I hope all of you had a great weekend. I certainly did! This past weekend we hosted a graduation party for Paige at the lake. It was wonderful to relax by the water with family and friends, and my homemade lawn games were a big hit! Of course, there was lots of delicious food and beverages too. My two oldest, JP and Hannah, were amazing at keeping everything on track and all of the guests happy! <3
Now that the biggest event of my summer is over and more hot, humid weather is forecast for the end of the week in New Hampshire I am thinking of ways to stay cool! A great way to stay cool and treat yourself is with a popsicle. I know I could buy them at the grocery store, but what fun is that? Give these two homemade popsicle recipes a try when your weather turns hot and sticky.
As we all know breakfast is the best way to start the day. So how about a popsicle for breakfast? This recipe has everything I would include in a healthy breakfast and is perfect for those mornings when you need to be up and out!
Breakfast Popsicle: Adapted from a recipe found on Caramel Potatoes.
- Greek yogurt
- Almond milk
- Fresh or frozen fruit
- Granola for dipping—if so desired
Mix greek yogurt with almond milk until the consistency of a regular yogurt. Add chopped strawberries and blueberries into the yogurt mixture—half as much fruit as yogurt. Pour into popsicle molds, add sticks, and freeze until frozen through.
Enjoy this delicious popsicles as is, or for added crunch dip one into your favorite granola! Yummy!
Coffee after dinner anyone? I have the perfect frozen coffee on a stick. It’s very easy, but it does require some planning ahead…
Cold Brew Iced Mocha Pops: Adapted from a recipe found on the view from great island.
- Cold brew coffee
- Sugar or sweetener
- Dark or Milk chocolate chips
Planning ahead: Prepare cold brew coffee according to your brewer’s instructions. Most instructions require the coffee grounds to steep for 12+ hours.
Mix the cold brew coffee with cream and sugar to taste. Add approximately 1 Tbsp chocolate chips to each popsicle mold. Pour coffee into popsicle molds, add sticks and freeze until frozen through.
Popsicle molds can be purchased in retail stores like Target, TJ Maxx, WalMart, and Christmas Tree Shop, as well as on Amazon. They are relatively inexpensive, with many under $10. They come in a traditional popsicle shape and in fun shapes like stars, safari animals, and ring pops for the kids—or the kid in all of us! I will be enjoying both of these popsicles very soon. I hope you give them a try! If you have any favorite popsicle recipes of your own, share them with me in the comment section below. You can even post a photo of your popsicle creations!