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Make Your Own Ice Pops ~ Review  

Forgo sugary ice cream and cool down with a healthy snack that you’ll be happy to give your kids: homemade popsicles. One of the great benefits to making your own popsicles is that it’s incredibly easy to do and they’re even tastier than store-bought versions. It’s so easy that you can whip up several flavors, which take a short amount of time to prepare, and soon you’ll have a freezer full of fresh, healthy pops ready to grab when the craving strikes. Here are five flavors that are big hits in my house—especially on those hot, mid-summer afternoons. Or, if you`re like me and live in the South, throughout the year!  

What You’ll Need: There are really cute and fun popsicle molds available—and many are $12 or less. But you don’t need molds to make popsicles; disposable plastic cups work too. Look for smaller cups or even inexpensive disposable shot glasses to make mini pops. For the “holder,” classic wooden popsicle sticks never go out of style and can be purchased inexpensively at craft and party supply stores. For a fun twist, use swizzle sticks or cocktail picks. Even those plastic sword toothpicks are a fun touch. Just be sure to supervise young kids when eating, for safety’s sake.  

Cool Tip: Once popsicles freeze they can be difficult to get out of the mold, but don’t let ‘em get you down. When you pull them out of the freezer, immerse the mold in water (not over the top of the popsicle!) for 10-25 seconds and they will pull free a lot easier.  

Strawberry Lime Pops

  Makes 4 popsicles Prep time: 5 minutes Rest time: 4 hours   1 cup strawberries 1 teaspoon lime juice 1-2 teaspoons agave nectar ¾ cup water   Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Divide evenly among four popsicle molds. Freeze for 1 ½ hours. Stick a popsicle stick into the center of each and return to the freezer to freeze for an additional 2 ½ hours, or until solid  

Mini Pineapple Coconut Pops

  Makes 1 mini popsicle Prep time: 5 minutes Rest time: 3 hours   1 teaspoon pineapple chunks 1 teaspoon pineapple juice 1 Tablespoon coconut water   In a disposable, plastic, shot-glass- size cup, add all of the ingredients. Freeze for 1 hour, then insert a cocktail stick or small popsicle stick into the center. Return to the freezer and freeze for at least 2 more hours.  

Super “Fruitalicious” Pops

  Makes 4 popsicles Prep time: 5 minutes Rest time: 4 hours   ½ cup diced strawberries ¼ cup diced cantaloupe ¼ cup blueberries ¼ cup pineapple chunks 1 cup coconut water   Combine all ingredients and divide the mixture evenly among four popsicle molds (or plastic cups). Freeze for 1 ½ hours. Place a popsicle stick into the middle. Return to the freezer and freeze for an additional 2 ½ hours.  

Peppermint Honey Pops

  Makes 4 popsicles Prep time: 15 minutes Rest time: 4 hours   1 ¼ cups water 1 peppermint teabag 2 teaspoons honey   Heat the water until it boils. Add the teabag and let it steep according to package directions. Remove the teabag and squeeze. Stir in the honey. Let cool to room temperature Divide the tea evenly among four popsicle molds or disposable plastic cups. Freeze for 1 ½ hours. Insert a popsicle stick into the center and return to the freezer for an additional 2 ½ hours.  

Creamy Blueberry Yogurt Pops

  Makes 4 popsicles Prep time: 5 minutes Rest time: 4 hours   1 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt 2-3 Tablespoons honey 1 cup blueberries   Whisk together the Greek yogurt and honey until smooth. Adjust honey to taste. Stir in the blueberries. Divide the yogurt mixture evenly among four popsicle molds or plastic disposable cups. Freeze for 1 ½hours. Push a popsicle stick into the center of each, and then return to the freezer for an additional 2 ½hours.  

My favorite ice pop molds are the Bee Sili Lunchbox Snack Containers & Ice Pop Molds. These are fun, colorful, and high quality. I love that I can pour the liquid in, put the top on, and they don`t spill or make a mess in the freezing process. When all is said and done, the ice pops easily come out the mold. If you have any difficulty, just use a bit of water to loosen it and it slips right out. When you`re done enjoying your ice pop you can just rinse out the mold and make another one or toss the mold in the dishwasher as I do for a quick, easy cleaning. 

The measurements of these molds hold 3.3 oz or about 1/3 cup. Not into making ice pops? These are awesome for small snacks as the tops are secure. Definitely a great product to keep around the house!   I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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