Vanilla Sugar Cookie Popsicles

Vanilla Sugar Cookie Popsicles - a Christmas in July treat that's both frosty & warm! At Little Miss CelebrationIf you had to pick one sweet treat that’s a Christmas must-have, what would it be? How many of my friends would say cookies? I couldn’t imagine Christmas without cookies, especially sugar cookies! For our Christmas in July treat with a summer twist, I gave a popular drink recipe I shared during the holiday season and gave it an easy, frosty makeover. Vanilla sugar cookie Popsicles are a blend of cold and warmth – the nutmeg really makes them taste like Christmas in July!

These could not be easier to make! Even though I’ve been saying I need to get some new Popsicle molds…well, that hasn’t happened. :) My trusty Dollar store molds, which are almost exactly like the ones I have from my Mom, worked just fine. Hmm….those Popsicle molds from my Mom are SOMEWHERE in this house. I’ll probably find them around Christmas!

There is no additional sugar added to the Popsicle mixture beyond what is in the sugar cookie mix, so these treats are not super sweet. We added a bit of bright sanding sugar to the finished popsicles for some pops of color and a bit of sweetness. You could totally add honey or another natural sweetener but don’t add too much! You definitely want to taste that nutmeg!

Vanilla Sugar Cookie Popsicles
Makes 6-7 popsicles, depending on mold size

  • 2 cups Horizon Organic Half & Half
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoon plain Greek vanilla yogurt
  • ½ cup Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Coarse, colored or clear sanding sugar (optional)

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and blend until mixed.

Here’s what I’m going to do differently the next time I make these! I filled the molds completely, popped on the stick lids and put the molds in the freezer. A lot of the nutmeg sunk to the bottom of the mold during freezing. Fill the molds halfway and let partially freeze; put the remaining blended mixture in the fridge. Re-blend the mixture, finished filling the molds, put on the lids and freeze.

Vanilla Sugar Cookie Popsicles - a Christmas in July treat that's both frosty & warm! At Little Miss Celebration

Since this mold doesn’t use sticks, I had to dip the mold in warm water and carefully remove the popsicles. They all came out with the sticks attached, except for one – and you can believe that I grabbed a spoon and ate that stick-less Popsicle right out of the mold. Oh yeah! :) If you want, sprinkle the Popsicles with just a pinch of colored sanding sugar.

Vanilla Sugar Cookie Popsicles - a Christmas in July treat that's both frosty & warm! At Little Miss Celebration

Here’s the original Sugar Cookie Hot Vanilla that was the inspiration – you totally HAVE to try this drink when winter rolls around again. Of course, we won’t think about that now, right? This drink is also pretty darn delicious icy cold!

Sugar Cookie Hot Vanilla with Candied Marshmallows-try the sugar cookie flip side of hot chocolate! At littlemisscelebration.com

If you want to change it up from fruity popsicles for the kiddos – and the adults, I mean really, we love popsicles, too! – try these Vanilla Sugar Cookie Popsicles. I kind of think the North Pole would approve!

Thanks for helping me to celebrate Christmas in July – and of course, we’re celebrating with a $500 Cash Giveaway! Please don’t miss your chance to win!

Vanilla Sugar Cookie Popsicles - a Christmas in July treat that's both frosty & warm! At Little Miss Celebration

We’re going to wrap up the giveaway and our summer holiday celebration on Monday with beach-inspired version of a very popular ornament from last Christmas. I think you’re going to like it!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

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  1. Cindy I love this idea! How fun :) Sugar cookies are the best part of our Christmas, I make them with the girls every year. They’re going to be so excited for this version! Thanks. Pinning!

  2. These made me smile!! I love the idea of sugar cookie popsicles, and I LOVED the pop of Christmas in July! :D Pinned and shared on G+! ♥

  3. When I saw “sugar cookies” I had to rush right over! Oh, gosh, Cindy, I wish I had one of your refreshing popsicles right now! They are beautiful to look at as well!

  4. These have to be one of my favorite popsicle recipes I have ever seen, Cindy. Everything I LOVE – they look so yummy!! I really need to get some popsicle molds. I have no idea where mine went and that is a shame here in FL! Pinned!

  5. Love these, Cindy! They would be my kids’ (every kid’s) dream!!

  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    I know I already told ya on Google+ that I love these, but I had to come over and pin them too!! Would it be wrong to make these and not share?! :D

  7. These are super cute Cindy! and not to mention so refreshing looking… hope you are having a great week!!

  8. oh i love this idea Cindy! it’s outta the box perfect! merry early Christmas! heehee :)

  9. Such a genius idea! Looks delicious!

  10. These are the cutest popsicles ever, Cindy! I never would have thought to turn vanilla sugar cookies into a frozen treat…brilliant! I’m sure to be the most popular mom in the house when I make these…thanks for the fun recipe! ;)

  11. These sound fantastic. I can’t wait to try them out. Thanks for sharing.

  12. Cindy, These are a must try in my house. So glad you linked them up to Best of the Weekend.

  13. this is fantastic!!!!! Thank you for joining in the fun at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. ♥

  14. These look so delicious, Cindy! I haven’t made popsicles with cookie mix before, but it’s brilliant! I am getting excited about the thought of the holidays coming. I know they will be here before I know it!

  15. Oh my goodness Cindy, these look fantastic! Love this idea of sugar cookie popsicles! They are so cute and would be a huge hit at our house for sure :)

  16. So original and sprinkles will sell me on almost anything! Pinned.