Beat the heat with our week-long series on simple frozen treats! Written by Katie of GoodLife Eats.
HOT is what it is around here. There is no getting around it anymore. Our days are filled with something frozen to eat, running through the sprinklers, and wading in the kiddie pool.
I love indulging in all of the delicious frozen treats that the summer season has to offer. And it’s actually fairly easy to keep those treats on the healthier side.
We tend to rely heavily on fruit-based treats in the summer. Not only are fruits a healthy way to get your sweet fix, but they’re great for curbing summer dehydration. Popsicles, smoothies, slushies, sorbet and more are all deliciously cold ways to feature the season’s best juicy fruit. Any cold, fruity treat is a winner in my book this time of year.
All photos by Katie of GoodLife Eats
A favorite summer drink has always been Cherry Limeade. I recently took matters into my own hands (rather than a Sonic employee’s) and made a simple recipe for Homemade Limeade . That blended with sweet, frozen cherries and a large scoop of crushed ice was easily turned into Cherry Limeade Slushies.
Then I got to thinking how yummy those flavors would taste in popsicle form on a stick. With some leftover limeade and a large bag of frozen cherries I did just that!
Cherry Limeade Popsicles
This simple recipe will surely be a hit with your tastebuds this summer! Adapted from Cherry Limeade Slushies and Limeade Recipe
Need an even simpler sweet fix? Substitute a high quality all-natural store bought limeade, rather than making your own.
For the Popsicles:
- 1 1/2 cup homemade Limeade, recipe follows
- 1 – 1 1/2 cups frozen cherries
For the Limeade:
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup fresh lime juice
- 4-6 cups cold water (according to taste)
For the Limeade:
- Make a simple syrup by combining the sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until dissolved. Cool completely.
- Combine sugar mixture with the remaining limeade ingredients. Adjust water according to your sweet taste preferences. Chill.
For the Cherry Limeade Popsicles:
- Combine the limeade and frozen cherries in a blender. Blend until pureed.
- Divide mixture evenly among popsicle molds. You can use dixie cups, or Ice Pop Molds, or even ice cube trays. Freeze until solid.
If you use dixie cups or other glasses, place a small sheet of foil over top of the glass and insert a popsicle stick through the center.
For ice cube trays, cover the whole tray with foil and insert the sticks.
Note: The amount of cherries added will vary depending on your blender. Some can handle a higher fruit to liquid ratio than others. Experiment to find what works best for you.
More Cold Summer Treats
- Berry-Lime Ice Tea Popsicles | My Baking Addiction
- Chocolate Covered Brownie Ice Cream Sandwich | Sophistimom
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Banana Pops | Simple Bites
- Frozen Coconut Limeade | She Wears Many Hats
- Frozen Fruit Skewers | Simple Bites
- Key Lime Pie Ice Cream from My Baking Addiction My Baking Addiction
- Pistachio Gelato | GoodLife Eats
- Pomegranate, Raspberry, and Nectarine Popsicles | GoodLife Eats
- Sweet Cherry Yogurt Popsicles | Dine and Dish
Do you have a favorite frozen recipe for keeping cool in the summer?