Summer treats that are oh so sweet… are usually really bad for you or are loaded with sugar, so we thought we’d give you some ideas from our friends at Sparkling Ice.
Sparkling Ice is a lightly carbonated, zero-calorie beverage that combines sparkling water, fruit juice, vitamins, and antioxidant, so it goes without saying that it’s a perfect pairing for anyone wanting to make some at home DIY summer treats.
Shall we begin?
Fruity Sparkling Ice-icles
1 bottle (17 oz) Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon
2-3 sliced strawberries
1 sliced kiwifruit
1/4 cup blueberries
Pour about 2 oz of Sparkling Ice Strawberry Watermelon into each popsicle mold. Add about 4 to 5 pieces of fruit per mold, making sure to keep the liquid below the fill line. Insert popsicle sticks and freeze for 8 hours, or until completely frozen. Run popsicle mold under warm water to release popsicles and serve. To create a multi-colored ombre effect, choose 2-3 varieties of Sparkling Ice. Pour 1 oz of the first Sparkling Ice flavour into each popsicle mold and add 1-2 pieces fruit. Freeze for 90 minutes, remove from freezer and add 1 to 2 oz of the other Sparkling Ice flavours plus 1-2 more pieces of fruit. Freeze for another 6 hours, or until completely frozen.
Sparkling Cherry Fro-Yo Float
Prep Time: 10 minutes Start to Finish: 10 minutes Servings: 4
1 bottle (17 oz) Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade
1/3 cup sugar
1 pack (.13 oz) fruit-flavored powdered drink mix
3 cups ice
2 cups frozen vanilla yogurt
Garnish: whipped topping, fresh cherries or limes
In a blender, combine Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade, sugar, powdered drink mix and ice; blend thoroughly until slushy. Divide slushy mixture between 4 glasses, about 3/4 cup each, and add 1/2 cup frozen yogurt to each glass. Top with whipped topping and maraschino cherry; serve immediately with a straw.
Sparkling Sweet Treat Pops
1 bottle Sparkling Ice Black Raspberry
1 container of fresh raspberries, chopped
Fill your trays or molds with Sparkling Ice, topping each with a scoop of chopped raspberries. If using ice cube trays cover tray tightly with tin foil. Poke a popsicle stick through the foil into each cube. If using an ice pop maker place the handle sticks into the molds. Place in the freezer for about 2 hours or until frozen. This recipe works with any of your favourite Sparkling Ice flavours and fresh fruit. Enjoy!
Girls’ Night Float
6 oz Red Table Wine
Vanilla Ice Cream
Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade
Maraschino Cherries (garnish)
Pour red wine into a chilled pint glass. Add 1-2 scoops of your favourite vanilla ice cream. Top with a splash of Sparkling Ice Cherry Limeade. Garnish with a cherry on top.
2 cups fresh pineapple, cut into chunks
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple
Sorbet Bellini Mocktail:
1 1/2 cups Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple
2/3 cup pineapple sorbet
Garnish: fresh pineapple wedges, coconut flakes
In a blender, puree pineapple chunks with sugar and water until smooth. Chill pineapple mixture in refrigerator for 1 hour. Freeze in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions and store tightly covered in freezer until ready to use. Makes about 2 ½ cups.
Sorbet Bellini Mocktail:
In two 12 oz glasses, add 3/4 cup Sparkling Ice Coconut Pineapple. Using small ice cream scoop, add 1/3 cup pineapple sorbet to each glass. Garnish with fresh pineapple wedge and coconut flakes, if desired.
Pineapple sorbet can be made up to a few days ahead of time so it’s ready to go when you need it. For a special twist, coat top rim of glass with water or pineapple juice and dip in coconut flakes
Summer just got a whole lot tastier didn’t it, now go grab some popsicle molds and start making your summer treats, and as always, feel free to share your DIY ideas with us @WeRAddicted.