I’m kind of relieved it’s the weekend, because it means I actually have more time for things. This weekend, we plan to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Major grocery shopping trip accomplished and now thunderstorms moving into the area, just means a nice day, well spent in the kitchen.
Fruit and Yogurt Popsicles for the 4th of July!
Obviously with the weather turned hot, we are looking for ways to cool off, so many of our recipes are either frozen, ice cold or don’t require a lot of heat to make, because who wants the kitchen to be 90 degrees when it’s 95 outside. That’s pretty much how the idea of these popsicles was born two summers ago. The kids were eating tons of popsicles to cool off. I get it, it was HOT. The kids just wanted something yummy to cool off with, and mom didn’t mind the popsicles, but just wanted a healthier variation and one that would count as a snack rather than contain empty calories. This fun popsicle was born.
The cool thing is, you can change this up with fruit to fit your mood – we’ve used lots of different fruits and technically you could even use juiced veggies too. This doesn’t have to be red, white and blue…. we just did it because it was fun and getting closer to the 4th. However this is a great treat anytime, and you change the fruit (or leave out the drop of blue food coloring we used) and you’re good to go.
These are really like smoothie popsicles, which is why even mom can get on board and love them as much as the kids. We make them entirely too often! And I’m not sorry. Who doesn’t love figuring how to make a popsicle in new ways?
If you have leftover at the end, which inevitably you might since all popsicle molds are different sizes. Put all the leftovers of each layer into the blender together. Add 1-2 cups of ice and blend. Voila, you have smoothies to enjoy until the popsicles are ready!
What’s your favorite flavor of popsicle? Tell me in the comments below.
Nicole Cook is the owner/editor of Daily Dish Recipes, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on food/cooking/cocktails and much more.
She calls the Midwest home – Missouri to be exact. Coffee is her go-to drink, music is her vice and she is endlessly tethered with devices to her online world. She loves all things planner, lives for her great big family and loves her pets endlessly!
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