Popsicles

I’ve had popsicles on my mind for the past week. As you remember, Mason had a huge success with her door to door lemonade stand, but there was some lemonade left. Always clever, Mason made lemonade popsicles.

We have a very cheep and simple popsicle kit at home. They are so much fun to let the little ones choose the flavor—almost any juice will work or you can easily add chopped or pulped fruit for a light and healthy treat.

If you are feeling a bit more decadent you can try a Creamy Popsicle!

Chocolate…

Ingredients
1 box Chocolate Fudge Pudding
6 oz. Plain Yogurt
2 tablespoon Chocolate Syrup
Method
Mix pudding according to box directions then add and beat in the yogurt and the chocolate syrup. Funnel into Popsicle modes and freeze. Insert sticks just before frozen.
… or Vanilla!
Ingredients
1 box Vanilla Pudding
6 oz. Plain Yogurt
2 tablespoon White Corn Syrup
Method
Mix pudding according to box directions then add and beat in the yogurt and the corn syrup. Funnel into Popsicle modes and freeze. Insert sticks just before frozen.
One of the most wonderful things about making popsicles with kids is that it teaches patience. Unlike cookies which are best straight from the oven, popsicles teach that good things come to those who wait!
Making popsicles as a child is one of my favorite memories of home. Do you have any family favorites? I know y’all down in Australia are in the heat of summer, why not give it a try!

About Anne Crumpacker

I like to read. I also like science, art and drama. I like really big numbers, but I don’t understand them. I like kids and being silly, but sometimes I feel serious and that’s when I like thinking BIG THOUGHTS. You can visit me @ SocraticMama.com
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3 Responses to Popsicles

  1. Tom Woodhill says:

    On the way back from Byron Bay we stopped in the aptly named town of Chillingham. I couldn’t resist a frozen chocolate dipped banana from the corner store. My kids have always loved freezing bananas – skin off, cut in half with a paddle pop stick stuck in. Easy, no mess, healthy and totally Yummmm

  2. Michael Fisher says:

    You’re right about the patience ~ us kids ain’t good at that usually. I reckon I’ll try chillies frozen in yoghurt for the burn! I’m seriously going to give it a go ~ see how hot a popsicle I can eat. Good post as usual ! P.S. For plain yog I recommend Greek yoghurt ~ it’s creamy with a tart edge ~ perfect really

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