Chances are it is hot and humid where you are right now, and the last thing you want to think about is spending time in the kitchen. But what would the summer months be if it it wasn’t for some ice cream? We’re huge fans of slushees, froyo, ice cream… you name it. So we put together a list of our favorite DIY popsicles that you can easily make from home this summer!
To start, you’ll need a popsicle mold or an icee mold. Both are reusable and are fairly affordable, so you don’t have to break the bank this summer when making these tasty treats for your friends and family!
1. Sprite With Fruit
Looking for a sweet and (somewhat) healthy popsicle? All you’ll need for this treat is some sliced fruit (we like strawberries) and some Sprite or 7Up! First, pour in the soda and then add the fruit. Freeze for 5 hours and enjoy!
2. Fruit Smoothies
Whippin’ up a smoothie this summer? Make your favorite smoothie mix or recipe into a popsicle by freezing it in your popsicle or icee mold! This is also a popular snack for kids in the summer and can be a great source of nutrition. However, be careful when adding dairy-based products to smoothies, as they normally don’t freeze well!
3. Nutella Iced Coffee Popsicles
We’re a huge fan of Nutella over here, and sometimes in the summer when we need a cup of coffee, and iced one just doesn’t do it. This DIY popsicle recipe combines the best of these two worlds and is super easy to make. Just whisk the below ingredient together, add to your popsicle mold, and freeze for 6 hours! Enjoy!
- 4 tablespoons Nutella
- 6 tablespoons heavy cream
- 1¼ cup cold coffee
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
4. Adult Popsicles!
Yes, you read that right! There’s such thing as an adult popsicle (rejoice!). In addition to freezing champagne into yummy icy goodness, you can also incorporate sangria, spritzers, wine, margarita, and basically any other liquor into a popsicle. While the alcohol itself *technically* won’t freeze, when you mix it in with other juices, soda, or fruit, you’ll end up with a pretty frozen popsicle.
5. Peanut Butter & Banana
One of the best things about this recipe is you just break out the blender and you’ll be done in a jiffy. These popsicles are not only tasty, but are nutritious too! They are high in protein and are great for a post-workout snack. Just mix the below ingredients in a blender and freeze overnight!
- 2 Cups Non-Fat Greek Plain Yogurt
- 4 Bananas, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups Peanut Butter
- 1/4 cup Monk Fruit In The Raw
If you’re planning a summer party or BBQ, be sure to incorporate these recipes, and check out our easy-to-use and totally customizable online party invitations! You might love this summer-themed invite!
Do you have any favorite DIY popsicle recipes that you make each summer? Share them with us in the comments!