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Ice Popping Party

Issue 01
Written By: Maxine Silberg

Summer time brings patio parties, and patio parties bring thirsty guest; what better way to quench their thirst than simple homemade iced pops! My absolute favourite way to entice my patio party- goers is the classic mojito cocktail pop.

This fabulously citrus flavoured iced pops is so tangy and refreshing you won’t have a problem eating it all up before it melts in the hot sun. Enticing your guest with an iced pops will bring out the playful and carefree side of your guest while spiking it with a touch of rum will remind them why it’s great to be adult. This mint infused iced pop only needs a few ingredients and you will feel like you are sitting beach side in no time. All you need is:

Recipe: Mojito Cocktail Pop Recipe Adapted from Erin Cooks

  • 1 can (355ml) of club soda
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup lime juice (about 6 limes)
  • 1/3 cup each mint and sugar
  • Small slices of lime and lemon – peel on
  • 4 tbsp white rum (optional)

Mix together club soda, water and lime juice and in a separate bowl muddle together mint, sugar, lime and lemon slices. Add the rum to the sugar solution and let it sit for 10 minutes. Combine and pour into molds. Freeze over night. Don’t be too concerned over the type of ice pop containers you are using.  Both plastic Dollar Store specials and fancy metal ice pop molds will work.

If you prefer an all-age iced pop, make the recipe without rum and use the iced pops in place of an ice cube. This will surely impress all your guests! I was at a restaurant and saw this done.  The restaurant put an upside down ice pop (wooden stick sticking out of the drink) so you could sip your cocktail and eat an ice pop at the same time.

If it is more your style to serve a healthy-with-out-them-knowing it iced pops making your own yogurt pops is as easy as… well, making your own iced pops! This creamy yogurt pop is the perfect indulgence for a post meal treat and all you will need:

  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp each of honey and lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup mixed berries (frozen work well)

Mix all ingredients together, pour into molds and let freeze over night.

Serving either of these iced pops will ensure your patio guests stay thirst-free the whole summer.

A big thank you to Maxine for her photos.  Have you tried making your own ice pops this summer?
What worked well for you?  Leave us a comment below or send us a message on Facebook.

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