Published last year but just as delicious!
How to make Homemade Popsicles your Kids will LOVE!
Welcome to our little Tuesday get together here at the farm.
Its called Summer's Simple Things.
This is the day we share the simple things we have been doing for fun this summer. Those things that require no batteries, remote controls, or electrical outlets.
Just good old fashioned summer fun!
Today is one of my kids' favorite simple things of summer...
Yummy homemade popsicles...or fruit pops as we call them. I made 40 of them at a time for the breast cancer fundraiser last week. As the weather turned a little chilly not many were eaten. The brownies and peanut butter cookies on the other hand were devoured!
That means my kids have had the difficult task of eating them for me....ahhh poor babies!
I need the freezer room for freezer jam so I have been pushing fruitpops for breakfast lunch and dinner...yep that's the kind of mom I am.
Now you can either make these in plastic popsicle forms or as I did in paper cups. Even I don't have 40 forms on hand!
My first flavor (and my favorite) is Orange Mango Strawberry Banana. Start with a small bottle of organic orange mango juice. Put it in the blender with a peeled, cored mango.
And finally a banana.
Whir it up. You can leave little chunks or make it perfectly smooth...which is what I did.
Pour it into little paper cups. Since I made these for a grownup party I used 5oz cups. For kids you might want to go with a smaller cup.
Put them on a cookie sheet.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap.
Insert a craft/popsicle stick into the mixture. (if you have really tough plastic you will have to make a tiny slit first to start it, trust me this helps tremendously!)
Pop them in the freezer till solid.
Peel off the cup to eat. If it is hard to peel let it sit for a few minutes to soften or if you are in a really big hurry run it under warm water.
Sweet Girl and I liked the Mangosicles!
Baby Boy preferred the Blueberry Pops.
Apple juice, blueberries, banana, and a touch of vanilla
Ya, its a tough job but somebody's got to eat all those leftover frozen treats!