We love popsicles, as do many other folks slogging through these muggy Summer months. They are a great way to cool down and make for refreshing afternoon snacks on the patio. Making them yourself is a healthy, fun activity and really only involves having a freezer. If you don't have popsicle molds you can use small glasses and you can also swap out popsicle sticks for large pretzel sticks.
The next time you're going to buy popsicles at the store check out the ingredients. A lot of them have added processed sweeteners like high fructose corn syrup. By making them yourself you can control the amount of sugar and make these frozen treats into vitamins on a stick by using lots of fruit. And by working in layers you can make some great color schemes, like red white and blue for Independence Day.
Independence day pops
Makes: 4 popsicles
~ 1 cup lemonade
1/4 cup chopped strawberries
3 tablespoons finely shredded unsweetened coconut
1/4 cup chopped blueberries
Divide strawberries to popsicle molds (this is enough for four). Pour in enough lemonade to immerse strawberries. Freeze until solid. Divide coconut and again immerse in lemonade. Freeze until solid. Add blueberries and top off with lemonade. Freeze completely.