When it comes to hot, outdoor summer weddings, it can be hard to keep your guests cooled off the whole time (need some suggestions? Click here!). And it makes it even harder when the dinner consists of hot food. While hot food is delicious and nutritious, it can be gruesome to consume on a 100+ degree day outside with others crowding around you, trying to consume hot food as well.
So why not provide something that will cool your guests off and quench their thirst? If you are a DIY type bride, and you are having an outdoor wedding during the hot months of summer, then you most definitely need to check out the homemade Popsicle recipes below!
1. Sweet and Sassy Strawberry Buttermilk Popsicles
• 1/2 pound strawberries with the tops cut off
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
• 1/2 cup regular Greek yogurt
• 1/4 cup honey
• 1/8 cup sugar
• Small pinch of salt
• Blend strawberries, buttermilk, Greek yogurt, honey, sugar, and the small pinch of salt in a blender until smooth and creamy.
• Pour the mixture into whatever Popsicle molds you may have. Please the pop sticks in the mold, and let freeze for a minimum of three hours or more.
• Yield: 4
2. Bangin’ Blueberry Yogurt Swirl Popsicles
• 1 cup blueberries
• 1 Tablespoon honey (or agave)
• 1 cup Greek vanilla yogurt
• Puree the blueberries in a blender until they reach a smoothie-like, semi-chunky thickness.
• In a mixing bowl, combine the pureed blueberry liquid with the honey. If you want the swirly look, do not mix them completely together and leave patches of swirls in the mixture. Make sure to taste the mixture and make sure it is sweet enough. If not, add more honey.
• Add Popsicles into molds and add the sticks as well. Let freeze for a minimum of four hours, and if more time is needed, let freeze overnight.
• Yield: 3
3. Peanut Butter Lover’s Popsicles
• 1/2 cup peanut butter
• 1/4 cup liquidated honey
• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
• 1/8 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/2 cup milk
• In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, cayenne pepper, and salt. Then add in the cocoa powder until it reaches a smooth texture.
• Slowly add in the milk until completely combined together and is a creamy mixture.
• Pour the Popsicle mixture into Popsicle molds, add sticks, and let freeze for about four-five hours.
• Yield: About 5 or 6
4. Tropical Coconut Water Popsicles
• 1/2 cup chopped pineapple, kiwi, or mango
• 1/4 coconut water
• 1 Tablespoon agave nectar
• Combine the chopped fruit, coconut water, and the agave nectar in a blender. Blend until completely smooth and thin.
• Pour Popsicle mixture into Popsicle molds and add sticks. Freeze until completely solid.
• Yield: 2 or 3