Functional Frozen Favorites: Pops and Flavored Ice Cubes

Summer hydration is serious business when you’re on the go and enjoying outdoor activities. Drinking water is important, but how can you replenish the minerals and electrolytes you lose when you’re out in the heat? When temps soar, make frozen treats that have nutritional value and cool you down so you can make the most of summer. These recipe ideas are the refreshing way to elevate your summertime snacking.

Flavored ice cubes are a fun way to chill your favorite summer beverage without watering down the taste. Scoop up some electrolyte hydration powder from Ultima Replenisher, along with fresh berries and mint to create flavorful ice cubes or frozen pops that skip the added sugar but deliver on flavor. Try this simple recipe for Raspberry Mint Ice Cubes or Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cubes for a fun and functional way to jazz up your cold drinks.

Raspberry Mint Ice Cubes


  • 1 scoop Ultima Replenisher grape electrolyte hydration powder
  • 16 oz. water
  • Handful of raspberries
  • 1 Tablespoon mint, chopped


Add electrolyte powder to water and stir well. Add raspberries and mint then pour into ice cube trays. Freeze for several hours.

Strawberry Lemonade Ice Cubes


  • 1 scoop Ultima Replenisher lemonade electrolyte hydration powder
  • 16 oz. water
  • 2 – 3 Tablespoons strawberries, chopped


Add electrolyte powder to water and stir well. Add strawberries and pour into ice cube trays. Freeze for several hours.

Chocolate Protein Power Pops

Frozen pops are quintessential summertime treats. Traditionally, they’ve been a source of delight but not much nutritional value. This summer, put those pops to work for you by creating your own functional frozen treats. Pick up some KOS Naturals organic chocolate protein powder, Navitas Organics cocoa powder, and bananas to make vegan Chocolate Protein Power Pops.


  • 2 scoops KOS chocolate protein powder
  • ½ Tablespoon Navitas cocoa powder
  • 1½ – 2 cups Willa’s oat milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 Tablespoon PB2 powdered peanut butter


Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for several hours.

Golden Milk Coconut Pops

Branch out from traditional flavors with a new spin on much-loved ingredients like turmeric and coconut. Low on sugar but high on flavor, these pops can help you feel your best as you cool down. Grab some Gaia Herbs golden milk powder along with a little shaved coconut to make vegan Golden Milk Coconut Pops. You’ll love this comforting dessert that flips this traditional warming beverage on its head.


  • 1 teaspoon Gaia golden milk
  • 1½ – 2 cups So Delicious coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)
  • 2 Tablespoons shredded coconut


In a small sauce pan, warm the coconut milk slightly over low heat, then stir in the golden milk until fully blended. Remove from heat and stir in the shredded coconut. Allow to cool, then whisk briskly and pour into popsicle molds. Freeze for several hours.

Frozen treats like flavored ice cubes and frozen pops are some of summer’s simple pleasures. You can create treats that deliver more than just refreshing flavor. Start with these recipes, then try other mix-ins like sliced fruit or herbs to find your favorite flavor combinations. Keep cool and have fun creating functional frozen desserts with clean supplements from the co-op!

See more ideas for summer essentials, including supplements for hydration, plus beneficial smoothie recipes to keep your summer cool — and tasty, too.