There’s nothing as deliciously simple as sucking on a popsicle to cool you off in the summer heat. But if you’ve grown tired of the same old flavours, these delicious hacks will amp up your popsicles, whether they’re homemade or store-bought treats.
Popsicles in a pan
If you prefer to make your own shapes and portions, use a small, narrow pan with some cling wrap, and freeze as you would with regular molds. This is a perfect recipe for a smoother slice, like a batch of fruity pops with yogurt. Get the recipe here: Strawberry-Watermelon Yogurt pops
Cupcake drip liners
It doesn’t matter if you’re five or 45-years-old, trying to lick a melting popsicle before it drips down your arm will make you feel like toddler. Combat the mess by threading your popsicle through the bottom of a cupcake liner, which will collect the drips, leaving you to enjoy your afternoon.
Lemon and lime liners
Alternatively, a slice of lemon or lime works in the same way, and the drops of melted popsicle collected on the lime make for a deliciously tart bite at the end at the end of your treat.
Mocha iced coffee
Transform your boring old coffee into a gourmet treat with the addition of a Fudgsicle. Go ahead, just drop it in your cup, stir it around a little bit, and enjoy.
These healthy and delicious frozen treats are not too difficult to make at home, will impress your guests, and get the kids to eat a serving of fruit (you’ll just be left to tackle the vegetables). These colourful popsicles can be made with a few simple ingredients: blueberries mixed with a bit of regular, blueberry, and pink lemonade. Get the full recipe here: Paper N Stich
You can make these individually or in a punch bowl. For single serving treats stick a Creamsicle in a glass, top with ginger ale and swirl until the popsicle melts and combines with the soda. For a larger batch, add five or six Creamiscles, top with lots of ginger ale, and stir until melted.
Chocolate-covered kiwi pops
This recipe is easy-to-make, healthy, and delicious. Add slices of kiwi onto popsicle sticks before dipping them into melted chocolate and freezing for at least two hours, so that the chocolate hardens. The combination of flavours is sweet and refreshing. Get the full recipe here: foodnetwork.com
For an extra fancy brunch, stick an orange popsicle in a flute glass, add Champagne, and swirl. Don’t have Champagne lying around, you say? Sparkling cider will make for equally awesome results.