Summer is just getting started here in the Carolinas and it’s time to slow things down and enjoy a cold treat. This is the perfect time of the year to help get kids acclimated to the kitchen and practice simple tasks like measuring, pouring, and safety.
My wife and our 4 year old decided to make some freezer popsicles to help us get through the early evening and take a break from the heat. They decided to go for Raspberry Lime which only requires two ingredients and couldn’t have been easier. They turned out bright, tart, and perfect way to end the day. Here is the simple recipe they used
Raspberry, Lime Popsicles or Sorbet
1 can of Frozen Limeade
Pro-Tip: consider looking for lower sugar options and stay away from artificial sweeteners here
3 cups of Raspberrys – Frozen or Fresh
¼ – ½ cup (to desired taste & consistency) of Unsweetened Coconut Water
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor (recommended)
- Blend for 3-5 minutes or until the resulting slurry is smooth
- Pour into popsicle molds, ice cube tray, or freezer safe container
- Freeze Solid!
If you don’t have a proper set of molds, consider investing in these which have served us well. They are easy to clean, and with a little warm water the popsicles slide free immediately. We love that they are plastic-free and thus very durable.
It was great watching my 5 year old measure and pour ingredients into the food processor and taste it along the way while gradually adding the coconut water. They both agreed it was excellent right after adding ⅓ of a cup of the coconut water. The resulting popsicle was terrific and a normal break from our usual (!when deserved!) dessert rotation.
Make sure they are frozen solid – we pulled them out a tad early. Because we couldn’t help ourselves we had to deploy our spoons and enjoy them as a gelato or italian (water) ice still in their molds.
This popsicle can be adjusted or played with depending upon what you have on hand and how you are feeling. Here are a few we plan on trying this summer:
- Coconut flakes
- Simple Syrup
- Hot honey (maybe?)
Other Popsicle Ideas
As we finished up the treats we got to thinking about other popsicles we plan on making this year. Here were a few that jumped right to mind, but the possibilities are truly endless.
- Kiwi Strawberry
- Blueberry Coconut
- Mango Lemonade
- Chocolate Coconut
Stay cool and send us your popsicle inspiration!!