Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Popsicles (Of The Homemade Variety)

Because Emmett's birthday falls in the Summer, and we live in Arizona, and we're in the middle of the world's hottest heat wave, I thought it would be fun (read: necessary) to serve popsicles at his party. And as I am super crafty and really know my way around the kitchen and everything I do is Pinterest-worthy, I decided to make my own. So you know, go ahead with the praise.

I started with Pinterest, of course. I found a few recipes that looked good, bought this adorable popsicle kit from Crate & Barrel (there are cheaper kits, but I'm a sucker for everything C&B), and filled my fridge with fruit and juice.

I made a few different kinds, starting with an easy one- lemonade layered with strawberry lemonade with tiny bits of strawberries. Pretty hard to mess up that recipe.

Then I did this awesome recipe for chili lime watermelon popsicles, minus the chili. These might have been my favorite! So yum and I'm a sucker for watermelon with sea salt. I also made these, and my mom made some really similar to these but miniature for the kiddos.

But the biggest hit were these watermelon mojito popsicles my mom made. My mom loves a good mojito, so when she got to town a few days before Emmett's party, she made a batch of mojitos with plenty extra to freeze for popsicles. So yum!

All in all the popsicles were a hit, and a great way to keep everyone cool in the 118 degree weather!


  1. Oh my gosh! This just made me remember that I bought popsicle containers last year and now, thanks all to you!!! I have a reason to make some popsicle!! My daughter will be so excited to make these!! Thank you!! Pinning and following you!! :D

    Heather @

    1. Thanks Heather!! I loved making these, especially because they are super easy and turned out to be delicious. It would be really fun to do with kids!

  2. These look absolutely delicious. Honestly, the popsicles look WAY too hard for me to make in the after pictures, but the way you break it down makes me think I CAN do it! LOVELY!

  3. These look fantastic! Love your photographs!! I'm going grocery shopping today will be picking up some extra fresh fruit - you've inspired me to try to make my little one some homemade popsicles!!

  4. These look so delicious! Thanks for sharing!



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