Although August is almost over, you wouldn’t guess it from the temperature – this month has been unseasonably hot in our corner of Oregon. When temperatures are high, there’s nothing like a cool, refreshing snack, so this week I set out on a mission to make ice pops. I didn’t have any ice pop molds handy, so I just made my own! It’s quite easy: I saw a recipe recently where they used paper cups to make their ice pops, and I thought that was so brilliant. Jai suggested using foil to hold the stick in place, which is a trick he saw on a cartoon as a kid, and it worked great.
I’m not one for complicated recipes when my brain is melting from the heat, so I kept it simple and sweet by mixing lemonade with fresh strawberries. The result is a refreshing, tasty and hydrating frozem treat – just the thing when it’s hot outside. It took just a few minutes to whip up, since I used my personal favorite Truvia Lemonade recipe. I love using Truvia Baking Blend in recipes because it has 75% fewer calories per serving than sugar, and I always try to cut down on calories in drinks whenever I can. Here’s how to make these for yourself:
Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops Recipe
2 C water
8 TBSP Truvia Baking Blend
6 TBSP lemon juice
Strawberries, to taste
Combine water, lemon juice and Truvia Baking Blend in a large bowl. Stir thoroughly until the Truvia dissolves.
Take 3 large paper cups and place on your counter. Slice strawberries and line them in the cups until the bottoms are covered. Pour lemonade evenly between all 3 cups.
Cover the cups in foil, then puncture the top with a large stir stick. The foil will keep the sticks upright. Put them in the freezer for at least 3-4 hours until frozen.
Notes: This recipe makes 3 very large ice pops, so feel free to use smaller cups for more ice pops. You can use drink stirrers, wooden ice pop sticks, or even spoons in the center of the pops -whatever you have handy.
How do you keep your cool when it’s hot outside?
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