Want to know how I know it’s officially springtime in my house? 

My freezer is full of POPSICLES! 

Every year, when the weather warms up, I start making popsicles. The kids love to play outside while enjoying their (very messy) popsicles, and I love that I get to really easily get them lots of great fruits, greens, and coconut milk! 

My usual popsicle “recipe” is just making a thick fat-filled smoothie, with a bit of extra sweetness from honey or sweet fruits.

Then, I freeze them in Dixie cups (little paper cups if you’re not in the South) with a sheet of aluminum foil over the top of the entire batch as a temporary lid. The foil helps hold the popsicle sticks I poke through into each cup, so they remain upright as the popsicles freeze. 

But the foil thing isn’t really a huge deal… the kids enjoy the popsicles even if they’re “crooked.” 

The ones in this video (our inaugural Spring 2015 ones) are:

Green layer:

Blend together in a high-speed blender, and pour into cups, leaving room for the pink layer if you want to do it later. Cover the whole batch loosely with foil, and poke popsicle sticks through into each cup. Freeze.

And if you want to add the pink-red-purplish layer:

  • Frozen cherries
  • A splash of almond milk

Once the green layer is frozen, blend these in your high-speed blender and pour a bit of this mixture into each cup, freeze again. (The foil isn’t necessary any longer.)

To easily get the popsicles out of the paper cups, just dip into hot water for a few seconds. They’ll slide right out! 

 

 

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159 Comments on Springtime is for… Popsicles!

  1. CR Williams says:

    I love to bring my dental floss.

  2. Claudia Davis says:

    I always bring a travel toothbrush and floss with me in my bag.

  3. Philip Lawrence says:

    With a fluoride mouth wash.

  4. Richard Hicks says:

    I brush and floss on regular basis

  5. Laurie Emerson says:

    My favorite way to take care of my teeth is to have a complete cleaning twice a year.

  6. kathryn c says:

    #SweepstakesEntry:

    I have always been fanatical about my oral hygiene & health so I do rinse my mouth out several times a day and always brush & floss in the morning & evening & even carry travel size dental hygiene items with me in my handbag

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  7. s riches says:

    At the very least I will rinse my mouth with lots of water.

  8. April V. says:

    Because the acids in food harm our teeth, always drink water in between bites as a ‘rinse’. Also wait at least a half hour after eating to brush your teeth because just after eating they are still ‘soft’ from the acids in the foods.

  9. Angela W says:

    I brush after meals, floss and use mouthwash

  10. Kathleen Hand says:

    I brush twice a day and bring travel flossers in my purse with me.

  11. Becky says:

    I have a travel toothbrush, but if all else fails I make sure to rinse my teeth off with water at least.

  12. Stephanie Phelps says:

    I take care of my teeth on the go by drinking lots of water and I carry those little disposable toothbrushes with us!

  13. Roxann says:

    I always chew sugarless gum after eating when I’m on the go. It helps when you can’t brush.

  14. Sarah L says:

    I always have my toothbrush & toothpaste in my purse.
    Thanks for the contest.

  15. Shannon says:

    I drink water and carry floss and brush when I get home.

  16. Betty C says:

    I like to carry a plastic zipper bag with floss picks so I can easily floss when I’m away from home.

  17. My favorite way to take care of your teeth in the spring is to go to the dentist and have them cleaned.

  18. Rosanne says:

    I keep a small toothbrush and toothpaste in my purse with my makeup

  19. Breanne says:

    I keep a Colgate Wisp in my purse.

  20. Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I make sure to brush them with good toothpaste.

  21. Ellie Wright says:

    I carry floss with me and always have breath freshening gum in my purse.

  22. Tabathia B says:

    I have one of those mini brushes with toothpaste that are disposable

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  23. Lisa Voyce says:

    As a backpacker, I carry as light as possible, and you can’t be much more on the go then carrying your home on your back through the woods. I always carry a small, foldable toothbrush and a sample toothpaste. I also carry floss. Brushing and flossing is just part of my routine as I wake up in the morning to eat, drink coffee and pack up as it is in the evening as I eat, set up my tent, brush/floss my teeth and off to bed, just to repeat again in the morning.

  24. Brenda Elsner says:

    I chew sugar free gum in between meals and drink water.

  25. Kathleen says:

    I leave those portable brush things with toothpaste in my purse so I can brush on the go.

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  26. Susan Smith says:

    I carry disposable flosses in my purse.

  27. Francine Anchondo says:

    take my travel toothbrush

  28. Our favorite way to take care of our teeth on the go is to have travel toothbrushes in our tote bag.

  29. Ed says:

    I heart my portable brusher of teeth.

  30. VaLETA bROWN says:

    For on the go I keep floss in my car.

  31. mary j says:

    I just brush at night.

  32. Ashley C says:

    I love the little disposable flossers, they’re my favorite!

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  33. tiffany lane says:

    I always take my toothbrush everywhere.

  34. Denise S says:

    I don’t do anything on the go, but brush and floss at morning and night.

  35. angie says:

    I drink a lot of water so that my teeth are constantly getting flushed clean during the day.

  36. joe gersch says:

    I brush and floss and do oil pulling

  37. joni says:

    I brush, floss, and use mouth wash a couple times a day.

  38. Chi Shannon says:

    Floss picks!! I find them handy for a quick floss and to get stuff out of my teeth at the same time 🙂

  39. nancy says:

    I carry disposable flosses in my purse

  40. MelissaO says:

    I make sure that I am taking advantage of all the great fruits and veggies available. Drinking water and brushing too.

  41. Daniel M says:

    i keep floss on my for outside meals

  42. When we go to the dentist for checkups and get a toothbrush and travel size toothpaste, I always keep them in the car. You never know when you might need a good brushing!

  43. Tina W says:

    I always have floss in my purse, and I try to carry an apple with me as well. Good snack, freshens the breath and is a little better for me than gum.

  44. I brush my teeth three times a day and I use a fluoride rinse at night. A couple years ago I had to have a root canal done and it was horrible, so ever since I am obsessed with taking care of my teeth.

  45. Brooke Owens says:

    I brush whenever I eat and wake up and bed time. I can’t stand a bad taste in my mouth.

  46. OFG says:

    I eat an apple a day. Isn’t that supposed to work 🙂

  47. Ashley C says:

    I have a travel toothbrush I take to work with me so I can have fresh teeth and breathe all day!

  48. Karen Drake says:

    I drink a lot of water and brush my teeth after every meal and before bedtime.

  49. Tina J says:

    I brush my teeth twice a day and make sure i use a straw when drinking sugary drinks so they don’t touch my teeth!

  50. DEBBIE B says:

    i brush at least twice a day

  51. Erica B. says:

    I always have floss on me.

  52. Kerry says:

    I always keep floss in my purse for on the road.

  53. HilLesha says:

    I brush and floss after every meal. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  54. Leela says:

    I brush my teeth twice a day.

  55. Brittney House says:

    I brush after meals and floss.

  56. Stephanie V. says:

    lots of water, limit sugar intake, brush, floss and rinse!
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  57. Crystal F says:

    I don’t really do anything with my teeth as I’m out and about. I brush regularly and visit the dentist as recommended to keep them healthy. Thank you!

  58. Kimmy Ripley says:

    When I am on the go I have floss picks and mouthwash.

  59. Theron Willis says:

    Brushing, flossing, and rinsing with hydrogen peroxide.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  60. Debbi Wellenstein says:

    I have a travel toothbrush in my purse, so when I’m on the go, I can brush after a sugary dessert.

  61. I have a travel brush and toothpaste with me

  62. Margaret Smith says:

    I brush twice a day, floss daily and use a mouthwash a few times a day. Thanks so much.

  63. Cynthia C says:

    I carry floss in my purse and drink water instead of sugary soft drinks.

  64. g. penrod says:

    I make my own freezer pops

  65. maria cantu says:

    I brush my teeth twice a day.

  66. Janice Cooper says:

    By brushing my teeth twice a day

  67. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    I brush and floss regularly!

  68. Katherine says:

    We brush our teeth twice a day sometimes more depending on what we eat

  69. Thomas Murphy says:

    I carry floss with me all the time to take care of my teeth.

  70. Susan Smith says:

    I brush my teeth twice a day and floss daily too to prevent the sugar acids from destroying my teeth.

  71. Gina M says:

    tweet–https://twitter.com/WildOrchid985/status/614844713556905984

  72. Gina M says:

    I bring floss in my purse with me just in case.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  73. erica best says:

    i keep floss stick in my bag

  74. Elle says:

    I always have mint gum with me and floss for on the go when I can’t brush my teeth in between eating.

  75. courtney b says:

    I take TWO toothbrushes, floss and mouthwash everywhere in case I lose one!

    Thanks 🙂 xoxoxoxo

  76. Lisa Brown says:

    chewing sugar free gum

  77. Henria O. says:

    I like to brush my teeth twice a day. Love my electric toothbrush.
    sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

  78. Tina m says:

    I brush and floss after meals

  79. Courtney says:

    I’m bad about flossing like I should! I like keeping mouthwash on me for breath freshening!

  80. Emerald says:

    I’ve been thinking about making popsicles with my children alot lately. It’s so cool that you can control the ingredients!

    • YES.. reading the ingredients on boxes in the grocery store? I can’t do it. I just can’t… even if there’s nothing horrible (high fructose corn syrup, aspartame in the “sugar free” kinds, massive amounts of artificial coloring), they all have a TON of sugar.

  81. I always carry a toothbrush, tooth paste and floss in my purse.

  82. D Schmidt says:

    My favorite way is to chew gum and drink lots of water

  83. I agree! We do Popsicles all year long here in Florida. What a nice healthy snack to cool you down this summer!

  84. Carol Bryant says:

    I drink water and carry floss with me.

  85. Rebecca says:

    I drink lots of water and chew gum.

  86. Kerri says:

    When I am on the go, I carry a little makeup bag with a small dental kit of toothpaste, toothbrush and floss. This way I can freshen up during a busy day.

  87. Tonya C says:

    My kids would so enjoy making their own popsicles this summer. I will give this one try too.

  88. I like that you added raw honey. I try to have a lot of honey in the spring and summer, it helps with my allergies.

  89. Liz Mays says:

    I’m loving the fresh fruit in these popsicles. Clementines and bananas sound awesome right now.

  90. Debbie Denny says:

    That sounds like a real fun treat. Pretty healthy too.

  91. Krystal says:

    I love that this has coconut milk in it. It looks like an easy recipe I can make at home!

  92. Robin says:

    We always, always brush our teeth before bed!!

  93. Saidah says:

    I floss after eating. I keep floss in my purses and cars because I hate the sensation of having stuff in my teeth.

  94. Lorane says:

    I love Summer! I like that you’ve made your Popsicles Healthy with fruits and veggies! I like that Aquafresh is “fresh” and not harsh on the gums. It gets the job done and is inexpensive

  95. rachel says:

    I drink plenty of water!

  96. Alison says:

    I have a pack of flossers in my purse. Those little packs that have 50 or so individual floss things on them, and then a tooth pick on the other end. It’s handy for when we eat out, all of us can go into the restroom and floss real quick (or there’s my husband, who will do it in the car .. but hey, at least he does it!).

  97. Kiwi says:

    I will always associate hot weather with popsicles! Im such a big kid and I will always want one!

  98. We love yummy cold treats. I will have to find our popsicle molds are try these out.

  99. Annie says:

    I’ve been flossing more and more because it’s so important. We’ve only got one set – gotta take care of them!

  100. Will definitely have to try this popsicle recipe. It looks easy to make and more important is healthy. So thanks for sharing!

  101. My freezer is always filled with frozen treats during the summer months! We make lots of our own with freezer pop molds and I love that we can come up with our own concotions. I love the idea of using coconut or almond milk!

  102. becca says:

    Popsicles are awesome in the summer. We like making homemade ones as well.

  103. chastity says:

    Yum! This sounds like the perfect summer treat!

  104. lisa says:

    What a great popsicle recipe. My kids love their popsicles in the summer so I always keep them on hand.

  105. Jeanine says:

    Yum! These sound so good. I can’t keep enough pops in the house so I’m making tons at a time. These look great!

  106. Popsicles are perfect for summer. I want to try to come up with new ideas and not just use juice. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  107. Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says:

    Those sound really good. My kids go through a ton of ice pops in the summer 🙂

  108. Jessie C. says:

    -https://twitter.com/tcarolinep/status/607381542088765440

  109. Jessie C. says:

    I pack floss and toothbrush in the purse on the go so I could take care of teeth after snacks and meals.
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

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  111. shelly peterson says:

    I always carry dental floss in my purse and a lot of times travel size mouthwash.
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  112. Nicole Dziedzic says:

    My favorite way to care for my teeth is to always have dental picks in my purse.

  113. Natalie says:

    I carry a travel size toothpaste tube so that I can coat my teeth in fluoride after lunch.

  114. Elena says:

    I carry a floss and travel size mouthwash

  115. Julie Wood says:

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  116. Julie Wood says:

    I use Aquafresh toothpaste because it is the best, and we brush our teeth our teeth, floss and use a good mouthwash after eating sugary desserts, and I I carry a case with travel size toothpaste, floss and small bottles of mouthwash.

  117. Mami2jcn says:

    tweet–https://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/607159556297392128

  118. Mami2jcn says:

    I have a travel toothbrush and flossers.

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