Popsicles

Popsicles

Summer is nearly over but that doesn’t mean we can’t have one or two more treats in the heat. Here are some popsicle recipes that my mother-in-law, Teresa Wallace, sent to me. These look so yummy for a hot summer day:

Freeze applesauce in popsicle molds.

Mix fruit or jam into yogurt.
Freeze in small, snack sized Ziploc bags for frozen yogurt on the go. Cut a hole in the end of the bag for easy access/eating.

Mix gelatin and freeze.
Add gummie fish or worms before freezing for added fun.

Add food coloring or sprinkles to yogurt or softened ice cream for added pizzazz. Then freeze in popsicle molds.

When you have leftover jam or jelly, put 1/4 cup of hot water in the jar and shake well. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze.

Make a batch of pudding. Add coconut, nuts, marshmallows, crushed cookies or sprinkles if desired. Pour into molds. Freeze several hours until firm.

Stick a toothpick in the center of blackberries, strawberries, raspberries or sliced bananas.
Dip in chocolate if desired. Freeze on a tray. Once frozen, store in freezer bags.

For easy snow cones, freeze orange juice (or any other flavored juice) in ice cube trays. Store frozen juice cubes in a plastic bag. Blend 5 cubes in the blender until they have a shaved ice consistency. The shaved ice will keep its consistency if kept frozen in a container.

For watermelon popsicles, blend one cup each watermelon chunks (seeds removed), orange juice and water. Blend well. Then pour and freeze into molds.

For strawberry popsicles, blend 2 cups strawberries, 1 cup vanilla ice cream or yogurt, 4 cups orange juice and 2 tablespoons sugar. Blend smooth. Pour into molds and freeze.

For banana popsicles, dissolve one 3 oz. package strawberry gelatin with one cup boiling water. In a blender, mix gelatin, 1 banana and 1 cup yogurt or ice cream. Blend well and pour into molds.