Delicious and Easy Homemade Popsicles!
My children LOVE popsicles. Nothing beats a nice cool popsicle to beat the summer heat! Take a look at some homemade popsicle recipes that you will just love...and so will the kids!
Before we get into the recipes, you may be thinking, "I don't have popsicle molds!" No worries! Here are a few other ideas that you can use that will save you some money and you may already have some of these items at home!
Liveatlearn.com shows how to make popsicles out of a loaf pan! Just line your loaf pan with plastic wrap, pour in your popsicle filling, cover with aluminum foil, insert sticks, freeze and cut into popsicles!
You can also use small (3-4 oz) paper cups, muffin wraps and a muffin tin to make these delicious treats. Once you put in the popsicle filling, you can cover with foil or plastic wrap and insert the stick. After they are frozen, you can just peel off the cup.
My co-worker, Amy, has watched my children for many, many years (what an awesome friend she is....for many reasons!). Anyways, one of the treats she gives my three kiddos are homemade fudgesicles. Simple, delicious and a favorite with my children.
Small paper cups
Make the pudding as stated on the box and pour into small cups. Insert sticks and freeze until solid. Peel off the cup and enjoy! (Does it get any simpler?!)
- 1/2 cup lemon juice
- pinch turmeric (for color)
- 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups water
- popsicle mold (or similar alternative)
- In a large bowl with spout mix together the lemon juice and turmeric.
- Once combined add in the remaining ingredients and stir until completely mixed.
- Pour mixture into popsicle mold and then place in sticks.
- Freeze popsicles for 4+ hours or until frozen solid.
Hidden Veggie Popsicles
(Let's be honest, most kids don't like their veggies! Here is a great way to get them to eat them!)
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1/2 cup carrot juice
- 1 cup frozen mango, cubed
- 1/3 cup frozen pineapple, cubed
- Popsicle mold (or similar alternative)
Place your frozen mango into a blender. Next, add the carrot juice. (If you’re unable to find straight carrot juice or make your own, you can substitute this out for a natural veggie blend that contains carrots.) Then, pour in the orange juice. Mix in the frozen pineapple and blend on high until the mixture is smooth and well combined. Pour the mixture into the popsicle molds and place them into the freezer for at least a few hours, up to overnight.
(This recipe is from myjoyfilledlife.com. Thank you!!)
As with most things, you can find numerous more recipes on Pinterest or just by searching the internet. There are SO many great recipes out there. Give one of these a try or look for a different one. Either way, your kids (and you!) will love them!