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Tasty Kitchen Blog: The Theme Is Popsicles!

 
Summer is most definitely here, at least where I am. We’ve been battling thunderstorms and mosquitoes and a string of days marked by an unwelcome and overstaying holy-moly-I’m-melting-here blanket of heat. And let me tell you, it’s hot. During one particularly oppressively hot day—a day our brand new air conditioning system decided it had had enough and started impersonating a rock—I decided it was time to move to the North Pole and live in an igloo. So we packed up our stuff, booked a flight on Priceline, and off we went. The end.

Okay, so we didn’t really move to the North Pole. For one, I’m allergic to dogs so I’d have to drive those sleds alone. No fun. Second, I’d be up all day every day wondering why I haven’t seen any penguins yet. Or why the sun is taking forever to set. Again, no fun.

So instead of migrating to the Arctic, I’ll do the next best thing. Instead of giant blocks of ice, I’ll go with smaller portions of ice. Flavored. Preferably handheld. I spent a few days staring longingly at the bounty of popsicle recipes here in Tasty Kitchen, wishing I had enough time to make them all. So I can eat them all. Though hopefully not too quickly to avoid freezing my brain.

But even if my brain freezes and stops working, that’s okay because this perfect summer heat relief is thankfully easy to make. All you need is water (or juice!), something to flavor that water, and a freezer. And okay, maybe a stick or two.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: The Theme Is Popsicles!
Vanilla Balsamic Strawberry Popsicles from Lauren Spicy Cantaloupe Popsicles from cookingdunkinstyle Pomegranate, Raspberry, and Nectarine Popsicles from goodlifeeats Cucumber-Basil Limeade Popsicles from A Cozy Kitchen Honeydew Popsicles from passthesushi

 
 
 
You can go a little fancy and make a creamy version. All you need to do is add a little … something creamy. Did I mention these were easy to make?

Tasty Kitchen Blog: The Theme Is Popsicles!

Mocha Popsicles from A Cozy Kitchen Frozen Coconut Peach Bites from Gina (Running to the Kitchen) Coconut Berry Popsicles from Carrie Burrill Limber de Coco (Coconut Cream Popsicle) from The Noshery Peachy Coconut Popsicles from Jennifer | Mother Thyme Homemade Tropical Ice Pops from Flour On My Face Berry Bliss Rocket Pops! from Marla Meridith Fudgsicles! from Shelley

 
 
 
You can also add yogurt instead, and because it’s healthy and gives a protein boost, you can have an extra serving. Or three!

Tasty Kitchen Blog: The Theme Is Popsicles!

Strawberry and Blueberry Yogurt Pops from foodieplus4 Yogurt Popsicles from Noshings Triple Berries and Cream Swirl Pops from The Scrumptious Pumpkin Mango Lassi Popsicles from aspicyperspective Coconut Lime Yogurt Popsicles from Laurie {Simply Scratch} Raspberry & White Cherry Yogurt Pops from Mike (Verses from my Kitchen) Honey Yogurt Berry Pops from Joy Cherry Yogurt Popsicles from Meredith {In Sock Monkey Slippers}

 
 
 
Okay, who am I kidding? My favorite popsicles are the ones are the ones that tempt me with frozen versions of my favorite desserts.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: The Theme Is Popsicles!

Pumpkin Pie Popsicles from Marla Meridith Peanut Butter Oreo Popsicles from passthesushi Raspberry Cheesecakesicles from rainydaygal Cheesecake Popsicles from DessertForTwo Homemade Jello Pudding Pops from Mommy's Kitchen

 
 
 
You can also liven up a party or summer barbecue with a boozy treat for the adults. Do be stingy with the alcohol though—too much will prevent your popsicle from freezing. (Though I’m pretty sure anyone interested in a boozy popsicle will rarely refuse a cup of boozy slush instead.)

Tasty Kitchen Blog: The Theme Is Popsicles!

Boozy Pomegranate Popsicles from claireg12 Cantaloupe Popsicles from Laura | Tutti Dolci Piña Colada Popsicles from Laura | Tutti Dolci Margarita Popsicles from Kim (SunflowerSupperClub) Beer Popsicles: Lemon Pale Ale from Jackie Dodd

 
 
 
If you’d rather go a different route with the popsicles and actually use frozen fruit, here are two versions for you: one for the kids, and one for those who can handle their tequila. One for little Johnny, two for me. One for little Sally, three for me … (Anyone who knows me will be laughing and calling me out, because in truth, the only way I know how to handle tequila is in a shopping bag, walking out of the store after being sent there on an errand.)

Tasty Kitchen Blog: The Theme Is Popsicles!

Frozen Yogurt Fruit Pops from Meredith {In Sock Monkey Slippers} Boozy Watermelon Wedges from claireg12

 
 
 
I think I have to go clear room in my freezer because I want to make at least 17 of these recipes right now. I can have popsicles for breakfast, yes?

Hope everyone’s staying cool this week! Have any favorite heat busters? I know I’ll need all the help I can get.

 
 

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Jessie O. on 9.20.2013

Watching the Emmys and taking care of my 6 month old little girl. The laundry maybe ;).

Michelle on 6.30.2013

So many delicious ice creams, the photos you made make me drool, opens my sweet
appetite!!!!

Kimberly on 6.28.2013

Yum!

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Jayne on 6.27.2013

Lovin all the flavour varieties. The cucumber basil one caught my eye. So unique!

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Betsy (TK) on 6.27.2013

Popsicle party! Popsicle buffet! Want ‘em all!