Gourmet Ice Pops to Sweeten Up Your Summer

August 12, 2019

It may be hard to believe, but the end of summer is already approaching. With Labor Day on the horizon, and the official beginning of fall just a few short weeks later, it’s impossible to deny. But instead of mourning the impending close of the season, why not celebrate the warm weeks you have left? Make the most of the rest of your summer by sharing these gourmet ice pops with friends at your next get-together.

Key Lime Pie Pops [Delish]
Nothing says summer quite like the tart flavor of citrus fruit, and citrus plays a starring role in these key lime pie pops. The  ice pops mimic the creamy, sweet-sour taste of their namesake dessert thanks to a blend of vanilla pudding mix, sweetened condensed milk, whole milk, and, of course, fresh lime juice. To mimic the pie’s crispy crust, simply crush a few graham crackers and sprinkle the crumbs on top before you freeze the  ice pops.

Lemon-Thyme Ice Pops [Bon Appétit]
For the truly adventurous sweet-seeker, these lemon-thyme ice pops are the perfect summer refreshment. The ingredient list is simple: lemon juice, sugar, and fresh thyme. If you already have all three on hand, making these  ice pops is basically as simple as whipping up a batch of homemade thyme syrup and blending it with lemon juice and water. Then let the pops freeze and enjoy!

Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops [Food Network]
Want to sneak an extra serving of fruit into your dessert course? Then forget the juice and make frozen bananas the base of your  ice pop! Bananas are naturally sweet treats, and they’re even sweeter when frozen, so they might be the perfect treat if you’re looking for a more nutritious option. This banana pop recipe calls for each banana to be dipped in molten chocolate and encrusted with crushed peanuts, resulting in the perfect balance of salty and sweet.

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