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Make your own freezer pops

Ah, summer! Is there anything better than a cool, creamy popsicle on a warm afternoon? Make up some of these freezer pops for the kids and you’ll soon see smiles on those hot little faces. No molds? No problem! Just grab some disposable paper or plastic cups for an easy and inexpensive stand-in.

How to make popsicles without a mold:

You will need:

Fill the cups with the popsicle mixture. Cover with plastic wrap or foil. Make a small hole in the center of the plastic wrap or foil, and stick the wooden popsicle stick through the hole. Freeze four to five hours or until solid. When the pops are ready, place the cups in a shallow bowl of warm water for a few minutes or run warm water over the outside of the mold until you can gently pull the popsicle out.

Try these recipes:

Fruity Yogurt Pops

• 1 cup yogurt, plain
• 1 medium banana
• 1 cup mixed berries, frozen
• 1/8 cup honey

Puree all ingredients and pour into molds and freeze.

Mango-Pineapple Pops

• 14 oz can cubed pineapple
• 1 peeled, cubed mango
• 1 cup water
• 1 tsp lemon juice

Puree all ingredients and pour into molds and freeze.

Creamy Chocolate Pudding Pops

• 1 package (3.9 oz.) Jell-O Chocolate Flavor Instant Pudding
• 2 cups cold milk
• 1 cup thawed Cool Whip Whipped Topping

Beat pudding mix and milk in medium bowl with whisk for a couple minutes. Stir in whipped topping. Spoon into molds and freeze.