In the past week, I’ve blogged about a yummy smoothie I mixed up, shared a link on my Facebook page about homemade popsicles and drooled over a recipe for frozen margaritas you store in the freezer. Can you tell it’s summer in Florida?
Lately I had been craving homemade popsicles, which I hadn’t eaten since I was a kid. My mom would add fruit to plain yogurt to make creamy frozen yogurt pops or freeze apple juice and orange juice for juice pops. We were healthy kids- no Kool-Aid popsicles in our house. But it was okay, because healthy yogurt and juice pops still taste good, especially on hot, humid, Kansas afternoons.
So after finding some popsicle molds this week (thanks to my sister), I began experimenting. The first night I simply layered different flavors of Greek yogurts in the molds and let them freeze overnight. Little Man, being two, failed to understand why we had to wait to eat them and threw such a fit that I promised we would have them for breakfast. Which we did. Yogurt popsicles for breakfast are good.
Speaking of breakfast…
Yesterday I realized that the oranges I’ve been collecting from the orange tree in my yard were getting out of hand, so I juiced a bunch and made popsicles. Fresh fruit juice popsicles are WAY better than orange juice popsicles made from frozen concentrate. In my mom’s defense though, we did live in Kansas, so it’s not like we had fresh oranges to pick when the mood struck.
Next I’m going to mix up some smoothies similiar to the ones I made last week (minus the ice) and freeze those. After that, scrambled eggs!
I really do love the idea of making homemade popsicles- they’re so much tastier, healthier, and you don’t have to worry about your mouth turning alarmingly weird colors! Plus for summertime, it’s fun coming up with a new twist on breakfast. Little Man likes it and I like the low-maintenance of ‘making’ breakfast this week! More experimenting to come…
Word of advice when handing a popsicle over to a two-year-old- give it to them in a small bowl so they have some place to set it down when they decide they need a break or are done altogether. Way better to find a bowl with a melted popsicle in it than a puddle of goo forming on the coffee table or the floor. Learned that from my step mom who has a lot of experience handing out popsicles to grandkids, nieces, and nephews!
Got any ideas for breakfast popsicles?
To keepin’ cool…