Say Farewell to Summer with These Tasty Poolside Treats

As Labor Day approaches, there’s no better way to celebrate summer than with these refreshing sweets. Whether sitting poolside or enjoying a quarantine-friendly gathering with loved ones, these recipes are sure to put a smile on your face.

ACV Popsicles


1 cup water

1/2 cup fresh-squeezed lemon juice

1 tablespoon maple syrup

2 tablespoons molasses

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

3 teaspoons Organic Sweet Lemon Natural Calm


1. Make the water slightly warm, enough to dissolve the Lemon Natural Calm.

2. Add the maple syrup and molasses and stir until all dissolved.

3. Add in the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar. Stir together.

4. Pour the mixture into Popsicle molds.

5. Place in freezer and allow 3–4 hours until fully frozen.

6. Pop ’em out and enjoy!

Lemon Berry ACV Mocktail


2 tablespoons fresh or frozen berries (I love using raspberries the best!)

1 tablespoon Bragg apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 limes



1 teaspoon raw honey or sweetener of choice


1. Place the berries in the bottom of a cup and add sweetener.

2. Muddle the berries and sweetener with the back of a spoon.

3. Add in your ACV and lemon juice. Fill the cup with ice and add in enough water to fill the rest of the cup.

4. Stir and enjoy!

Lemon Olive Oil Cake


1 1/3 cups of Bragg extra-virgin olive oil

3 large eggs

1 1/4 cups whole milk

1 1/2 tablespoons grated lemon zest

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1/4 cup Limoncello (Gran Marnier may be substituted)

1 to 2 teaspoons lemon extract

1 3/4 cups granulated sugar

2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, or to taste

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Confectioners’ sugar


1. Preheat oven to 325F, add a circle of parchment paper to the base of a 9-inch springform pan, and spray the parchment paper and the sides of the pan very well with cooking spray; set aside. Do not make this cake in a regular 9-inch cake pan. Most are only about 1 1/2 to 2 inches deep and this cake rises to about 2 1/2 to 3 inches on the sides and nearly 4 inches in the center. It will overflow in a regular 9-inch pan.

2. To a large bowl, add the olive oil, eggs, and whisk well to emulsify and incorporate.

3. Add the milk, lemon zest, lemon juice (I was able to get sufficient zest and juice from one very large ripe lemon), Limoncello, lemon extract, and whisk to incorporate.

4. Add the sugar and whisk to incorporate.

5. Add the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and whisk until just incorporated; don’t overmix. The batter in on the thin side; this is normal.

6. Turn batter out into prepared pan, place pan on a baking sheet as insurance against a leaky springform pan, and bake for about 68 to 75 minutes. Start checking after 60 minutes since all ovens vary. Cake will be golden browned and domed in the center when done, and a toothpick inserted in the center will come out clean or with a few moist crumbs.

7. Allow cake to cool in the springform pan for about 1 hour before releasing it and allowing the cake to finish cooling on a wire rack.

8. Dust with confectioners’ sugar prior to serving.

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