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Cool down this summer with tasty ice pops

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Summer is great, but the biggest drawback to the season is the blazing hot sun.

However, the Texas heat shouldn’t stop you from floating the river or taking a hike. Next time you are feeling sweaty, cool down and relax by enjoying a cold and refreshing ice pop.

These icy treats are perfect for all occasions, whether they be for an on-the-go snack at the beach or a treat for a pool party.

The following recipes contain easy to make, delicious homemade ice pops.

Green Ice Pop

For some, vegetables and ice pops do not mix well together, but it is similar to freezing a green smoothie or juice.

This is also a much healthier alternative to sugary Popsicles.

Ingredients:

Orange Juice

Kale

Banana

Apple

Salt

Ice Pop Molds

Directions:

  1. Pour 2 cups of orange juice into the blender
  2. Dice and chop 2 cups of kale and sprinkle it into the blender
  3. Cut 2 ripe bananas and add it to the mixture
  4. Chop 1 apple and place it in the blender
  5. Add a pinch of salt to the top of the ingredients
  6. Blend the mixture until consistency is smooth
  7. Pour the blended ingredients into the ice pop mold. Recipe can make up to 6-8 ice pops
  8. Place the mold in the freezer and wait until frozen

Oreo Ice Pop

This is for all the cookie lovers.

The following ice pop recipe is the perfect way to satisfy the sweet tooth during the hot summer.

Ingredients:

Coconut Milk

Oreos

Vanilla Extract

Ice Pop Molds

Directions:

  1. Pour 1 can of coconut milk into a bowl
  2. Add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract to the bowl
  3. Take 8 Oreos and crush them into small pieces
  4. Add the crushed Oreos into the bowl, but do not mix it too much
  5. With a spoon, scoop a small amount of the mixture, add it to the bottom of the ice pop molds and spread it evenly between each mold
  6. Add an entire Oreo cookie into each of the molds
  7. Carefully insert a Popsicle stick into each mold and place it in the filling of the whole Oreo
  8. Add the rest of the mixture to fill the molds to the top. Recipe can make 5-6 popsicles
  9. Place the molds in the freezer and wait until frozen

Fruity Ice Pop

Fruit is always a great snack during the summer, but instead of eating it the ordinary way, enjoy the juicy treat in ice pop form.

Ingredients:

Fruit of your choice

Granulated Sugar

Vanilla Yogurt

Popsicle Molds

Directions:

  1. Using the fruit of your choice, chop 1 pound of the fruit into small pieces and place it into the blender
  2. If you are using fresh fruit, add 2 tablespoons of sugar into the blender. If you are using frozen fruit, no sugar is necessary
  3. Blend the fruit to a smooth consistency and pour the mixture into a Ziploc bag
  4. Add 2 cups of vanilla yogurt into a separate Ziploc bag
  5. Snip off a corner and start squeezing the two mixtures alternately into the molds
  6. If you like, squeeze the two mixtures in a swirling motion to make for a unique design when it is frozen. The recipe makes 8-10 popsicles
  7. Place the molds in freezer and wait until frozen