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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

the Summer of the Popsicle {2012}

So.  There is no denying that this year has been unseasonably hot.   I'm amazed daily that while it is technically still Spring, we've had numerous days in the 90°'s here in NW Indiana ...and I've been told that we're not the only ones.  I'm not sure what everybody else is doing to keep cool, but I've been turning to popsicles.  As a matter of fact, I may be just a teeny-tiny bit obsessed with them.

Over the years, I've amassed a pretty hefty folder-full of ripped out magazine pages laden with numerous varieties of popsicles that span all the colors of the rainbow.  And beyond.  I've bookmarked them, both literally and virtually.  I created a pinboard that starts me dreaming every time I take a peek.  And I don't see my current obsession with them cooling down (ha!) any time soon.

So that, my friends, is why I am declaring this the Summer of the Popsicle!  It's going to be popsiclepalooza all summer long in my house.  And what better way to have fun and be able to try all kinds of new popsicles than to invite you to join in my madness!?

I will be keeping this "event" open for the rest of the Spring and throughout the Summer.  I hope that you will add a link to any of your past, present, and future posts that celebrate the joy that is a posicle...a ice pop...a push pop!  I will add all links to my Popsicles & Paletas Pinterest board and tweet them, as well.  And once summer concludes, I will do one giant (hopefully) round-up post featuring all of the popsicle posts that helped me beat the heat!

So go ahead and start adding your links below!  Use of the logo is optional, but always appreciated.  I would love it if you'd link to this post (especially in current posts) or feel free to share it in your side bar...just so that others can join in finding and sharing their cold creations, as well.

The Summer of the Popsicle 2012 at

1. Carrot, Mango, & Raspberry Popsicles

2. Mango - Apple - Yoghurt

3. Strawberry Popsicles

4. Honey-Cherry Yogurt Popsicles

5. Choco-Coco Pops

6. Paletas de Coco con Bocadillo

7. Strawberries n Cream Pie Ice Pops

8. Southern Sweet Tea Pops

9. Peach Melba Pops

10. Sour Plum Pops

11. Mango-Ginger Pops

12. Buttermilk n Fruit Popsicles

13. Paletas de Mango con Chile

14. Hibiscus Popsicles w/ Mango

15. Paletas de Zarzamora

16. Paletas de Sandia

17. Invisible Cookie Dough Ice Pops

18. Paletas de Yogurt con Moras (Yogurt Ice Pops w/ Berries)

19. Creamy Earl Grey, Cardamom, & Pistachio Popsicles

20. Popsicle Recipes

21. Peoples Pops Review

22. Paletas de Aguacate y Coco (Avocado and Coconut Popsicles)

23. Paletas de Chabacano y Manzanilla (Apricot-Chamomile Popsicles)

24. Trio of Tropical Pops - Coconut, Spicy Pineapple, Roasted Banana & Cinnamon

25. Red, White & Blue Boozy Popsicles – Made With Dry Ice!

26. Fudgesicles

27. Strawberry Fruit Bars

28. Paletas de Pepino y Uva ~ Cucumber and Grape Pops!

29. Tropical Ice Pops

30. Blackberry Lavender Popsicles

31. Sour Cream, Cherry, & Tequila Ice Pops

32. Paletas de Jamaica y Limón (Hibiscus Flower & Lime Ice Pops)

33. Mango Juice Popsicle

34. Rooh Afza Popsicle

35. Paletas de Fruta: Raspberry & Blueberry

36. (Canary) Melon Paletas

37. Watermelon-Jalapeno-Pepper Pops

38. Mango-Creamsicle Dreamsicle Paleta

39. Green Tuna Paleta

40. Peanut Butter, Nutella and Banana Ice Cream Pops

41. Paletas de Piña y Limon (Pineapple and Lemon Ice Pops)

42. Paletas de Fresa-Frambuesa (Strawberry-Raspberry Popsicles)

43. Colombian-Style Coconut Popsicles (Paletas de Coco)

44. Paletas de Salpicón ( Fruit Popsicles)

45. Sauvignon-Peach-Vanilla Ice Pops

46. Paletas de Melon

47. Paletas de Pina y Arandano

48. Strawberry Paletas/ Paletas de Fresa

This linky list is now closed.

Would you like to comment?

  1. That is too funny! I actually checked your site yesterday to see if you had a pistachio paletas recipe. I am a huge follower and lover of your blog, you make fantastic food!

  2. Oh, thank you!! Pistachio Paletas are going on my list - huge pistachio lover! Hope I can get some made soon for you =)

  3. I am still waiting for the heat Heather, but I will take popsicles any time of the year!

  4. lovely post will try to join :)

  5. Your pinboard is incredible, I'm already hyperventilating over so many of those gorgeous popsicles, count me in, I'm off to find some popsicle molds!

  6. What a"cool" idea Heather. I will need to see what I can up with. Perhaps something from my Pin Board too. I absolutely LOVE yours!!! I'll add your Logo when I update for June in a few days.

    This is going to be a blast! I do hope you'll be "bringing" some Popsicles to the Picnic Game:)

    Thanks for sharing...

    P.S. I'm also going to add your Logo to my Something on a Stick board.

  7. ha ha ha, thanks Louise! And thanks so much for sharing it...I would LOVE to bring popsicles to the picnic this year!

  8. You know I love a good popsicle. Sounds like lots of fun. Will try to join in here and there.

  9. I'm also in a popsicle mode and have been looking at making my own. Do we have "popsicle fever?"

  10. I'm so excited for the summer of the popsicle! Especially since now I HAVE to buy a popsicle mold in order to take part. I love it when you enable me like this! :)

  11. That's almost an oxymoron! =) We definitely have popsicle fever.

  12. Gerry @ Foodness GraciousMay 30, 2012 at 2:10 AM

    Your inspiring me! I'm already starting to think about mad flavors :) Hang in with the heat and bbq lots..

  13. Dave at eRecipeCards.comMay 30, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Stay cool! Perfect weather for these. Great idea

  14. What a great idea. I'll have to go invent a popsicle recipe to join in on the fun. Does my mango on a stick count?

  15. Nope, just popsicle-y things for this one. But I do love me a mango on a stick--with lime and chile...OH MY! ;)

  16. Kathy@ Bakeawaywithme.comJune 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    I love this idea…I will have to think up something yummy and join in on the fun!

  17. Thanks for the invitation! I've added our paletas! BTW -- Loving your new blog design! Super colorful ;)

  18. Yay Yvette...thanks so much for sharing them! And thank you (design)...I'm always fiddling with it. For now, it will do. Wish I knew how to do CSS and real design, ya know!? =)

  19. Thanks for inviting me to share my boozy popsicles. Great roundup you have going on! Good luck with the dry ice experiments!

  20. thank you, Laura...and thanks so much for sharing your pops! =)

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  22. Just posted my (Canary) Melon Paletas. I still have to come back and post some others. ;-) Thanks for hosting a fun event Heathe!

  23. What a cute idea, I absolutely adore Paletas and so fun to have so many recipes in one place! Thanks!