Fun Summer Treats Recipe – All Natural Ice Cream Pops

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When it comes to ice cream I don’t ever discriminate. However, there is something about eating ice cream on a hot summer day that just makes my inner child smile. Watching my kids enjoy fun summer treats is also wonderful. We put together this super easy frozen treat recipe and it turned out to be a new favorite. Sponsored post by Mirum Shopper. All opinions are my own.

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Fun Summer Treats

When I was little I used to have visitation with my dad on the weekends and he lived in an area with an ice cream truck route. I can still remember the rush of excitement when we’d hear that music coming down the block. We’d all frantically round up our change and run out to catch him in time to snag our favorite frozen treats on a hot day.

My kids have never known the joy of having a regular ice cream man. So we decided to create our own ice-cream-truck-style treats. Naturally, we headed to Jewel.

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The kids wanted to make them with all natural ingredients so we headed to the produce section to get some fresh fruit.

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After getting some beautiful strawberries and blueberries, we headed to the ice cream aisle for Breyers® All Natural Vanilla ice cream.

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Ches needed some support upon leaving this aisle of pure temptation. It’s like being IN an ice cream truck surrounded by treats!

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We also grabbed some wooden popsicle sticks and paper cups. These are perfect for created frozen pops.

Don’t forget to use the MyMixx app at Jewel.

Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Treats Recipe

To recap, here’s a list of what you’ll need (makes approximately 8-10 pops):

  • 1 cup whole strawberries – washed and trimmed
  • 1 cup blueberries – washed
  • 1 container Breyers® All Natural Vanilla ice cream
  • paper cups
  • popsicle sticks
  • blender

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Once you’ve got all your supplies, scoop about 1 1/4 cup of ice cream into your blender. Add strawberries and blend until smooth.

Pour the strawberry mixture 1/3 of the way into the bottom of each paper cup. Put a popsicle stick in each. Place these in the freezer to harden a bit while you move on to the next step. Wash out the blender.

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You can hand stir 1 1/4 cup of the vanilla ice cream just to make it easier to pour, or you can blend it. Remove cups from freezer and add a vanilla layer to each–about a 1/3 of the cup–leaving the stick in place. Put back in freezer.

Blend another 1 1/4 cup of ice cream with blueberries. Pour this into the cups for the final layer and let freeze until hardened all the way through. (About 35-45 minutes.)

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In order to ensure the stick stays in place, we peeled the paper cups off to avoid having to pull on the stick. This way they came out perfectly.

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The kids–and all the adults in the house who insisted on trying them too–loved these fun summer treats. They are absolutely delicious. The fruit adds just the right amount of water to make it freeze hard enough while the middle layer of plain ice cream stays creamy. It’s a great combo and better than any ice cream truck treat because we had so much fun making them together.

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What are your favorite fun summer treats?

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  1. Ellen Christian says:

    I love that you used fresh fruit. What a delicious idea!

  2. Maryann D. says:

    I love ice cream very much over the summer! I need to cool off. This Red, White, and Blue Ice Cream Treats Recipe does seem fantastic to try!

  3. Those look delicious! They would make a great addition to our 4th of july celebration!

  4. These ice cream treats looks so awesome! I always have strawberries and blueberries in the house whenever possible. We also love Breyers. Can’t wait to make this for my family!

  5. I would like these treats very much. I like that your kids picked out what to make it with.

  6. Those look really good! What a fun summer thing to do together.

  7. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    We love making our own ice pops! They are perfect for 4th of July weekend too!

  8. Kim~madeinaday says:

    Yummy looking pops! Thanks for linking up to Merry Monday! Shared on Yummly! Have a great week!

  9. vickie couturier says:

    that looks so good,,my grandkids would love this

  10. Looks delicious and fun too.

    Thank you so much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are thrilled to have you.

  11. Fresh fruit and old fashioned homemade vanilla ice cream.

  12. justin tan says:

    We love ice cream and popsicles for the hot summer!!

  13. Betsy Barnes says:

    This is a great, easy recipe! I enjoy frozen grapes and frozen cherries, I use them in my drinks as ice cubes sometimes. I makes a nice flavor for a refreshing treat! 🙂

  14. Lisa Brown says:

    They look great, so nice to make your own 🙂

  15. It hit 102 degrees today. I need some of these cool treats.

  16. Peggy Johnson says:

    Ice cream with fresh fruit is our go to summer treat

  17. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I love how you added real fruits to make these ice cream treats. They look delicious.

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