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Hotlanta Popsicles

I grew up in a world of summer Popsicles, Fudgsicles, Mr Freeze Ice Pops, and Drumsticks cones. They were good, refreshing, and full of stuff I probably shouldn’t eat. I’m socked at how well I’ve resisted the urge to buy them as an adult. I guess avoiding the frozen dessert section of the grocery store is key.

For some reason, maybe because I’ve been running again, I have been craving my tasty frozen treats immensely. I decided to try to make them myself. I already had an unused popsicle mold from Ikea in my cupboard but also decided to try these ice pop pouches.

My first attempt was creating with what I had left in the fridge. The result was pretty tasty! It made 6 popsicles and 5 ice pops. While I liked the result, I couldn’t wait to finish them to try something new.

Blueberry Yogurt Pops

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of blueberries
  • 1-2 cups of water
  • 1/2-1 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt

What’s Next?

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until the consistency is smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds or ice pop pouches (It is much easier to fill the pouches using a funnel).
  3. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours, or until completely frozen.
  4. Yields: Approximately 10 popsicles, depending on the size of your molds/pouches.

I was so happy with my first attempt that I obviously wanted to make more! I had been looking for something to do with my ever-growing mint plant…why not a freeze pop?

Citrus & Herb Pops

Ingredients:

  • 1 individual bottle (11.5 oz) of Simply Lemonade
  • 1 individual bottle (11.5 oz) of Simply Orange
  • A big handful of fresh mint
  • 10-15 leaves of fresh basil
  • Juice from two limes

What’s Next?

  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender and mix until the consistency is smooth.
  2. Pour into popsicle molds or ice pop pouches (It is much easier to fill the pouches using a funnel).
  3. Place in the freezer for at least 4 hours, or until completely frozen.
  4. Makes 8 ice pops, 46 calories each.

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The last ice pops I made were by far the simplest and the most indulgent: Fudge Pops! With only two ingredients, this super simple recipe is scrumptious! And, while hard to believe, this recipe made 7 servings of only 100 calories each!

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I will definitely be making more freeze pops all summer. I will likely make the same ones again but I also look forward to trying new options too! What are your favorite flavors?

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