In the heat of the summer, I discovered Handcrafted Popsicles from Locopops to King of Pops thanks to Talk of the South.
The inspiration for these artisans comes from south of the border as are the ice pops and agua frescas creations from Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice, & Aguas Frescas (Ten Speed Press, Summer 2011) by Fany Gerson aka LaNewYorkina...
Here's a quick and easy recipe that won't make you sweat:
Agua de Limón con Chía, Limeade with Chia Seeds
MAKES ABOUT 5 CUPS
3 large limes, quartered
4 cups water
1/2 cup sugar, or more if needed
1/4 cup chia seeds
Put the limes, water, and sugar in a blender and blend until fairly smooth. Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into a pitcher. Taste and add more sugar if you like.
Whisk in the chia seeds and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, until completely chilled. Stir before serving, then serve over ice.
(* Reprinted with permission from Paletas: Authentic Recipes for Mexican Ice Pops, Shaved Ice, & Aguas Frescas by Fany Gerson, copyright © 2011. Published by Ten Speed Press, a division of Random House, Inc.” Photo credit: Ed Anderson © 2011)