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Top Pops: 5 Refreshing Ice Pop Recipes

Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries

With a solid month of summer left, it remains pretty steamy across most of the country. Chasing down the ice cream truck for relief will only make you sweatier, and the reward may be an artificially-flavored, unsettlingly-fluorescent frozen treat. When you make ice pops at home, the freezer handles most of the labor and you know exactly what ingredients are in them. They’re easy, refreshing and flavorful – plus no sweating required.

Here are five of our favorite recipes to stay cool:

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Cookbook Giveaway — Paletas: Mexican Ice Pops and Shaved Ice

Mexican-style Lime Pie Paletas are frosty, frozen treats that are surprisingly easy to make at home.

What the heck are paletas? They’re frozen Mexican ice pops, made in all kinds of inventive flavors. In the new cookbook Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice & Aguas Frescas, Fany Gerson, owner of the paletas street fair shop La Newyorkina in New York City and author of My Sweet Mexico, includes recipes for traditional Mexican favorites, like Spicy Pineapple Ice Pops, and some of her own inventions, like whimsical Lime Pie Ice Pops(Explore a Mexican ice cream festival with Fanny Gerson.)

Paletas are surprisingly easy to make at home. If you don’t own ice pop molds don’t let the logistics slow you down — this book includes instructions for making paletas in glasses or other molds, so the only special equipment you’ll need is sticks. Here are some recipes to get you started: Lime Pie Ice Pops, Avocado Ice Pops & Yogurt Ice Pops with Berries.

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Cooking Channel Frozen Treats Truck Hits the Midwest

After making lots of new friends in New York City, Pittsburgh and Boston, our Frozen Treats Truck is headed west!  The Midwest, that is…

Today we’re in Cleveland, handing out free scoops of Orange Blossom and Cream and Triple Berry-flavored ice creams from local producer Honey Hut.  If you’re in the area, come out and meet us!  We’ll be at the Wade Oval at University Circle, 4-9pm.

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