When people think of South Dakota, they often think of the cold winters. (Or maybe I’m naive and they really have to look up where it’s at on map and assume we ride in covered wagons. haha). However, what’s often not discussed is the hot, humid summers. Since the temperatures have heated up around here, I have found myself craving more cold, convenient foods. Popsicles have always been a summertime favorite of mine. I’ve been gravitating towards them more frequently in the last month. However, I couldn’t help but wonder if I could make them myself more affordably, while also reducing waste.
Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Pops
To my surprise, I came across TONS of hits when I searched for recipes online. I had a difficult time deciding which popsicle recipes to try. The first one that caught my attention was this Kiwi Watermelon Fruit Popsicle (pictured middle right of above picture). A-MAZ-ING! As a recent guest on the local talkshow, Keloland Living, one of the producers told me this was the best popsicles she’s ever had. (Now that’s high praise!) I wish I had come up with this combo myself!
These molds, by the way, are excellent. You can find them on Amazon. (If you prefer not to use the plastic molds, I found these cool stainless steel molds too.) They come with a stand, popsicle molds, silicone funnel, and a cleaning brush. When it comes time to eat your popsicles, one of my biggest tips is to run the mold under warm water first. This will help loosen the popsicle from the mold and it will slide out seamlessly.
With molds on hand, I decided to experiment on my own. Since I frequently make smoothies, I wanted to play around with ingredients. My favorite recipe that I came up with was for these Blueberry Peach Popsicles. They take no time to prepare and make a great summertime snack.
Blueberry Peach Popsicles
- 5.3 oz vanilla yogurt cup I used Greek yogurt
- 3 cups frozen peaches
- 3 cups frozen blueberries
- Blend blueberries with half the yogurt cup and spoon into the bottom half of each of the popsicle molds
- Blend the peaches with the other half of the yogurt and layer on top of the blueberry layer.
- Freeze overnight.
- When ready to eat, run under warm water to more easily remove from the mold.
What types of foods to you crave in the summer? Share some of your summertime favorites in the comments below! 🙂
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