Who doesn’t love a frozen treat during the hot days of summer? While ice cream is the most popular summer treat, it’s loaded with sugar and calories and is light on nutrition. It’s also difficult to make and expensive to buy. Popsicles offer a different kind of summer sweet treat. With the right ingredients, they can be flavorful and healthy, as well as fun to eat. Whether you’re making them for a houseful of active children or for adults looking to cool off, homemade popsicles can be the perfect refreshing snack on a warm summer day.
NingXia Red Orange Popsicles
Makes about 6 1/2-cups of popsicles
Combine water, NingXia Red, and Orange Essential Oil in a bowl. Divide between popsicle molds, leaving ¼ inch at the top for expansion. Freeze overnight or until completely frozen before removing from molds.
Pineapple Ginger Lemonade Popsicles
Prep Time: 5 minutes, plus freezing time
12 oz. of fresh pineapple, chopped
½ cup of fresh lemon juice
½ cup of filtered water
¼ cup of raw honey
½-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely grated
2 drops Young Living Ginger Essential Oil
4 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
Combine the pineapple, lemon juice, water, honey and grated ginger in a blender. Blend on high until smooth. Stir in Ginger and Lemon Essential Oils and then transfer the mixture to popsicle molds and freeze until firm.
Raspberry Orange Frozen Yogurt Pops
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus freezing time
Put everything in a blender except the fresh raspberries. Fill popsicle molds ¾ full, then add fresh raspberries and stir them in your molds. Finish filling your molds. Freeze and enjoy.