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DIY Recipe – Make your own Yummy Ice Pops for Cheap

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There are hundreds of really fun and delicious looking ice pop recipes on Pinterest. I’ve pinned dozens. How many have I actually tried? Zero!

Watermelon Lime Popsicles

Even though I haven’t attempted to make the fancy gourmet pops we actually do still make ice pops at home. In fact my husband makes a batch every summer evening. We have a Zoku Quick Pop Maker but you can get less pricey ice pop mold sets at local stores. We like the Zoku because it takes less than 15 minutes to freeze six pops rather than overnight.

Cherry Limeade Pops

We use simple ingredients like 100% fruit juice from the store (sometimes we combine two flavors for variety) or freshly squeezed orange juice. Just pour it into the mold, freeze and done. Sometimes we drop in fresh fruit like strawberry slices or whole blueberries. Our kids love ice pops and we like that these are quick and cheap and we know exactly what ingredients we are putting in them.

Cranberry Lemonade Pops...yum!

Why spend $3.00 or more on a box of 8 ice pops from the store when you can buy a jug of juice and make 30 of them at home for the same price? I’m inspired by these yummy summery flavors here, I might have to try something more “gourmet” next time! Come over to my Pinterest page, where I have a pinboard dedicated to fun and easy money savers.

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