There are so many things to love about summer. My birthday is in the summer, there are fun events, and I love the longer days. One thing I don’t enjoy is being hot and sweaty. Lately it’s been in the upper 90’s and humid so hot and sweaty is how I spend a lot of my time. So how do I cool off? Well one of my favorite ways is homemade popsicles! There are so many amazing combinations you can try.
I went awhile not making them because I didn’t want to use the plastic molds since plastic can contain chemicals that aren’t good for us. Studies have even shown BPA-free plastic still leach synthetic estrogens, even when not exposed to heat which has been known to cause plastics to leach. Elevated levels of estrogen are linked to all kinds of health concerns, including increased breast cancer risks in women.
Thankfully there are some great stainless steel popsicle molds! They are really easy to clean as they are dishwasher safe and of course they are safer. There are now two different styles to choose from, I have the long skinny ones but I kind of want to buy the new wide and flatter option! I don’t really need two sets but it would be fun.
If you are short on time you can just pour some juice in the molds and call it good but there are also some pretty amazing recipes out there. I want to try and make a lot of these great recipes this summer.
Great Popsicle Recipes to Help You Stay Cool
What are your favorite popsicle flavors? Have you tried making your own? Let me know in the comments!