Sweet Summer Treat

I love a bargain and I love to beat retail stores on their prices.  With summer approaching, these Southern temperatures are going up.  For my family it means ice cream and popsicles are high on the list of wants for an afternoon snack to beat the heat. 
Recently I saw a girlfriend of mine handing out cute homemade popsicles to the kids in their home; a step back in time when my own momma used to make them for us in her Tupperware popsicle molds.  The rocket shaped mold that my girlfriend was using came from Pottery Barn Kids; one  of my favorite places in the world to shop!  
Pottery Barn
When I checked out the molds online they were $15.00, later on-sale for 11.99, then finally sold-out.  A little more than I wanted to pay, regardless of their status.

{I can be such a cheapskate}

While strolling through Michael’s looking for a few decorations for a party we hosted over the weekend I was blindsided as right on the “bargain” aisle, were the rocket shaped popsicle molds.  
Price?
$2.00.
Yep, that was it.  The only difference between the popsicle molds from Michael’s and Pottery Barn were that the molds from Michael’s were a set of four.  I’m not that picky.

I snatched up a couple of sets and headed to the house with my find.
{What a sweet find!}
There are so many wonderful delights with which to fill popsicle molds for a cool snack in the summer heat from yogurt smoothies to old-fashioned kool-aid.  
Me?  I keep it simple.
Pink Lemonade or Appletini Crystal Light.  No sugar, no calories, no Sodium, yet still a tempting treat!  
Just like my Momma used to make.

And while I have popsicles on the brain, I found this great entertaining idea from Southern Living that I tried in my own no-calorie form.

via Southern Living

Southern Living suggests pouring a little bubbly over popsicles for a unique and flavorful treat.

My own concoction consists of white grape Diet Rite and Appletini popsicles.

Once again, no calories, no sodium and no fat, but honestly a wonderful flavor!  And while the rocket shaped pops aren’t as elegant as the ones that Southern Living used, but the effect is still unique.  Besides, when your 15 year old says my popsicles are so much cooler than Southern Living’s, you know you’ve made the big time!

What exciting finds have you discovered this summer?

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3 thoughts on “Sweet Summer Treat

  1. THEY LOOK GREAT AND I STILL HAVE MY TUPPERWARE ONE FROM MY KIDS…BUT I HAVE GRAND CHILDREN NOW AND YOU REMINDED ME THAT POPS SOUND GOOD FOR ME…LOL…THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT ME…SO APPRECIATED INDEED..I LOVE KINDRED SPIRITS AND I BELIEVE YOU ARE..YOU FOUND A GREAT BARGAIN…I WILL COME BY OFTEN AND HOPE THAT YOU DO THE SAME…HAPPY WEEKEND WITH LOVE JANICE

  2. Hey Jennifer, I was just at Michel's this morning just cruising the aisles looking for nothing special. Bought myself some of the cutest rubber outdoor work shoes at 60 percent off….yahoo! Now, I want to go back and look for some Popsicle molds. With the grand girls coming for two weeks, they'll love those. Thanks so much for the inspiration! xo

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