My mother made me homemade popsicles when I was little ... I believe using Kool-Aid and an orange Tupperware popsicle mold set.
I've been making them for my children for a while now ... my kids are HUGE popsicle fans! Here are some various ways to make unique, fun popsicles and frozen treats using plastic popsicle molds. If you don't have molds, you can use small cups and wooden popsicle sticks. If you use wooden sticks, you have to wait to put in the stick until the liquid is partially frozen so the stick will stand up straight.
Or, you can hold the stick in place by clipping it in a clothes pin and sitting the clothes pin across the top of the mold like this:
Root Beer Float Popsicles:
Fresh Fruit Popsicles:
Peach & Cherry Surprise Popsicles:
Gogurt & Juice Popsicles:
Pineapple Coconut Popsicles:
Pink Lemonade Popsicles:
Furthermore, you can make what I call "slanted" popsicles by freezing each layer on an angle. Just prop your mold or cup on the same angle each time you put a new layer in the freezer. ... ending with freezing the top layer straight So fun! We made some with all different flavors of Gatorade. My kids wanted BIG popsicles for these, so we used cups larger than we normally would. They loved them!
And, here's a fun one for the adults ...
Frozen Coffee Popsicles:
We didn't get around to making these for this post, but I have made them in the past and they are super yummy for those who love iced coffee beverages! So, I wanted to post the idea. This is a great way to cool down while getting your coffee fix on those hot summer days! Simply brew a pot of coffee (or use your leftovers), mix in your favorite flavored creamer (add a little sugar, if desired, if using plain milk or creamer) and allow to cool slightly. Pour into the mold and freeze until solid.
And, for all you morning smoothie fans ...
You can, also, pretty much take any smoothie concoction after you've blended it and pour it into popsicle molds and freeze. Bananas, yogurt, berries, etc.
You are pretty much only limited to your imagination when making your own popsicles at home! Any juice or fruit will work ... and this is something kids really love to get involved in! Happy summer and stay cool!