Summer Popsicles Part II: Strawberry Lemon-Lime, Yogurt Parfait, and NingXia Red Orange Popsicles

41 July 16, 2015 - At Home, Essential Oil Recipes, Healthy & Fit, Nutrition with Essential Oils, Recipes, Young Living Lifestyle

When we think of summer, a few special things come to mind: warm days, lots of sunshine, and the need for a frozen treat to cool off. Next time you reach into the freezer for a frosty snack, make sure you have one of these on hand!

 

Strawberry Lemon-Lime Popsicles

Black Pepper Vitality essential oilMakes about 6 1/2-cup popsicles

 

  • 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice crystals
  • 2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 drops Lime Vitality
  • 2 drops Lemon Vitality
  • 1 drop Black Pepper Vitality (optional)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt

 

Bring evaporated cane juice crystals, strawberries, and water to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer until the crystals are dissolved, and then remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

When cooled, add Lime Vitality, Lemon Vitality, Black Pepper Vitality (if using), and salt and stir to combine. Process the mixture in a food processor or blender until smooth. Divide between popsicle molds, leaving 1/4-inch space at the top for expansion.

 

Freeze overnight or until completely frozen before removing from molds.

 


 

Ocotea Essential Oil - Young Living - 2Yogurt Parfait Popsicles

Makes about 6 1/2-cup popsicles

 

  • 1 1/2 pints fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 drop Ocotea essential oil
  • 1/2 to 1 cup granola

 

Bring strawberries and honey to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer for 10 minutes, and then remove from heat and cool to room temperature.

When cooled, combine yogurt and Ocotea essential oil in a small bowl, and then scoop a generous spoonful of the strawberry mixture into the bottom of each mold. Add a spoonful of granola and a spoonful of the strawberry mixture. Continue to layer yogurt, granola, and strawberries until the molds are filled to 1/4 inch from the top. Tap molds lightly against the counter to remove air bubbles.

 

Freeze overnight or until completely frozen and enjoy!

 


 

NingXia Red - Young LivingNingXia Red Orange Popsicles

Makes about 6 1/2-cup popsicles

 

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups NingXia Red®
  • 3 drops Orange essential oil

 

Combine water, NingXia Red, and Orange essential oil in a bowl. Divide between popsicle molds, leaving 1/4 inch at the top for expansion.

 

Freeze overnight or until completely frozen before removing from molds.

 


 

Tips:

  • Don’t have any popsicle molds? You can use any kind of small cup to mold the popsicles. When the mixture is halfway frozen, insert a popsicle stick.
  • To unmold popsicles, dip the frozen molds in a warm bowl of water until the popsicles are easily removed. If the stick comes out before the popsicle, they weren’t frozen enough.
  • To store, unmold all of the popsicles and place them on a waxed paper-lined tray and refreeze for 10 minutes. Place popsicles in freezer bags, separated by extra strips of waxed paper.

 

What are some of your favorite ways to cool down on a hot day? Let us know in the comments!

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  • Racheal Richardson

    Is there anything I should keep in mind if I decide to let my six year old try ningxia red?

    • Young Living

      Hi Racheal, Ningxia Red® is generally safe for everyone; however, if you have questions or concerns, we recommend you speak to your health care provider.

  • Violeta

    Recipes looks fantastic. Thanks

  • Regina

    Got to try some of these.

  • Kay

    Question: The NingXia bar at the convention. I was so adicted to the Freezy’s. Can you tell me, did they add any water ?

    • Young Living

      Hi Kay! We didn’t add any water or ice to the NingXia Red slushies. The machine “shlushified” it to make it icy. We agree, they were delicious!

  • Mary Eddings

    I love your blog. Can I be on your email list?
    I live in Oklahoma.

    • Young Living

      Absolutely! On any article page, you’ll see a box in the top right. Fill in the information and you’ll be good to go!

  • marge

    do you have to use glass or metal as they have the oils or can you use the little dixie cups which are paper or will plastic molds be okay??

    • Young Living

      Hi Marge! There is less risk with plastic when its diluted, so it should be okay as long as you don’t let them sit too long! But we recommend glass or metal. Hope you enjoy them!

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