DIY Popsicles w/ Food Works Ice Pops

May 26, 2015

It's summertime!

*This post is sponsored by Food Works. All opinions are my own.
Although summer hasn't officially begun (according to the calendar), Mother Nature has decided to bring it on! For the past couple of weeks, it has been no less than 70 degrees at night and as high as 90 degrees in the day... and it's only May.

Since the weather insists on being disrespectfully hot so early in the season (and not to mention the rain and floods), I needed a tasty way to stay cool. I got these Food Works Ice Pop Makers a few weeks ago, and have been concocting different recipes ever since. In an effort not to overwhelm you, I'm going to do a weekend summer series here on the blog to share my favorite blends. So check back soon.

I got the rainbow colored set of 6, but they will have new styles available in translucent and a swirl/tie dye pattern soon. The FoodWorks Ice Pop Makers are:

  • BPA free
  • Dishwasher Safe
  • Food Safe
  • Affordable
  • Reusable

The best part is you can use them to freeze anything from fresh fruit smoothies, margaritas/mockaritas, yogurt, and ice cream. I even use a couple to make ice sticks for my pups, The Hooligans. The possibilities really are endless. To get you started, I have included a breakfast, lunch and dinner ice pop options. The best part is the first 2 are made with yogurt and fruit so there a little more on the healthy side. I'm also justifying the root beer float as a healthier option because it's a controlled portion and is roughly 1/2 of an 8 oz cup.

All of the recipes make enough to fill 1 ice pop maker.

Orange Strawberry Smoothie Pop

  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Strawberries
  • 1/3 Cup Orange Juice
  • 2 Tbsp Greek Yogurt, Honey or Plain Flavored
Liquify all of the ingredients together in the blender. Pour the mixture into the mold. Freeze it and ENJOY!

Strawberry Cheesecake

  • 1/3 Cup Strawberry Cheesecake Yogurt
  • 1/3 Cup Fresh Strawberries, Pureed
  • 1/2 of 1 Graham Cracker, Finely Chopped

Chop the graham cracker until it's almost a powder (you can add a pinch of sugar if you would like). Puree the strawberries. Open the yogurt container.

Layer the ingredients in the mold. Freeze and serve.

Root Beer Float Pop

  • Root Beer
  • Ice Cream
Mix the root beer and ice cream (1:1) together in a cup. Gently mix them together and pour it into the mold, about 1 inch from the top. Freeze it. Enjoy!

You should also try my Pinterest popular Green Smoothie recipe as an ice pop! The best part is, if you don't finish it, you can always refreeze it.

Share some of your favorite popsicle recipes in the comments!

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