Here’s our answer to the cure for the summertime blues: homemade ice pops! We’ve collected a few easy recipes for you to try out yourself. Get the kids to help, they’ll certainly help with the eating! Grab a cool treat and enjoy it out on your deck – you don’t have to worry about drips and fruit juice stains with composite decking!
Raspberry-Buttermilk Ice Pops
- 1 cup(s) fresh raspberries
- 3/4 cup(s) sour cream
- 1/4 cup(s) buttermilk
- 3 tablespoon(s) honey
- 1 tablespoon(s) (about 1/3 large lemon) fresh lemon juice
In a large bowl, smash raspberries with the back of a fork. Add remaining ingredients, and stir to combine. Pour mixture into ice-pop molds and freeze for 30 minutes. Insert a wooden stick into each pop; then freeze for at least 2 more hours.
Kiwi Ice Pops
- 1 3/4 cup(s) water
- 1 cup(s) sugar
- 4 kiwis
- 1/2 cup(s) (about 4 limes) fresh lime juice
Make the syrup: Combine 1 cup of water with the sugar in a small saucepan and bring just to a boil. Set aside to cool. Make the ice pops: Using a paring knife, cut kiwis into quarters, peel, and remove the white core and seeds from each piece. Place the seeded kiwi pieces in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade and purée to a liquid — about 1 minute. Combine the puréed kiwi, 3/4 cup syrup, lime juice, and remaining 3/4 cup water in a large bowl. Pour the mixture into molds and freeze until solid — about 6 hours.
Simple Fruit Pops
- 3 cup(s) ripe fresh fruit chunks (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, or pineapple)
- 1/2 cup(s) superfine sugar
- 3 tablespoon(s) light corn syrup
- 1 tablespoon(s) lemon juice
- 2 cup(s) vanilla yogurt
In blender, puree fresh fruit with sugar, corn syrup, and lemon juice until very smooth, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add vanilla yogurt and blend until smooth. Taste mixture and adjust sweetness, adding more sugar if needed. Pour mixture into 10 (1/2-cup) pop molds. Place tops on molds and insert wooden sticks. Freeze at least 4 hours before removing fruit pops from molds.