Um... a whole popsicle for around 30 calories? Yes, please! These popsicles are not only better for you, but they're fresh and completely guilt free. Plus, it's an entirely fun way to get your fruit intake.
These creamy vanilla-flavored orange juice pops will transport you back to the days of standing in line at the ice cream truck. Add a couple drops of yellow and red natural food dye to give them a more vivid orange color.
Get an afternoon pick-me-up with these mocha-flavored frozen treats. A little of the cocoa settles at the bottom as they freeze, creating a special chocolate-y surprise on the top once the pop is removed from the mold.
For many Americans, popsicles are reminiscent of childhood. They remind us of the long summer days we spent biking around the neighborhood for hours, only stopping to cool down with a frozen treat. While frozen popsicles are still a kiddie favorite, these sweet treats aren't just for the young ones anymore. Recently, we've seen popsicles reinvented to satisfy adult tastes. Many of these new popsicle hybrids use farm fresh ingredients and cocktail essentials for a grown-up palate.
With that being said, no Fourth of July is complete without a frozen treat to keep you cool while bronzing poolside or at an outdoor barbecue. While you could always run to your local market and pick up a pack of these sweet summer snacks, it's definitely way more fun to make them at home. Plus, with a homemade popsicle, you don't have to play the guessing game about the ingredients inside.
Check out the slideshow above for 12 inventive popsicle recipes to make this Independence Day. Then, check out these raspberry limeade popsicles from our friends at Style Me Pretty Living.