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11 Unique Summer Popsicle Ideas

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pineapple habanero popsicle

Herb and Fruit Popsicles

There’s a popsicle company here in Atlanta called King of Pops who creates all sorts of fun flavors from mixed juices and fruit purees. My favorite pops from his stand are the ones that combine seasonal herbs and unusual spices with juice to give the pop some….pop! Here are a few herb and juice combo ideas to get you going:

  • grapefruit with mint or basil
  • lemonade with basil or lavender
  • orange, peach, or mango with minced ginger
  • pineapple and mango with a teensy bit of hot pepper (the one pictured above is pineapple habanero)

A tip for making pops with herbs: To keep herbs from settling at the bottom, make these in stages. First, mix the herbs and juice, stirring well, and fill your popsicle molds 1/3 of the way. Freeze completely, then fill 1/3 more. Freeze again, top them off, then freeze one last time. It’s a bit time-consuming this way, but that will prevent all of the herbs from sinking to the bottom.

Next>> Boozy Popsicles
Then>> Tea-Infused Popsicles

Image Credit: Photo by Becky Striepe

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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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