Choppedsicles: 5 Outside-the-Basket Ice Pops
Serve up seasonal frozen treats at home with these creative Popsicle combinations from Food Network Kitchen.
Summer Fruit, All Dressed Up
Nothing beats eating juicy summer fruit straight from your palm — except for maybe these ice pops. They provide all the freshness and the flavor of whole fruit, chopped and blended with unexpected and seasonal add-ins for hand-held treats kids and adults will love.
Watermelon, Chili and Basil Ice Pops
These fruity ice pops give you an array of tastes: sweet, tangy, salty and spicy. If you cannot find Thai basil, which is milder than regular basil, with a slight licorice flavor, regular basil will be fine in this recipe. Sprinkle any leftover chili salt on sweet summer fruits like mangoes, pineapples or peaches for a spicy-sweet treat.
Cocoa Colada Ice Pops
These creamy pops taste just like a sweet summer drink on a stick. The cocoa nibs add crunch and a touch of bitterness that contrasts nicely with the sweetness of the coconut milk and pineapple.
Grilled-Peach and Almond Ice Pops
Charring juicy summer peaches on the grill for these addictive ice pops lends a smoky note. Peach preserves provide a second dose of peach, ginger syrup adds spice and smoked almonds add crunch.
Blueberry, Thyme and Sweet Cream Ice Pops
These ice pops use frozen Maine blueberries, which are deliciously sweet and can be found all year long. Sweetened condensed milk steeped with fresh thyme is a creamy, herbaceous addition. (To make the pops more kid-friendly, omit the thyme.)
Honeydew Melon and Cilantro Ice Pops
Make these ice pops in peak melon season for the ultimate summer treat. The cilantro simple syrup and the lime add a bit of zing to the sweet, mild fruit and make the pops extra refreshing.