This summer’s heat wave is unbearable. The temperature feels like 100 degrees almost all over the county. Instead of running outside trying to catch Pokémon, kids are stuck indoors for the majority of the day trying to cool off. When I was young, my mom would always make orange or apple juice ice pop. Now that I’m a mom, I wanted to make some tasty homemade ice pop flavors for my son to enjoy this summer and to beat the intense heat.
Here are three healthy homemade ice pop recipes + printables that will cool you and your kids off from the crazy temperatures outside.
- Blueberry and Lemon
- Coconut and Orange Dreamsicle (If you can only make one of the three recipes, make this one. It was, hands-down, the favorite ice pop recipe of the three. It’s definitely a new family favorite.)
They were surprisingly simple to make. If you want to make some for your adult friends – add some flavored vodka. Just be sure to label them so the kids won’t grab them by mistake.
- Ice Pop sticks
- Small cups
- Tin foil
- OL875 – 2.625″ x 1″ – Standard Address Labels
Watermelon, Lime, and Mint Ice Pop Ingredients
- 2 cups of cut watermelon chunks
- Juice from 1 lime
- ¼ cup of water
- A few sprigs of fresh mint
Blueberry and Lemon Popsicle Ingredients
- 2 cups of store-bought or freshly made lemonade
- 1 cup of fresh blueberries
Coconut and Orange Dreamsicle Ingredients
- ¾-1 cup of coconut milk (depending on how much you love coconut)
- 1 cup of orange juice with extra pulp
- 3 tbsp. of honey
- 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract
Step 1: Pour the blended mixture into small cups.
Step 2: Cover the cups with tinfoil – this will help hold the ice pop stick in place so that it doesn’t freeze crooked.
Step 3: Stick a ice pop stick through the tinfoil.
Step 4: Place in the freezer until the liquid is frozen solid.
Step 5: Print out these downloadable printables.
Step 6: Pull the ice pop from freezer. Unpeel the label and wrap it around the end of the ice pop stick.
Step 7: Take the ice pop out of the cup.
Step 8: Enjoy!