In our neck of the woods, it’s still hot. Like really, really hot. I feel bad for the kids because they’re at school, with no air conditioning, and sweating – but at least their learning! Their teachers do the best they can by bringing in fans to keep the kids cool in the classrooms, but it’s hard with so many kids. So even though we should be dreaming of apple and pumpkin picking, we just can’t. Not yet.
Instead, our kids are still racing home each afternoon and asking for homemade ice pops. How can I blame them? The sun is shining. They’re barefoot as soon as they walk in the door. And it’s still light out – for hours after school ends. So until it officially becomes fall, we’re still in ice pop mode over here. (Even then, it’s always negotiable!)
So I’m always on the look out for new beverages that I can quickly turn into deliciously satisfying ice pops in a jiffy. While I was grocery shopping the other day, I spied something new. It said “Cheribundi – the cherry people” on it and I’m a sucker for tart cherries, so I grabbed it out of the fridge and tossed it into my cart.
It was hot (did I mention the heat yet?) and I was incredibly thirsty, so as soon as I got in the car, I opened it up and took a ginormous swig. Man, oh man – this was delicious! I looked at the label again, and it was called Tart Cherry Lemonade Refresh. I was in love.
So much so that when I spied it at a different store the following day, I picked up another bottle just so I could turn it into ice pops, because in addition to my new found love for Cheribundi products, I’m also a sucker for pretty ice pop molds like my new Mighty Pops (by Sunsella). Not only do they come in an array of really fun colors, but they’re also made out of BPA Free Silicone. Plus, they’re very practical for families: durable designs (did you see the grip my kids have on that poor pink mold?), dishwasher safe (yay!), and the slim design (I can stack them neatly upright in the slots of my freezer rack!).
ICE POP RECIPES: CHERRY LEMONADE
- 1, 16.9 oz bottle of Tart Cherry Lemonade Refresh (by Cheribundi)
- Sugar, to taste, if desired (This is a very tart drink, so if your kids like sweeter ice pops, add sugar.)
Step 1: Using a blender (We love our Ninja!), empty the entire bottle of Cherry Lemonade Refresh into your blender. Add sugar. Mix thoroughly.
Step 2: Carefully pour liquid into ice pop molds and freeze upright, overnight. Enjoy!
Enjoy your ice pops,
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