Summertime, Playtime: Keep Cool with these Popsicle Recipes

It’s easy to let yourself be inspired by the heat of summer when you have something fun to play with. I firmly believe this holds true no matter what age you are. And, summertime play that involves concocting cool and delicious treats in the kitchen never gets old.

The discovery of the ZOKO Summer Pops brought back so many childhood memories of chasing the ice cream truck for one of those bright orange “pop ups”. ZOKO Summer Pops let’s me take what I love about that memory and improve upon it by adding a twist of health not to mention endless flavor combinations to satisfy kids, adults and even those hard to please teens. These cold treats are a fun way to cool down all summer long.

Here are some of my favorite recipes but feel free to create your own magic! Come up with some winners? We hope you will share!

Mango-Raspberry-Lime

¼ cup water

2 TBSP honey

1 cups frozen mango chunks

1 cups frozen raspberries

2 TBSP lime juice (~½ of a lime)

1 tsp lime zest

Feeling bold? add ginger or cloves

Place all of the ingredients into a blender, cover, and blend until smooth. Divide mixture evenly in molds.

Watermelon-Mint-Lime

¼ cup water

2 TBSP honey

2 cups watermelon chunks

¼ cup lime juice (1 of a lime)

1 tsp lime zest

⅓ cup chopped mint

Splash or cream (optional)

Pinch of salt

Feeling bold? add basil or cilantro instead of mint or add a splash of balsamic vinegar.

Place all of the ingredients into a blender, cover, and blend until smooth. Divide mixture evenly in molds.

Maca Maple Pop

2 frozen banana

1 shot of espresso or add additional 2 TBSP of milk

2 TBSP maple syrup

1 TBSP maca root powder

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

1 cup milk (coconut or almond work well but choose your preference)

Feeling bold? Cacao nibs or cocoa powder (carob works well too).

Place all of the ingredients into a blender, cover, and blend until smooth. Divide mixture evenly in molds.

Written for Healthy Living by Kimberly Evans MS RD.
Kimberly Evans is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and food enthusiast with over 30 years of experience in helping clients achieve health as a lifestyle. She firmly believes the “good life” should be every day life. Kimberly has a life long love of ballet, running and yoga. Kimberly is passionate about making it easy to connect to multiple sources of nourishment to support your health and vitality.