• Lauren Hendrick

DIY Summer Snack Ideas

Summer is a great time of the year to enjoy the outdoors with family and friends. If you gather a group of people together during a warm summer day and would like to provide a couple of the best and creative summer snacks, here are some ideas:

DIY Popsicle:


An article from Jessica Gavin (Culinary Scientist) titled, “Make Your Own Homemade Fruit Popsicle”, gives instructions on how to easily make a healthy and delicious fruit popsicle!

First, grab your favorite fruit you would like to use for the popsicle. Pureed fruits are a good option for this as well. Then, make sure you have a gadget to mold the popsicle. Jessica Gavin bought a popsicle molder off of Amazon called the Norpro Ice Pop Maker.

Put the fruit juice, small cut up pieces of the fruit, and yogurt for a creamy texture into the mold. Unsweetened coconut milk and mixing or blending juice are also good options to “make for a consistently creamy popsicle”.

Keep the popsicles in the freezer for 4 to 6 hours in order to turn the liquid into a solid. Overnight freezing is recommended. Then, enjoy your summer treat!

Homemade Tomato Salsa Recipe:


An article from Life Tastes Good titled “Homemade Tomato Salsa Recipe” provides a perfect and fresh recipe for a great summer snack that takes a short 10 minutes to make!

First grab any fresh tomato, and then follow these instructions and add the next few ingredients provided by Our Life Tastes Good!


·4 Roma tomatoes, diced

·1/2 cup diced onions - I used a sweet Vidalia onion

·3 Serrano Chiles, seeded and finely chopped

·1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro

·1/2 tablespoon freshly minced garlic

·the juice of 1/2 a lime

·1 teaspoon kosher salt


1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Taste as you go and adjust the flavors as needed.

2. I recommend refrigerating before using to allow the flavors to mingle and intensify. Enjoy!”

Pair this salsa recipe with your favorite cracker or chip, and enjoy!

There are so many easy, fun and healthy DIY recipes for summertime snacks! Get creative and experiment! Happy snacking!

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