A simple, delicious dessert that goes perfect with either whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!
I love popsicles, and so does my 3 year old. But 100% juice popsicles can be expensive. I was buying the 100% juice ones at Walmart for 5 dollars a box and that was starting to get pricey! Popsicles are great for little ones who have a sore throat or just need a little more liquid intake for them during the day, so instead of the store bought ones, I turned to making my own! It's super easy and very cost effective in the long run. Here is how I make yummy, homemade, kid friendly, healthy popsicles!
Step 1: Invest in a popsicle mold. There are many kinds out there that range in price from $5-$20, but this one is very simple to use and inexpensive. I bought it online at Walmart.com. It's called the CookArt Ice Pop Popsicle Mold and it makes 6 popsicles. They didn't sell it in the store, but it had free shipping on it. The cost I paid was $8.99.
Step 2: Get creative! For my daughter, her digestive system is pretty sensitive, so I opt in making grape juice and orange juice popsicles the most for her. To do this, just pour the juice into the mold and freeze for simple juice pops, or get fancy by making your own concoction of juice varieties!
Using over-ripe fruit to make popsicles!
One method that I like to do that not only uses up over-ripe fruit that you may otherwise toss, but it also makes for a yummy, healthy treat for your kids without throwing out fruit!
Step 1: Take your washed, over-ripe fruit ( this includes any kind of fruit that may be either: bruised, a little mushy but never rotten-such as grapes, blueberries, bananas, & strawberries) and toss in ziplock baggies and freeze. The beauty with over-ripe fruit, is that it is super sweet from the sugars it builds, thus making it perfect for popsicles!
Step 2: Once you have built up enough frozen fruit, you can pull it out of the freezer to thaw.
Step 3: After an hour or so, the fruit should be almost thawed. Take your fruit and puree it in your blender. Once it's blended to your liking, you can fill your molds and freeze!
There you have it, healthy popsicles for you and your kids :) Enjoy!