Although summer has officially come to an end, here in San Diego, September tends to be one of the hottest months of the year. If you’re sweating away, we’ve got just the thing to cool you down: Popsicles!
Homemade popsicles are incredibly simple to make, and take very little effort at all. You can make frozen smoothie pops, ice pops, or just put your favorite flavors together and see what happens! Here are some awesome Paleo frozen treats from around to web to help you get through the last hot month of the year! Most of these recipes are also vegan!
1. Dark Chocolate Fudge Pops (againstallgrain.com)
These beauties are dark, fudgy, chocolatey, and delicious just the way a fudgcicle should be! Danielle uses grass-fed gelatin to get the perfect texture, while upping the nutritional value as well! (Gelatin is not vegan.)
2. Lava Flow Ice Pops (nomnompaleo.com)
When it comes to kid-friendly snacks, theres nothing Michelle at Nom Nom Paleo cant do! Look how fun and pretty these Lava Pops are!
3. Chunky Fruit Popsicles (paleoleap.com)
Looking for something with a bit more fruit and a bit less creaminess, Paleo Leap has you covered with chunky fruit popsicles. This recipe is simple because you can choose whatever fruit you like, and to make it even easier, you can try it with frozen fruit. Now thats one way to eat your daily serving of fruit!
4. Key Lime Pie Popsicles (mommypotamus.com)
Another recipe with gelatin for creaminess, these key lime pie pops are super fun! If youre feeling extra adventurous, dip them in crushed graham crackers. (Gelatin is not vegan.)
5. Cantaloupe Mint Paletas (rubiesandradishes.com)
A paleta is basically a Mexican popsicle and with the combination of mint and cantaloupe, youll be happy you tried it!
6. Pink Grapefruit Mojito Popsicles (savorylotus.com)
If you didnt know this already grapefruit and mint are super delicious together. This version is alcohol-free, but if youre looking for a boozy popsicle instead, try this Blackberry Mojito Popsicle by White On Rice Couple, but to avoid the refined sugar in their recipe, you can replace the simple syrup with honey simple syrup.
7. Orange Creamsicles (comfybelly.com)
Another creamy pop, this one with bright orange flavor and rich coconut, comes to us from Comfy Belly. Use freshly squeezed OJ or orange juice concentrate (with no sugar added!) for the best flavor.
8. Homemade Otter Pops/ Freezee Pops (superhealthykids.com)
No summer is complete without a Fla-VOR-ice popsicle (or otter pop, as some people call them), and now you can make your own! Skip the recipes with food coloring, and instead just make them with colorful frozen fruits. Go for traditional flavors raspberry, lime, etc. or get fancy Piña Colada Pops, anyone? Order a package of reusable zipzicle pouches and feel like a kid again. (More zipzicle recipes can be found on their website.)
9. Mango Pineapple Popsicles (grandbaby-cakes.com)
Mango and pineapple are two of the sweetest fruits you can find, so if youve got a sweet tooth, this popsicle is for you! All fruit, no dairy, and no sugar makes this recipe a win win! And the added lime juice helps the flavors really pop.
10. Strawberry-Banana Coconut Popsicles (frugalnutrition.com)
Using the old banana ice cream trick you can convince yourself that youre enjoying a delicious dairy popsicle, but with fruit as the sweetener, and coconut milk and bananas providing the creaminess.