We think it is not possible to enjoy popsicles without remembering the summers of your childhood. Whether it was an orange freezy popsicle that you bought from the ice cream truck passing by the neighborhood or those colorful pink and blue ice pops that you grabbed and enjoyed with your friends, you had quote fair share of ice lollies back then. However, there is no harm in loving popsicles as an adult too, and you can make these popsicles easily at your home. There are so many options for flavors to choose from, especially the yogurt if you like to. We have put together a few recipes of popsicles that are simple yet delicious for your kids to enjoy and also for yourself to rejoice your childhood memories.
Strawberry - Lime popsicles.
The ultimate goal behind creating this recipe was to make a popsicle exploding with the flavor of fresh and bright strawberries with a little pinch of lime in it. We also added strawberry jam in it to make sure that the sweetness is balanced and the color of the popsicle stays vibrant. The jam also makes the texture of the popsicle to remain soft and gives a sweet fruit flavor. All you need is
a cup of fresh strawberries (or any seasonal berry if no strawberries are available), ¼ cup of sugar, two tablespoons of lemon juice, ¼ cups of strawberry jam, and salt to taste. In a blender, add the strawberries, sugar, lemon juice, and salt, and blend until smooth. Pour the puree into a bowl and add the strawberry jam, while whisking thoroughly. Finally, pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and freeze until solid. Enjoy!
Pina Colada Popsicles.
Pina colada popsicles are more kid-friendly and are a great tropical treat. These popsicles are full of sweet pineapple flavor along with creamy coconut. Lime juice is an essential ingredient to give the popsicle a real frozen margarita feels. You can use fresh pineapple or even canned ones because both of them provide the same flavor. Use unsweetened coconut cream to give the popsicle its lush texture and a mild taste. To prepare, you need 1 ½ cups pineapples cubed, 1 cup unsweetened coconut cream, ¼ cup sugar, and two tablespoons of lemon juice. In a blender, combine all the ingredients and blend well. Pour the mixture into the mold and freeze until solid. Here you go!
Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles.
Blueberries are used in a lot of baked goods, but they taste more delicious as frozen treats. We tried blending them with greek yogurt along with sugar and cream for a rich, creamy popsicle. The key to obtaining the real blueberry flavor is to cook the blueberries and straining them after cooling before adding other ingredients to it. We added a little lemon juice to preserve the blueberry popsicle's vibrant purple color. To make this lush, creamy popsicle, you need 1 ½ cups of frozen blueberries, ¼ of water, three tablespoons of sugar, one teaspoon of salt, ¼ cup heavy cream, one tablespoon of lemon juice, and ¾ cups of greek yogurt. To prepare the blueberry puree, add the blueberries, water, sugar, and lemon juice to a saucepan and boil. When the mixture becomes soft, turn off the flame and let it cool. Strain the mix afterward and blend it until smooth. To prepare the yogurt, whisk it together with sugar, heavy cream, and lemon juice. Whisk both the mixtures together and pour it into the popsicle mold and freeze until solid. Voila!
Chocolate Fudge Popsicles.
Who doesn't love chocolate? We made a unique homemade chocolate popsicle that turned out to be flavorful and a real cocoa treat. We used brown sugar to give it a perfect sweetness and skimmed milk to get it clear and loud shine. A little gelatin was also used so that the popsicle's shape is intact even when it starts melting. All you need is 3 cups of skimmed milk; you can also use regular milk if you want, ¼ teaspoons of gelatin powder, ⅔ cups of brown sugar, one tablespoon of vanilla essence, table salt, one teaspoon, ½ cup cocoa powder. To prepare the gelatin, combine two tablespoons of milk, gelatin, and vanilla extract and mix until smooth. For the fudge, combine cocoa powder, brown sugar, and salt, bringing it to boil. While stirring, add the milk until no lumps are found. Remove the pan from the stove and immediately add the gelatin mixture. Mix it slowly until the consistency is thick. Transfer the mixture into the molds and freeze until solid for three to four hours. Choco fudge popsicles are ready to enjoy!
Apple - Lime Popsicles.
This is one of our favorite popsicle flavors that we ever tried to create. Made out of only four ingredients, this is a straightforward and quick popsicle recipe that beats the heat deal. You need three large frozen green apples cut in thin slices, three tablespoons of lemon juice, ¼ cup sugar, and one teaspoon of salt for this recipe. Blend the frozen apples, sugar, lemon juice, and salt into a smooth mixture and pour it into the molds. Freeze until solid, and your green apple lime popsicles are ready!
How many popsicle recipes do you know other than these? Tell us in the comment section below!