For a little kid (and the kid within us all) nothing really beats a delicious frozen popsicle on a sweltering, hot day. Am I right? In our family, we try our best to limit our “added sugar” and artificial ingredient intake and sometimes that means witnessing the wistful eyes of our toddler when she sees other kids enjoying brightly colored and lovely looking sugar cookies, candy, and colorful bomb pops.
So, this summer, we’ve ventured into making popsicles at home… and we are all loving it. This is a fun kitchen activity we can do together, and the whole family partakes in the treats. Here’s a basic recipe that makes six 3-ounce popsicles. We’ve tried a bunch of flavors but this one is our favorite so far.
⋒ Strawberry Banana Popsicles ⋒
2 bananas (3 if your kid is a banana monster like ours)
1 cup of almond milk (any milk)
Honey (to taste)
Vanilla (tiny dash) *optional
Muddler – You can blend as well, but we like the chunks of fruit so we use a muddler, a fork works as well.
Popsicle Mold – We loved the Zoku Classic Popsicle mold that we purchased on amazon but there are tons of fun characters and shapes out there to try.
Simple Steps: so simple a kid can do it…
Just muddle/fork/squash/blend the fruits together. The juicy strawberries do get on clothes so don’t wear white (I may or may not be speaking from experience 🤦🏻♀️).
Add honey (a little will do if the fruit is sweet) and a dash of vanilla. Stir in almond milk.
Pour into the molds and prepare to answer the question “Are they ready yet” for the rest of the waking hours of the day.