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Keep your cool with homemade ice pops

There’s plenty of warm days left to enjoy some cool treats. Healthy options are good for you and tasty, too. Get your kids in the kitchen to mix up some fruit, yogurt or even pudding pops with these recipes.

You can buy plastic molds to use over and over. Or use small paper cups and wooden sticks to do it yourself. After freezing, run the outside of the mold under warm water for about 15 seconds to release the treat before eating. Enjoy!

Fresh Fruit and Yogurt Ice Pops

fruit and yogurt popsicles with fruitPrep time: 15 minutes

Freeze time: 5 hours

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries, raspberries, strawberries and sliced bananas, mixed
  • 2 cups plain or low-fat vanilla yogurt or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup white sugar or honey
  • 8 small paper cups or molds
  • 8 wooden ice pop sticks

Instructions

Place the mixed blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, sliced bananas, yogurt and sugar into a blender. Cover and blend until fruit is chunky or smooth, as desired. If your fruit is very sweet, you won’t need any sweetener.

Fill paper cups ¾ full with fruit mixture. Cover the top of each cup with a strip of aluminum foil. Poke a stick through the center of the foil on each cup.

Place the cups in the freezer for at least 5 hours. To serve, remove foil and peel off the paper cup.

Nutrition information

Each serving contains about 83 calories; 1.1 g total fat; 15.8 g carbohydrate; 4 mg cholesterol; 9 g protein; 0.9 g dietary fiber; 43 mg sodium.

Source: allrecipes.com

 

Strawberry Lemonade Ice Pops

strawberry lemonade popsiclesPrep time: 15 minutes

Freeze time: 4 hours

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 12-ounce can frozen lemonade concentrate
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1 16-ounce package frozen sliced strawberries

Instructions

In a large pitcher, stir together the lemonade concentrate and water. Place strawberries into the container of a blender, and puree until smooth. Pour in some of the lemonade if necessary to help with blending. Stir strawberry puree into the lemonade. Pour into molds, and freeze until firm, about 4 hours.

Nutrition information

Each serving contains about 79 calories; 0.1 g total fat; 20.6 g carbohydrate; 0 mg cholesterol; 0.3 g protein; 0.9 g dietary fiber; 2 mg sodium.

Source: allrecipes.com

 

‘King of Rock’ Frozen Pudding Pops

Banana popsicle recipePrep time: 10 minutes

Freeze time: 5 hours

Servings: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cold skim milk
  • 1 3.5 ounce package sugar free instant banana pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons warm peanut butter

Instructions

Pour the cold milk into a large bowl; whisk the pudding mix into the cold milk until dissolved, about 2 minutes. Allow to rest until nearly set, 4-5 minutes.

Mash the peanut butter into the pudding; stir to distribute the peanut butter evenly throughout the mixture. Spoon the mixture into molds, tapping the mold on a hard surface to allow any air bubbles to escape. Store in freezer until completely frozen solid, 5 hours to overnight.

Nutrition information

Each serving contains about 85 calories; 1 g total fat; 8 g carbohydrate; 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g protein; 0 g dietary fiber; 252 mg sodium.

Source: allrecipes.com

2 Comments
  1. Jun 29, 2018
    • Kirsten Shakal, Shine365 Editor Jun 29, 2018

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