If there’s one thing I am sure of in this crazy world, it’s that Texas is HOT in the summer. There are lots of ways to escape the heat — take refuge in a cool movie theater, escape to the beach, tube down the river, or just float in the pool. While all of these are great ways to beat the Texas heat, they’re not quite as tasty as making your own homemade popsicles.
Making your own popsicles is a great way to stay cool in the summer for two reasons. First, you get to spend some time in your nice (hopefully) air conditioned kitchen. Second, you get to enjoy a delicious frozen treat when you’re done. Now, there are lots of ways to make your own popsicles. The easiest is to get yourself a popsicle tray, pour in your favorite fruit juice and stick it in the freezer. In no time at all, you’ll have some delicious fruity pops that you can enjoy. You can also take it a step farther and make some really great popsicles that will wow your kids. A simple search for “homemade popsicles” on Google will provide you with enough recipes to last the entire summer!
In my search for the perfect homemade popsicle, I found The Midnight Baker’s recipe for July 4th Cheesecake Pops. Granted, I’m a few days late on the July 4th part, but a cheesecake popsicle sounds good for almost any type of summer party…heck, it sounds good even if there is no party! Below, I am going to list the ingredients you will need to make these popsicles. I will, however, let you jump on over to the Midnight Baker website to get the instructions because it is their recipe and they deserve a click! Plus they have lots of other good recipes for you to explore and try.
If you make the cheesecake pops, be sure to leave a comment and let us know how they turned out, or send a pic to out Facebook or Twitter page! We’d love to see your finished product.
- 1 cup red raspberries, thawed
- 1 cup blueberries or blackberries, thawed
- 3 tbs sugar
- 8 oz Neufchatel cheese
- 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
- 1/3 cup milk, light cream or half and half
Get the full recipe: http://www.bakeatmidnite.com/2013/06/july-4th-cheesecake-popsicles.html
Also, if you love making and/or eating good food, do yourself a favor and follow The Midnight Baker on Pinterest. You’ll thank me later!