Homemade summer popsicles

Summer time when it’s so hot it will melt your popsicle! I have been drinking a lot of smoothies lately and it is so easy to freeze these and turn them into a sweet summer time treat. When I make my smoothies I never really follow a recipe, I never have. I will measure out the right amounts for add-ins like chia seeds or ground flax seed because I don’t want to over do it on these, but when it comes to fruit, spinach, kale etc. I normally just eyeball these. Well sometimes when you are “eyeballing” you end up with a little too much right? Well I quickly remembered how much the girls loved making and enjoying homemade popsicles last summer and let me tell you I just found the perfect snack to offer them two hours before dinner.

I have several, simple popsicle recipes to share with you and I really love this set I picked up from TJMaxx last year. You can get this same set here. I have had other popsicle molds in the past that can be very difficult to use. I mean if you have to wrestle with the mold to get your sweet treat out only then to have totally disappointed your two little one’s because you didn’t win the wrestle match, in my opinion it’s not worth it and it goes right in the trash! So these are super simple to use no wrestling involved, but I would just say once your popsicle starts to melt it can be a little drippy so really great for backyard fun or like we do, by the pool!

This first recipe was inspired by half of a cut up watermelon sitting in our fridge totally abandoned. I am always trying to cut down on our waste and sometimes with all my best efforts, cut up ready to go fruit in the fridge still waiting to be eaten.. I may still add to the problem. So this is probably one of the easiest recipes to make especially if you already have half of a cut up watermelon in your fridge!

Tropic watermelon popsicles
Serves 6
Easy popsicle recipe using that half of watermelon still sitting in your fridge! I like to close my eyes and pretend I'm on a Hawaiian island snacking on these.
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. half of a seedless watermelon or 4-6 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  2. 1/2 C. coconut water
  3. couple of ice cubes
Instructions
  1. In a Nutribullet or blender add cubed watermelon, coconut water and ice and blend til smooth. Yields 6 4oz. popsicle molds
  2. Place into freezer for about 4 hours or until solid.
  3. Run water over mold before pulling your sweet treat out.
  4. Enjoy!
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popsicles yum!
This next recipe was inspired by my little Luci who loves anything and everything purple! She also really loves blueberries too. I just love Clara’s expression here so priceless!

Luci loves purple and blueberries

Blueberries + cream popsicles
Serves 6
A creamy, healthy and delicious treat for your littles.
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Prep Time
8 min
Total Time
8 min
Prep Time
8 min
Total Time
8 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 C. nonfat organic vanilla yogurt like Stonyfield
  2. 1 C. blueberries
  3. a splash of applejuice
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients into Nutribullet or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Yields 6 4 oz. popsicles
  3. Place into freezer for about 4 hours or until solid.
  4. Run water over mold before pulling your sweet treat out.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You can always add a little less blueberries if you like too.
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making lemonade
This last recipe was inspired by a bag of lemons my mother gave me from her sweet neighbor. I was planning on just making lemonade as usual and then I realized ooh frozen lemonade would be so refreshing too! I have been using the same recipe to make lemonade for awhile now and I found it on myfrugaladventures blog. So I can’t take credit for the lemonade recipe, but this popsicle combo is all my own!

making lemonade

Frozen lemonade popsicles
Making lemonade why not make a few popsicles too!
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Ingredients
  1. 5-6 lemons juiced
  2. 11/2 C. sugar
  3. 9 C. water
  4. optional sliced purple grapes
To make lemonade
  1. Juice lemons
  2. Add 1 C. of water to a small sauce pan with the 11/2 C. of sugar cook on stove on medium heat stirring until sugar has dissolved completely turning into a simple syrup.
  3. In a tall pitcher add lemon juice, simple syrup and 8 C. of water and stir.
To make popsicles
  1. Add a few sliced grapes to 6 popsicle molds then add lemonade to each.
  2. Yields 6 4 oz. popsicles
  3. Place into freezer for about 4 hours or until solid.
  4. Run water over mold before pulling your sweet treat out.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. You will have lemonade to spare to drink too.
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How do you stay cool in the summer time? What are some of your favorite snacks? Try making some of these simple, homemade summer popsicles to cool off and enjoy at the beach, by the pool or just hanging out in the backyard!

xo, Nicole