It may not officially be summer yet, but it sure feels like it here in Texas! The rain has been gone for a few days now (after raining here almost every day the past month), which means that while the puddles and standing water are finally drying up, the heat has also begun to rise. I don’t know if it’s just because it was a pretty cold winter or what, but the heat is feeling pretty well… hot. And the sad thing is that this really isn’t that bad in Texas-standards!
I was really wanting something cold and fruity to snack on the other day, so I decided to make some yummy frozen fruit pops! I made three different kinds, because… why not? These pops were perfect to help cool down from the rising temperatures outside and the best part about them is that you can mix and match any flavors and fruits to make your own creations! They are so simple too… you just use any fruit you have on hand and mix them with water, juice, coconut water, almond milk- you name it- freeze them and voila! Your own fruit pops. Easy, huh?
1 1/2 cups water
1 packet Blueberry Acai Energy Drink Mix
1/2 cup blueberries
Blend the ingredients together until smooth then pour into Popsicle molds. Add a few extra blueberries for fun! Freeze until solid.
1 cup water
1 cup pineapple
1 packet Peach Mango Energy Drink Mix
Blend the ingredients together until smooth then pour into Popsicle molds. Freeze until solid. (These were my favorite!)
1 cup milk
Blend the ingredients together until smooth then pour into Popsicle molds. Freeze until solid.
#1 Fill the popscicle containers up more than you think you should. I left a 1/4 inch space at the top (taking into consideration that it would expand when it froze), but I didn’t realize there were so many air bubbles that rose once the liquid settled, due to the blending. You can tell in some of my pictures that the pop isn’t as full as it could have been.
#2 Run warm water over the pop container to help the slide out easier! I tried without the warm water and ended up pulling the sticks out instead… oops.
#3 Eat them outside. Those suckers drip everywhere and will make a mess if you aren’t careful!
#4 Have fun!! This is a great way to enjoy some fresh summer fruits. Making them got me so excited for the summer!