Fun, easy ice-pop recipes from Simply Sweet’s new cookbook Colorcakes

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This summer, the ice cream man’s jingle will be drowned out by the sounds of delight coming from your own kitchen. When it comes to whipping up homemade, frozen treats, the new dessert cookbook Simply Sweet Colorcakes has you covered with a number of ice-pops that are refreshing, colorful and best of all, incredibly easy to make. Most have 5 ingredients or less and are great to stock in your freezer for the warm summer months — just pull a few out when you need them. Whether you have a backyard full of playing children or find yourself hosting a spontaneous get-together, it’s great to be able to hand out healthy ice pops made with ingredients like fresh fruit and yogurt, including:


  • Frozen Berry Yogurt Ice Pops made with vanilla yogurt and frozen blueberries
  • Red, White and Blueberry Pops full of fresh strawberries and blueberries
  • Pineapple-Mango-Kiwi Pops dotted with colorful slices of kiwi and chunks of pineapple

Here is a delicious recipe:

Frozen Berry Yogurt Ice Pops


Makes 8 servings Hands-On Time: 4 min. Total Time: 4 hours, 9 min.


2 cups vanilla yogurt

1⁄2 cup frozen blueberries

1 Tbsp. blueberry preserves

8 (4-oz.) ice pop molds

1⁄4 cup blackberry jam

8 (4-inch) wooden craft sticks


1. Process 1 cup vanilla yogurt, blueberries, and blueberry preserves in a blender until smooth. Pour mixture into ice pop molds. Top with blackberry jam and remaining 1 cup vanilla yogurt, and swirl. Cover each mold with foil; insert a wooden stick into each pop. Freeze 4 hours or until pops are frozen.

2. Dip bottom of molds in warm water for a few seconds to release pops.


*Simply Smart Tip*

If you want to make several batches of these pops but only have one set of molds,   just freeze pops, remove from molds, and place in zip-top plastic freezer bags before returning to freezer. Wash molds before starting a second or third batch of pops.

I received a copy of this book and all the recipes look so delicious! There really is a recipe for everyone! I had a difficult time figuring out which one is my favorite. I like that they are easy recipes to follow and love the colorful photos. It is a beautiful cookbook! I know that my son and I will be making the tie-dyed cupcakes soon. There are so many recipes that are just perfect for the Summer! Here’s one of my favorite below!


watermelon  cupcakes

makes 24 cupcakes Hands-On Time: 30 min. Total Time: 1 hour, 40 min.


Paper baking cups

1 (18.25-oz.) package vanilla cake mix

Water, vegetable oil, and eggs called for on cake mix box

1⁄2 tsp. green food coloring paste

1 cup butter, softened

1 (32-oz.) bag powdered sugar

3 Tbsp. watermelon-flavored gelatin (from 3-oz. box)

1⁄3 cup milk

11⁄2 tsp. red food coloring paste

Large disposable decorating bag

1⁄4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate morsels


1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place paper baking cups  in 2 (12-cup) muffin pans.

2. Prepare cake mix according to package directions  for cupcakes, using water, oil, and eggs and adding green food coloring. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely (about 30 minutes).

3. In large bowl, beat butter and half of powdered sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in gelatin (dry) until blended. Gradually add remaining powdered sugar alternately with milk, beating until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Beat  in red food coloring.

4. Insert a large star tip into decorating bag; fill with frosting. Pipe frosting onto cupcakes. Decorate with chocolate morsels to look like watermelon seeds.

You can find this wonderful book full of the best recipes at Amazon! Your family will thank you!

Self Disclosure: I received a Free book to facilitate this feature but any opinions expressed are truthful. Photo Credit and Recipe Credit: Simply Sweet Colorcakes.


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