Popsicles are the ultimate summer treat. For as long as we can remember, popsicles were the treats our mom would give us on a hot summer day. Sitting outside with a delicious popsicle cooling off in between riding bikes and running through sprinklers was summer perfection. 

Now that we are older and creating memories of our own, we are making our popsicles at home instead of buying them from the store. What makes homemade summer popsicles better? First of all, they taste better. In these recipes, we use fresh ingredients and herbs to add a kick of extra flavor. They are so tasty! The other big reason homemade popsicles are better is that we know exactly what is in them. That helps us make the best decisions when it comes to what we put in them. These recipes are flexible to let you choose what ingredients you want to put in recipe. Experiment and have fun! 

Bonus: homemade summer popsicles are an easy kid-friendly recipe for the whole family to help!

 

 - Rise Gardens

 

Mojito Popsicles 

  1. Prep Time 10 mins.
  2. Cook Time 0 min
  3. Serves 6p
  4. Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups lime juice
  • 1 cup simple syrup, or liquid sweetener of choice
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup tightly packed mint
Directions
  1. Step 1 Blend all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Step 2 Strain through a sieve to remove any pulp.
  3. Step 3 Fill popsicle molds and place in the freezer overnight.


Mango Basil Popsicles

  1. Prep Time 10 mins.
  2. Cook Time 0 min
  3. Serves 6p
  4. Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 cups mango juice
  • 2 oz lemon juice
  • ½ cup tightly packed basil
Directions
  1. Step 1 Blend all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Step 2 Strain through a sieve to remove any pulp.
  3. Step 3 Fill popsicle molds and place in the freezer overnight.


These popsicles are incredibly easy to modify with what you have on hand. Prefer cilantro over mint? Swap it out. Don’t like mangos? Use any kind of juice you prefer! Pineapple is a great option, too.

Mix-and-match your flavors for the ultimate summer popsicle fun.

 

To see more recipes and ideas from Kelsey, visit her blog at www.kelseyleah.com.