It may still be springtime, but it’s never too early to start getting into the summer mindset. As the sunny spring days begin to turn into scorching summer days, there’s a perfect remedy to combat the heat: DIY frozen treats.
These three frozen snacks are all quick recipes that are great for on-the-go snacks – perfect for munching on while walking to class. The endless possibilities of combinations you can create with these simple recipes give you the freedom to choose your favorite summer time fruits.
DIY Colorful Fruit Ice Cubes
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 2 hours
- Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
- Servings: About 4 (depends on the size of the ice cube tray)
Take your ice cube tray and, in each spot, place your pre-washed fruit into it. It can be any combination you want, using any of the ingredients listed above.
Pour water over the sections filled with fruit. Once filled, place the tray in the freezer and let it sit until completely frozen.
Add these fun ice cubes to your drink of choice.
DIY Berry Mint Popsicles
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 1-2 hours in the freezer
- Total Time: 1-2 1/2 hours
- Servings: 6
Place some raspberries, blueberries and mint leaves inside your pop mold, or use dixie cups.
Mix equal amounts of green tea and lemonade into a cup. Mix all the ingredients together well. Add a little in your dixie cup or popsicle mold, pour a little of the mixture into it. Set the mold in the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour.
Take the mold out of the freezer. Pour more of the mixture into the mold, adding more raspberries, blueberries, and mint. Again, place the mold into the freezer for 30 minutes to an hour.
Take the mold out of the fridge. Place a popsicle stick into the molding where the mixture is (the mixture should be more slushy/frozen and not liquid). Place some more berries and mint and pour more of the mixture into the molding until the cup or mold is completely full. Keep the popsicle in the freezer until frozen through.
DIY Frozen Berry Yogurt Bar
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 5 hours
- Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
- Servings: 10
In a bowl, stir a cup of vanilla yogurt and a 1/2 to 3/4 of a cup of blueberries together. Set aside.
This step is optional. If you have a blender, combine a cup of blueberries mixture and 2 cups yogurt into your blender and blend until the mixture is a smooth consistency.
You’ll need a pop mold or a flat container for this step. Fill either your ice pop molds or flat container with the yogurt and fruit mixture you made in step 1. You can place extra fruit on the side so that the fruit will be visible. If you blended the blueberries and yogurt, layer blueberry mixture on top or to one side (if using a flat container). If you did not blend the mixture, just fill the remainder of the pop mold or container with yogurt and fruit.
Freeze 5-24 hours, until ice pops are frozen through. Enjoy your sweet treat!