Sweltering temperatures and lazy spring days bring forth a yearning in me like no other. An overwhelming desire to consume something icy and sweet ensues, and I’m at a loss of what to do. But one day when I was browsing the Internet, and it hit me—why don’t I make my own frozen treats? So I bought a Popsicle mold and some supplies, then got to work. Thank God for Pinterest.
First thing’s first, decide what kind of treat, or treats (I always go with the plural), to make. The options are endless. For Popsicles, gather things like juice, crystal light, and fresh fruit. Simply freezing sliced fruit, like strawberries, kiwis, mangoes, and more, in a Popsicle mold with some water creates a satisfying and extremely healthy treat. But freezing juice or crystal light can be better—I love buying Jet Mango Mania Real Fruit Puree/Tea Infusion Smoothie Mix and freezing that for a flavorful treat (pictured above).
Craving something rich and creamy? Homemade fudgsicles are the best. Chocolate Covered Katie has an array of recipes to choose from, but my personal favorite is the classic chocolate fudgsicle, which I like to make slight changes to. Skip out on the cocoa powder and added sweeteners, and use the required amount of coconut milk with hot chocolate mix to create a satisfying variation on this treat. Desserts like this are so fun and simple because they are open-ended. If it can be frozen, make a treat out of it!
So when the sun is out, save money on over-priced, over-sweetened treat and create something tailored to your tastes. Nothing is more satisfying than a frosty treat on a hot spring day, and your friends will supply you with endless amount of love and gratitude if you supply them with a delicious snack.