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Top 5 Popsicle Recipes for a Cool Summer

Summer is the time for you to relax and enjoy the sun, whether it’s in your backyard or on a beach. This summer, cool down the heat with some DIY popsicles that are appealing to the eye and tasty to the mouth. (And big thanks to @The Little Epicurean for the awesome recipes!) 


BLOOD ORANGE LIMEADE POPSICLES

If you enjoy the tart but sweet  taste of the blood orange, this recipe is perfect for you!

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup blood orange juice, fresh squeezed
2 tsp simple syrup
1/3 cup lime juice, fresh squeezed
2/3 cup water
3 ½ Tbsp simple syrup
DIRECTIONS:
1. Combine blood orange juice and simple syrup.  Adjust sweetness according to taste. Similarly, combine lime juice, water and simple syrup in another cup.
2. Divide blood orange among popsicle mold cavities.  Place popsicle mold in the freeze.  Tilt mold slightly to one side and prop it against something like an ice cube tray to keep it steady.  Freeze for about 45 minutes until blood orange is solid.
3. Return popsicle mold to its upright position.  Divide limeade among popsicle molds.  Insert wooden sticks or paper straws into molds.  Return mold to freezer and freeze for at least 4 hours.

PINEAPPLE JALAPENO GREEN POPSICLES

If you are an adventurous person, don’t miss this Pineapple Jalapeno flavored popsicle! As weird as it sounds, the combination of sweet and slight spicy is perfect when it’s stored in the iced popsicles. Find it hard to believe? Check it out yourself!

INGREDIENTS:
1- 16 oz bottle of Pressed Juicery kale, romaine, spinach, yuzu, pink lady apple, cucumber, jalapeno
1 ½ cups fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup fresh mango chunks
DIRECTIONS:
1. In a blender (or food processor) combine juice, pineapple, and mango.  Blend until smooth.
2. Pour mixture into popsicle molds.  Place filled molds in the freezer for 1 hour.  Remove and insert wooden sticks into molds.  Return mold to freezer and freezer for at least 4 hours, until firm.

COCONUT MANGO POPSICLES

Tropical, sweet, and satisfying! These are the perfect words to describe this fruity popsicle. When you are stressed at work, take a short break and eat one popsicle, the freshness is so indescribable that you can shake off all your stress with that tasty bite!

INGREDIENTS:
2 ½ cups mango chunks, fresh or frozen
½ cup pineapple juice
1 cup canned coconut milk
2 Tbsp granulated sugar, or desired sweetener
2 Tbsp low-fat yogurt
2 Tbsp water
DIRECTIONS:
1. In a blender, puree mango chunks and pineapple juice until smooth.  Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
2. In another bowl, combine coconut milk, sugar, yogurt, and water.  Stir until homogenous.
3. Pour 2 Tbsp of mango puree into each popsicle mold.  Place in freezer for 15 minutes until almost solid.
4. Remove mold from freezer, add 1 Tbsp coconut puree to molds.  Place in freezer for 10 minutes.  Add 1 Tbsp mango puree.  Insert wooden sticks into popsicle mold.  Freeze for another 10 minutes.  Pour remaining coconut puree into molds until liquid reaches the top of the mold.
5. Freeze for at least 4 hours to fully set.

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