One of the best things about summer are popsicles.  I do love the store bought ones in the plastic sleeves.  Recently I learned you can buy those sleeves so I am just thinking of the possiblities...  My favorite is grape and then the pink one, is it watermelon or strawberry?

Call it what you might, popsicle, freezer pop, ice lolly, or whatever, it is essentially flavored water frozen with some kind of a stick to hold on to.  A gentleman by the name of Epperson claims to have invented the treat by accident in 1905.  Commercially produced by the same man in 1923, he sold the rights and later the frozen treat became known as the Popsicle.

When my sister and I were little, mom mom would pour KoolAid into a special mold that had a plastic stick that could be reused.  I'm pretty sure it was a Tupperware product.  Again, my favorite flavor was grape!  She'd also make KoolAid ice cubes by pouring the liquid into an ice cube tray.  Our ice cube trays were made of metal and had a lever to pull to separate the ice.  I remember that dad had to pull the lever back sometimes!  We loved to put the ice cubes in a bowl and sit out side and lick on them!

Check out these awesome varieties of popsicles.  Things have certainly gotten a lot more fancy since those early days!

Nut Milk Popsicles – by A Beautiful Mess
Coke Float Popsicles – by Lil’ Luna
Strawberry Banana Popsicles – by Bless This Mess
Pineapple Chipotle Popsicles – by Home Cooking Memories
Fruit Flower Popsicles – by The Idea Room
Strawberry Watermelon Pops – by Our Best Bites
Creamy Vanilla Popsicles – by the Flavor Bender
Red White & Blue Popsicles – by Real Food Whole Life
Firecracker Ice Pops – by the Last Ingredient
Easy Healthy Fruit Popsicles – by A Cultivated Nest
Strawberry Kiwi Yogurt Popsicles – by Your Modern Family
Blueberry Lemon Popsicles – by Rachel Cooks
Limeade Popsicles – by A Simple Pantry
Spiced Ginger Pear Popsicles – by Premeditated Leftovers

Homemade Blueberry Strawberry Popsicles – by Glue Sticks & Gumdrops
Terri Steffes
Terri Steffes

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