Nothing is more refreshing than a popsicle on a hot summer afternoon. While many store-bought varieties are packed with sugar, you can make your own at home that are actually healthy and still taste delicious. Here are a few recipes your kids will love. As a bonus tip, poke a hole in a baking cup and slide the bottom end of the popsicle through it. This will hold any drips and keep your kids from getting too messy.
Watermelon is a quintessential summer treat. You can make these popsicles by combining seeded and diced watermelon, some water, a spoonful of honey, and a spoonful of lemon juice. Pour into molds and freeze for at least two hours before enjoying.
Strawberry Yogurt Popsicles
These are healthy enough that they can be eaten as breakfast on a hot summer day. In a food processor, combine fresh strawberries, honey, a dash of vanilla extract, a spoonful of lemon juice, and some yogurt. Blend until smooth and pour into molds. Freeze for two to three hours until solid.
Coconut Kiwi Popsicles
These tropical treats are a fantastic way to cool off. In a blender, combine coconut milk, one can of crushed pineapple, one banana, and a spoonful of honey. Pour that mixture into a bowl and stir in several chopped kiwis. Pour into molds and freeze for at least two hours until solid.
Creamy Lemonade Popsicles
Take your child’s favorite summertime drink to a new level with this creative recipe. Combine almond milk, lemon-flavored yogurt, maple syrup, lemon juice, lemon zest, and a dash of vanilla extract. Pour into molds and freeze for at least two hours before savoring.
Strawberry Banana Popsicles
This sweet fruity combo works delightfully well in popsicles. Combine milk, frozen strawberries, yogurt, honey, and a banana in a blender. Blend until smooth and pour into molds. Freeze for at least two hours until solid.