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When I was little I looooooved unicorns, but I really just loved anything related to horses. My obsession really revolved around the movie Legend with Tom Cruise where there were these magical white unicorns and the movie the Neverending Story where Atreyu has a amazing white horse named Artax. And pegasus, so pretty much any white horse! Which is still my color of choice for a horse (grey technically). 

So naturally this year I was super excited to have a unicorn frappe when Starbucks came out with them, but I was never able to enjoy one! They were gone before the time I could drive to a faraway town to find a Starbucks. Thus unicorn popsicles were derived!

These popsicles are much different than their distant cousin the unicorn frappe. They are loaded with yummy fruit mixtures and creamy, luscious yogurt. No added sugar, so they are really good for you too! When developing these I asked myself, why would I make these colorful concoctions in a basic popsicle mold when I could probably find one that resembled an actual unicorn horn!

I found these popsicle molds and they worked seamlessly. If you are a little more traditional, I also really love these popsicles molds when I’m making basic popsicles. I made both so you could see the difference! I decorated the unicorn pops with magical white chocolate and sprinkles, but they are just plain perfect without any fancy fixings. 

So if you are feeling magical this #popsicleweek tryout a unicorn popsicle. For even more fun and exciting, summery popsicles head over to Wit & Vinegar here to join in on all the popsicle madness! Happy Summer!

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Unicorn Popsicles
Makes 24 popsicles

INGREDIENTS
Blue Layer
2 frozen bananas 
1/2 c. greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
1 c. frozen pineapple
2 drops blue food coloring
water for blending

Purple Layer
1 frozen banana
1/2 c. greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
1 c. frozen mixed berries
1/2 c. frozen blueberries

Pink Layer
1 frozen banana
1/2 c. greek yogurt, vanilla or plain
1 c. frozen strawberries
1 c. frozen blueberries

Optional 
White Chocolate
Sprinkles

GUIDANCE
For each layer blend all ingredients. Separate each color out into three different bowls. Spoon small amounts of each color into your popsicle mold for the prefect unicorn effect. Freeze for 1 hour, then insert wooden popsicle stick. Freeze 4-6 hours before enjoying! 

*Melt white chocolate and drizzle over popsicles. Sprinkle on sprinkles immediately. Let sit for 20 minutes to harden.

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Relax, rest, recuperate, recover, re-charge; isn’t that what summer is all about? I can’t think of a better way to do all of the above than by enjoying a cool, refreshing popsicle. But wait what about a popsicle with your favorite beer, even better! These popsicles are full of orange flavor and the best taste of my favorite brew, Blue Moon. Blue Moon is a Belgian style white beer and it’s brew is accentuated by hints of citrus. These popsicles are so easy to whip up and very RE-freshing after a hot, summer day. This recipe is a great one to round out popsicle week, which is a week devoted to totally awesome popsicle recipes in the blog realm. You can find a gazillion more recipes here on Wit & Vinegar. I didn’t get my recipe submitted but I still wanted to share this tasty, tipsy treat! Remember popsicle responsibly!

In addition to savoring these delicious popsicles, here are a few of my other plans to help relax this summer. Mapping out my plans to relax has proven useful, because often times the summer months can be very busy. With these ideas in mind it helps me remember to step back and truly enjoy each moment of these long, glorious summer days.

  1. Go to the beach
  2. Take a walk every day
  3. Host a BBQ (I worked really hard on my backyard, I need to show it off)
  4. Visit WYOMING
  5. Enjoy some live music, with a drink in my hand
  6. Spend time with my family
  7. Read 3 books (more on this later)
  8. Go fishing (It’s been 395 days since I last got to go fishing)
  9. Cook some great food
  10. RELAX

What are ways you relax in the summer? How do you recharge?

Blue Moon

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Orange Blue Moon Popsicles

INGREDIENTS

1 bottle (12 fluid ounces) Belgian White Beer (I used Blue Moon)
3/4 c. orange juice
Splash of watermelon vodka
Orange slices (optional)

GUIDANCE

Mix beer, orange juice, and watermelon vodka in a blender. Carefully pour into popsicle mold. I purchased mine here. If adding orange slices add after frozen for two hours, then freeze for an additional four hours. To enjoy without orange slices freeze popsicles for 6 hours or overnight. To unfold, dip mold into warm water for 20-30 seconds. Enjoy!

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