School is wrapping up (have you picked up your teacher appreciation gift yet?), Summer is unofficially starting, and the time for cool Popsicles is near! Whether you're set to stock your freezer with store-bought pops or want to make your own — check back soon for our awesome and easy kid-friendly recipes — you can prep for Popsicle season with the following nine printables, party extras, and kid-friendly goods, all featuring Summer's favorite frozen treat!
The temperature doesn't have to be pushing the 100-degree mark to be thinking about popsicles. As any parent of a teething tot can attest, ice-cold pops can be a lifesaver any time of year. If you're already making your lil one her own baby food, homemade fruit and veggie pops are just another way to use your purees, and a great way to introduce new tastes. Simply add the mixtures to your favorite popsicle mold — we're partial to Annabel Karmel's Fill and Freeze Puree Pops — for a quick (and healthy) teething remedy. Not sure which flavor combinations might work well together? Check out these five unique baby food popsicle recipes. From sweet creamed corn to strawberry banana yogurt, these pops are sure to please year round.
With record-breaking temps all over the country, the end of August is proving to be the perfect time to enjoy a fresh dessert. But then again, is there ever really a time that doesn't call for a good popsicle? These recipes are filled with healthy fruit power, plus a refreshing and delicious flavor — and can be enjoyed by nondairy and dairy lovers!
Watermelon Strawberry Mint Popsicles
These beautiful watermelon strawberry mint popsicles are a low-calorie treat that only call for three ingredients. Be sure to freeze them at least three hours before you dig in.
Banana Split Popsicles
Inspired by the iconic and nostalgic Dairy Queen specialty, The Healthful Pursuit created these colorful banana split popsicles that are not only vegan, but also gluten- and sugar-free.
Keep reading for two more vegan-friendly popsicle recipes.
While dixie cups or shot glasses work quite well in a pinch, we like to take our popsicle-making to the next level with molds both whimsical and revolutionary (hello, seven-minute popsicles!). Read on for a sneak peek into our wish list, as well as flavor suggestions to best utilize the variety of molds available.
If you remember creamy Fudgsicles when you were a kid, here's a healthier version made without high fructose corn syrup or added sugar. Plus you won't find a drop of dairy in these frozen treats.
For an added sweet bonus, these homemade fudgsicles are filled with fresh strawberries — the perfect complement to the chocolatey goodness. And even better news? Each one is under 80 calories.
Keep reading to see this simple vegan recipe.
It's hot, hot, hot, which sometimes makes it hard to find fun and cool things to do with your tot. Beat the heat with this seriously easy and fun activity. Make some popsicles the day before you know things are heating up, and you're ready for a Summer painting adventure. Along with getting creative, your lil one will test his taste buds too. This is the perfect project to do in swimsuits, and papers can be placed in the driveway or on a picnic table outside to cut down on the mess. Just be prepared to hose down your lil tyke when finished!
There's nothing better than a cold treat on a hot Summer day, and these flavorful yogurt and jam pops really hit the spot! Yogurt is packed with healthy goodness, like probiotics that help kids' digestive health, along with protein that provides energy for active youngsters. Kids of all ages will love making these popsicles and enjoying them the next day. The hardest part is waiting for them to freeze! If your child isn't a fan of strawberry jam, substitute with his favorite flavor, or even honey.
If Summer heat and humidity has you craving something cold and delicious, then reaching for a pint and a spoon could be the reason your waistline is expanding. These low-calorie watermelon strawberry mint popsicles are sweet, refreshing, and, with only three ingredients, a cinch to make.
You'll need a couple of BPA-free popsicle molds. I'm a fan of ones made by Tovolo because the brand has tons of fun designs including standard bar-like popsicles, twin pops (seen here), rocket pops, and star pops. They're about $12, so you can afford to buy a few and experiment with different recipes.
As temps across the country reach record highs, nothing sounds more appealing than an icy-cold, fruit-filled Popsicle. A Summertime favorite of grown-ups and little ones alike, we've rounded up 20 recipes that are especially kid-friendly. From the supremely simple (easy Strawberry-Banana Pops) to the unexpected and exotic (like Cereal and Milk or Samoa Pops), there's something to appeal to every itty-bitty appetite!
The unofficial kickoff to Summer is this holiday weekend, and while it may not be sizzling yet, nothing says holiday celebration quite like a healthy barbecue. But if you're in need of a creamy cold treat, you don't have to sabotage all the bikini prep you've been doing. Here are a few delicious alternatives to regular old ice cream!