This 3-Ingredient Fizzy Popsicle recipe is sponsored by my friends over at Sparkling Ice, but all words, photos and opinions are mine!
Okay so I guess it’s like, legitimately summer now, huh?
This is my first summer in 3 years that I’m not on break from grad school, and it honestly feels pretty weird. Like I still have to go to work everyday and nothing actually changes at all, especially because it’s pretty much summer in LA all year round, #letsbehonest. The one thing I do every single summer though, is go visit my family’s beach house in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I’m constantly counting down the days until I get to go to my favorite place on the planet and just take all of the summer-y, beachy bliss.
One of my favorite things to do there is sit by our pool in the afternoon (after some beach time, of course) with a cold drink and some snacks. Since ice water gets a little old, we like to stock our fridge with flavored sparkling water so that it’s still healthy, but feels fancy. And then you can feel gangster AF on your unicorn float, know what I mean?
(s/o to Mama & Papa D for snapping this photo in NC!)
Sparkling Ice has been an old favorite of ours, since it comes in a bajillion flavors and has zero calories (!!). Now that I live in a place where it’s warm enough to drink cold drinks all the time, I like to keep it on hand for when I want something that’s more refreshing than water but isn’t soda. Trust me, I know it sounds crazy to think there could be something more refreshing than water, but sometimes it just doesn’t hit the spot. Especially when you’re also kind of hungry, which is generally me always…
I wanted to find a way to combine my favorite summertime beverage with my other favorite thing in the world: DESSERT. And can you literally come up with anything better than an ice cold popsicle when you’ve just come back from a sweaty a$$ workout or just need an afternoon snack to cool you down? Didn’t think so 🙂
I think the absolute best thing about these popsicles, aside from the fact that they’re insanely refreshing and the perfect amount of sweetness with zero-added sugar, is that you can customize them with any of Sparkling Ice’s 15 flavors, which are all available on Amazon Prime (in case you decide that you need to make these in no more than 48 hours because trust me, you do). You essentially just take half a bottle of your favorite Sparkling Ice flavor, some canned coconut milk, and whatever frozen fruit you’d like and mix ’em together.
AND if you’re feeling extra fancy, you can even throw some liquor in there (Strawberry Daquiri popsicles, anyone?). Okay last point though for real, if you don’t have a popsicle maker, just put the mixture into ice cube trays and blend that sh*t up with a few tablespoons of water to get things going. Then BOOM, slushies.
Fizzy Mango Pineapple Coconut Popsicles
1/2 Bottle of Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple (save the rest for a drink!)
1/2 cup canned lite coconut milk
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until mango has completely broken down.
2. Pour mixture into a popsicle maker (or ice cube trays to blend up into slushie!) for at least 2 hours. If you’re blending your ice cubes for a slushie, just add a couple of tablespoons of water to get things moving, and keep some ice cubes whole to keep your drink cold! Dig in and pretend you’re on a tropical island in a giant sun hat being fabulous (unless you actually are, and then no need to pretend. Get it, girl.)
Fizzy Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles
1/2 Bottle of Sparkling Ice Lemonade (save the rest for a drink!)
1/2 cup canned lite coconut milk
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and pulse until strawberries have completely broken down.
2. Pour mixture into a popsicle maker (or ice cube trays to blend up into slushie!) for at least 2 hours. Enjoy!
If you’d like to make your own popsicles to have on hand for hot days, head over here so that you can grab a variety pack of Sparkling Ice. You can save up to 15% and get free delivery with Subscribe & Save as a Prime member, or find all 15 Sparkling Ice flavors at at your local retail store.
Which flavor combo will you make first?!