Summer is upon us which can mean two things for parents: we need to beat the heat and we need to find new, easy ways to keep our kids busy and learning. Popsicles are a summer staple that nearly every kid (and adult!) loves. This smoothie popsicle recipe is quick, easy, and sure to entertain them and keep them cool on a hot day. The kitchen is a great place to build upon their math and reading skills by measuring and following a recipe. Then, they will get to enjoy a yummy, cold treat after their hard work.
Here’s what you’ll need:
1 ½ cups any frozen fruit
⅔ cup yogurt
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Begin by placing the frozen fruit, yogurt, sugar, and lemon juice in your blender. You can use any frozen fruit you like. There are so many different combinations you can try; peaches, strawberries, strawberries and bananas, or a berry blend. We used a blend of mango, papaya, and strawberry for our popsicles.
Start blending your fruit mixture. Add water as needed until everything is blended together. Your fruit mixture will need to be somewhat pour-able. Pour the mixture evenly into your silicone mold.
Place it in the freezer for 30-40 minutes until they are just beginning to set. Remove the mold from the freezer and place the popsicle sticks directly in the middle of each well.
Place the mold back into the freezer for another 1-2 hours or until completely frozen. Carefully remove each popsicle from the mold to enjoy!
What fruit combination would you love to try? Share your favorite summer treats with us! We would love to see photos of the popsicles you create this summer. Share them with us by tagging our Facebook page! @thepreschoolbox