8 DIY Popsicles To Stay Cool This Summer

It's the middle of July, the temperatures are climbing, and it's getting steamy outside. What better way to cool down on a hot day than popsicles? Popsicles aren’t only for kids, and I have complied a list of yummy frozen treats that will cool you down on these blistering summer days. Buy a mold or just use Dixie cups, pour in some blended goodness, put it in the freezer, and magically delicious popsicles appear in hours.

1. Summer Berry + Mint Ice Pops

1 cup raspberries

1 cup blackberries

1 cup sliced strawberries

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup water

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons finely minced fresh mint

2. Cookies and Cream Popsicles

14 chocolate wafer cookies to crumble into mix

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup whole milk

1 cup heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

3. Cucumber Honeydew Margarita Popsicles

1 cup honeydew juice (approximately a whole melon)

1/3 cup cucumber juice (approximately half a cucumber)

½ cup tequila

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

3 large mint sprigs

4. Grapefruit and Strawberry Greyhound Popsicles

8 oz. fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice (about a 1lb. grapefruit)

12 oz. strawberries (about 12 medium strawberries)

5 oz. vodka

5. Peach and Greek Yogurt Popsicles

12 ounces Chobani peach non-fat Greek yogurt

4 peaches, peeled

Freeze the yogurt first, then add the peaches to the mold and freeze again.

6. Mojito Popsicles

2 cups white rum

1½ cups flattened club soda

½ cup fresh lime juice

3 large mint sprigs

7. Nutella Fudge Pops

3 frozen bananas

1 tablespoon cocoa powder

1/2c Nutella

1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

tiny pinch salt

8. Watermelon-Mint Tequila Popsicles

1/4 cup water

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup fresh mint, torn coarsely

4 cups watermelon, cubed

juice of 2 limes

1/3 cup tequila

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