Frozen-Fruity-LaCroix Ice Pops

June 12, 2017 14 Comments

We do not have air conditioning in our house. For ninety-percent of the year it is quite managable…for that other ten percent we eat popsicles and sit in front of a heavy-duty fan. 😉

When I was a kid, my mom made popsicles out of kool-aid and sugar. They may not have been the healthiest choice but they were cheap, made with love, and I never knew the difference.

Now that I’m a mom, I find myself looking for similar ways to cool my kids off.

While I’m not an amazing cook, by any stretch of the imagination, I do enjoy playing around with different frozen treats for those hot afternoons in front of the fan.

We’ve tried quite a few concoctions. Recently, fresh fruit and sparkling water have been our favorite.

I use LaCroix, a healthy alternative to soda, that contains no sugar or caffeine. It comes in a ton of different natural flavors including: grapefruit, lemon, lime, berry, passionfruit, etc. It’s got the bubbly, carbonated goodness without any questionable ingredients.

For a little extra sweetness, I squeeze in a couple drops of Stevia and pour the beverage over fruit before popping them into the freezer.

Result: Yumminess and cool, happy children. <3 

 

Frozen, Fruity, LaCroix Ice Pops

Ingredients:

 

Directions:

  1. Add a couple drops of Stevia to the LaCroix and mix together
  2. Insert fruit into the popsicle or push pop molds.
  3. Pour liquid over the fruit and close the mold.
  4. Allow it to freeze for a few hours.
  5. Take out and enjoy! <3

 

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What is your favorite summer treat?

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  1. Reply

    Jenell Vanderford

    June 12, 2017

    those sound really good. Guess I need some Lacroix next time I go to the store.

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      inspirethemom

      June 12, 2017

      for real! After I got the honest fizz (which I like) I’m thinking we could use that too! …mmm

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    Lowcountry Hippie

    June 12, 2017

    This is such a great idea! I have a sparkling water maker that I love, but I’ve never thought to make frozen treats with it.

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      inspirethemom

      June 12, 2017

      A sparkling water maker? Do tell…

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    peggyjoan42

    June 12, 2017

    Yes, kool-aid pops were great. Very nice idea on ways to make frozen pops with fruit.for the kids. 🙂

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      inspirethemom

      June 12, 2017

      Thanks Peggy! <3

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    Obviously Momvelous

    June 12, 2017

    OMG! You don’t own an AC?! Even though we get like 3 weeks of Summer here, I could not live without my window AC units. No wonder you make so many fresh fruit frozen ice pops!!! They look delicious by the way. I think my favorite Summertime food is not a very common thing to eat. But I am obsessed with cucumbers, so I put a little lime and chilli pepper on my cucumbers for a cool summer snack. I suppose its nice to have a little something different when I’m eating fruit all day long.

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      inspirethemom

      June 12, 2017

      haha. No AC 😉 Are you in the Pacific Northwest too? I love cucumbers, they are the perfect summer snack. I can’t say I’ve tried them with lime and chili pepper…sounds pretty good! <3

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        Obviously Momvelous

        June 12, 2017

        Yes I am! Yeah the short Summer is a pretty dead give away.

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          inspirethemom

          June 12, 2017

          lol. thats awesome!<3

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    Anu-growing curious minds

    June 21, 2017

    I love homemade popsicles. So much better for the kids than the store bought ones.

    • Reply

      inspirethemom

      June 21, 2017

      yes! and so easy to make! 🙂

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