But I'm all prepared with my popsicles.
A few weeks ago I was in the kitchen section of Ikea and found a cute set of popsicle molds (photo below), so I snatched them up, figuring I'd probably want to use them during hot-weather sieges this summer (ordinarily I'm just not interested in ice cream, popsicles, etc.).
I was really happy with the result--not only the deep rich red color of ripe strawberries, but absolutely delish! People who like sugary things might want to add more honey or sugar (or a substitute), but to me they were perfect the way they were.
I bought some chocolate almond milk and want to see if that makes a good fudgesicle. Maybe I'll chop up a couple of squares of dark chocolate and add it to the mix (leaving it in pieces rather than putting the chocolate through the blender). I could even add some finely chopped, toasted almonds.
I'm also thinking about making layered popsicles, freezing the molds halfway full and then adding a different color fruit mixture on top. For the 4th of July I could make a red (strawberry), white (yogurt or white peach) & blue (blueberries) mixture.
Stay cool, folks!