A great way to stay cool? Try these delicious popsicle recipes. There are so many wonderful options and all are easy to make and the perfect summer treat.
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 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. You can also get silicone popsicle molds. I have a both kinds.
If you are short on time you can just pour some juice in the molds, or Koolaid like I did as a kid, 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.