Summer is almost over, but there is still time to enjoy these unconventional ice pops!
Ice Pop Party: Homemade Popsicles
Vanilla-Orange Freezer Pops
These creamy vanilla-flavored orange juice pops will transport you back to the days of standing in line at the ice cream truck. Add a couple drops each of yellow and red natural food dye to give them a more vivid orange color.
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Banana Pudding Pops
These banana popsicles taste rich and decadent but are low-fat and really easy to make. We especially like them with some chocolate chips added. Cool the mixture to room temperature and divide 2/3 cup mini chips among the molds before freezing.
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Minted Watermelon Popsicles
The good news is these popsicles are a great fat-free snack, made with lots of naturally sweet watermelon and only a little sugar. They can be frozen in special popsicle molds or in standard ice cube trays (three cubes equals one serving).
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Chunky Peach Popsicles
Make sure to reserve a portion of the peaches as you puree the mixture so the pops will be packed with icy cold, chunky bits of fruit. For a grown-up twist, try adding 1 to 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint, lemon verbena or basil.
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Lemon Puddin' Pops
This is such a fun dessert to serve in the summertime, when you crave something cool and creamy but want something with a little more personality than a scoop of ice cream. You can even tuck some fresh market berries into the molds for added pops of color and texture. Lemon and raspberry is a particularly happy match.
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In every person's life, certain foods evoke happy memories from childhood. For many, ice pops serve as a friendly reminder of how simple food and happiness can be.
It goes without saying that there is nothing better than cooling off after a long day at the playground with a popsicle. Now, the ice pop craze has taken an unconventional and exciting turn. From the more traditional chocolate and strawberry pops to exotic watermelon and parsley pops, nothing says summer more than an ice pop. These inexpensive and sweet treats are fun to make at home.
Check out these 15 fabulous ice pop recipes in the slideshow above.