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11 Unique Summer Popsicle Ideas

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11 Unique Summer Popsicle Ideas

The temperatures around here seem to keep rising! Rather than reaching for the thermostat, you can cool yourself from the inside out with a yummy summer popsicle.

Store-bought popsicles are often full of added sugars and artificial colors and flavors, but when you whip up your own summer popsicles from scratch, you have total control over what’s going into that freezer and your body. Not only are homemade pops healthier, but you can get creative and whip up unexpected flavor combinations that will wow your friends and your family.

Typical popsicle molds are made from plastic, but if you’re trying to keep plastic out of your kitchen, you have a couple of options:

  • Paper Cup Method: Pour your popsicle ingredients into a paper cup and place a tongue depressor in there. To get at the pop, just peel away the cup.
  • Stainless Steel: If you’re going to for a no-waste situation, you can look into stainless steel popsicle sets. These can be a bit pricey, but it’s a one-time expense.

Whichever method you choose, here is some popsicle-making inspiration to get your creative juices flowing!

Next>> Herb and Fruit Combinations
Then>> Boozy Popsicles

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by {Charlotte.Morrall}

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Becky Striepe

Becky Striepe is a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. Her life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Like this article? You can follow Becky on Twitter or find her on Facebook!

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11:11AM PDT on Oct 21, 2013

I love some of the ideas in this article. Naturally I love the popsicles and I don't always wait for spring and summer to enjoy them.

12:15PM PDT on Sep 22, 2013

Definitely unique, thanks!

2:06AM PDT on Sep 2, 2013

Okay.

5:51AM PDT on Sep 1, 2013

Thanks.

2:42PM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

Thanks,

2:41PM PDT on Aug 28, 2013

Thanks Becky.

3:56AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

Pay attention to life and it isn't difficult to find what we need

12:57AM PDT on Aug 16, 2013

yummy, I like popsicles

11:19AM PDT on Aug 14, 2013

Oh, and Raspberry and Habanero? NOM.....

11:18AM PDT on Aug 14, 2013

BOOZY POPCICLES!!! We HAVE a winner!!! oooops...*hic*

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