/

Coconut and Mango Rice Pudding Pops: Another coconut milk treat (though these also contain dairy) adapted from a Saveur article on Mexican popsicles, which contain add-ins to add texture and surprises. I can see these being delicious if you add a little cardamom, too.
http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-coconut-and-mango-rice-124168

Red Bean Popsicles: In Korea, Japan, and China, red beans (azuki beans) are a very common traditional sweet that make their way into everything: cakes, porridges, dumplings, puddings, ice cream, and…. popsicles. They’re also popular over shaved ice. Sweet red bean may be an acquired taste if you’re not used to it, but I highly recommend it – it’s a favorite in our home.
http://www.vietworldkitchen.com/blog/2010/10/red-bean-and-coconut-ice-cream-recipe.html

For more, visit my “homemade summer treats” board on Pinterest.
http://pinterest.com/grossloh/homemade-summer-treats/

 

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