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These 5 Fruity Popsicles Will Help You Through Summer

July 6th, 2018

In the middle of summer, few things are as satisfying as an ice-cold popsicle on a particularly hot day. After burgers and hot dogs, we’re usually craving something a little less hot and a little less filling. When it’s way too hot, a full serving of ice cream or pie might be out of the question, after all. Sometimes a popsicle as simple as a Flavorice tube will do the trick. On other days, you want something with a little bit of chocolate as well. But if you’re completely bored with all your popsicle options, sometimes it pays to take matters into your own hands.

Today, we’re going to show you how to make your own delicious and fruit popsicles right at home—but that’s not all. Because variety is the spice of life, we’re also going to give you five different popsicle options to choose from. With these recipes, your backyard is sure to be the most popular all summer. So let’s get started.

1. Strawberry Mango:

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 12-15 fresh strawberries
  • 2 mangos

Here’s what you do:

1. To start, prepare your mango by peeling it, pitting it and chopping it into rough chunks. Throw these chunks into a food processor and blend them until they’re smooth. Set them aside and do the same with your strawberries.

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2. Take out your popsicle mold and fill each one a third of the way up with mango puree before following that with a third of strawberry puree. Top it off with a final third of mango puree and repeat this process until your tray is entirely full.

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3. Cover the tray with plastic wrap and stick popsicle sticks in the middle of each of the openings. Leave it in the freezer for at least five hours or overnight. When they’re done, take them out and enjoy!

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2. Creamsicles

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 1/2 cups of Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3/4 cup of cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 2 cups of fresh orange juice

Here’s what you do:

1.To begin, mix your yogurt, sugar, cream and vanilla together in a medium sized bowl. Once it’s combined, pour the mix into your popsicle molds so that each one is half full.

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2. After that’s done, fill the rest of the space with orange juice and cover the whole thing with plastic. Put popsicle sticks in each one and freeze it for five hours or overnight!

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3. Fudgesicles

  • Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 4 ounces of chopped semi-sweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Here’s what you do:

1. First, take your chopped chocolate and put it in a heatproof bowl. Next, get a saucepan going over medium heat and add your heavy cream, milk and cocoa powder. Whisk it up so the cocoa dissolves and let it all come to a simmer. After that, take it off the heat and pour it over your chopped chocolate.

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2. After letting the mixture stand for two to three minutes, whisk it up until everything is smooth and stir in your vanilla as well. Strain the resulting mixture before pouring it evenly into your molds and freezing for five hours.

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4. Lemonade

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 kiwi, sliced
  • 10 raspberries, halved
  • 5 strawberries
  • 1 peach
  • 10 blueberries
  • 2 cups of fresh lemonade

Here’s what you do:

1. After you’ve sliced the fruit, mix it all together and fill each one of your molds roughly with the sliced fruit. When that’s done, pour your lemonade into the mold to fill up the rest of the space and pop it all in the freezer for five hours.

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5. Rainbow

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 2 kiwis
  • 5 strawberries (halved)
  • 1 mango
  • 30 blueberries

Here’s what you do:

1. To start, prepare all your fruit and process each group into a puree with your food processor. Keep the resulting purees in separate side bowls.

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2. Next, carefully use a spoon to spread each of the four fruit purees evenly into each one of your popsicle molds. If you want the popsicles to be extra presentable, you can freeze them layer by layer by popping them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes at a time before adding the next layer. Otherwise, fill the molds, freeze for five hours and serve!

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No matter what your personal preferences are, these popsicle recipes definitely have something for everyone. Not only will these tasty desserts cool you off, you can also make them all with relatively simple ingredients that you probably already have lying around the house! While these recipes are guaranteed to please, feel free to experiment with your own ingredients as you get the hang of it. Have fun and let us know how it turns out!

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