One thing we know about summer in Central Alabama: it can get hot! Finding ways to beat the heat while keeping your children entertained can be a hard act to balance, but there is no better way to do both than making homemade popsicles! These recipes are super easy and fun for children, and you can feel good knowing exactly what ingredients are in their snack. Read through to find your next refreshing summer treat!
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Tropical Fruit Popsicles
1 Cup mandarin oranges with juice
1 Cup crushed pineapple
1 Mango, chopped
2 Cups orange, pineapple, or grape juice
Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze. Enjoy!
Blueberry Swirl Popsicles
1 Cup of vanilla yogurt
1 Cup of blueberry yogurt
Add vanilla and blueberry yogurt into popsicle mold adding each one a little at a time giving it a layer effect. Feel free to experiment and play with different designs of the mixture. Once poured, freeze and enjoy!
Perfect Peach Popsicles
3-4 RIPE peaches (unpeeled)
1 Tbsp sugar or honey
1/2 Cup vanilla yogurt
Blend ingredients together in a blender until smooth. Pour into popsicle molds and freeze until solid. Carefully remove from mold and enjoy!
Mixed Berry Popsicles
1/2 Frozen blueberries
1/2 Frozen strawberries
1/2 Frozen raspberries
1/2 Vanilla Greek yogurt
In a blender or food processor, puree the ingredients and spoon into the popsicle mold. Freeze overnight or until completely frozen. Enjoy!
1 Watermelon (seedless is easiest)
1/3 Cup of honey
1/4 Cup of lime juice
Cut the watermelon into chunks. Add watermelon, honey, and lime juice to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into molds and freeze for a couple hours. Carefully remove and enjoy!
As you take each recipe out of the freezer, talk about the colors and shapes you see, and have your child color a picture of their popsicle! Click here to download a free coloring page you can print at home.