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Jul 27, 2009 02:00 PM

Interesting homemade popsicle ideas

Now that summer has finally hit Boston, I've been craving cold treats. Besides my usual standbys of frozen grapes and ice cream, I love homemade popsicles.

I recently tried this recipe out for pina colada paletas ( They were delicious although the creamy part did separate a bit from the juice.

Does anyone have any other interesting homemade popsicle recipes they'd like to share?

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  1. Citrus/ginger combos always get me going. Yum. Or what about orange or tangerine juice infused with thyme or mint? Or chocolate-cinnamon-cayenne?

    1. This summer we've been blending smoothies every morning and many of the blends have been frozen into popsicles.

      Recent entries:
      Peach and vanilla yogurt
      Honeydew melon and cucumbers
      Strawberries and lemon
      Coconut milk and chocolate chips
      Coffee ice cream and bananas

      Have fun experimenting!

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      1. re: HillJ

        HillJ, you forgot these--I still have this idea bookmarked from you. Have yet to make 'em, but they've gotta be killer!

        Oh, and they are "absolutely IN season" now!

        1. re: kattyeyes

          Absolutely! Thanks for adding them! So many choices, so little time!

      2. We have a paleta shop a few hrs away and they always have interesting concoctions:

        mojito pops - lime juice and mint simple syrup
        spicy mango - mango juice and chiles
        lemon rosemary
        blueberry thyme
        mexican chocolate - chocolate pudding and cinnamon

        1. Fine Cooking has a feature on homemade cocktail popsicles in the current issue, and looks like all the recipes are online:

          1. I made a watermelon mint version for the 4th, and it was excellent! Use mostly watermelon, a few strawberries for texture, and cassis for color. Then add as much mint as you'd like, tasting to judge pungency. The speckles of mint are pretty.