Most of us are staying home this spring and summer which leaves a lot more time to keep the kids entertained. While there are plenty of great ideas when it comes to finding the perfect activities your kids will love - these homemade popsicles are the perfect way to get the kids off the couch and excited about something healthy! Read along for our favorite recipes.
There's nothing better than the kiwi and watermelon combination. This is one of our favorite recipes from Food With Feeling. It is easy to do and tastes delicious!
- 4 kiwis Peeled
- 3 cups of seamless watermelon
- A splash of water or coconut water
- Add the kiwi to the blender or food processor until fully liquified.
- Pour in the kiwi into the bottom mold of the popsicle and freeze for at least an hour.
- Blend the watermelon and pour it into the popsicle mold over the mostly frozen kiwi.
- Freeze for at least 1 hour. To release the popsicles, run the mold under hot water. Then, enjoy it!
You can't go wrong with the flavor combination of blueberries and cream. It's a classic that many of us love. This recipe is by Simple Pantry and is the perfect combination of sweet from the sugar and cream along with a refreshing fruity flavor.
- 12 oz of fresh blueberries
- 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
- 1/4 cup water
- 3/4 cup sugar
- In your blender, add the blueberries, water, and 1/2 cup sugar. Blend until smooth.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the heavy cream and the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar. Until the sugar is dissolved.
- Alternate putting the blueberry mixture and cream mixture into the mold.
- Freeze for 4 hours.
Pineapple Popsicles with Chia Seeds
This recipe from Jessica Gavin is the perfect way to cool down after a hot day spent in the backyard. Adults and kids will both love this recipe, and it will quickly become a favorite among the family!
- 13.5 ounces coconut milk
- 20 ounces crushed pineapples
- 1/2 cup of pineapple juice drained from the can
- 1.5 teaspoons of honey or agave
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- In a medium bowl mix coconut milk, 1/2 cup drained pineapple juice, 1/2 cup of crushed pineapple, whisk and combine. Blend the mixture of 30 seconds. Add 1-3 teaspoons of sweeteners. Blend for 30 seconds and then transfer it to another bowl.
- Add the chia seeds to the mixture. Stir the chia in and let it sit until reaching room temperature (15 minutes).
- Begin layering the mixtures. 1 teaspoon of crushed pineapple, followed by 1 teaspoon of chia mixture. You want the molds to be mostly full.
- Freeze for several hours - until they are completely frozen.
- Run the popsicles through hot water before serving.
No one can resist the zesty strawberry lime flavor. This combination from No Biggie is a perfect refreshing popsicle after a long day in the sun. The kids will love it and so will you.
- 4 cups of Strawberries hulled
- 1 lime zested, peeled and sliced
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- Blend the ingredients together.
- Pour into popsicle molds and freeze for 2-3 hours.
- To remove the popsicle from the mold, pour under warm water.
There are plenty of fun ways to get the family to spend some time together during this spring spent at home. Making popsicles is a healthy way for everyone to get involved and make something delicious. Looking to also spruce up your outdoor space for backyard lounging? Here are some of our favorite products that are perfect for family time.