2 Popsicle Recipes To Keep In Your Back Pocket All Summer Long

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I have wonderful memories from my childhood of making popsicles, so as soon as the weather heated up, I was inspired to run out and buy myself a popsicle mold. Let me tell you: It was worth every penny of the $15 price tag.

Here are two of my favorite popsicle recipes. Enjoy!

Blackberry, Basil & Yogurt Popsicles
Makes about 3-4 pops, depending on the size of your mold or cups.

Ingredients
About 2 cups of blackberries (blueberries or raspberries will work as well)
Several basil leaves, chopped
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 cups of vanilla Greek yogurt

Instructions
1. Place the berries, basil, and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Blend until you have a puree.

2. Spoon in the berry mixture, alternating with spoonfuls of yogurt, into the mold or cups (if using the cups, follow the instructions in this post).

3. Freeze for a minimum of 3-4 hours, until the pops are frozen.

You can always make these ahead of time and store them for about 1-2 weeks in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy, place the mold or cups in a shallow bowl with warm water (popsicle sticks up), until the pops are loose enough to be removed.

Mango & Coconut Popsicles
Makes 3-4 pops, depending on the size of your mold or cups.

Ingredients
1 large, ripe mango, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup of canned coconut milk (unsweetened)
The juice of 1/2 of a lime
1 tsp of vanilla extract
A few pinches of toasted, shredded coconut

Instructions
1. Place the mango pieces, coconut milk, lime juice, and vanilla in a blender or food processor. Blend until you have a puree.

2. Stir in the shredded coconut. Spoon in the mango coconut mixture into the mold or cups.

3. Freeze for a minimum of 3-4 hours, until the pops are frozen.

You can always make these ahead of time and store them for about 1-2 weeks in the freezer. When you’re ready to enjoy, place the mold or cups in a shallow bowl with warm water (popsicle sticks up), until the pops are loose enough to be removed from the mold.

Next: 4 Delicious + Healthy Smoothies For Summer
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