Creative Homemade Popsicles

They're like smoothies crossed with your favorite frozen dessert

Summer has always been synonymous with pops. And while the brightly colored frozen treats are always great, sometimes an occasion calls for slightly more sophisticated flavors than "red."

That's where a batch of customizable, creative Paradise Pops comes into play. They start with a base of DOLE® Canned Pineapple Juice, a summer pantry staple you'd be wise to keep on hand in case an itch for tiki cocktails (like Piña Coladas) hits. The just–picked flavor enhances fresh fruit, like blueberries or strawberries. Introduce an extra–creamy texture to the fresh mixture by tossing in mashed ripe bananas and yogurt, then blend. The result is a rich, subtly sweet popsicle that's completely refreshing on a hot day.