Although you can enjoy popsicles year-round, summer is definitley a great season to eat them. Below, are seven different popsicle recipes to try out- all full of colour and flavour ! And, at the end of the article, I added a small unit converter for cooking measurements.

WATERMELON-LIME

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tip: add vodka to the mix to spike it ! (don't add too much though, because it doesn't tend to freeze that well)

-4 or 5 cups of watermelon (about half of a small watermelon)
-fresh mint leaves or flavouring (optional)
-1 tablespoon of lime juice

purée watermelon [and mint] in a food processor or blender, add in the lime juice, then pour equally into popsicle molds. for best results, freeze overnight !

PEACH LEMONADE

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-2 cups of water
-2 sliced peaches
-3 tablespoons of honey
-1 lemon (juiced- or you can just use lemonade)

blend or purée all ingredients, add equally into a popsicle mold, then freeze.

LEMON CREAM

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-12-14 ounces of coconut (or regular) sweetened condensed milk
-3/4 cup of regular, almond, or coconut milk
-2-3 small lemons (sliced)

blend all ingredients, then freeze.

CUCUMBER MELON

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-1 honeydew melon
-1 small cucumber (peeled)
-1/4 cup sugar
-1/4 cup water

boil water and sugar for 2 minutes, and set aside. blend cucumber and melon with a blender or food processor, then strain the water and sugar syrup. add both mixtures together, distribute into popsicle molds, then freeze.

BLUE RASPBERRY

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a true blue colour is a little difficult to achieve, so here are two ideas: just pour blue raspberry kool-aid into a popsicle mold and freeze; or blend together vanilla ice cream, a small handful of raspberries, and a small drop of natural (or regular) blue food colouring, then add to molds and freeze.

COCONUT BLUEBERRY

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-1.5 cups of coconut milk
-2 tablespoons maple syrup, agave nectar, or honey
-1 teaspoon vanilla extract
-1 cup blueberries (frozen works best)

blend together the coconut milk, syrup/honey, and vanilla. after the first three ingredients are blended, add the blueberries, and blend again until smooth. distribute among popsicle molds, then freeze.

STRAWBERRY BANANA

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-1 large banana (peeled and sliced)
-12 large strawberries (frozen works best)
-1/2 cup of juice or milk

blend all ingredients together, add to popsicle molds, then freeze. for this recipe, you're basically just making a smoothie, then freezing it- so get creative !

UNIT CONVERTER
-1 tablespoon = 3 teaspoons = 15 milliliters
-1 ounce = 2 tablespoons = 30 milliliters
-1 cup = 8 ounces = 250 milliliters