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Summer Popsicles Part II: Strawberry Lemon-Lime, Yogurt Parfait, and NingXia Red Orange Popsicles

When we think of summer, a few special things come to mind: warm days, lots of sunshine, and the need for a frozen treat to cool off. Next time you reach into the freezer for a frosty snack, make sure you have one of these on hand!


Strawberry Lemon-Lime Popsicles

Makes about 6 1/2-cup popsicles

  • 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice crystals
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 drops Lime essential oil
  • 2 drops Lemon essential oil
  • 1 drop Black Pepper essential oil (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

Bring evaporated cane juice crystals, strawberries, and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer until the crystals are dissolved, and then remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

When cooled, add Lime, Lemon, Black Pepper (if using), and salt and stir to combine. Process the mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Divide between popsicle molds, leaving 1/4-inch space at the top for expansion.

Freeze overnight or until completely frozen before removing from molds.


Yogurt Parfait Popsicles

Makes about 6 1/2-cup popsicles

  • 1 1/2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 drop Ocotea essential oil
  • 1/2 to 1 cup granola

Bring strawberries and honey to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes, and then remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

When cooled, combine yogurt and Ocotea essential oil in a small bowl, and then scoop a generous spoonful of the strawberry mixture into the bottom of each mold. Add a spoonful of granola and a spoonful of the strawberry mixture. Continue to layer yogurt, granola, and strawberries until the molds are filled to 1/4 inch from the top. Tap molds lightly against the counter to remove air bubbles.

Freeze overnight or until completely frozen and enjoy!


NingXia Red Orange Popsicles

Makes about 6 1/2-cup popsicles

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups NingXia Red®
  • 3 drops Orange essential oil

Combine water, NingXia Red, and Orange essential oil in a bowl. Divide between popsicle molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top for expansion.

Freeze overnight or until completely frozen before removing from molds.


Tips:

  • Don’t have any popsicle molds? You can use any kind of small cup to mold the popsicles. When the mixture is halfway frozen, insert a popsicle stick.
  • To unmold popsicles, dip the frozen molds in a warm bowl of water until the popsicles are easily removed. If the stick comes out before the popsicle, they weren’t frozen enough.
  • To store, unmold all of the popsicles and place them on a waxed paper-lined tray and refreeze for 10 minutes. Place popsicles in freezer bags, separated by extra strips of waxed paper.
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