Thursday, June 25, 2009

Homemade Popsicles

We have been obsessed with homemade popsicles this summer. We are experimenting with every herb/juice combination possible. We don't have any of those fancy popsicle molds so we made do with what we had- good ol' ice cube trays, parchment paper and craft sticks. The set up is pretty self-explanatory.



Here are some of our favorite flavors:
Strawberry Lemonade Lavender: strawberry lemonade and a sprinkle of lavender buds per pop then freeze.



Orange mint: orange juice with 1 peppermint leaf per pop. These have a lovely refreshing taste (my favorite).



Super Healthy Smoothy: equal parts soy milk and orange juice, 1 T nutritional yeast, 2 T flax seeds, 2 T wheat bran, 2 C soy yogurt (plain), 1 bag mixed frozen berries, and a banana. Blend together then put in pop trays and freeze. These pops are the Little Ladies' favorite!



Watermelon Raspberry: 2 C watermelon, 1/2 C raspberries, 1 C orange juice; blend, then freeze.

Sparkling Lavender: 2 cups sparkling water and 1/3 cup lavender (or other flavored) syrup. Mix, stir until syrup dissolves in the water and freeze.



Lavender Lemonade Elderflower: 2 cups water, 1/4 cup lavender syrup (or honey), juice of 3 small lemons, elderflowers. Mix, stir until syrup dissolves and freeze, sprinkle elderflowers on top of each pop before freezing.



Peanut Butter, Banana and Honey: 2 C soy milk, 1 C peanut butter, 1/3 C honey and 1 banana; blend, then freeze.

Rootbeer Float: 1 bottle of rootbeer and 1 C vanilla soy ice cream; blend, then freeze.


Coffee Pops: For the mommies like myself that need a refreshing cool boost; Fauna actually suggested this pop idea! My favorite is Bali Blue Moon coffee and soy milk, mix, then freeze. YUM!!!! Visit MUS, from the Netherlands; she made some beautiful flowery pops. Enjoy!!!!

25 comments:

jane said...

these look too pretty to eat!:)

Nyree said...

Mmm these look yummy, just the thing for the warm weather we're enjoying on the east coast of Scotland at the moment! And genius idea to use parchment paper to keep the lolly sticks in place, I always struggled with that! Going to try some out when my little girl gets home from nursery.

Mom and Kiddo said...

Yum, these look delicious. My son loves popsicles so I want to try some of these. Now I have another idea for my orange mint and pineapple mint. Thanks!

Anet said...

Coffee pops? brilliant!
I think that would be my favorite:)

PTCRUZ said...

the best..... Orange mint!!!!

Thanks

JewelFaerie said...

Mmmmm These sound great!

kyndale said...

They are SO pretty! I love that you used ice cube trays. I need to try these!

Smiles! Kyndale

dongdong said...

great ideas! I have always felt my smoothies are not cold enough so after reading this, I think freezing them into Popsicle would be perfect.

It is so hot!

jademondin said...

hm, those sound and look very delicious. thanks for sharing

latisha said...

are you kidding!! delicious and what a great way to incorporate herbs. im so glad i found you. my daughter is only 16 months, but considering homeschooling is such a hard choice. inspired families help. looking forward to more.

ImogenSky said...

They look so delicious and refreshing. I wish I had some right now, it is SO HOT in here!

Anne said...

Thank you for always inspiring me to use my lavender! I love this post!

slim pickins said...

YUM. we've been enjoying homemade tofu pudding popsicles - tofu and mori-nu pudding mix. i love the smoothie idea, and how small the popsicles are in the trays - not too overwhelming!
debbie

Crescent Moon said...

That peanut butter one sounds a lot like my middle child's favorite smoothie recipe from when she was little.

earthmama said...

delish!!

gardenmama said...

We are addicted to making smoothie pops... adding in wheat germ, liquid herbal supplements and edible flowers.
You are brilliant mama, I like the idea of using the ice cube tray, your combos are YUM!

beek said...

You have such wonderful ideas for bringing flowers into daily life. We just made your lavender lemondade, and will definitely try these delicious pops. Yum! Thank you for taking the time to share your recipes. We eat them up!

MUS said...

thank you !!! and especially for sharing yours.
i like your combinations. now i know what we are gonna do tomorrow. think the kids will love the peanut butter ones.

caitlin said...

Okay Lisa.. seriously? When I read the title I was like "Oh cute she made frozen juice or something".

How could I be so naive? I should have realized it never would have been to your liking if it wasn't a gorgeous culinary masterpiece. :)

Annie said...

Oh yum Lisa! Thanks for all the great popsicle ideas!

Flowergirl said...

Hi:

You really have wonderful blog, a wonderful blog that reflects your passion. Lovely, I will stop here again and again ..

Sofia said...

We make those but we have popcicle molds but those sound yummy

The Magic Onions said...

Ooh, how wonderful! They look so pretty.

SkylarKD said...

LOL - funny, I just finished writing a post about making homemade popsicles! Your ideas look great, I'll have to try some. :)

Bona Fide Mama said...

excellent! i think we will give these a shot!