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Raspberry Mint Popsicles


5 sweet treats to help you beat the heat all Summer long

We are officially in the thick of summer. All across the country, temperatures have been creeping into the 90s and people every where are looking for ways to stay cool in this weather. 

While it's completely possible (and advisable) to deal with the heat by pumping the air conditioning or taking a quick trip, eating summer-friendly desserts is the way we prefer to do it. 

These five frosty popsicles are sure to be the summer treat you'll reach for the rest of the season. The best part? If you're of legal age throw them in the spirit of your choice and add a little fun to an old childhood favorite. 

Raspberry Mint Popsicles
These homemade popsicles are easy to make, require no actual cooking and taste purely of fresh raspberries. If you don’t want to take the time to strain the seeds, that’s okay too; however, the texture, appearance and overall mouthfeel of the pops are much better when you do.
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Peaches and Cream Popsicles
Who doesn't love peaches in their dessert? From cobblers to the kiss of the grill, peaches are the summer stone fruit that keeps on giving. These sweet and creamy treats taste purely of fresh peaches and cream. For extra flavor, roast peaches in drizzled local honey on a sheet pan at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. 
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Ginger Limeade Popsicles
Refreshing limeade gets a sharp punch from the juice of freshly grated ginger. Typically one ounce of ginger will yield about one tablespoon of juice. These are the perfect popsicles to make if you don’t have a specialty popsicle mold. Simply pour the limeade into paper cups and freeze. Once the pops have begun to set, insert the popsicle sticks are continue freezing. Pro-tip: throw these in some tequila or rum for a little fun. 
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Banana Pudding Popsicles
Banana pudding is one of the best desserts that was ever created. We've put it in milkshakes and, of course, made it the old-fashioned way but this is another delicious take. Many of us lament not being able to find proper pudding pops anymore, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to make our own. The pudding will look very loose and runny when you mix it, however the excess liquid will help the popsicle freeze better. You’ll need a popsicle mold for this recipe.
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Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles
Vietnamese coffee strikes the perfect balance of strength and bitterness from the coffee with sweetness and richness of the sweetened condensed milk. If you’re not in the mood for a hot cup of coffee, turn the same flavors into a popsicle instead. 
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Ryan Shepard is the editor-in-chief at Southern Kitchen. Though originally from Los Angeles, she has lived in Atlanta since early 2017 and cannot imagine calling any other city home (except maybe New Orleans). Before joining Southern Kitchen's staff, Ryan worked on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on public policy issues. When she's not at work, she enjoys hunting down the best Mexican food in the city and drinking whiskey, obviously.