Although summer is coming to an end, temperatures are still dancing around 100 degrees. There is nothing like nice, frozen popsicle to keep you cool on those hot days.
Making frozen popsicles are simple to make and don't require much in assembly. You can use any frozen popsicle molds you desire.
If you don't have the molds, you can use 3 or 5 ounce Dixie cups and Popsicle sticks, also called craft sticks. After pouring in the frozen treat mixture into the cups, cover the cups with foil and then place the sticks into the cups. This will help hold the sticks in place until the mixture freezes. When the treats are ready, just pull and tear the cup off and enjoy!
6-8 cups of watermelon chunks, seeded
2 tablespoon sugar
Place the watermelon and sugar into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into molds, insert stick and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
Fruity Yogurt Ice Pops
2 cups reduced fat strawberry yogurt
1 (8 ounce) can unsweetened crushed pineapple
1 tablespoon honey
2 drops red food coloring (optional)
In a food processor or blender, combine the yogurt, pineapple, honey and food coloring if desired; cover and process until smooth.
Pour into molds, insert stick and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
Frozen Fudge Pops
1/2 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 1/2 cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter
1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Combine the sugar, cornstarch, cocoa powder, and milk in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer, and stir until thick, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and butter. Transfer to a heatproof bowl, and refrigerate until cool, approximately 20 minutes.
Stir the chocolate chips into the cooled chocolate mixture. Pour into molds, insert stick and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.