Here in Texas, we've just been pounded with rain the last few months. Almost every week at least one of my son's baseball games has gotten canceled. In fact, one was just canceled yesterday. We're hoping to make the rescheduled game today and so far it's looking like we will make it. It's for the city tournament so we better! I know most people don't think of Texas as rainy place but when it rains, it RAINS. Floods and all. It's not a dessert like a lot of people imagine.
I expect here soon though the normal sunny skies and heat will emerge and we will be sweating it up. One of our favorite things to keep cool in the summer is popsicles. My kids love them so much I often turn smoothies into popsicles that they pretty much can have at any time (even breakfast!). Recently, thanks to Moms Meet I made some tart Raspberry Pomegranate Lemonade Popsicles to change things up.
To make these Raspberry Pomegranate Lemonade Popsicles I used Santa Cruz Organic Agua Frescas Pomegranate Juice and Lemonade. Santa Cruz Organic is a well known and established organic brand. Their juices are made with all organic fruit so you know exactly what you are drinking. Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca is made with just a handful of ingredients with everything being completely pronounceable on the label. What a concept! You won't find words like acesolfame potassium on the nutrition label. What you will find is water, organic juices and concentrates, and some sugar.
Santa Cruz Organic Agua Frescas are non-GMO, gluten-free, and come in the delicious flavors of Pomegranate, Mango Passionfruit, and Grapefruit. My son thought the Santa Cruz Organic Agua Frescas Pomegranate Juice tasted similar to cranberry juice. I have to disagree. In his defense, he's never tried pomegranate anything before. I would say the juice has a light refreshing pomegranate taste but I most definitely could tell water is the top ingredient. This is perfect for my son who was heading out to his baseball game (stay away rain!). It will keep him well hydrated in this heat.
After the game, he can hopefully have some victory Raspberry Pomegranate Lemonade Popsicles. Fingers crossed! To make these popsicles I used the Norpro Ice Pop Maker. I wanted to give them an old fashion look with real popsicle sticks. These worked beautifully!
FYI a 32 oz. bottle of Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca costs about $3 and some change. To get discounts and offers from Santa Cruz Organic be sure to connect with them on social media.
Rasberry Pomegranate Lemonade Popsicles
- 1 .5 cup Santa Cruz Organic Lemonade
- 1 cup Santa Cruz Organic Agua Frescas Pomegranate Juice
- 2 cups frozen raspberries
- Place all ingredients into a blender. Blend on a low setting, enough to blend and break up the raspberries but still have pieces of them intact.
- Pour into a popsicle mold and freeze at least 3-4 hours depending on how cold your freezer is.
What is your favorite popsicle flavor?
Disclosure: I received this product for free from the sponsor of the Moms Meet program, May Media Group LLC, who received it directly from the manufacturer. As a Moms Meet blogger, I agree to use this product and post my opinion on my blog. My opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of May Media Group LLC or the manufacturer of this product.
Even though it’s still a little chilly here in Kentucky in April, these look so refreshing, I want one now, lol. I’d have to do something with no raspberry, though, due to an allergy.
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What’s great about these popsicles is that the raspberry can be changed out for whatever fruit you like
oh my goodness, these look amazing!
The popsicles looks so refreshing, and I would try them with different fruits as well, especially different berries. I haven’t seen the Santa Cruz Organic Agua Fresca juice yet, I will have to check some different grocery stores to find it.
Great post! I started making my own popsicles just this past summer, and was hooked immediately. It’s so great, being able to put in exactly what you want– and being able to leave OUT all of the unnecessary ingredients and additives! I love how you used organic and Non-GMO juices, too. I used a lot of coconut water as a “base,” and a money-saving tip that I have to share is to shop in the international/ethnic foods aisle of your grocery store, rather than to purchase the big-name brands that are sold in the U.S.
…And turning smoothies into popsicles? …What a fantastic idea! Now I’ve got another reason to start making smoothies. 🙂
Um… those look amamzing! It’s finally turning into summer out here (Montana) and we’re needing something to cool off with.