When the heat finally comes around after the long fall, we’re usually pretty happy. But it doesn’t
take long for the sunny rays to take their toll, and suddenly we crave cold input all the time. Foodies
love summer because we get to experiment with that most ubiquitous and bizarre food—the popsicle. If
you haven’t dabbled in popsicle prepping, then you ought to. To help you get underway, here are some
cool ideas, and pardon the pun.
We’ve traded the café favorite for the park’s best treat. Instead of adding to the swelter, why
not grab a cappuccino (or make one yourself), and pour it into a mold. This has to be one of the tastiest
ways to down a cappuccino.
Coconut. Chocolate. ‘Nuff said. Actually, we could say a whole lot more. Make sure to add the
right amount of sugar, because this one could be easily overdone.
Peaches and Cream
Orange creamsicle pops don’t have anything on a good peaches and cream. When you take the
chunks of peaches and freeze them in their creamy cocoon, then you will have exaggerated the matter—
it’s irresistibly good.
Some people call them root beer floats, but the name Black Cow is a lot cooler. It’s easy, just
combine your favorite root beer with ice cream and let it freeze. This one is going to be a hit with the
neighborhood, if let them in on it.
Oh yes, we went there. Have you tried sangria in popsicle form? It’s just as moderate at the
drink in terms of alcohol, but it retains a very festive aroma all the same. This one’s a great idea for
summer patio parties.
Combine crushed cherries with the freshest honey (now that we’re in season), throw in your
choice of cream, milk or yogurt, and the resulting popsicle is good enough for Hades (it’s cold down
Peanut Butter Crisp Pop
Is it too weird to try to freeze peanut butter? I always thought putting peanut butter on
pancakes was strange, but then, we can’t bash it until we try it. I can imagine peanut butter popsicles,
but they’d have to come with a crunch.
Another one for the family album, because you know uncle Bill is going to go crazy for these.
The sweetness of mango combined with the tart spike of minty mojito will prove an especially powerful
combination when the temperature is dropped to below freezing!
Strawberry Chocolate Almond
Get this: you blend together strawberries and your favorite chocolate, and then you add a tiny
bit of milk and crushed almonds. After you try the resulting popsicle, you’ll be hard pressed in
convincing yourself that you don’t actually have time to market it to the big shots, no.
There you have it, enough popsicles to keep your freeze filled with rarity. If you have kids, they’ll
be happy you got hooked to the summer popsicle craze.