Friday, June 11, 2010

A Favorite Summertime Treat


Mmm...Popsicles!!!

Every year, during the first hot days of summer, I start to crave a good ol' fashioned popsicle!

We used to make our own a lot when I was a kid, using juice poured into a plastic mold. No ice cream trucks going by our house in the country :).

And this year I wanted to have the kiddos experience a fun, summertime treat, that's also healthy too!



I got these cute popsicle molds at Target a few days ago. So far we've done orange juice or pink lemonade with sliced fruits.

Yummy!

{photo courtesy of: Country Living}

Love the idea of placing them in a big ol' bowl filled with ice for the neighborhood kids to help themselves to a treat!

{photo courtesy of: Country Living}

Aren't these molds fun? You can get creative and use so many different things!

{photo courtesy of: Martha Stewart}

I love the idea of making a layered popsicle, with different juices, purees, and yogurts & fruits for a healthy snack.

Plus, they look pretty too! :)



And if you're looking for a simple, lovely treat, check out The Idea Room for a Fresh Fruit Popsicles "recipe". I'll be making these next!

Enjoy this Summer day, & stay cool!!

19 comments:

Musings Of A Gem said...

They are so cool..!! Especially the one with the kiwi : )

I'll def be making these with my younger siblings in the summer holidays.

Gemma @ http://musings-of-a-gem.blogspot.com/

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

They look delicious! Yum!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

I posted about popsicles today, too!

http://cutest-little-things.blogspot.com/2010/06/we-all-scream-for-ice-cream.html

We love 'em! Quintessentially summer!

Judy@cutest-little-things

Amanda said...

i want to try making some too! so refreshing!! :)

Victoria... said...

I loved making my own Popsicle as a kid...this takes me back to childhood. Love this!! I will be off to Target to buy some molds so my kids will get to have fun making and eating their own Popsicle too. Great idea Stacey!

Hugs,
Victoria

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

YUM! :) We live on the same street as the pool, so the ice cream truck drives up and down several times a day in the summer. Thank goodness my girls don't know what it (yet). ;)

koralee said...

Just found your amazing blog...I LOVE IT! Oh I so agree ....popsicles are the perfect treat especially when they look so pretty. We are having a slow start to summer as it has been so so wet..but just wait until Mr. Sun shines...I will be heading to our freezer for a cool treat. I am off to read some of your past posts and see what I have been missing....and off to follow..don't want to miss another
LOVELY thing. xoxo

traci said...

perfect for a warm summer day - if only we could get rid of this rainy weather. your blog is beautiful!!

Cheryl said...

I have two different sets of popsicle molds and will be making some of these this summer. Love the idea of putting fresh fruit in it.
Sent you an email.

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

They look so delicious and beautiful! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! Can't wait to read more of yours.

LuLu said...

Those are on my summer must do list now you've inspired me to make them.... so fun and delicous,
xo,
LuLu

**Amy** said...

Yum! Some more great popsicle ideas! Thanks so much for the link! Now I must have a look around.

Love of the Sea said...

They look too pretty to eat!!

Leah said...

These look so yummy! I will have to try to make some this summer!

Melissa Miller said...

They look delish Stacey! It is so hot today I do need one. *Smiles*

Kim Avery said...

Yum. I can't wait to try one.


PS - I gave you an award today on my Living in Love with Jesus blog :).

l.alden said...

We just got a book from Williams Sonoma on popsicle recipes. The book has some really unique recipes. I just made cappuccino popsicles this afternoon. They haven't come out of the freezer yet, but they look delicious!

Seizing My Day said...

Yummy!! We have made our own pudding pops ~ they are so yummy ~ but I will admit ~ my memory of Jello pudding pops ~ mine just didn't compare!! *sigh* =) I love summer!

Housewife Bliss said...

This is what I love about summer. I also love mixing yogurt with bits of cake in the lollies for a real special treat.